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Genese Grill is a writer of essays, a German scholar and translator, a book artist, and a cultural conspirator who believes in existential, aesthetic materialism. http://genesegrill.blogspot.com
Chiara is a filmmaker and visual artist working with animation, documentary, sound and the printed matter.
Eileen Andreoli is a longtime Winooski resident who is actively opposing the F35 basing in Vermont that will render over half of the entire city of Winooski unlivable.
Ibnar is an artist and activist, who worked on the Vermont Sail Freight Project before devoting all of his time to community activism and social health work. He has been working to address city-wide concerns over public process, sustainable development, and environmental issues, attending city meetings, group and coalition meetings, one-on-one conversations with stake holders and experts in the city. Familiar with complex and obscure material by talking with zoning experts, architects, storm water managers, ecological designers, transportation planners, agricultural coordinators, and experts on public processes and planning. He has worked in individual groups for specific causes, but has also been working to ally the disparate groups in the city to work on shared concerns and causes. Ibnar is also self deployed as a Resident Support Specialist at Soteria House, a residence for folks having an early experience of psychosis that facilitates recovery by “being with” individuals.
Sandra Baird is a lawyer, former Vermont legislator, professor of history, politics, law, and international relations. She is the founder of The Caroline Fund, which provides help to women in need, and runs a free legal clinic in Burlington.
Kathryn Barush teaches art history and religion in Berkeley, CA.
Born in Kansas, hung out in Midwest until college, long hair, boots and jean skirts were her attire when she moved to a ranch in Colorado with her “true love”. Well that lasted less than a year, and she scooted out, leaving him in a sea of mud, after he pushed her car out of a ditch. And headed East. Vermont beckoned. Since 1973, when she started her pro photo biz with Don Hanson, she’s been pleasantly “stuck in Vermont,” trying to keep politicians in town on a road to somewhere she thinks is honest for Burlington’s growth.
An author of three chapbooks, Under My Dark (Crisis Chronicles Press, 2016), Adagio (Finishing Line Press, 2016), and Dear Suki: Letters (Platypus 2412 Mini Chapbook Series, 2016), Lana has had poetry and fiction featured with over 400 journals, Acentos Review, Comstock Review, Expound, Ilanot Review, Notre Dame Review, Rogue Agent, San Pedro River Review, Word/For Word, among others, and work to appear in Aeolian Harp Anthology, Volume 3. Lana resides in the US and the coastal town of Nha Trang, Vietnam, where she is a mom of two far-too-clever-frolicsome imps.
Anna, long time faculty member at Burlington College, is a poet and sometimes essayist who now lives in Essex Junction.
Alana Esperanza Blake
Alana is a New York native who used to live in Burlington.
Cinse is addicted to grabbing joy, being awake in this life, and helping others to do the same. seechoosedo.com
Debbie Bookchin is a journalist, author, and former press secretary to U.S. Congressman Bernie Sanders. She has published in The Nation, Atlantic Monthly, and many other venues, and recently coedited a new book of essays by her father, Murray Bookchin, called The Next Revolution: Popular Assemblies and the Promise of Direct Democracy.
Murray Bookchin (January 14, 1921 – July 30, 2006) was an author, orator, historian, and political theorist. A pioneer in the ecology movement, Bookchin initiated the critical theory of social ecology and a political theory called Libertarian Municipalism, based on popular assemblies and direct democracy.
Antonello Borra is a poet, translator, and professor.
From the belly of another beast, Breiner contemplates Burlington…
Frank is Professor Emeritus of Political Science at the University of Vermont and a Starksboro resident.
Stephen Callahan pursues a utopian dream for a more aesthetic America . As both a philosopher and an idealist, he is one of those most dangerous radical extremists who insist on transfiguration through the truth.
Father Michael Carter
Father Michael, a member of the Society of St. Edmund, lives and teaches at St. Michael’s College.
Craig Chalone works as a library worker and has been a musician for 49 years.
Mari has been a professional writer and communicator in Denver, Colorado for twenty-five years. She holds a bachelors degree in writing, summa cum laude, from the University of Denver, and has been published in magazines, newspapers, board rooms, and creative collections since 1990. Her novel, Blind Tribute, is available in e-book and print. Find links at www.Books2Read.com/BlindTribute, or download the first chapter at www.marichristie.com/Blind-Tribute.
Alex Ciurana is an essayist who enjoys writing poetry as a way to cultivate and sharpen creativity in his essays. Among his fancies are Nietzsche, Southern Comfort on ice, and old hymns on Sunday morning.
Janie directs the Fleming Museum of Art at the University of Vermont and live in Burlington.
