Poets of the Central States

 

“The Sap-Rich Glory”: The Poetry of Guest Judge Ann Fisher-Wirth 

I am so pleased to introduce the Guest Poetry Editor for the Central States region, pioneering eco-poet, scholar, and editor Ann Fisher-Wirth. Her seventh book of poems, Paradise Is Jagged, will be published by Terrapin Books in February 2023. Her sixth is The Bones of Winter Birds (Terrapin Books, 2019) and her fifth, a poetry/photography collaboration with Delta photographer Maude Schuyler Clay, is Mississippi (Wings Press, 2018). With Laura-Gray Street she coedited the ground-breaking Ecopoetry Anthology (Trinity UP, 2013) now in its third printing.

 

Many of Ann’s exquisite poems concern loss and grief; they have been described as possessing “moral gravity” and an “abundance of compassion.” Consider her poem “Prayer,” included in The Bones of Winter Birds, which opens with a heart-warming memory of a Christmas when her five children were small enough to feel the wonder of the holidays. They’d asked to sleep by the tree. Remembering “the beloved tumble of arms/ and legs,” the speaker recalls that when she first learned about war, she couldn’t fathom the cruelty of men in war, for instance: “That a man could choose to tear a baby / from its mother’s arms.” We readers can immediately think of specific scenes from earlier wars, although we needn’t recall distant times in history. As the poem subtly references in closing: “But so we see it now, each day.”  

Ann is a poet whose lyric attentiveness extends outward in ripples of empathy, from family to the environment, and from there to the world with all its struggles to survive, its wars, its small and real hopes. One short example is a poem from her forthcoming book, “The day lays down”: 

            The day lays down
            first summer heat as we drive
            beyond Clarksdale through the Delta
 
            past cotton silos, Baptist graveyards,
            little swamps with floating trash,
 
            sometimes an egret. We turn on one-lane roads
            leading past alfalfa fields
 
            and a yellow cropduster gassing up,
            getting ready to spray poison.1 

 

The scene creates a nearly bucolic sketch of the rural South—cotton silos, graveyards, egrets—in details that indicate not only lives of hard work, past and present, but also that which poisons and pollutes them. As it concludes, we realize that at its heart, this poem encompasses an act of compassionate witness. Here is a poet who can see both beauty and its ruin. As she remarks in a poem from which I’ve drawn my title, “Nearly April”: “the sap-rich glory does not stop for grief.” 

As reviewer Wendy Taylor Carlisle puts it, Ann Fisher-Wirth’s work is “a wonder, providing as it does sadness entwined with… hope.” And wisdom, for it gives us the means to witness and not despair, a way of thinking through grief in order to feel the bright life of spring return. 

I invite you to check out more of her poetry, whether online or in her poetry collections. For now, however, please scroll down and enjoy the exciting and moving poetry she has chosen to feature in this beautiful winter issue of Persimmon Tree.  

1 “The day lays down” was first published in Dispatches from the Poetry Wars: POETICS FOR THE MORE-THAN-HUMAN WORLD: An Anthology of Poetry and Commentary, ed. Mary Newell, Bernard Quetchenbach, and Sarah Nolan (Spuyten Duyvil Press, 2020).

 

Introduction to Poets of the Central States

What an arc these sixteen poems describe. My first thought as Guest Editor for this issue of Persimmon Tree was to make selections based on some pre-existing theme. But as I read the hundreds of submissions and made my final choices, what struck me was their diversity. Short poems, longer poems; narrative poems, lyrics, experimental poems—together they create a rich array of voices and formal possibilities. 

As I have arranged the issue, it begins with two poems that celebrate the power of language, of poetry itself. Next come several narrative poems which evoke pleasurable or difficult personal histories connected with the rural past, song, food, sex. There follow a cluster of poems about the body: the aging human body, the fiercely inhumane body politic, the beautiful, damaged body of the earth—and then a liturgy, a prayer. And the issue ends with several poems about different varieties of love, whether in the past, present, or future; whether full of ambivalence, joy or grief; love that blossoms and endures past death.   

