My Road to Vermont

KIM ANETSBERGER is a senior at JSC who is expected to graduate in Spring of 2016 with her Bachelor’s in Fine Arts and plans to pursue her MFA after that. She works to express a genuine sense of self through her art, both in her paintings and her drawings/comics. Outside of school, she is a mother of two and also enjoys participating in local musical theatre productions (both on stage and designing sets). Read more →


Truth Lacks Meaning

MARY JULIA KLIMENKO obtained her BA & MA in Creative Writing from San Francisco State University where she taught Creative Writing for two years before returning to school to get a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology. She divides her time between her private psychotherapy practice and writing. She has a chapbook published by Spire Press, Source Vein, is published in numerous literary journals and has three limited edition books in print in collaboration with artist, Manuel Neri. She’s been his primary model and collaborator for the past four decades. Read more →


Two Poems

BENJAMIN HARNETT, born 1981 in Cooperstown, NY lives in Brooklyn with his wife Toni. He holds an MA in Classics from Columbia University, and works as a digital engineer for The New York Times. His poetry, short stories, and essays have appeared in Pithead Chapel, Brooklyn Quarterly, Tahoma Literary Review, and (some of his best work) on Twitter, @benharnett. Read more →


Small Exploding Dream

PAULA MARAFINO BERNETT’s work has appeared or is forthcoming in Alaska Quarterly Review, Clackamas Literary Review, Fourth Genre, The Louisville Review, Margie, Nimrod International Journal, Rattle, Tar River Poetry, and, Whiskey Island, among others. She is the recipient of the St. John’s College 2011 Essay Prize, and holds an M.F.A. from Sarah Lawrence College and an M.A. from St. John’s College. She is the recipient of two nominations for the 2013 Pushcart Prize. Read more →