human noise journal
“I could hear my heart beating. I could hear everyone's heart. I could hear the human noise we sat there making, not one of us moving, not even when the room went dark.” - Raymond Carver
Dana Lynn Raulerson is a graduate of Florida Gulf Coast University, where she received her Bachelor of Arts in English Literature and served as an editor for the Mangrove Review, the university's literary journal. She is currently in the process of becoming an English teacher for Osceola County Public Schools in Central Florida.
Angela’s musical journey began at the age of 8 after begging her parents for piano lessons. Angela began voice lessons during high school to hone the proper techniques and healthy styles of singing as well as deepen her understanding and technique for the piano.
Her desire to learn more instruments expanded into a passion for teaching and eventually a degree in Music Education. Angela received her bachelors degree from the University of Akron in Ohio where she specialized in general music and choral education. She is now licensed to teach K - 12 Music. Currently she is a voice and piano teacher at Avanti Music Academy in Highlands Ranch and was recently promoted to the Head of Voice Department in September 2016. Specializing in all types of vocal techniques and genre (jazz, pop, classical, modern, rock and musical theater) she wants to be known as a well rounded music educator and performer.
Angela and her husband Kevin moved to Colorado in July 2015. Since then, they have found a niche performing as a jazz duo in various venues around Denver.
This journal, as with any endeavor, started out as a crazy idea in the middle of the night. It was like a fly buzzing around in the mind. For years it was there, patiently waiting to become a reality. Then, the idea finally pushed its way to the front of our minds with a name (Human Noise Journal) and a goal. That goal is to publish pieces that are intriguing and unique . Pieces that make you think. Pieces that encompass all of the human experience. Pieces that are multimedia and experimental. We want to give a voice to the voiceless. Most of us here have been a struggling artist in one form or another and now it is our turn to give writers, novice or experienced, a place to get published. So send us your darlings, if you are brave enough to put them out into the world.
Amy Komninos is a graduate of Florida Gulf Coast University, where she received her Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature and Creative Writing. She is currently working toward her Masters degree in Curriculum and Instruction. She resides in Naples, Florida, with her husband and two small children. She teaches Language Arts and Writing for Collier County Public Schools
Patricia Rippe was born in Fort lauderdale but currently resides in Denver. Her hobbies include drinking, playing with her toddler,Hyperventilating while trying to hike the rocky mountains and being really bad at small talk.