Winning poems and a selection of poems by Gary Lenhart in The Worcester Review, Volume XXXII, Numbers 1&2.
Linda D’Agosto studies poetry with Jim Beschta at the Worcester Art Museum, and participates in "Wake Up and Smell the Poetry," facilitated by Cheryl Perreault, at the HCAM Studio in Hopkinton, Massachusetts. She lives in Westborough, Massachusetts.
Joe Fusco, Jr. is a humorist and grocery buyer. His poems, essays, and columns have appeared in the United States, specifically Central Massachusetts. He credits his family for his inspiration and their tolerance.
Wendy Elizabeth Ingersoll of Hockessin, Delaware, formerly of Boylston Massachusetts, has authored two poetry books: Grace Only Follows and River, Farm. Her poems have appeared in Worcester Review, Caesura, Potpourri, Controlled Burn, Broadkill Review, the anthology On the Mason-Dixon Line, and have won numerous regional awards. www.wendyingersoll.com
Marsha Kunin, a nature enthusiast, lives and works in Massachusetts.
Gary Lenhart is the author of five collections of poems, including The World In A Minute (Hanging Loose Press, 2010). He edited The Teachers & Writers Guide to William Carlos Williams (T&W, 1998) and from 1986-91 the magazine Transfer. From 1977-85 he was an editor of Mag City and with others edited The Collected Poems of Michael Scholnick (Coffee House, 1998). He has published articles and reviews in many journals, and has taught at Columbia and Dartmouth colleges.
Colleen Pearce studied studio art at the Museum School of Fine Arts in Boston and received her degree in education from Tufts University. Most recently, she has shown her work at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, ARTSWorcester Biennial and at group shows at Bennington College. She lives in Harvard, Massachusetts.
Marjorie Toujzian studied poetry with Harold Bond, Boston area poet, for many years. Her poems have been published in journals such as december magazine, Bitterroot, Soundings East, and Onyx. She live with her Llhasa, Cosmo, volunteering at the Hopkinton library.
Worcester poet Patricia Youngblood reads and workshops regularly with a galvanizing network of local and regional poets. This is her second appearance as finalist or winner of the WCPA annual contest.