Delmarva Review announces ten authors to present a live reading for the launch of the 14th annual literary journal. The authors, among 70 in the new edition, will read from their new, published poetry, short fiction, and essays. Editors will be available to answer questions from writers about new submissions.
The authors include Holly Katapetkova, Adam Tamashasky, Caroline Bock, Susan Land, Ronan Keenan, Irene Hoge Smith, Katherine J. Williams, Jona Colson, Judith McCombs, and Sue Eisenfeld.
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About the Authors
Holly Karapetkova (Virginia) is the current Poet Laureate of Arlington, Virginia. She is the author of Words We Might One Day Say, winner of the 2010 Washington Writers’ Publishing House Poetry Award, and Towline, winner of the 2016 Vern Rutsala Poetry Contest (Cloudbank Books). She holds an MFA in creative writing and a PhD in English and comparative literature and teaches in the Department of Literature and Languages at Marymount University. Website: karapetkova.com.
Adam Tamashasky (Maryland) teaches writing at American University, in Washington, D.C. In addition to the Delmarva Review, his work has appeared in The Cold Mountain Review, the Innisfree Poetry Journal, and recently in the international anthology Singing in the Dark: A Global Anthology of Poetry Under Lockdown, published by Penguin. His website is: adamtamashasky.com
Caroline Bock (Maryland) is the author of CARRY HER HOME, winner of the 2018 Fiction Award from the Washington Writers’ Publishing House, and the young adult novels: LIE and BEFORE MY EYES from St. Martin’s Press. In 2021, she co-edited THIS IS WHAT AMERICA LOOKS LIKE: Poetry and Fiction from DC, Maryland, and Virginia. She earned her MFA in fiction from the City College of New York. Find her often on Twitter @cabockwrites.
Susan Land (Maryland) is the featured fiction writer in this issue of the review. She earned an MA from Johns Hopkins and was a Stegner Fellow at Stanford University. Her stories have recently appeared in Bellevue, Nimrod, The Literary Review, Roanoke, Bethesda Magazine, Potomac Review, and Gargoyle. She writes and teaches in Montgomery County, Maryland.
Ronan Keenan’s (District of Columbia) fiction credits include publication in Pif Magazine, The Virginia Normal, Flash Fiction Magazine, From The Well 2018, and 2020 anthologies. His nonfiction writing has appeared in The Atlantic, The Irish Times and World Policy Journal, among others.
Irene Hoge Smith (Maryland), a graduate of the Washington Baltimore Center for Psychoanalysis writing program, has been published in Prick of the Spindle, Amsterdam Quarterly, Vineleaves Literary Journal, Wisconsin Review, Chicago Quarterly Review, and Stonecoast Review. She is completing a memoir about her mother, the late Los Angeles poet francEyE, who, after fleeing a bad marriage and four daughters, lived with Charles Bukowski in the early 1960s. Website: Irenehogesmith.com.
Katherine J. Williams (District of Columbia), associate professor emerita at George Washington University, is an art therapist/clinical psychologist. Her poems have been published in journals and anthologies including Poet Lore, The Northern Virginia Review, 3rd Wednesday, Voices, Passager, The Poet’s Cookbook, The Widows Handbook, and How To Love The World, Poems of Gratitude and Hope, edited by James Crews. Her poetry has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize.
Jona Colson’s (District of Columbia) poetry collection, Said Through Glass, won the 2018 Jean
Feldman Poetry Prize from the Washington Writers’ Publishing House. He is also the poetry editor of This Is What America Looks Like: Poetry and Fiction from D.C., Maryland, and Virginia (WWPH, 2021). His poems, translations, and interviews have appeared in Ploughshares, Prairie Schooner, The Writer’s Chronicle, and elsewhere. He teaches in Maryland and lives in Washington, DC. Website: jonacolson.com
Judith McCombs (Maryland) grew up nomadic, in a geodetic surveyor’s family. Her poems have appeared in Delmarva Review, Potomac Review (Poetry Prize), Saranac Review, Innisfree, Nimrod (Neruda Award), Poetry, Shenandoah (Graybeal-Gowen Prize); and The Habit of Fire: Poems Selected & New. She won Maryland Arts Council’s highest Award for poetry. A former Detroit Arts College professor and visual artist, she founded Kensington Row Bookshop’s Poetry Readings and is vice president of Federal Poets.
Sue Eisenfeld (Virginia) writes about nature, travel, adventure, history, and culture. She is the author of Wandering Dixie: Dispatches from the Lost Jewish South and Shenandoah: A Story of Conservation and Betrayal. Her essays have been listed five times among Notable Essays in The Best American Essays. Website: sueeisenfeld.com.