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Impassio Press is an independent literary press devoted to publishing a variety
of fragmentary writings, with a focus on journals, diaries, and notebooks.
 

Impassio Press Authors

Judith Azrael

Audrey Borenstein

Olivia Dresher

Guy Gauthier

Deborah DeWit Marchant

Sandi Sonnenfeld

Judith Azrael

Judith Azrael

Judith Azrael was born in Baltimore, Maryland. She is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin and holds an MFA from the University of Oregon. She has taught writing workshops at art centers and colleges and has been a Visiting Writer at Western Washington University. She has published four books of poetry: Fire in August (Zeitgeist Press), Fields of Light (Cassiopeia Press), and Antelope are Running and Apple Tree Poems (both from Confluence Press). Her poetry, fiction and lyrical essays have appeared in anthologies and numerous magazines, including Harvard Review, The Minnesota Review, The Nation, Poets & Writers Magazine, Rosebud, Shenandoah, The Sun, Western Humanities Review and The Yale Review. For many years she has moved between a seaside village in Northern California and the islands of Puget Sound. She travels to Greece whenever she can and is now working on a full-length book set in the Greek islands. Her poetry can be read at www.impassioned.net.

Audrey Borenstein
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Audrey Borenstein

Audrey Borenstein has been writing and publishing in a variety of literary genres since the 1960s. Her short fiction, essays, poetry, and manuscripts of Journal writings have appeared in anthologies and many literary magazines, including The North American Review, The Carolina Quarterly, the Antioch Review and South Atlantic Quarterly. She has also published four books of nonfiction, including Redeeming the Sin: Social Science and Literature (Columbia University Press) and Chimes of Change and Hours: Views of Older Women in Twentieth-Century America (Fairleigh Dickinson University Press). She holds a Ph.D. in sociology, and was adjunct professor at SUNY, New Paltz, until resigning from academia in 1986 to devote full-time to writing. She is currently working on a four-volume series of her Journal writings from 1964 to the end of the millennium. She lives in New Paltz, New York.

Olivia Dresher

Olivia Dresher

Olivia Dresher is a publisher, anthologist, and aphorist. Her poetry, essays, and notebook fragments have appeared in a wide variety of magazines and anthologies. She is co-founder and director of the Life Writing Connection, and is actively involved in historic preservation. Her web site can be found at www.OliviaDresher.com.

Guy Gauthier

Guy Gauthier

Guy Gauthier was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba. He graduated from the University of Manitoba in 1963. His poems were published in Canadian magazines in the early Sixties, and his plays were performed in Winnipeg. In 1969 he went to New York on a Canada Council grant and decided to stay. Many plays were performed Off-Off Broadway, and some were published by Breakthrough Press and anthologized in The Scene, Volumes 1 and 3. He started writing a journal in 1971. A book of his poems, North of the Temperate Zone, was published by Midnight Sun Press, New York, 1976. His French poems have been published in two anthologies, Répertoire littéraire de l'ouest canadien (1984) and Anthologie de la poésie francomanitobaine (1990). He has also published his poems on the Web, and has reviewed the work of new Canadian poets. His Journal 5.1 will be published in 2003 by Editions du Ble in Winnipeg. He is committed to non-fiction in all its forms: journal, autobiography, travel writing, poetry and criticism.

Deborah DeWit Marchant
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Deborah DeWit Marchant

Deborah DeWit Marchant is a self-taught photographer, painter, and writer who lives outside of Portland, Oregon. She has been exhibiting her work in galleries in the Northwest for over twenty years. Her images are distributed nationwide and have been used on the covers of books, magazines, notecards, and in calendars. Her web site can be found at www.deborahdewit.com.

Sandi Sonnenfeld
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Sandi Sonnenfeld

A graduate of Mount Holyoke College, Sandi Sonnenfeld holds an MFA in creative writing from the University of Washington, where she was recipient of the Loren D. Milliman Scholarship. Her short stories, essays and journalism pieces have appeared in a wide variety of publications, including Harvard Business Review, Wall Street Journal’s National Business Employment Weekly, Animals, Transitions Abroad, Sojourner, ACM, Raven Chronicles, Voices West, Hayden’s Ferry Review, as well as in three anthologies. Sandi is former president of PEN Washington (the Northwest chapter of PEN USA), and is a member of the Society of Professional Journalists. This Is How I Speak is her first book. Her web site can be found at www.SandiSonnenfeld.com.

 

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