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Joel Griffith has been exhibiting throughout New York’s Hudson Valley since 1994. In 2003 he was named Painter Laureate of  his hometown, Tivoli, New York. His series of seven paintings documenting the town are permanently displayed in the village’s historic Watts de Peyster Hall. He was included in the “Out of the Studio, Hudson Valley Artists 2004” exhibit at the Samuel Dorsky Museum in New Paltz. In 2005, he was awarded a Peter S. Reed Foundation Grant. Joel has an MFA from Bard College, and currently resides in Tivoli, NY, where he was recently appointed to  the Village of Tivoli Board of Trustees. A gallery of his work-to-date can be found at his website: joelgriffithpainter.com.


Dorothy Albertini is writing fictions in Poughkeepsie, New York this October. She collaborated with sculptor Debra Baxter on Wanting is Easier Than Having in the spring, and is currently collaborating with a group of visual artists and writers to make a poem. Recent work appears in Drunken BoatH _ngm_n, and on WHLV. Visit dorothyalbertini.com for more details.


Deborah Poe is author of the poetry collections Elements (Stockport Flats Press 2011), Our Parenthetical Ontology (CustomWords 2008) and several chapbooks—most recently a four-part edition entitled the last will be stone, too as part of the Dusie Kollektiv (5). Deborah’s work has recently appeared in the Galerie de Difformite online chapbook Tableaux MeurantsPeep/Show, Night TrainBone BouquetTrickhouseNo ContestFact-Simile MagazinePeaches & Bats and Denver Quarterly. For more information, please visit www.deborahpoe.com.


Anne Gorrick is the author of I-Formation (Book One) (Shearman Books, 2010), the forthcoming I-Formation (Book Two), and Kyotologic (Shearsman Books, 2008). She collaborated with artist Cynthia Winika to produce a limited edition artists’ book, “Swans, the ice,” she said, funded by the Women’s Studio Workshop in Rosendale, New York and the New York Foundation for the Arts. Images of her visual art can be found at The Rope Dancer Accompanies Herself. She curates the reading series Cadmium Text, which focuses on innovative writing from in and around New York’s Hudson Valley, and co-curates the electronic poetry journal Peep/Show with poet Lynn Behrendt. She lives in West Park, New York.

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