Thank you to everyone who submitted work for this competition. As we move toward winter, please enjoy this wonderful collection of poems from the Central States. It has been a pleasure to put it together.

 

 

 

  

Just-Sprung Mushrooms

I collect images scattered like just-sprung mushrooms:
deer in velvet                                  the fierce falcon      
that spits out the heads of songbirds
visions of my beloved wound in sheets
as if for burial at sea                the high winds 
that pulled the power rug out                 so the clocks bleed red 
night smothering        with its vague quilt 
covering clarity that always returns to the morning 
with the soft syllables of the loons.
 
The images run like skinny wild horses wanting feeding, 
dangerous with devil-may-care desperation, searching
for a place to rest with no need for vigilance;
so I rope, herd, corral, stand warily 
behind a buzzing fence, listen to them bucking
with high-kicking friction like dissonant tunes 
overheard, snatched, 
begging to be strung into harmony.
 
Their wayward power drags me
into something hidden, something
I never knew was there. 

 

 

 

  

Invisible Ink

Blue-lined paper. Six or seven
notebooks over-bursting 
with my poetry at sixteen.
Words—stirred by Ferlinghetti, 
Brautigan and ee cummings—
poured out, running onto the pages.
 
Fingers in a boy’s hair,
grievances eggplant-dark,
the crucifixion of humiliation. 
I had discovered a secret passage
out. Behind the door of a
black and white marbled cover.
 
But my mother hovered 
in the doorway, always, 
always asking to read. 
That request crawled darkly 
over the pages.
 
I had the chore of burning trash. 
Stoking a fire hot enough 
to torch corrugated boxes, 
melt plastic bottles, flare open 
pages, blue-lined, dense with ink.
The poems rose into spirit,
heat, and smoke. I was relieved
to have hidden them so well.
 
Sometimes now I find traces
in a bar of soap or drop of rain,
an old bathing suit, Yardley perfume,
cropped grass. Once in a while 
comes a decades-gone phrase:
 
greensummermowerbuzzings

 

 

 

  

Eggs for Sale

Seems that nailed-up sign might still be there 
till the cows come home, till kingdom comes
Faded hand-printing on a weathered board
a long wavy arrow pointing, faintly red
 
I’ve passed it all my life on this two-lane road
followed it sometimes to the chicken farm
Sandy and bumpy, a straight line cut into the heart 
of sorghum fields, green, child-tall and russet-topped
 
Left home as soon as I could, but I visit sometimes
All just memories now, fresh-laid eggs from fluffy hens
speckled and strutting, clucking, life-happy
the rooster king of more than daybreak
 
On a whim I make a U-turn, follow that old sign
knowing there’s hardly anything left there to see
Just the empty brick house and time-battled shed
where they used to roost, cooped up and safe
 
As quiet here now as cellar steps, not one single trace 
of the selling stand where the straw-hatted woman 
with cross-hatched cheeks sold us the eggs and bragged 
on her flock, called each of them by name
 
Saying goodbye this morning, the folks said I’ve changed
I said of course but you still recognize me
coming back is hard, so much happens in between
with only words to use, and so much left out
 
Back on the highway, my sandy tire tracks disappear 
like those used-to-be’s in our caravan of change 
Worth trying to remember in the still places we go
where we might find a white feather, a cracked shell

 

 

 

  

Whistler’s Daughter

I loved you easiest from the back seat,
driving home after Starlight Opera,
your suit coat, scratchy as your whiskers,
sideways over me, my legs tucked in to fit,
pretending sleep as streetlights passed
and the moon kept pace, as you whistled 
show tunes the whole way home.
 
I wanted words as years went on, 
but learned to recognize your pride 
in how a dimple deepened, 
happiness in how your chin tucked in, 
the way you rocked a little on your heels. 
Your love I learned from whistled songs.
You’d serenade our mother as you drove: 
“Daisy, Daisy, Give me your answer true…”
 
Now you are a blue jay feather in the grass,
the wind chime in the weeping cherry tree.
I see you in a gladiola’s bright orange blossom spike, 
in my own old body bending forward 
with a seedling and a trowel.
 
