The Writers and Artists inEchoes
NOTE: Bios were provided by the writers and were current as of the date originally prepared.
QR (updated October 14,1997)
Doug Rennie taught American and European history fortwenty-seven years before he moved to Portland in 1992 and startedwriting full-time. "I started writing stories when I was ten or so,"he says. "The instant I finished one, I'd take it to my grandmotherand watch her face as she read it. That's why I write: to tellstories that affect those who read them."(8/95) . "Burn-Out" - Issue #10
Jack Rickard, sixty-one, taught American and world historyfor twenty-five years at Central High School in Phoenix, Arizona. Heis also an artist whose paintings depict myths and folk tales ofJapanese Kabuki drama. He has been writing poetry for about a yearnow, and he mentions some of his favorite poets as Brendan Galvin andNaomi Shihab Nye. Jack qualified for the 400 meter event in the 1997National Senior Olympics. (12/96) "Fish World" - Issue #16
Edward J. Rielly grew up on a farm in Wisconsin and nowchairs the English department at Saint Joseph's College in Windham,Maine, where he also teaches a variety of courses, including creativewriting. In addition to poetry, Edward writes fiction, book reviews,and some nonfiction articles. He has several scholarly books to hiscredit, including a book on the poetry of the Vietnam war.(6/95) . "The Empirical Idealist"& "The World Is Perfect" - Issue #9
Kristine Ryan is a senior in high school, where she enjoysart, French, reading, and writing articles for the undergroundnewspaper. Among her many interests outside of school, Krissy enjoysbiking, swimming, role-playing games, and collecting "vast amounts"of comic books. (8/94) "Willow"- Issue #4
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