Emerald Coast Review
Selects Writers, Artists for 20th Publication
Emerald Coast Review: More than 25 contributing regional writers and artists will be included in the twentieth anniversary volume of The Emerald Coast Review, scheduled for a November 8 launch. The publication will feature poetry, fiction, nonfiction and visual art from and a special section of poetry from all six Poets Laureate of Northwest Florida, an honor bestowed by West Florida Literary Federation since 1989, along with work by student poets.
Editorial team member Andrea Walker describes the variety of work in the upcoming volume as “an accurate regional representation of our varied voices. The sound of voices in this edition rings with themes of nature, contemplation, conflict, nostalgia, light, sorrow and loss.”
The volume also will publish work by new and established writers and artists including Laylonna Battle, Patrick Beeman, Patricia Black-Gould, Glenda H. Caudle, Patrick Eugene Cochran, Charlotte Crane, Autry Dye, Patricia Taylor Edmisten, John W. Gibson, Margaret (Meg) Gray, Margret Hildreth, Elizabeth Hammond Holmes, Terry Henry, Richard Craig Hurt, Jonathan C. Johansen, Marc Livanos, Claire Massey, Jerri Ketcham McDermott, Jessica Millis, Karen McAferty Morris, Alice H. Murray, Sharon Noland Norred, Judy Ransom, Diane Skelton, James Lynn Smith, Debra Stogner, Carolyn Joyce Tokson, Serena Townsend, Christine Valentine, Lucie Watson Wade, Andrea Jones Walker, Jill White and Allison Whitman.
The special poets laureate section includes reprints from the poetry collection of the late Adelia Rosasco Soule and Laurie O’Brien, plus new work from Mary Hood, PhD; Leonard Temme, PhD; and Dr. Henry Langhorne. Past Poet Laureate Julie DeMarko and current Poet Laureate Jamey Jones have also submitted new works for this anniversary volume. It also includes brief biographies and photographs of each poet laureate, the first compilation of its type.
The selected works represent submissions from the Florida counties of Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, Walton, Bay, and the Alabama counties Escambia, Mobile, and Baldwin, plus work from a few members of West Florida Literary Federation no longer living in the area.