May 13 11
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Lena Crable, a student at Burrowes Elementary, just had her first public reading and publication at the Kids Poetry Reading at Franklin & Marshall’s Roschel Performing Arts Center. Nearly a decade old, the elementary student likes the computer, writing stories, reading the “Warriors” series of books, Milk Duds, and collecting snow globes.

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Apr 12 11

Bonnie Dorsey has been a teacher, a journalist, an editor and a freelance writer. She has written poetry most of her adult life. Inspiration for poems comes in unexpected and unpredictable installments. The poem included here was written from the perspective of her experience as a Peace Corps volunteer in Tunisia, North Africa, 1994–95, where she taught English at the University of Sousse. (more…)

Mar 31 11
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David H. Burke lives in Lancaster County, Pa, with his wife, Dixie.  After attending the University of Virginia and while pursuing a writing career, David has earned paychecks during the past forty years as a truck driver, fork lift operator, garbageman, milkman, hazardous material abatement specialist and, currently, as a retail associate.  His poems have won local awards, with one being submitted for Pushcart Prize consideration. (more…)

Mar 31 11

Lancaster county native Kim Klugh begins each morning by reading the daily poetry selection on the Writer’s Almanac, hosted by Garrison Keillor. Kim and her husband have three grown children.She’s been a part-time freelance writer for over 15 years and is currently employed full-time as a copywriter. She was a 2011 participant in the Spoken Word Festival; her poetry has appeared online in vox poetica and Eclectic Flash.

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Nov 10 10
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Scott Hower’s military experience exposed him to the language, art and culture of many parts of the world, broadening his understanding of the human condition and creating his strong anti-war viewpoint.   (more…)

Oct 26 10
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Lancaster native MaryAlice Bitts Jackson is web writer/editor at Dickinson College. For more than a decade, she has written and edited for regional newspapers, magazines, and books. An accomplished performer, she is a familiar face on the Seventh Sister stage in the annual Spoken Word festivals. (more…)

Oct 26 10

Jesse Waters’ fiction, poetry and essays have appeared (or soon will) in such journals as 88: A Journal of Contemporary Poetry, The Adirondack Review, Amarillo Bay, Coal Hill Review, Eastown Fiction, Southeast Review, Story Quarterly, Sycamore Review, Cimarron Review and others. He is the director of the Elizabethtown College Writers House. (more…)

Oct 25 10
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Manuel A. Luna-Murray is a Lancaster poet who has lived several years in Puerto Rico and has spent many years immersed in the battlefield of the chessboard.  He loves reading and writing poetry and combining the diverse features of his linguistic and cultural heritage into a picturesque portrait of life as seen through the eyes of a wide-eyed stranger. (more…)

Oct 03 10

Lancaster County’s first Poet Laureate, Barbara Buckman Strasko lives along the Conestoga River where she begins each morning writing poetry. (more…)

Oct 02 10

Jeff Rath is an artist and poet who lives in a cabin along the Conestoga. He’s the author of  three collections of poetry: Film Noir, The Waiting Room at the End of the World and In the Shooting Gallery of the Heart. His works have been published in a number of journals, including Everyday Genius and Fledgling Rag. He is the 2007 R.E. Foundation Award winner and a Pushcart Prize nominee.

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