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Date: January 5, 2004 (04-01)
Contacts: Elizabeth Homan, 240-567-7970; Judith Gaines, 240-567-7452

Winter Issue of ‘Potomac Review’ Literary Journal Now Available 

            The new winter issue of the regional arts and humanities journal, Potomac Review, takes readers “Beyond” the limits of physical, psychological, and spiritual realities with stories, essays, poems, and artwork.  This edition features contributions by writers, artists, and photographers who live in the Mid-Atlantic region and beyond.

            Potomac Review is an award-winning, twice-yearly publication affiliated with Montgomery College, Maryland’s oldest community college, with campuses at Rockville, Takoma Park, and Germantown.  The winter edition includes works by:

● Donna Brown, a high school teacher and counselor, who recounts her encounter with a glacier in Alaska;

● David Bowes, who writes about wanderlust and his travels on U.S. 13, the Mid-Atlantic road along the Delmarva Peninsula;

● Ivan Amato on “Making the Best of the Worst,” a closer look at scientific curios, such as outer space, cellulose and hemoglobin, and the mating habits of mantises;

● Dr. Ken Jassie, a Montgomery College art history professor and Potomac Review art editor, who offers: “Ex-Libris Exploration: A Portfolio of Bookplates;”

● Professor Clif Collins of Montgomery College, with his article, “O Cruel Staggerlee: Killin’ and Thrillin’;” and

● Carl F. Thompson, Jr., a retired federal employee from Annandale, Va., with “VESC = SQ. ROOT (2GM/R).”

This edition also includes poems written by the winners of the Potomac Review’s Eighth Annual Poetry Contest, with thoughts from Judge Enid Shomer.  The “Spotlight” section focuses on the use of windmills, revealing that the alternative energy source is not without its share of complications and controversy.  In addition, Potomac Review Art Editor Ken Jassie reviews the recent art exhibitions in New York and Diane Lockward writes about the contributions of poet Ann Silsbee, who passed away this past August.

To learn more about Potomac Review or for information about paid subscriptions, visit or call 240-567-4100. 

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