Max Vandersteen is a retired pipefitter who took up writing poetry upon retirement to address social justice and environmental issues including those of the petrochemical industry in which he worked throughout his career. He has published 3 books: Iguanas of El Ray, Fair Play, and Work of Words. He has had numerous poems included in anthologies and is a member of The Parkland Poetry Society, The Ontario Poetry Society, and currently the vice president of The Edmonton Stroll of Poets Society.
Life rarely prepares us for the ironies it rewards us with. I do not ignore the true luxuries of modern life, especially as it ages: time, space, silence. I have never, nor do I intend, to neo-mystically fondle a dolphin, become an endocrinologist or seek fame that is based on the unconscious ridicule of mass audience viewing.
Political science professor turned international education consultant turned academic editor, and now an aspiring writer. Happy to be back in the Champlain Valley after 25 years in Colombia.
Alex Moore writes creative nonfiction, fiction, and occasionally screenwriting. She’s been published in the Green Mountain Literary Review, In Parentheses, The Meadow, The Hurricane Review, and Wanderlust: A Travel Journal. Currently, she’s working on two books about her experiences working and living abroad.