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BROADSIDED ARCHIVES: 2005 & 2006

December 1, 2006
"The undeniable desire for physical contact among boys of a certain age"
Artist Ira Joel Haber is a sculptor, painter, book dealer and teacher who sometimes writes poetry and movie reviews. His work is in the collections of New York University, The Guggenheim Museum, The Hirshorn Museum & The Albright-Knox Art Gallery. (full bio).
Poet Keetje Kuipers has received fellowships from Oregon Literary Arts and the Vermont Studio Center. She is also the recipient of the 2007 Margery Davis Boyden Wilderness Writing Residency which will provide her with a year of solitude in Oregon's Rogue River Valley. She will use her time there to complete work on her manuscript, Beautiful in the Mouth, which contains poems currently published or forthcoming in Prairie Schooner, West Branch, Parthenon West Review, and Painted Bride Quarterly, among others. This poem previously appeared in the Spring 2006 issue of Faultline.
Image: "Self Portrait;" 1968-2006; drawing; 10½" x 13½"

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November 15, 2006
"joe"
Artist Anya Eramk-Bower earned her design degree from a university in Western Russia. She has lived in Alaska for five years, and channels her creativity into work, cooking, and raising her sons. She is now living in Japan with her family. (full bio).
Poet Michael Spielman lives and writes in Tucson, Arizona.
Image: Pen and ink on paper; 11½" x 8"

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November 1, 2006
"Mahogany"
Artist Elizabeth Terhune received her MFA from Hunter College and her BA from Oberlin College. She was the recipient of a Yaddo Fellowship in 1998. She has exhibited widely throughout the United States and recently had a one-person exhibition at the Lake George Arts Project, Lake George, NY. (full bio).
Poet Leslie LaChance lives in West Tennessee, where she spends time admiring how the sky comes down like that over the cotton fields. Her poems and articles have appeared recently in The Birmingham Poetry Review, Iris, Chronogram, Now & Then, Appalachian Journal, and Dance Teacher.
Image: "Mahogany Bed;" 2006; Bister ink and watercolor on paper

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October 15, 2006
"The Whipping Woman"
Artist TC Epperson is a woman of leisure living in Honolulu, Hawaii with her Air-Force-officer husband and their three children. She occupies herself by reading, writing, drawing and teaching English Composition. (full bio).
Poet Ellaraine Lockie writes poetry, nonfiction books, magazine articles/columns and children's stories. She is a well-published and awarded poet who has received nine nominations for Pushcart Prizes in poetry and has four published chapbooks: Midlife Muse (Poetry Forum), Crossing the Center Line (Sweet Annie Press), Coloring Outside the Lines (The Plowman Press), Finishing Lines (Snark Publishing). Ellaraine also teaches a poetry/writing workshop on the creative process for schools, writing groups and libraries. "The Whipping Woman" appears in the chapbook Finishing Lines from Snark Publishing. It has also appeared in the following journals: Schuylkill Valley Journal of the Arts, Pegasus, The Raintown Review, The Hyper Texts and HeartLodge Poetry Journal.
Image: "Employment;" pencil, contß pencil & black marker; 11½" x 8"

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October 1, 2006
"Forgiveness"
Artist Kate Baird, a native of Springfield, MO, now lives in New York City where she paints and reads as much as possible. (full bio).
Poet Richard Hoffman's work, both prose and verse, has appeared in Agni, Ascent, Harvard Review, Hudson Review, The Literary Review, Poetry, Shenandoah, Witness and elsewhere, as well as in several anthologies. He is the author of the poetry collection Without Paradise (Cedar Hill Books.) Currently Writer-in-Residence at Emerson College, he also teaches in the Stonecoast MFA program at the University of Southern Maine. He is the recipient of several fellowships and awards, most recently a Massachusetts Cultural Council Fellowship in fiction, and The Literary Review's Charles Angoff Prize.
Image: Colored pencil on paper, 8½" x 11"

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September 15, 2006
"In the Library of the Fairy Tale"
Artist: Douglas Culhane (full bio).
Poet: Brian Teare.
Brian Teare is the author of The Room Where I Was Born & the chapbooks Pilgrim & Transcendental Grammar Crown. He lives & teaches in Oakland, CA.
Image: Water color, 11½" x 8"