If I asked a medium to conjure you,
I would know it was really you
if there were no words,
only her surprised eyes,
and her puckered lips
warbling a love song
from a Broadway show 
she didn’t even know.
 
Some enchanted evening
if you came through,
every note from you 
would find its way to true,
like the open longing 
from a slide guitar,
like the bending weeping 
of a singing saw.

 

 

 

  

We Are Some Sad-ass Bad Cooks in My Family

We are some sad-ass bad cooks in my family.
The circle of writers shares sacred recipes
from ancestors we are here to explore.
My people left home because there was no food.
 
The circle of writers shares sacred recipes,
but all I call up is the back of a box.
My people left home because there was no food,
hoping the new world held fuller pantries.
 
But all I call up is the back of a box
of barley my mom used to make her soup.
Hoping the new world held fuller pantries,
we stirred pots over a hot plate in the back room.
 
Of barley my mom used to make her soup
along with scraps that lasted the week.
We stirred pots over a hot plate in the back room.
Specks of onion, chunks of celery, bits of carrot
 
along with scraps that lasted the week.
We added canned tomatoes and bouillon,
specks of onion, chunks of celery, bits of carrot.
Hearty vegetable barley soup supposes there is meat.
 
We added canned tomatoes and bouillon
so that the broth always tasted like beef at least.
(Hearty vegetable barley soup supposes there is meat.)
We are some bad-ass sad cooks in my family.

 


LP Records, mixed media, by Suvan Geer

 

 

  

Looking for It

There’s so much I can’t remember. Names and facts 
have a parlous impermanence in my brain. 
 
When I mislaid the blue sweater I got at J. Jill 
on sale, 60% off, that loss demolished me. 
 
Who secures something so perfect 
then releases it? I stomped around for days 
 
in my friend’s apartment saying, 
what a fool I am and it must be somewhere. 
 
But it was gone like my sex appeal. And why 
shouldn’t my mind be misplaced like that? 
 
I’m sure I was evil as Palpatine, although 
I don’t remember why and maybe I never knew, 
 
enmeshed as I was in my princess-in-distress myth
and trying to make something tender 
 
of the best bits of my life. Eventually, my friend 
found the sweater under a cushion in his sofa
 
but nothing brings back the name (oh what was it)
of that crazy, sexy, drunk Lithuanian poet.

 

 

 

  

This Aging Body

1.
My body a footprint
partially erased 
will step out one day 
not return
become mud after a storm
its dark moist mouth 
its lovely grammar of acceptance.
Until then I remove my broken shoes
kiss them goodbye
leave them to their own resources  
run ahead 
into weeds and rough branches
to a place I remember
from before I was born
where an evening grosbeak 
waits. I will not leave her behind.
 
2.
This river blue-black.
The heron almost the river’s color.
I think about diving into the muddy
low tide with him
search for fish with him
my body all powder down
my bill a harpoon
but herons are cautious 
of humans
and I agree it is best
I remain on the white cushion
of the pontoon
the sky in flames 
of cerise and neon
one thin long cloud
cruising away
my body trying to learn
its own constraints, its miracles.

 

 

 

  

the first hundred days

in the first hundred days the bees were relieved 
to be told they were no longer in danger 
of becoming extinct     & that     when they did
the drone pollinators would already be  
booted-up & running     & we were relieved to learn 
only the violent felons would be deported       
that is     only the violent felons with brown skin       
the others could stay     & when they
 
revised violent felons to violent criminals
then to criminals     & then defined criminals 
to mean anyone entering the U.S. without papers       
we went along     further instructed that entered means mothers 
risking rape & death to flee a fire 
laid and lit with our own gasoline & also means children 
walking across a desert without water just to be 
with those mothers     but when they did that       
no one noticed because they did it in fine print & the big print 
continued to say only criminals would be deported
 
