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Kathleen P. Vermaelen

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Kathleen Powers-Vermaelen holds an M.F.A. in Creative Writing and Literature from Stony Brook Southampton and an M.A./L.S. in English Education from Stony Brook University. Her short stories and poetry have been published in Proteus, MotherVerse, Main Channel Voices, The Southampton Review, The East Hampton Star, and in the flash fiction anthology The Best of Every Day Fiction Two. Her nonfiction indie, Publicize This: Promoting Your Group or Nonprofit on a Limited or Nonexistent Budget, tied for first place in the National League of American Pen Women's 2018 Biennial Letters Competition's Marjorie Davies Roller Nonfiction Award. She currently teaches literature and writing to undergraduate students, and she lives with her husband and two ...more

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Dispatches from the Hot Zone


It's a mad, mad, mad, mad, mad, mad world. Why? We're little more than two weeks into a voluntary Coronavirus quarantine, and everybody's control issues are on full and ugly display.

I'm not certain that I even need to qualify the above. You already know this. The Zoom meetings, telephone calls and emails are nonstop. Everyone wants to know if you're doing what you're supposed to be doing. PSAs tel Read more of this blog post »
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