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September 1, 2006
"Insurance Man 1946"
Artist Jim Benning is a photographer/designer loving in Anchorage, Alaska using images to show how he sees things, places and people that ignite his curiosity. He says: "As a member of the board for the Alaska Photographic Center I work to bring photographers to Alaska to share their photographic vision and inspiration with the local community." (full bio).
A native of Milledgeville, Georgia, Poet: Sean Hill earned an M.F.A. from the University of Houston Creative Writing Program, where he was awarded the 2003 Michener Fellowship for poetry. His other awards include the Academy of American Poets Prize, Bread Loaf Writers' Conference working scholarships in 2000 and 2001, an Individual Artist grant from the Region 2 Art Council of Minnesota in 2004, and a 2005 Bush Artist Fellowship. Hill is a Cave Canem Fellow. His poems have appeared in literary journals including Callaloo, Ploughshares, Indiana Review, lyric poetry review, and Pleiades, and in the anthologies Blues Poems and Gathering Ground. His poems have been nominated for a 2004 Pushcart Prize and selected as a "Discovery"/The Nation Prize semi-finalist in 2005 and 2006. Recently his manuscript Blood Ties & Brown Liquor has been selected as a semi-finalist or finalist for several national publication prizes including The Walt Whitman Award. He lives in Bemidji, Minnesota.
Image: Digital photo-illustration

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August 1, 2006
"Mouth"
Artist Caleb Brown: Besides painting, Caleb likes going to the town dump and taking nature walks. View his work at www.caleb-brown.com. (full bio).
Poet Robert Wrigley is the author of seven books of poetry, most recently Earthly Meditations: New and Selected Poems (Penguin, 2006). Wrigley's awards and honors include fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Idaho State Commission on the Arts, and the Guggenheim Foundation. He is the Director of the M.F.A. program in creative writing at the University of Idaho. "Mouth" was first published in Poetry.
Image: Acrylic and photocopied carpenter's pencil on paper, 7" x 6½"

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July 1, 2006
"Edison in Love"
Artist Douglas Culhane works in sculpture and drawing. He has exhibited in New York and New England. See more of his work at www.douglasculhane.com. (full bio).
Poet Robin Ekiss is a former Stegner Fellow in Poetry at Stanford. Her work appears or is forthcoming in AGNI, POETRY, The Kenyon Review, The Gettysburg Review, The New England Review, and elsewhere. She lives in San Francisco. "Edison in Love" first appeared in Poetry, October 2005.
Image: Ink on paper, 8½" x 11"

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June 1, 2006
"Mathematician Watching the Moths at an All-Night Gas Station"
Artist Kate Baird, a native of Springfield, MO, now lives in New York City where she paints and reads as much as possible. (full bio).
Poet Paul McCormick worked for many years as a clammer on the Great South Bay. He now writes literary passages for standardized tests. His recent poems appear or are forthcoming in Denver Quarterly, The Iowa Review, Verse, Fence, Barrow Street, Conduit, Conjunctions and other journals. He lives in Huntington, NY.
Image: Ink on paper, 8½" x 11"

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May 15, 2006
"And Day Brought Back My Night"
Artist Lisa Sette holds a BFA in photography and a master's degree in biology. (full bio).
Poet Geoffrey Brock is the author of Weighing Light. His poems and translations have also appeared in The New Yorker, Southern Review, Paris Review, and elsewhere. He has received a Stegner Fellowship, an NEA Fellowship, and a Guggenheim Fellowship. "And Day Brought Back My Night" originally appeared in Poetry Magazine.
Image: Digital photograph

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May 1, 2006
"Sketch of an Astronaut"
Artist Anya Eramk-Bower earned her design degree from a university in Western Russia. She has lived in Alaska for five years, and channels her creativity into work, cooking, and raising her sons. She is now living in Japan with her family. (full bio).
Poet Donald Illich's poetry has been published in Fourteen Hills, The Iowa Review, and New Zoo Poetry Review. His work will be published in future issues of the Roanoke Review, Passages North, The Innisfree Poetry Journal, Pinyon, Hubbub, Cold Mountain Review, Naked Knuckle, Cross Connect Magazine, and The Sulphur River Literary Review. "Sketch of an Astronaut" originally appeared in The Iowa Review.
Image: Mixed media collage, 8½" x 11"

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April 15, 2006
"Paying the Bills"
Artist Amy Meissner is an artist and writer who makes her living illustrating children's books. She lives in Anchorage, Alaska. (full bio).
Poet Amy Groshek was born in Eau Claire, Wisconsin in 1977. According to the Eau Claire Law, written in 1937, the price paid to a United States farmer for milk increases with the farm's distance from Eau Claire. Amy holds an MFA from the University of Alaska Anchorage. She teaches writing and computer applications at Alaska Pacific University. Her poems have appeared in Bloom, Alaska Quarterly Review, and Ice-Floe. The Eau Claire Law, due to the lobbying efforts of New England and California corporate dairies, is still in effect.
Image: "Industry," watercolor and graphite, 8½" x 11"

