9-8-2004 – Ed and Janet Granger-Happ

08 Sep

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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