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.)

IJ (updated October 14,1997)

John R. Iles is a student at Allegheny College with a majorin political science and a minor in writing. He began writing poetryduring his freshman year and is influenced by poets such as W. D.Snodgrass and Sylvia Plath. (2/95) ."Dawn At Hart'sIsland" & "My Apocalypse" - Issue #7

Marilyn Injeyan has taught English in Huntington Park,California, for twenty-four years, and she has been writing poetryfor over fifteen years. Only recently did Marilyn begin sending outher work, and she has been published by The Acorn, The GentleSurvivalist, and High Tide. Her hobbies include reading, writing,art, enjoying nature, and listening to music.(7/97) "Nectarine" - Issue #18

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Myrna Jackson is a native of Philadelphia and a longtimetransplant to North Carolina, where she is Director of Developmentand Outreach for Duke University Libraries. Her poetry reflects hertravels; they are set in the rural South as well as the urbanNortheast. Myrna has been writing for several years. Myrna is nowworking on a collection of poems about American women, both Northernand Southern. (8/96) "Vigil" & "SummerTwilight" - Issue #15

Elaina Jannell is a psychologist and consultant. She hasenjoyed writing since junior high school, although most of it hasbeen in the form of technical or professional papers. She usuallyfeels like writing when something makes her angry.(4/94) . "Melissa Learns When to SayNo" - Issue #2

Jerry H. Jenkins served in the Marine Corps for overtwenty-six years, including a tour of duty in Vietnam, and earnednumerous decorations, including the Legion of Merit. Jerry beganwriting poetry in 1993. Since then his poems have appeared in variousmagazines throughout the U.S. and abroad. He has won contestssponsored by Poetic Eloquence, The Devil's MillhopperPress, and the World Order of Narrative and Formalist Poets.Jerry graduated with highest distinction from the U.S. Naval WarCollege and holds degrees in psychology from the University of Texasand in computer science from the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School. Heretired from the Marine corps with the rank of colonel and now servesas Assistant Vice-Provost for Information Technology at George MasonUniversity. He lives in Fairfax, Virginia, with his wife, Gretchen.(4/97)

"Sailor of the War of 1812"

Issue #6

"Food Chain"

Issue #8 (Memorial Day 1995)

"Khan"

Issue #8 (Memorial Day 1995)

"Road to Richmond"

Issue #8 (Memorial Day 1995)

"The Skull"

Issue #11

"Fallbrook"

Issue #13 (Memorial Day 1996)

"Graves Registration Duty"

Issue #13 (Memorial Day 1996)

"The Scarf"

Issue #13 (Memorial Day 1996)

"The Trail"

Issue #16

"Harvest"

Issue #17 (Memorial Day 1997)

"The Gunny"

Issue #17 (Memorial Day 1997)

"Withdrawal Syndrome"

Issue #17 (Memorial Day 1997)

Take a look at Jerry's Home Page !

Michael L. Johnson is head of the English department at theUniversity of Kansas, and has been writing and publishing for about25 years. He says his inspiration comes increasingly from storiesabout particularly engaging characters, but wonders if he "shouldhave been a cowboy physicist instead." (4/94)"Small-Town Justice" - Issue #2

Robert K. Johnson, age sixty-three, is a professor ofEnglish at Suffolk University in Boston. He has been writing poetry"for decades" and has also written essays, critical articles, andstudies of the work of Neil Simon and Francis Ford Coppola. Robertnames Robert Frost, Howard Nemerov, and William Matthews among hisfavorite 20th-century American poets. (8/95).

"Hope Is a Rock"

Issue #7

"Gifts from Nature"

Issue #10

Nicole Janeen Jones is a recent graduate of the Universityof Wisconsin. She hopes to continue with her writing and pursue acareer in the publishing industry. Nicole loves children, teachesSunday school, listens to music, and writes short stories and poetry.She has been published in Talers Tales and EbbingTide.   (12/96)"Unknown" - Issue #16

Katherine C. Joseph opened her own restaurant, The ThirstyStone, in Colombia City, Indiana, after working for fifteen years asa registered nurse. She obtained her MA with an emphasis in writingfrom Indiana University in May 1994. Unfortunately, Katherine learnedof the acceptance of her poem just after a re-diagnosis of breastcancer. However, she was in good spirits, saying, "I guess there's areason for everything." (1/94) .

"You Left Us"

Issue #1

"Ornery Secret Too Late Found"

Issue #6

Barbara Joyce grew up in Nova Scotia and graduated fromWellesley College in 1946 as an English composition major. She didlittle writing while she raised four children and then taught specialeducation. Now retired, Barbara and her husband spend time in NewHampshire, Sanibel Island, and Nova Scotia. "Now there is time toenjoy my seven grandchildren and poetry writing."(12/95) .

"The Duck Pond"

Issue #6

"Requiem"

Issue #11

Jacqueline Jules is a forty-year-old author, poet, andschool librarian whose work has appeared in over fifty publications,including America, Cappers, Cosmopolitan, Woman's World, andArthritis Today. Her novel for young readers, The Grey Striped Shirt,was published in January 1995. This Virginia resident grew up aroundmilitary personnel and was deeply affected by the 1983 terroristbombing of the Marine base in Beirut, Lebanon.(4/97) . "A Letter to Beirut" -Issue #17(Memorial Day1997)


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