& we watched while janitors & teachers & mothers & babies 
got sent away & the news got so bad 
it stopped feeling different     but was just the news 
& the rare joy of a day without some large-scale disaster & then 
the days without some large-scale disaster 
began to seem kind of     pallid & dull 
so we watched miniseries serving up expository torture 
& spandrel sex     like the news       
our understanding sneaking up by degrees     a hood
of soft microfleece still being     a hood       
& even we     who need not worry about being deported       
or shot when we run out for milk       
even we     feel something now encircling our throats       
something silken & long     & shit     
shit     shit     shit     what was that safe word again

 

 

 

  

this place

After 10,000 years, no Susquehannocks could be found in Ricketts Glen.
 
unlike those places whose dusted sunlight floats over pale faces of plaster saints,
where hard heels on tile floors make hollow piercing echoes,
where breath is slow and the prayerful sit silent with folded hands,
 
no,
 
this place will plunge you down twenty-two sun enshrined roars and trickles
 
this place will give you damp moss covering slick grey shale,
 
this place will echo against you as you stand beneath wet stone.
 
Delicate are its ferocious crescendos.
Fierce is its whisper,               this place was once sacred
 
*
 
A tree uprooted in the wood,
presents a mandala, a tangle of rock, root, and soil
flat and facing you.
 
The canopy concedes no loss,
colludes with a bright blue sky,
conceals the missing flickered leaves.
 
*
 
The brilliant water still
 
dances over the escarpment between plateau
and mountain,
 
still beats against tossed boulders,
 
still breaks into atomized invisibility,
 
still fills and flows silently out of you.

 

 

 

  

Liturgical Mass (Hidden Valley)

after Kasey Jueds, “Litany (Paulownia)” [THE THICKET]

If not for the river, the road (yet)
If not for the road, the cabin (built)
If not for the cabin, gathering (family)
If not for the gathering (warm, with smoke)
If not for smoke rising from dry fir
no heat for the living (let the dead alone)
Let alone the dead who keep rising (warm)
Let alone their intention still warm (toward the living)
Till dead, the living keep rising, falling (if not
for smoke rising, smoke drifting)
If not for the drift filling the valley (hiding the hills)
If not for fires burning firs on the mountain
If not for the mountain wanting to worship
The worship of firs soughing in wind (wanting only
to sing birds to their rest)
At rest in the cabin (at rest on the road)
No rest for the smoke (or the flames racing near)
Flames racing nearer, intent on the living
(intent on the dead)

 

 

 

  

The Valley

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
 I will fear no evil: for thou [art] with me; thy rod and thy staff 
they comfort me.  Psalm 23:4

Yea, I walk.  Yeah, 
the valley.  Yea, the valley.  Yeah, 
the shadow of death.  Yea.  
I’ve heard it all 
before, try to take comfort 
where I find it.  Even 
from you, who, like every good god  
designs shady a place for comfort 
to hide, be found, chase 
the light around
like an animal with sharp 
and useless teeth, bitter 
with irony and how I try 
to argue an enemy 
into being a being 
I don’t believe to be.  Infinite,
my desire, elusive
your key.  How you persist
in me.

 


LP Records, mixed media, by Suvan Geer

 

 

  

Write Me A Poem About Love, You Say

I say, impossible request, the kind that prompts
Save your breath. You must be kidding. Let’s call it quits. 
And yet, 
today was sunny, unusually warm for late October. 
We hiked along a portion of the Ice Age Trail, the landscape
well into outline – the bur oaks spiky and bare, 
their witches’ fingers splayed this Hallowe’en,
milkweed pods opened, silk tassels lost on the wind,
a few lean seeds left on prairie grasses, one lemon-yellow
butterfly. We climbed part-way up an overlook, rested
on a wooden bench, talked about what our last days 
might look like, what each of us might need from the other
at the end. It was on the way back down that you stopped 
to look at the oak leaves, on branches and underfoot, 
remarked that there were so many in one spot, examined 
them, pointing out differences between black oak and white, 
bur and pin, leaves serrated or smooth, pointed or round.
Everlasting, you might have murmured, enduring, I might
have answered. Something like love. Will this do?

