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This column was prepared for the July 25, 2001
edition of U.S. 1 Newspaper. All rights reserved.
Between the Lines
Welcome to U.S. 1’s midsummer dream, the publication
of our fifth annual summer fiction issue — a chance for us to
take a one-week break from the grind of newspaper production and a
chance for you to experience some different voices and different kinds
of stories in our humble journal.
About that break: This is a "double issue" of U.S. 1. We will
skip an issue on August 1 and return to our normal schedule on
August 8. Our office will be open throughout that period so please
continue to direct your inquiries to phone 609-452-7000, fax
or E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
About those different voices and stories: This year’s Summer Fiction
issue, beginning on page 15, includes one short play, short stories
by 21 writers, and poems by 13 poets. They were selected by Preview
editor Nicole Plett and arts writer Pat Summers, both of whom have
worked together on previous editions of Summer Fiction.
From the nearly 100 submissions, how did Plett and Summers winnow
the field down to 35 final submissions? Some choices were based on
what struck their fancy — and what didn’t. Some work seemed
suited to the U.S. 1 audience and other pieces seemed far afield.
Other choices were based on fairness — every year someone who
has patiently submitted works in prior years but has never been
gets the nod over someone whose work has been previously published.
After Plett and Summers do their work, Richard K. Rein makes the final
space allocation and then does the final editing and chiseling to
make them all fit. This year one short story — all dressed up
by Plett and Summers for publication — had to be left in the lurch
as the paper went to press.
And for the first time (but probably not the last), a piece of poetry
was victimized by information age technology. The piece required
formatting," Plett told Rein. But when the editor checked the
original copy to see what that formatting was he discovered only an
E-mail file, which printed out in various ways depending on the
receiving it. With the deadline looming, Rein noted that the
was a 13-year-old — surely he will have a chance to resubmit his
poem for 2002.
All writers — published or not — and all those who appreciate
the writing that goes into U.S. 1 are invited to join us on Tuesday,
August 14, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Micawber Books on Nassau Street in
Princeton. We will introduce the writers, read some poems and short
stories, and show doubters that literature is still alive and well.
Please help us prove that point.
Note to Internet readers: Due to copyright considerations, none
of the literary submissions are available on the Internet at this
The following had poems included in this issue.
Penelope Scambly Schott, Paula Neves, Marvin Harold Cheiten, Brad X.
Terry, Tony Gruenewald, Charles H. Johnson, Donna J. Gelagotis Lee,
Cheryl Evans Pedersen, Hanna Fox, Robin Carr, Bill Waters, Patrick
Walsh, Myra Weiner.
The following had prose selections included in this issue.
E.E. Whiting, Lucia S. DiPolvere, Anne Waldron Neumann, Janet Kirk,
Meera Kumar, Rebecca Burr, Thomas Contiliano, Joel Kirschbaum, Robert
Motley, Elaine Togneri, Jack L. Cohen, John Symons, Margaret O’Gorman,
Andrea Mandel, Bill Hart, Carol A. Blunno, Barbara W. Eklund, Mae
Kaemmerlen, Adele Polomski, Morton Zachter, Kim Riemann, R.M. Scott.
As a professional musician, I was dismayed to read
Strauss’ comments on the vocal performances in her review of Opera
Festival of New Jersey’s production of "Orfeo ed Euridice"
(U.S. 1, July 18). The singing of Christine Brandes was the highlight
of the performance. She sang with technical prowess, incredible
and great conviction. What Ms. Strauss terms "harsh" is known
as "ring" or "squillo" in the business. It is what
makes the voice carry over an orchestra in a large house, and its
presence allows Ms. Brandes to have a successful career performing
leading roles with some of the finest companies in the world.
Many listeners today are not attuned to the sound of a truly stellar
voice, because that which makes the voice vibrant and individual is
removed in the recording process, leaving an even, homogeneous,
boring sound. We are fortunate to have had the chance this summer
to hear a number of excellent singers with more than just
voices in Princeton.
Aegis Property Group, 55; Borden-Perlman Insurance, 58; Buchanan
Ingersoll, 13; Career Resource Group, 60; Center for Healthcare
56; Chauncey Group, 59; Colliers Houston, 13; Commonwealth Business
Media, 14; Computer America Training, 58; DPRA, 57.
E-Vue, 56; Ellipsis Communication, 9; Exhibit Surveys, 7;
Films for the Humanities, 56; Grubb & Ellis, 55; Hale and Dorr, 13;
Industry Click, 14; InsureHiTech.com, 59; Kinko’s, 57; Gary Mertz
Architect, 58; The Mosso Group, 58; Neil Laboratories, 57; Novazyme
Pharmaceuticals, 56; Opinion Research Corporation, 58.
PeproTech, 57; Primedia, 14, 56; Princeton Video Image, 59;
Ramco Systems, 12; Sarnoff, 56; StatementOne, 60; Victor Co., 55;
Therics, 57; Trainfans, 58; ValiGen USA, 57.
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