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Date: May 6, 2003 (03-42)
Contact: Steve Simon, 240-567-7952; Judith Gaines, 240-567-1745

Potomac Review’ Spring/Summer Issue Now Available 

The new spring/summer issue of the regional literary journal, Potomac Review, takes a look “On Stage,” as its showcases the lives and motivations of actors, musicians, dancers, and others as they seek to bridge cultural and geographic boundaries through their art. The latest edition features works by contributing writers, artists, and photographers across the Potomac Basin region and beyond.

Potomac Review is an award-winning, twice-yearly publication, which is affiliated with Montgomery College, a multi-campus community college based in Rockville, Md. In the spring/summer edition, it features works by:

  • Molly Smith, director of Washington’s Arena Stage, on the mission of theater today;
  • Steven Honigberg, National Symphony musician, on life as a cellist at age 40;
  • Faith Reyher Jackson, former dancer, choreographer, and Washington Ballet faculty member, examining the dancer’s motivation and discipline;
  • Michael Tolaydo, actor, on his passion for Shakespeare and the life on stage;
  • Fataneh Dadkah, emigré Iranian photographer, presenting “Postrevolutionary Photographs”;
  • Carol Gallant’s “Variety Show,” a report on producing amateur talent shows; and
  • Poets Michael Broek, Mercer Bufter, Pam Blehert, Cheryl Snell, Mark Mansfield, Susan Spilecki, Taylor Graham, Tom Chandler, Ori Z. Soltes, and Fay Picardi, who discuss the stage and drama.

The new edition also features Editor Eli Flam’s reviews of current exhibits at the National Building Museum in “Big & Green, Toward a Sustainable Architecture in the 21st Century,” and “Tools as Art.” Poetry Editor Hilary Tham looks at today’s performance poetry. Kateri Kosek imagines herself as “Noah’s Wife” in her first published poem. Laura Lyster-Mensh presents “A Memorial to Slavery,” insight on the proposed memorial for the National Mall; Robert Earle takes on yoga at age 50 in “Finding My Chakra.”

Additional works include: “The Hidden History of Immigration,” by writer Martin Ford; “The Things We Have” and “That Eight Horse”; and “Larry Flynt and a Woman’s Body” by Jo Neace Krause; and an excerpt from Gene Logsdon’s book, The Pond Lovers. Following up the recent “On Native Ground” theme, poet Laura A. Johnson takes a look back in history, In a Time of White Birds.”

For a copy of the current edition of Potomac Review, or for subscription information, visit or write to Potomac Review, Montgomery College, The Paul Peck Humanities Institute, The Arts Institute, 51 Mannakee Street, Rockville, Maryland, 20850.

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