 

 

 

  

To a Grandchild Not Conceived

How easy to fear what is unknown,
like looking into fog on the highway,
 
how it moves as ancestors do in dreams,
taking off their clothes as they go,
 
leaving their dresses and pants
and sensible shoes along the roadside.
 
We drive past with our windows up,
moving too fast to see their faces.
 
I want to give you their abalone buttons, 
that you might bind up what is loose,
 
and that you will bare what is
inside your heart. I want to give you
 
their pockets, warm from their hands,
linty and close, that you might always
 
feel safe. And I would give you 
their shoes, in case you get lost.

 

 

 

  

Pomegranate

After six months of abstinence
those six ruby arils
must have burst against her tongue–
bright as remembrance
and as brief, a sweetness
barely slaking a deep thirst,
a bitter longing for home.

 

 

 

  

Frida Kahlo’s The Love Embrace of the Universe, 1949

A triangle of connection, 
nested Babushka dolls, 
 
worlds to clasp: sun, moon, music, 
art, words, dance, forests, lakes, loves—
 
never-ending realms within realms 
to layer, seam, embroider our lives, 
 
smother pain and fear,
purl us safe in intricate webs.
 
If only we can remember
the ways we are embraced:
 
the fervid green of soft moss, 
violin, harp, and cello’s liquid lilt, 
 
pierce of lilac and lily-of-the-valley,
how water cradles us silky-thick. 
 
Our first date—the tenor of your voice 
as you sang to me—blue notes 
 
tickling the plush dark.

 

 

 

  

The Red Thread

An invisible red thread connects those who are destined
to meet regardless of time, place, or circumstance.  
The thread may stretch or tangle but will never break.
Chinese Proverb

 

I felt it, even when you were in the ICU, then the vent-trach unit, 
then other hospitals and rehabs, that there was an invisible cord
binding us over the miles of icy roads, the units closed to visitors 
because of the virus. The thread was stretched thin, almost to breaking.

Now death has tangled it past unraveling.  A thicket of knots, a path
that’s impossible to follow, an impenetrable maze of thorns.  But 
my finger, like a phantom limb, still feels the tug, the tension.
Someday, I will follow the pull, and let it lead me back to you.

 

 

 

  

(These are from an unpublished manuscript called Liège about the years 1968-1971, when I lived in Belgium right out of college with my first husband.) 
 

Rugby. 1969

We traveled around by bus,
a smattering of wives or girlfriends

with the team, and the women asked me
if I knew how to make fries, and why,

since I was married, I didn’t have kids.
Sometimes the ground was frozen

but the team played anyway, and the wives
and girlfriends huddled in a nearby bar

or stamped back and forth along the field,
shouting Allez les gars, hands and faces

numb, breath steam rising. Sometimes,
as I leaned against the bus window

gazing idly at the rainy highways,
the soot-slicked hilly towns

and pollard trees, the guys’ voices
soared in a song I loved, Etoile de neige… 

Star of the snow, my loving heart 
is caught in the trap of your large eyes. 

I go on a voyage. Until my return, 
I give my word, ah yes, I give my word

But it doesn’t translate, the lilt,
the overcast skies, the big grimy athletes

and the song they sang
as the bus lurched through Belgium.

 

  

Guessing at Distances

What makes me think of the wide field near Senj,
the sea winds lashing the apricot trees
the first night we camped by the ocean? —A sign,
Kampplatz, pointed down the road, but when we drove

away from town, there was nobody there, no Kampplatz.
Then freezing rain and gale-force winds; all night I woke
to sponge the tent out and flip like a fish, warming belly,
then back, against the long shanks of my husband.

