Therese Halscheid

Therese Halscheid's work has appeared in The Midwest Quarterly, New Millennium Writing, and Paterson Literary Review. She has been nominated for a Pushcart Award.

She has received a BA at Rider University and a MA at Rowen University in NJ. Through cultural exchanges she has taught in England and Russia. Currently, she works in the Writer-In-The-Schools program for the New Jersey State Council of the Arts and conducts workshops are various settings, including the Atlantic Cape Community College in NJ.

She is the poetry coordinator for Camden County Cultural and Heritage Commission. Her first book Powertalk was published in 1995. Without Home is her latest book.

Ann Russek

Ann Russek has an MFA in poetry from the University of Alaska Anchorage. Currently, she is a working poet and freelance writer.  She writes on assignment for Social Work Today magazine and the Allentown Morning Call newspaper.  She has published poetry and nonfiction in many national and regional publications. She has been a guest artist for colleges such as Lebanon Valley College, Lafayette College, DeSales University, Muhlenberg College, and Reading Area Community College.  Her first chapbook, First Lie, was published by Black Spruce Press, Anchorage, Alaska 2000. 

Most recently she was the first place winner in the Mulberry Poets and Writers Annual Poetry Competition, 2002.  Her first children's story, "Coqui's Song," will appear in an upcoming edition of Skipping Stones.  She is currently at work on several children's book, a new chapbook of poems, and a historical romance novel.

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