The Writers and Artists inEchoes
NOTE: Bios were provided by the writers and were current as of the date originally prepared.
(updated October 14,1997)
Edith Van Beek grew up on Cape Cod. As a child sheremembers listening to terrifying reports on the radio about WWIIcasualties. This teacher and poet admires the ideal of "reverence forlife" she sees in the lives of Albert Schweitzer, Mahatma Ghandi,Martin Luther King, Jr., and Mother Teresa. Edith has published threebooks of poetry, and she is now working on another, entitledWashing The Wind. The theme, appropriately enough, is peace.(4/97)
Ryan G. Van Cleave lives in Tallahassee, Florida, where heis a graduate student at Florida State University. He has over fiftypublication credits, including Amelia, Parnassus LiteraryJournal, and New York Quarterly.(4/97)
"When It Rains"
"Blonde in a Green Sequin Dress"
Issue #17 (Memorial Day 1997)
David E. Van Winkle grew up in a career Army family, andcame into contact with many different cultures. He holds degrees inPolice Science and Education from Abilene Christian University. Hemoved to Arkansas to refocus his life and concentrate on writing,which has been one of his life goals. (4/94)"The Hunter" - Issue #2
Robert F. Vitalos has been writing poetry for about nineyears. He has been published in Feelings, The Dream Shop, AbikoLiterary Rag, International Beer and Pub Poetry Anthology and anumber of other journals and magazines. His "real job" is working forAT & T Microelectronics. (9/94)
Connie Vivrett comes from St. Louis, Missouri. She nowlives in Iowa, where she teaches creative writing, freshmancomposition, and literature at Grand View College, a small liberalarts college in Des Moines. She writes primarily to read aloud, butthinks it is wonderful to be published, too, so the poem can speak onits own. (2/95)
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