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Anne Bower and Pamela Ahlen


Anne Bower has worked as a cook, census taker, secretary, grants writer, and at mid-life became an academic, teaching American Literature and composition at The Ohio State University-Marion. Her poetry sometimes features food, but also tai chi, aging, and the environment. She is the author of two chapbooks  (Poems for Tai Chi Players and  The Space Between Us). She won the 2018 Open Poetry Prize at Gemini Magazine and has had work appear in journals such as The Evening Street Review, Naugatuck River Review, The Literary Nest, and The Raven’s Perch.

Pamela Ahlen is program coordinator for Bookstock, a Vermont Literary Festival held each July in Woodstock, Vermont. She organizes literary events for Lifelong Education at Dartmouth and has compiled and edited the Anthology of Poets and Writers: Celebrating Twenty-five Years at Dartmouth. She relishes the adventure of poetry,

a cerebral challenge: daring to write, rooting through the understory. She is the author of the chapbook Gather Every Every Little Thing (Finishing Line Press).