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The Summer 1997 Authors

Rose Drew is a college student, and former sales representative, from Norwalk, Connecticut. Ms. Drew has been writing short stories and poetry since High School and has published in the Hartford Courant and The Voice, a local college publication. She is a member of the Sono Poetry Society, Fairfield Poets, Connecticut Poetry Society and "Art Above All" performance group. Ms. Drew writes: "Writers don't "live" life, they collect experiences."

Gordon Edwards is a businessman from Stamford, Connecticut and past contributor to The Fairfield Review. Mr. Edwards has been writing poetry for the past thirty years, and was most recently a runner up in both the 1994 Poet magazine's annual American Chapbook contest, and the 1996 Stamford Ferguson Library Literary Competition. He began writing poetry in the eighth grade, at the encouragement of a junior high school English teacher. Mr. Edwards writes, "It is the incarnation of grace in the simplicity of ordinary language and experience, the 'Word ... dwelt among us,' that drives my writing."

Carolyn Fredericks is a High School junior from New Canaan, Connecticut. Ms. Fredericks has been writing stories since the first grade, and more recently began writing poetry. She had published poetry in her High School's literary magazine, Spectator. Ms. Fredericks writes, "I started writing poetry when I found myself looking at my experiences and sensing in them overall patterns. I found that prose simply couldn't convey those pervasive ideas as well as poetry."

Janet Granger is a manager in direct marketing from Fairfield, Connecticut and co-editor of The Fairfield Review. She has been writing since she was a teenager, but began to concentrate more seriously on poetry during the past two years. She has previously published poetry in The Fairfield Review, the Women of Amherst anthology, and Appalachian Mountain Club. She is a member of the Fairfield Poets group. Ms. Granger writes, "I am a writer of emotion, trying to catch the moment by the tail."

Halsted is a poet and writer from Fairfield, Connecticut. Ms. Halsted has been writing poetry for the past twenty five years and has published work for the National Council of Churches, in college literary magazines, and Randolph-Macon Literary Magazine, where she was poetry editor. She is a member of the Writers Workshop, Westport Poetry Workshop, and Fairfield Poets. Ms. Halsted writes: "Vengeance is mine sayeth the Lord."

John Jennings is a financial analyst from Norwalk, Connecticut. Mr. Jennings has been writing essays and stories for the past six years and has published in Image Magazine and Power for Today. He is a member of the Writer's Voice in Fairfield.

Curtis Johnson is a senior planner from Naugatuck, Connecticut. Mr. Johnson has been writing since the age of sixteen and has published in the Connecticut Post, Conscious Living, and VMOJA News. He recently won the Black Artist Award, Kwanza Productions. Mr. Johnson is a member of the Fairfield Poets.

Nick Kapetan is an urban farmer, poet and essayist from Fairfield, Connecticut. Mr. Kapetan has been writing for the past twenty seven years and has published in Wings Magazine, the Fairfield Citizen, New York Post and Connecticut Post. He is a member of Connecticut Poets. Mr. Kapetan attributes the motivation for his writing as "the desire to describe a deep feeling."

Linda Leavitt is a graphic designer and editor from Kendall Park, New Jersey. Ms. Leavitt has been writing creatively since the age of 12 and has published in The Poetic Soul and numerous on-line literary magazines. She is a member of the Athens Avenue Poetry Circle and the New Jersey Poetry Society. Ms. Leavitt writes: "My goal as a poet is this: to look at the world from every skewed angle and bracket these impressions into photographs of verbiage that will not fade in a dusty album."

Cynthia Mellott is an administrator from Fairfield, Connecticut. Ms. Mellott has been writing for the past thirty years and has published in local secondary and college magazines. She is a member of Fairfield Poets. Ms. Mellott writes, "Like most writers, I write because I have something that should be communicated, [be it] experience or emotion."

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