Monthly Archives: September 2004

9-29-2004 – Liz Robinson

September 29 – Liz Robinson
Liz Robinson 
is a 15 year old slam poet from Woodbury, Connecticut. She is a sophomore at Nonnewaug High School. Liz has been writing poetry for as long as she can remember, however, she has only been on the competitive scene for three years. She was a member of the 2003 and 2004 Connecticut Youth Slam Poetry team, and with them traveled to nationals in Chicago and Los Angeles. Liz’s poetry is of a slightly activist tone, but also includes memoir poems and love poems. Her work has been published in both her school newspaper, The Chief Advocate, and the Litchfield County Times. Besides writing poetry Liz is a member of the Nonnewaug Soccer team, the Gay-Straight Alliance and drama club. Liz loves to be on stage and interacting with her audience.    (host – Faith)

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9-22-2004 – Brad Davis

September 22 – Brad Davis
Brad Davis 
directs The Writers Studio and teaches creative writing at Pomfret School, a secondary boarding school in northeastern Connecticut. With an MFA from Vermont College, he has won an AWP Intro Journal Award, honorable mention in the Icarus Prize competition, and received five Pushcart nominations. Recent journal publications include The Paris Review, DoubleTake, Brilliant Corners, Image, and Tar River Poetry. In addition to his gig at Pomfret School, he has taught poetry writing at Eastern Connecticut State University and directs a residential summer writing program for high school writers on the Pomfret School campus called the “Broken Bridge Workshops in Poetry & Fiction” (tenative dates for 2005: June 24 – July 2) which has attracted talented youth from California, New Mexico, Minnesotta, Texas, West Virginia, and the New England states. (host – Faith)

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9-15-2004 – Claire Zoghb

September 15 – Claire Zoghb
Claire Zoghb 
is the recipient of an Artist Fellowship from the Connecticut Commission on the Arts, won first prize in the Urban Artists Initiative’s Annual Literary Competition, both in 2002 and 2004. A graphic artist and book designer, she also conducts poetry, bookmaking, and creative workshops as a faculty member in the Tabor Community Arts Center’s After School Arts program in Branford. (host – Alice-Anne)

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9-8-2004 – Ed and Janet Granger-Happ

Edward Granger-HappSeptember 8th – Ed and Janet Granger-Happ
Edward Granger-Happ 
is co-editor and founder of The Fairfield Review, Connecticut’s first on-line literary magazine. A resident of Fairfield, CT, Mr. Granger-Happ is an executive for a leading international relief and development nonprofit organization. He has been writing poetry for the past thirty-eight years, publishing under the nom de plume of Gordon Edwards. He was a runner up in the 1994 Poet magazine’s annual American Chapbook contest, and the 1996 Stamford Ferguson Library Literary Competition. He has also collaborated with the Lehigh University composer Steven Sametz and their joint work has been recently published in the Oxford University Press. A graduate of the Liberal Arts College of Drew University, he began writing poetry in the eighth grade, at the encouragement of a junior high school English teacher. Mr. Granger-Happ writes, “I strive for two things in each piece. On the first reading I want readers to hear something that connects with their own experience. On second reading I hope they see with me the more that is ‘enclothed’ beneath the common surface.” 

Janet Granger-Happ is co-editor of The Fairfield Review. A Resident of Fairfield, CT, she is the Executive Director of ARTSport, which manages two theaters in Bridgeport, Connecticut. A graduate of Amherst College with a Masters Degree in American Culture, she has been writing since she was a teenager but began to concentrate more seriously on poetry in 1996. She and her husband are members of Lingua North, a writer’s group of poets that meets monthly in the greater NYC area. Her work has been published by a number of organizations, including the Women of Amherst and Appalachian Mountain Club. She also edited the Best of the Fairfield Review, the first anthology of work from their on-line journal, and has performed her work on radio. Ms. Granger-Happ writes, “I am a writer of emotion, trying to catch the moment by the tail.”
   (host – Cheryl)

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9-1-2004 – Gregg, Kathleen & Shula

September 1 – Greg, Kathleen, and Shula

Kathleen Butler is Managing Editor of Connecticut Review. Her fiction and poetry have been published in Louisiana Literature, Connecticut Review, Caduceus, Folio, and Voices Along the River. She is the winner of the Leslie Leeds Poetry Prize and the Eve Cummings Fiction Prize. She has also been nominated for a Pushcart Prize.
Greg Antonini is a student at Southern Connecticut State University where was named Student Poet in 2003. He is the winner of the Leo Connellan Poetry Prize and the Eve Cummings Prize for Poetry. He was named a Connecticut Student Poet and toured for the Connecticut Poetry Circuit. He has been published in Connecticut Review and Folio. He has read at many colleges, including Yale, Wesleyan, and Trinity.
Shulamith S. Chernoff is Professor of Education Emerita at Southern Connecticut State University. She has translated a holocaust survivor’s memoirs; her translation was published in a collection of such memoirs entitled We Remember (1994). In November, 2000 she was awarded the Anna Davidson Rosenberg Award for Poems on the Jewish Experience in the Emergent Poet category. The Rosenberg Award is given annually by the Judah L. Magnes Museum in Berkeley, California. She has had poetry published in the Connecticut Review and Louisiana Literature.
(host – Peter)

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