Kathleen has lived in Burlington for 5 years, works at City Market, is a proud rank and file member of the United Electrical, Radio, and Machine Workers of America, in solidarity with Hunger Mountain Co-op workers and Burlington teachers.
Matt Cropp is Associate Director of the Vermont Employee Ownership Center, Chief Manager of the Vermont Solidarity Investing Club, and lives in Burlington’s Ward 4.
Infinite is a lifetime disciple of Laura Fishman, Will Miller, Joan Smith, L.J. Palardy, and Andy “A-Dog” Williams.
Shiona is a resident alien.
Marie Davis is an artist working in Burlington’s South End Arts District.
Linda is a native of Burlington, Vermont, and a retired educator.
Brendan is a poet and graduate of Yale School of Sacred Music, working on a Gesamtkunstwerk called The Icon: https://brendandempsey.weebly.com/etudes.html.
Trish Denton is an educator, performing artist and director.
Janifer is a writer of essays and fiction.
Marc is a writer, cellist, political activist, and editor at Fomite Press. www.fomitepress.com.
Emer is a library worker, writer, and theatre-maker. She and her partner live in the New North End with four indoor, domesticated cats and three outdoor, feral cats
Henry Finch is a poet.
Pete Garitano moved to Vermont to raise a few children, and met other people who did not believe everything they were told. He is a small-time farmer, challenging the wisdom of those who run the world.
Diane Elliott Gayer is an architect by training, an ecologist by nature, and a problem-solver by instinct. Her ongoing exploration in the world is a designing, writing, seeing practice in holistic being.
A. grew up in Vermont. She currently lives in Boston, where she works for a prominent University and a not-so-prominent arts organization dedicated to public art as a vehicle for social change.
Ellyn Gaydos is a non-fiction writer and a farmer living in upstate New York.
Tara is a is a large-scale artist whose vivid murals have inspired and reflected communities locally and abroad. A graduate of St. Johnsbury Academy, Tara traveled extensively before returning to Vermont. www.walltonic.com
Neil Grill was a professor of English in the Bronx for 35 years, then a psychoanalyst, now a poet, and also the editor’s father.
Kenneth E. Harrison, Jr. once flourished on Peru Street while attending the once-flourishing Burlington College. His poems have appeared in The American Journal of Poetry, Beloit Poetry Journal, Denver Quarterly, Numéro Cinq, Pleiades, Verse Daily, and elsewhere, and essays on such subjects as Archie Comics and Frank Zappa appear in PopMatters. He lives in adjunct poverty in St. Louis, MO with his feline companion, Daisy [pictured right] and teaches writing and Literature courses at Webster University and Florissant Valley Community College.
Kellan is a graduate student of philosophy at Brandeis University, and a former resident of Burlington.
Robert’s research interests include energy consumption, quantitative analysis of environmental issues, and environmental bookkeeping. Trained as a physicist, he has conducted economic input-output analyses to determine resource requirements and other impacts of consumption, following the parallels between economic and ecological systems and analysis of perturbed ecosystems.
Dan Higgins is a photographer living in Vermont.
Jim is a Civic engagement volunteer and Community activist.
Samuel Hughes is a poet and essayist who lives in Johnson, Vermont.
Genevieve Jacobs does her best to invigorate the generous branching of dendritic arbors, as a professor, psychotherapist, and bricoleur in Burlington VT.
Ron is a writer. His works include Daydream Sunset: 60s Counterculture in the 70s, three novels and The Way the Wind Blew: A History of the Weather Underground. He writes regularly for Counterpunch magazine and sporadically for other publications. Ron lives in Winooski these days.
Richard Joseph is an artist and a member of the Stop the F-35 Coalition in Winooski.
Seth Kanor is the author of Indian Leap, a novel.
Sir Feminist Killjoy
Sir Feminist Killjoy writes, makes art, and thinks somewhere in the deep corners of elsewhere.
Ivan is an artist and songmaker who sometimes graces Burlington with his presence. http://inkyrhythm.blogspot.com/
Tanzeela is a Pakistani novelist who spreads peace through her writings.
Renee is an interdisciplinary artist who works in sound installation, sound poetry, painting, text, and experimental music. Her self-produced album of experimental music and sound poetry, Highway, is exhibited on SONM, an online sound archive, and her installations have been exhibited throughout the northeast United States, Los Angeles, San Diego, Santa Fe, NM, Seattle, Portugal, and Spain. She received her MFA in Visual Art from Vermont College of Fine Arts in 2012. http://www.renee-lauzon.com/.
Jimmy is a patent lawyer, inventor and activist.
Roger lives in Burlington. His book A Guide to the Western Slope and the Outlying Areas was published by Fomite Press in 2015.
Suzanne is an architect, photographer, montagist of the broken pieces of the world.
