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Upcountry releases Spring 2015 issue

The staff of the University of Maine at Presque Isle’s literary journal is pleased to announce the publication of its Spring 2015 issue, which features a fine collection of written and visual works by campus and community members.

This issue of Upcountry includes returning contributors as well as those who are new writers to the journal’s pages. The Spring 2015 issue came together under student editor Jessica Edney and journal advisor Dr. Melissa Crowe.

“We’re thrilled to report that since re-launching the journal in 2011, we’ve put out six consecutive issues, and we could not be prouder of this new one,” Crowe said. “We’re getting better at what we do, and Upcountry’s reputation with readers and contributors is growing, making it easier and easier to consistently put out top-quality work.”

Dedicated to showcasing poems, short stories, personal essays and visual art from the campus community, Upcountry is a publication of the University’s English Program. Presented both in print and in an interactive, online format, the literary journal is published yearly.

The Spring 2015 issue includes the work of 11 poets and writers. Works range from Alice Bolstridge’s poem “Through the Heart of the Awl” and Derek Boudreau’s story “It Happened on Meteor Lake” to Hannah Brilliant’s poem “Green Alchemy” and Amanda Stevens’ story “Summer Storm.” Renee Moore’s painting “Longing for Something More” graces the cover.

“We invite members of the greater-Presque Isle community to read the journal and consider it a potential home for their own creative work. It’s a real pleasure to have the opportunity to share local talent with the whole world,” Crowe said.

To view the latest issue of Upcountry in its interactive format, visit http://upcountryjournal.wordpress.com/ and click on the “Expand” button. For more information about Upcountry, please contact Dr. Crowe at upcountry@maine.edu.