People In The News - St. James Resident June Capossela Kempf
Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at 12:47AM

Writer June Capossela Kempf published in Kaleidoscope: Exploring the Experience of Disability through Literature and the Fine Arts

Akron, Ohio – The work of writer June Capossela Kempf of Saint James, New York, has been published in the current issue ofKaleidoscope: Exploring the Experience of Disability through Literature and the Fine Arts. Her poem, “Where’s the Bunny?,” appears in Issue 77: The Journey Continues.  Her work was selected from among more than 350 submissions considered for publication.

Kempf is an educator whose two books were published by Keith Publications, Yo God! Jay’s Story (2013) and Lady of the Dollhouse (2017). She was inducted into the Long Island Authors Circle in 2018. Kempf is inspired by the words of Maya Angelou: “One of the worst burdens is an untold story.”

The award-winning Kaleidoscope magazine is published by United Disability Services in Akron, Ohio.  A pioneer in the publication of disability literature and fine arts, the magazine expresses the experiences of disability from the perspective of individuals, families, friends, caregivers, and healthcare professionals.  The material chosen for Kaleidoscope challenges and overcomes stereotypical, patronizing and sentimental attitudes about disability.  The publication is now available at no cost online by visiting


United Disability Services has been meeting the social, vocational, community living, low vision, recreational and transportation needs of people with disabilities for nearly 70 years.  For more information visit

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