2011 Kelsey Review Delves Deep
In Stories and Poems by Local Authors;
Free Copies Available on Campus and at Public Libraries
Windsor, N.J. - In its exploration of human emotions, important
moments in history, and the wonders of nature, the 2011 edition
of Kelsey Review is a memorable read. A literary
arts magazine published annually by Mercer County Community
College, this year's issue features submissions by 18 writers,
artists and photographers who live or work in Mercer County.
Copies are now available at all branches of the county's public
libraries, and in public areas of MCCC's West Windsor and
James Kerney campuses.
According to MCCC English Professor and the Review's
Editor Ed Carmien, this year marks the publication's 30th
edition. "Kelsey Review has become one of the
leading journals featuring the voices and showcasing the talents
of those who live and work in our community." He notes
that readers will enjoy the references to local people and
places. This year, the Review includes 18 works of
fiction, non-fiction and poetry. Illustrations include cover
art by Matthew Blair of Collingswood, five drawing by Ruth
Olinsky of Lawrenceville, and two drawings by Anne Karetnikov
Carmien observes that some of those featured have been published
extensively, including several times in Kelsey Review,
while a few are just discovering their literary voices. Many
work as English teachers and professors and in related writing
fields, while others pursue writing as a hobby.
"The poetry and works of fiction are wonderfully varied,
coming from different perspectives that reflect the diversity
of our county," Carmien said. A non-fiction piece by
Linda Arntzenius features a collection of reviews of three
noteworthy Mercer County poets. For the first time, the Review
features more than one poem from several of its poets.
In addition to Carmien, the editorial team includes poetry
editors Luray Gross, author of three collections of poetry
and a Poet in the Schools for the Geraldine R.
Dodge Foundation, and Ellen Jacko, an English teacher at Allentown
High School. Fiction editor is Dr. Roberta Clipper, a Rider
University English professor, novelist, poet and short story
Writing contributors include Linda Arntzenius of Princeton,
Peter Brav of Princeton, Vida Chu of Princeton, Irene R. Granderson
of Lawrenceville, Lois Marie Harrod of Hopewell, Gil Honigfeld
of Princeton, Ken Jaworowski of Princeton
Junction, Janet Kirk of Princeton, Lavinia Kumar of Plainsboro,
Carolina Morales of Trenton, Wanda S. Praisner of Bedminster,
Joseph Preneta of Lawrenceville, D.E. Steward of Princeton,
Yongming Wang of Princeton, and Damon Williams of Ewing.
2011 edition of the Kelsey Review is now available
on MCCC's campuses and at county libraries.
left, the Kelsey Review Editorial Board includes, from left,
Allentown High School English teacher Ellen Jacko, MCCC English
Professor Ed Carmien (editor), Rider University English Professor
Roberta Clipper, and Luray Gross, a Poet in the Schools
for the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation.
invites county residents to pick up their copies soon. "I know
there is enjoyment to be found in these pages
read, and enjoy
the work of colleagues, friends, acquaintances
those who have
taken the time to sharpen their art and share it with us,"
he writes in his introduction.
Kelsey Review is now on Facebook. The editors invite the
community to add their comments about the material in the journal
and the arts in general here.
Funding for Kelsey Review has been made possible in part
by the Mercer County Cultural and Heritage Commission through funding
from the Mercer County Board of Chosen Freeholders, and the New
Jersey State Council for the Arts/Department of State, a partner
agency of the National Endowment of the Arts.
The deadline for submissions for the 2012 edition is May 15, 2012.
For more information, email Kelsey.firstname.lastname@example.org.
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