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Fiction Writer, Poet
Rodger Martin’s third poetry volume, The Battlefield Guide , (Hobblebush) uses locations on battlefields of the Civil War to reflect upon America today. Small Press Review selected The Blue Moon Series (Hobblebush), as its bi-monthly pick of the year. A translation of his work, On The Monadnock, appeared in China in 2006. He received an Appalachia poetry award, a N.H. Council on the Arts Fiction Fellowship, the Bruce Kellner/Monadnock Fellowship to pursue his writing, and fellowships from The National Endowment for the Humanities. In 2012 he was chosen as poet to represent the U.S. at Hangzhou, China’s annual international cultural festival. He serves as co-editor for The Granite State Poetry Series and teaches journalism at Keene State College.
Fiction Writer, Poet
author of 12 books--medical nonfiction, literary novels, mysteries. 13th book (novel, How She Saved Her Life) will appear soon from new She Writes Press. My short work--stories, poems, articles, interviews--has appeared in 200 periodicals, anthologies, and online. These include NY Times, Child, America, Redbook, Family Circle, Woman's World,(mini-mystery), North American Review, liquidimagination.com. Six pieces won prizes in international contests, including USA Today, Radio Netherlands Worldwide, Writers of the Future. I teach fiction writing in Dartmouth Callege adult ed program. Associate editor, 5 years, Panache Magazine, NY;Princeton. Poetry judge, Inkwell, Manhattanville College; Scholastic Magazines Writing Contest; Woman's Salon staff member, 5 years, Manhattan. Worked with many women's and literary events, shows, sales. Worked 7 years doing technical writing/editing for IBM, White Plains, NY; Warwick, U.K.
Robin McLean was a lawyer and then a potter for 15 years in the woods of Alaska before receiving her MFA at UMass Amherst in Massachusetts. Her first short story collection Reptile House won the 2013 BOA Editions Fiction Prize and will be published in May 2015. The collection was a finalist for the Flannery O’Connor Short Story Prize in 2011 and 2012. McLean’s stories are forthcoming in The Cincinnati Review, and Carve and have appeared widely in such places as Green Mountains Review, The Western Humanities Review, The Carolina Quarterly, The Nashville Review, The Malahat Review, Gargoyle, The Common, and Copper Nickel, as well as the anthology American Fiction: The Best Unpublished Short Stories by Emerging Writers. A figure skater first—having learned to skate and walk at the same time—McLean believes that crashing on ice prepared her for writing fiction. Besides writing, her careers and interests have been diverse: pushcart hotdog sales, lawyer and mediator, potter and tile maker, political activist, union organizer, sculptor, haunted corn maze manager as well as zombie trainer. She currently teaches at Clark University and divides her time between Newfound Lake in Bristol, NH, and a 200-year-old farm in Sunderland, MA.