Four Capital Region writers are among the contributors to the newly released anthology of personal essays and poetry, What Remains: The Many Ways We Say Goodbye (Gelles-Cole Literary Enterprises).

Jeanne Finley of Albany, Linda G. Kaplan of Guilderland, Tina Lincer of Loudonville, and Elaine Garrett of Troy, each contributed an essay to the collection, which examines both traditional and evolving rituals and practices of mourning in the 21st century. Additionally, the anthology is co-edited by former area resident Kenneth Salzmann, a longtime senior staff member at The Arts Center of the Capital Region, who also contributed two poems to the volume.

What Remains was released on November 2, 2019 and is available from area booksellers and online retailers.

Jeanne Finley is a photographer, writer, and editor in Albany, New York. Her poetry, short fiction, and non-fiction have been published in literary magazines and journals, and her photographs have been exhibited in galleries and other venues in and around the Capital District. She is also a community activist for social justice. Her photography website is www.jeannefinley.com

Elaine Garrett is a K-12 science outreach coordinator in Upstate New York. This is her first anthology contribution. She holds a BFA in Film, Photography, and Visual Arts, and an MA in Museum Education.

Linda G. Kaplan is happily retired from NYS Service as a Legal Affairs Specialist.  She began writing as a way to express her pain in watching her father’s descent into Parkinson’s Disease when he lost his mobility and speech.  She attended the summer workshops held at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, NY offered by the International Women’s Writing Guild and joined a local offshoot called WomanWords organized by Marilyn Day.  She has read her poetry at the Caffe Lena and various local venues and recorded one of her essays that was broadcast on NPR.  She also became a potter and enjoys playing with clay.  Linda is happily married and lives in Guilderland, NY.

Tina Lincer, a native of Queens, N.Y., is a writer and painter. Her essays and op-eds have appeared in The New York Daily News, Albany Times UnionThe Sun, Writer’s Digest and authormagazine.com, as well as on public radio. Her essays also are featured in numerous anthologies, including Words on Ice (Key Porter Books) and Living Apart Together (FriesenPress). She lives in upstate New York and is at work on a memoir and a novel.