James is the executive director of The Big Heavy World Foundation and of The Youth Safety Council of Vermont. He is a champion of democracy, transparency, and inclusion.
Michael is a teacher of English and environmentalism and a student of the earth. He reveres watersheds and flowing prose.
Peggy is the former Director of the Burlington Women’s Council, taught Ecology and Feminism at the Institute for Social Ecology, and is a designer, builder, and community Activist.
Andrew sees the beauty in math, the math in music, and the music in efficient systems of organization.
Rebecca Mack, Julie Montera and Miranda Paquette
Rebecca, Julie, and Miranda work passionately with science, art, and children at Burlington Children’s Space.
Jamie MacKinnon is a logger who loves the earth.
Lisa Marchetti enjoys living in the outdoors.
Frank Martyr is prepping for the apocalypse.
Steve is a former member of the VT AFL-CIO Executive Board and past Vice President of the Champlain Valley Central Labor Council. He is also a member of the Selectboard in Richmond, Vermont, where he resides with his family.
Barbara Bordwell McGrew is a retired education union organizer, organizational development consultant, Burlington College film instructor, now a film producer, community activist and downtown resident.
Jamie is a logger who loves the earth.
Eve is a filmmaker, translator, future archivist and good citizen. She currently resides in Brattleboro, Vermont serving as an Americorps VISTA at Groundworks Collaborative.
Clark Moore is interested; join him for a Cognac…
MF Nelson is a writer in Burlington’s Old North End, admiring our community and awaiting the collapse of society.
Joe is a Burlington playwright and blindly happy person who lives in a little orange room with a painting of a sailboat on the wall above his desk.
Solveig is a former federal government computer systems professional. She has a law degree from Duke University, and is inspired by the late Czech playwright and president, Vaclav Havel, who characterized politics as “morality in practice”.
Jessie is a dancer, a choreographer, a massage therapist, and a maple sugar worker who resides in the mountains of Fletcher, Vermont.
Albert is a Burlington activist.
Amey is a graphic designer and proud tree-hugger.
Tony is a transportation specialist, bicyclist, roundabout enthusiast, and community organizer. He is an active member of the Coalition for a Livable City and the Pine Street Coalition.
Erik Rehman lives between a confluence and a gap, walking the paths that bridge listening and responsivity.
Meg is a poet, artist, and teacher living in Burlington, VT. Her work has appeared The Missing Slate, Mid-American Review, Magnolia Review, Prelude, Fugue, and the anthologies Monster Verse: Poems Human and Inhuman and The Book of Donuts. She is the co-director of writinginsideVT, an program offers that writing instruction at the Chittenden Regional Correctional Facility.
Dharman (formerly Bob) Rice studies the history of ideas and practices Zen Buddhism.
A.J. is the founder of Cambrian Watch, a taxpayer, father of school-age children, technology innovator creating jobs recruiting nationally, environmentalist, angler and someone who doesn’t want to swim in the runoff from pet waste of 2,500 new people while hanging out at North and Texaco beaches. More info at https://cambrianwatchvt.wixsit
Michelle Sayles is a political cartoonist.
Matt Schlein, a NY transplant, has lived in Vermont for the last twenty-four years, working in the public schools. Over the last seventeen he has served as founder and director of both the Walden Project and The Willowell foundation.
Andrew Simon is devoted grandparent and activist.
Neighborhood Planning Assembly organizer, activist with several Burlington civic groups, and moderator of “Toward a Livable City on Channel 17. ”
Barry is former head of the film department at Burlington College, where he taught the course, “Film as a Subversive Art”. He is a former president of the Vermont International Film Foundation and Co-Creator of the Burlington Film Society.
Sarah dreams up spaces where alternative histories, art, rurality, and communal living intersect. She is owner and co-manager of the Abode Farm CSA and director of the Mall of Found artist residency program.
Sean Stone studies antiquities.
Steph-Marie is a performance artist, beekeeper, and barber.
Shay Totten is a writer who lives in Burlington’s Old North End.
George is a jazz musician, writer, and retired teacher–values honesty, humor, and compassion in himself and others.
Fay Webern is the author of The Button Thief of East 14th-Street, a memoir about growing up in Lavenburg Homes, the first experimental utopian housing community in America for low-income families.
Ren is a Winooski-based cook, gardener & provocateur. Sometimes operating under the alter-ego of Miss Weinerz, other times as a coordinator at Foodfightvt.com, & most easily found cooking for the Good Food Truck at the Chittenden Foodshelf on N. Winooski Ave Tuesday Wednesday & Thursdays from 4-8pm (come by!)
Jamie Williamson imparts knowledge at the Seat of Learning.