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The Spring 1997 Authors

Jean Aloe is an Office Manager from Greenwich, Connecticut. She has been writing for the past four years and has published in the Christian Science Monitor. Ms. Aloe writes, "I try to be succinct. I like sparse writing with unusual metaphors and imagery." She quotes William Herrick, who wrote, "What are you carving? / Myself."

Josephine Dixon Banks is a Communications Specialist from Bridgeport, Connecticut. She has been writing for the past twenty four years and has been published in numerous local publications. She is a member of the Fairfield Area Poets. Ms. Banks writes, "[I write] to vent pent-up trauma, to purge myself of the past and to allow my present every opportunity to be all that it is."

Jeanne Fuller is a dancer, choreographer and teacher from Darien, Connecticut. She has been writing poetry since she was a child, and has published in a number of journals and magazines. Ms. Fuller is also an elected member of the International Poetry Society. The impetus for her writing is "always in the woods or by water or meadow-- a nature child wondering and needing to say it, to share my wonder."

Jamela Green is a Marketing and Sales Coordinator from West Haven, Connecticut. She has been writing for the past eleven years and is making her publication debut in this issue of The Fairfield Review. Ms. Green began writing as a result of studying a black poet in school and "was hooked on poetry."

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."

Melissa Heaphy is a Funeral Director from Fairfield, Connecticut. She has been writing since grade school, most seriously for the past ten years. She has published poetry in The Sparrowgrass Poetry Forum and is a member of the Fairfield Area Poets. Ms. Heaphy writes, "for me [writing] was liking speaking to someone who knew where I was when I didn't."

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.

Reggie Marra is a teacher from Yonkers, New York. Mr. Marra has been writing for the past twenty two years, and is currently teaching a program for "promising young poets" in the New Milford, CT elementary schools. Mr. Marra has published a work of non-fiction, titled The Quality Effort, from The Heart Press. He is a member of the Hudson Valley Writer's Center, the Saugatuck Poets of Fairfield, CT, and the American Academy of Poets.

Jovan Sistrunk is a student and grocery stocker from Bridgeport, Connecticut. He has been writing for the past five years and is making his publication debut in this issue of The Fairfield Review. Mr. Sistrunk writes, "I had to find a way to take stress and anger away. Writing is the easiest and quickest way."

Cortez Stokes works with the homeless and resides in Stamford, Connecticut. Mr. Stokes has been writing for the past twenty five years. He has previously published poetry in the former veteran's publication, Reveille. Mr. Stokes writes "I got to the point that I had to write; that's when I started..."

David Hunter Sutherland is a Systems Engineer from Fishkill, New York. Mr. Sutherland has been writing for the past twenty five years and has published poetry in numerous on-line and off-line literary magazines, including Anthology, The Poet's Edge and Anthem. He is a member of the Academy of American Poets, the National Writers Union, and the Athens Avenue Poetry Circle.

Kelli Willingham is a "writer in waiting" from Fairfield, Connecticut. Ms. Willingham has been writing for the past twenty years and is making her publication debut in this issue of The Fairfield Review. She is a member of the Writer's Voice of Fairfield, CT. Kelli writes, "Writing, the process opposed to the result, makes all of who I am sit in the same chair. It is the only thing I can do to feel complete."




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