The Writers and Artists inEchoes


NOTE: Bios were provided by the writers and were current as of the date originally prepared. (Shown near the end of each listing.)

(updated October 14, 1997)

Peter Carini works as Head of Archives and SpecialCollections at Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Massachusetts.In his minimal spare time he paints and sculpts. He has most recentlyshown his work as part of a group show at the Kingston Gallery inBoston. (8/95) . Drawings - Issue #10

Robert M. Carlson, Jr. has traveled much of the world andhas experimented with verse for twenty-five years. He is a disabledveteran who notes, "I do what I can to be independent in livingconditions, with the help of my mother."(7/97) "Hard Snow" - Issue #18

Theresa A. Cartier recently completed the creative writingprogram at Cleveland State University, where she won prizes inseveral writing contests. She decided to go back to college andpursue her interest in writing after she was laid off from a bankingjob in 1991. She credits the example and help of Reginald McKnight asan inspiration for her writing. (6/95)  "Exhibit" - Issue #9

Ray Catina currently hangs his helmet in Schenectady, NewYork -- on those occasions when he is said to be anywhere inparticular at all. While we all like to think of ourselves as agelessand for all times, Ray admits to being almost fifty and has "nospecial plans for the next millennium -- the last one was confusingenough for one lifetime." Ray says that he hopes for an end to war,and to honor those who fought so that others might live in peace.(4/97)

"Long Distance Heat"

Issue #13 (Memorial Day 1996)


Issue #13 (Memorial Day 1996)


Issue #17 (Memorial Day 1997)


Issue #17 (Memorial Day 1997)


David Catron lives and writes on the banks of theChattahoochee river in Georgia. His poetry has appeared in variouspublications here and in England, including recent issues of TheFormalist, Candelabrum, and The Savannah Literary Journal.(2/96) . "Constabular Graffiti" -Issue #12

Jeffrey Chabot lives in Central, South Carolina with hiswife and four sons. He began college at age twenty-eight, afterworking in lumber mills in Eastern New England and New York for tenyears. Originally from New Hampshire, Jeffrey tries to write ofexperiences and scenes that will remind others of similar incidentsand emotions in their own lives. (8/94) ."Road Kill: Still Warm Possum" - Issue #4

Jeff Chang is twenty-three years old, a recent graduate ofthe University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana. Last year he studiedabroad in Wollongong, Australia, where he took a writing class forfun and ended up writing poetry. "waiting" was inspired by a man heoften passed on the street in Wollongong. He continues to takewriting classes and plans to move out west to begin a writing career.(8/96) "waiting"& "the gate" - Issue #15

Note: Due to an inexcusable error in proofreading, issue 15 of Echoes listed Jeff Chang as Paul Chang (in the printed magazine).

Laurie Champion is thirty-six and is an assistant professorof English and creative writing at Sul Ross State University inAlpine, Texas. Her essays, short stories, and reviews have appearedin Explicator, American Literature, Southern Literary Journal,North Texas Review, and other journals and anthologies. Lauriebegan writing fiction six years ago, when she took some creativewriting classes in graduate school. "Little Boy Blue" is based, inpart, on a true story about a man who tried to rescue two drowningboys but was able to save only one. (2/96)"Little Blue Boy" - Issue #12

Rick Chillot, an editor at Men's Health Online,finds that he writes best when there's a million other things that heshould be doing -- or would rather be doing -- instead: riding hisbike, painting, doing radio shows, folding paper into useless shapes,eating pizza or drinking beer. (8/96) "ColdBlooded" - Issue #15

Dave Chipman is a forty-seven-year-old insurance broker,but he says his greatest rewards come from his writing. He wrote afew poems when he was younger, but started writing again when hereturned to college to pursue a graduate degree in geography.(2/96) "Perfect Words" - Issue #12

Michael Christopher is thirty-one, a corrections officerfor New York State. Michael is not a veteran, but says that his heartand prayers go out to those who served. He has been writing poetryfor about ten months and is most inspired by John Keats. Michael saysthat he simply tries to put his emotions and thoughts into words. Henotes that there is sometimes a thin line between fantasy andreality, and "every time I write, I dare to cross that line." .(4/96) "Spangler's Spring" - Issue #13 (MemorialDay 1996)

Carlanda Green Cohen retired after teaching for many yearsin Albany, Georgia. She now writes poetry and teaches yoga. Herpoetry has appeared in California Quarterly, Treasure House, PotomacReview, and a number of other magazines.(8/95) "Lily Pond" - Issue #10

Ralph Coleman is a forty-two-year-old factory worker wholives in rural Virginia. His eighth-grade teacher encouraged him towrite and gave him a deep love for writing. For years, Ralph had aspeech impairment that prevented him from reading aloud, but he tookspeech therapy and now enjoys reading his poetry to his writinggroup. (7/97) "And I Couldn't" -Issue #18

Michael R. Collings is the Director of Creative Writing atPepperdine University and is "aging rapidly due to four teenagechildren." Michael has been writing for twenty-five years, and sayshe is now beginning to "explore the boundaries between realism andscience fiction/fantasy/horror, often in a religious context."(4/94) "Childless" - Issue #2

Robert Collins teaches American literature and creativewriting at the University of Alabama-Birmingham. He is the co-editorof the Birmingham Poetry Review, and is the author of The InventorPoems, a chapbook from Logan Elm Press. Robert is inspired byideas from his imagination and believes that writing, like invention,is 98% perspiration. He admires all fine writers and is inspired byRilke, Charles Simic, Mark Strand, and Margaret Atwood.(2/95) "Brimstone" - Issue #7

Joseph T. Cox is a colonel in the United States Army, andteaches literature and composition at the United States MilitaryAcademy. He graduated from Lafayette College in 1968. His poetry hasappeared in The Antioch Review, The Roanoke Review, Nimrod andother journals. (2/95) "Geronimo"- Issue #7

David Curtis is a Professor of English at Sacred HeartUniversity in Fairfield, Connecticut. He started writing poetry incollege, but says that "all of those rather amateurish efforts havebeen happily lost." Originally from Rhode Island, he made a freshstart at writing poetry around 1986. Some of his favorite writers areRobert Frost, Marianne Moore, Henry Adams, and H. L. Mencken. Curtisis the author of a collection of poetry, Update from Pahrump. (10/95) "FallFar Off" - Issue #5

Chris Curtiss is a junior at the University of Oregon inEugene. The twenty-five-year-old computer science and art majorwrites poetry about people he's met and things he's experienced.Chris says he may have a new hobby -- wallpapering his room withrejection notices he received prior to publication in Echoes.(12/94)


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