Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Washoe, first of a new species to experience original sin, experiences death.

The news report said:

(AP) SPOKANE, Wash. - October 31, 2007 - Washoe, a female chimpanzee believed to be the first non-human to acquire human language, has died of natural causes at a research institute.

Washoe, who learned American Sign Language in a research project in Nevada, died Tuesday night at the Chimpanzee and Human Communication Institute at Central Washington University's Ellensburg campus, said institute co-founders Roger and Deborah Fouts. She was born in Africa about 1965.

A memorial is planned for Nov. 12.

May god bless.

Friday, October 26, 2007

Nothing like tooting ones own horn

Wilderness House Literary Review and ISCSPress editors and authors are named Cambridge Massachusetts Poet Populist finalists.

The editors of ISCSpress would like to extend their congratulations to members of our community who have been named Cambridge Poet Populist finalists. The Cambridge Poet Populist is an informal office for a local poet, chosen by the people to represent poetry for the City of Cambridge.

The Poet Populist will facilitate the creation and appreciation of poetry throughout the city for all residents of Cambridge. The Poet Populist will maintain a schedule of public appearances throughout their one-year term in the position. The Cambridge City Council will award $1,000 for the first year.

Our finalists friends are:

Irene Koronas, is the poetry editor of Wilderness House Literary Review ( and author of “self portrait drawn from many,” Ibbetson Street Press, Somerville MA, 2007, ISCSPress had the pleasure of designing this book.

Molly Lynn Watt, is the editor of the annual “Bagel Bard Anthology,” designed and published by ISCSpress, Volume 1,; Volume 2, Molly is also the author of “Shadow People,” Ibbetson Street Press, Somerville MA, 2007, ISCSpress designed this book.

Philip Burnham, Jr., is the author of “A Careful Scattering,” Červená Barva Press, Somerville MA, 2007, ISCSpress designed this book.

Deborah Priestly designed the cover of the Bagel Bard Anthology # 1, edited by Molly Lynn Watt and published by ISCSpress.

Wilderness House Literary Review has published Diana DerHovanessian, another finalist. Kudos goes to the remaining finalists as well, Richard Cambridge, Denise Bergman and Jean Dany Joachim. We will make an endeavor to include them in future editions of the Wilderness House Literary Review.

Monday, October 08, 2007

Wilderness House Literary Review Volume 2, number three released online

LITTLETON, MA – October 8 2007 – The Wilderness House Literary Review committee is pleased to announce that Volume 2 number 3 has been released on the Web. This edition of includes works of fiction by novelist Anne Brudevold as well as short fiction by Andrew Bertaina, Brett Yates, Jim Woods, John Hildebidle, Randall Brown, Ruth Jespersen, Shannon O’Connor, Susan Tepper, Sylvia Holt and Terry Sanville. As well as essays by Lloyd Hudson Frye and Tom Sheehan and poetry by Anne Brudevold, Abbott Ikeler,Alan Britt, Bonnie Marie,Carolyn Gregory, Chad Parenteau, Chris Crittenden, Diana Der-Hovanessian, Duane Locke, Eleanor Goodman, Felino Soriano, Gloria Mindock, Howard Lee Kilby, Irene Koronas, Irisha Pomerantzeff, John Hildebidle, Jon Ballard, Judy L Brekke, Julia Carlson, Michael Amado, Patrick Carrington, Shannon O’Connor and Tino Villanueva, Tom Sheehan.

Wilderness House Literary Review has compared favorably by Boston Globe to Ploughshares, the literary magazine from Emerson College. WHLR is a result of the collaboration between a group of poets and writers who call themselves the Bagel Bards, Industrial Myth and the Wilderness House Literary Retreat. The Wilderness House Literary Retreat is supported by the Rotary Club of Littleton Massachusetts. is sponsored by Industrial Myth and Magic. Industrial Myth is a Public Relations firm based in Littleton Massachusetts. Industrial Myth maintains a practice specializing in literary properties. It’s not good enough to just have a better mousetrap--you need a more compelling story. It’s not just advertising, it’s not just marketing, it’s not just product design … it’s everything. It’s an industrial myth and that’s magic. See

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