Artist Spotlight: Serge Lecomte

Venus (c) Serge Lecomte

I was born in Belgium. We came to the States where I spent my teens in South Philly and then Brooklyn. After graduating from Tilden H. S. I worked for New York Life Insurance Company. I joined the Medical Corps in the Air Force and was sent to Selma, Alabama during the Civil Rights Movement. There I was a crew-member on helicopter rescue. I received a B.A. in Russian Studies from the University of Alabama. Earned a Masters and Ph.D. from Vanderbilt University in Russian Literature with a minor in French Literature. I worked as a Green Beret language instructor at Fort Bragg, NC from 1975-78. In 1988 I received a B.A. from the University of Alaska Fairbanks in Spanish Literature. I worked as a language teacher at the University of Alaska (1978-1997).

Lovers (c) Serge Lecomte

I was the poetry editor for Paper Radio for several years. I worked as a house builder, pipe-fitter, orderly in a hospital, gardener, landscaper, driller for an assaying company, bartender in one of Fairbanks’ worst bars, and other jobs. I resided on the Kenai Peninsula, Alaska for 15 years and recently moved to Bellingham, WA.

Let's Go To The Beach (c) Serge Lecomte

I published in numerous literary poetry magazines: Oklahoma Review, Mairena (Puerto Rico), Chiron Review, Phoebe (George Mason University), Paper Radio, African-Hispanic Review, Permafrost (University of Alaska) and several books of poetry: Crimson Rice (1990), Librado Press; Alaska The Last Frontier (1991) Limestone Press, Kingston, Canada; Lauren at Two, (1991) Edwen Mellen Press; What Shall I Tell You, Nikos? (1993) Edwen Mellen Press; Where do the Children Go? (1994) Kawabata Press, Cornwall, UK; Mother Speaks (1997) Paper Radio, Portland, Oregon. And others. . .

Fields of Shoes (c) Serge Lecomte

Poetry in Foreign Language:

Résurrection: Book of French poetry (1993) Pensée Universelle, Paris.

Où sont les femmes d’antan: A collection of verses in French (1995) St. Germain des Prés, Paris.

Lauren at Two (originally published by Edwen Mellen Press), poetry, reprinted by Createspace (2010)

A novel: Fried Chicken, Jesus and Chocolate, America Star Books, (2014) republished by Open Books (2016) under Fergus MacRoich

A novel: I Am Lauren by Crimson Cloak Publishing (2015) Reprinted on Createspace (2018)

A novel: Ishmael Crosses the River (2016) Open Books. Under Fergus MacRoich

A novel: The Boy and the Ogre by CCP, August 2017.

“A Fairy Tale” Yukio’s Journey, Bilingual English/Japanese, Createspace 2017

Translations from Russian to English:

Notes on Russian America by Kirill Timofeevich Khlebnikov, Limestone Press, Kingston, Canada, 1990.

The Biography of Fedor Litke, UAF Press, Fairbanks, Alaska, 1996.

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