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April 1, 2006
"A Coat"
Artist Undine Brod earned a BFA in Ceramic Art and a BA in Interdisciplinary Art from the University of Washington. Currently she lives and works in New York City and has exhibited her work in the Pacific Northwest, New York and internationally. (full bio).
Poet: William Butler Yeats.
Image: Paper collage, 8½" x 11"

 

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March 15, 2006
"The Ladies' Man"
Artist Anne Bradfield lives in Seattle and owns a floral design studio (www.floressencedesign.com). With a background in printmaking and an appreciation for good reads, she thinks broadsides capture the best of both worlds.
Poet Don Winter says: I went from being owner of Southeast Real Estate to poverty after a 1998 divorce and have since taken up the poem, to try to keep my head on straight. I have had work in around 400 journals, including New York Quarterly, Southern Poetry Review, Pearl, Slipstream, Hiram Poetry Review, and Nerve Cowboy. I have published a chapbook of my poems, Things About to Disappear (Bone World Publishing), and a collaboration with another poet, Robert L. Penick, entitled Beware the Madmen (Another Mule Press). My new collection, On the Line, appears in late April (Bone World Publishing). These collections are distributed by New York Quarterly. My poems have been nominated for 9 Pushcarts, and I co-edit Fight These Bastards magazine.
Image: Excerpt from "11:00, November," serigraph, 22" x 29"

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March 1, 2006
"Epithalamion"
Artist Kate Baird, a native of Springfield, MO, now lives in New York City where she paints and reads as much as possible. (full bio).
Poet G.C. Waldrep books of poems are Goldbeater's Skin (Center for Literary Publishing, 2003) and Disclamor (forthcoming from BOA Editions, 2007). "Epithalamion" originally appeared in the Black Warrior Review.
Image: Ink and graphite on paper, 4" x 6"

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February 15, 2006
"Goldfish Are Ordinary"
Artist Andrew Harbison is a librarian and a human.
Poet Stacie Cassarino
won the 2005 Discovery/The Nation prize. She teaches at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn and Middlebury College in Vermont.
Image: Watercolor, 8½" x 11"

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February 1, 2006
"The Gift"
Artist Amy Meissner is an artist and writer who makes her living illustrating children's books. She lives in Anchorage, Alaska. (full bio).
Poet Lynn Stanley is a visual artist and a writer. She is the recipient of 2002 grants for poetry from the Massachusetts Cultural Council and the Provincetown Cultural Council. A chapbook of her poems, "Gravity Claims Us," was published by Folly Cove Press. She works as a freelance writer and is the Curator of Education at the Provincetown Art Association and Museum.
Image: "Rabbit Moon," watercolor & colored pencil, 7½" x 4"

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January 15, 2006
"Last Meal: Photographs"
Artist Lisa Sette holds a BFA in photography and a master's degree in biology. (full bio).
Poet Jonathan Fink was born in Lubbock, TX in 1975. He received his BA from Trinity University and his MFA from Syracuse University. From 2003-2005 he was the Creative Writing Fellow in Poetry at Emory University. Currently he is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Poetry at Emory. His poems have appeared in Poetry, New England Review, TriQuarterly, Slate and Virginia Quarterly Review, among other publications.
Image: Diana photograph

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January 1, 2006
"Nineteen Thirty-Four"
Artist Anne Bradfield lives in Seattle and owns a floral design studio (www.floressencedesign.com). With a background in printmaking and an appreciation for good reads, she thinks broadsides capture the best of both worlds.
Poet Linda Bierds is the author of eight books of poetry, including The Seconds (Putnam, 2001); The Profile-Makers (Henry Holt, 1997), which was followed by a 1998 MacArthur Award for Bierds; and, most recently, First Hand (Putnam, 2005). She teaches at the University of Washington.
Image: Pencil on paper, 8" x 10"

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December 15, 2005
"Green"
Artist Eva Barash received a BA and BFA in printmaking from the University of Washington in 1998. She now lives in Brooklyn, New York. (full bio).
Poet Linda McCarriston is the author of three books of poetry: Talking Soft Dutch (Texas Tech, 1984); Eva-Mary (Another Chicago Press, 1991), which was a National Book Award Finalist; and, most recently, Little River (TriQuarterly, 2002). She lives in Alaska.
Image: Mixed meida on paper, 8" x 10"

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"When I Heard the Learn'd Astronomer"
Artist Anne Bradfield lives in Seattle and owns a floral design studio (www.floressencedesign.com). With a background in printmaking and an appreciation for good reads, she thinks broadsides capture the best of both worlds.
Poet: Walt Whitman.
Image: Pencil on paper, 8" x 10"

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