Once, I dreamed of bells, bronze goat-bells. The leaves
were becoming green, then, and tender, next morning when
we drove through clear wet light in the mountains of Dalmatia
to the sixteen lakes we’d heard of, Plitvice Jezera,

spilling down the gorge to fill the valley,
each lake because of stone or soil or weed a different jewelling.
Water was opal, turquoise, jade, or lavender with rushes, near-jet
beneath the fir trees, then sapphire, amethyst: shadowy.

One lake was ringed with snowbells, bending water-laden
and so fragile. We walked in sun or shade beside the snowbells,
our boots seeped through with melt; we gathered bits of moss
and guessed at distances: How far have we come from this and this?

That world is gone, that marriage gone—and the hermit
who ran out gabbling, who waved his arms amazed to see us
because we’d taken the wrong turn at Senj
and drove five hours up an empty rutted goat-track

through dust, through sunlight, lost, off the map, not knowing
what we’d done, not knowing if we’d ever
find Plitvice Jezera…
how far have I come from that mountain, that springtime?

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Fiction

Lois Ann Abraham    Day 72   (Fall, 2023)

Susan Adam    Sins of Omission   (Fall, 2014)

Opal Palmer Adisa    My Mother Taught Herself to Drive   (Winter, 2022)

Marie Anderson     Lunch Lady Sings the Blues  (Fall, 2019)

Susan B. Apel    And I Cannot Bear to Think About the Books   (Fall, 2017)

Judith Arcana    Eva Has Cancer   (Fall, 2015)

Jacqueline Ariail    First Date   (Winter, 2021)

Rita Ariyoshi     The First Kiss  (Summer, 2018)

Julia Ballerini     Gloria  (Fall, 2012)

Carolyn Banks     How I Personally and Perhaps Finally Broke Bad, and Yes, the Names Have Been Changed Because I Am Not Exactly a Dolt  (Winter, 2018)

L.S. Bassen    Portrait of a Rotary Phone   (Spring, 2015)

Anne Batzer     The Woman Next Door  (Spring, 2013)

Gillian Bennett     Snow  (Winter, 2013)

Lois Bassen    Mrs. Dalloway Isn’t Shallow   (Summer, 2011)

Connie Bedgood    The Hummingbird and Sam   (Winter, 2018)

Carol Bergman    The Bridge   (Winter, 2010)

Drema Hall Berkheimer    Gypsy Skirt   (Spring, 2010)

Liz Betz    To Love Andy   (Winter, 2015)

Rachel Biale    The Hungarians   (Spring, 2016)

Ann Boaden     Ripping Nails, Breaking Light   (Spring, 2022)

Ann Boaden      Felicity Dying (Spring, 2023)

Becky Boling      Birthday No. 61 (Summer, 2021)

Barbara McGillicuddy Bolton    Happiness Is… (Winter, 2019)

Barbara McGillicuddy Bolton    Sister Love (Summer, 2013)

Patricia Boomsma    Suspect (Summer, 2017)

Nancy Bourne    Memorial Mansion (Spring, 2014)

Nancy Bourne    Fading (Summer, 2018)

Mary J. Breen    A Criminal Menopause   (Summer, 2013)

Mary J. Breen    Finders Keepers   (Spring, 2017)

Julie Brickman    The Rampvan, the Skateboard and the Wheelchair   (Summer, 2017)

Linda Briskin, The Lost Libido (Winter, 2023)

E.M. Broner    Life’s Adventures   (Spring, 2007)

E.M. Broner    The Dancers   (Winter, 2016)

Melinda Burns    English Garden   (Spring, 2019)

Barbara Carey Assurance and Insurance (Spring, 2021)

Phyllis Carito Passing Fancy (Summer, 2022)

Renee Howard Cassese    Rose   (Summer, 2013)

Jean Cavrell    Early Bird Special   (Winter, 2007)

Ruth Charney    The Old Bag   (Summer, 2015)

Linda Chavez    The Vigil  (Fall, 2014)

Nancy Chek, Post Office (Winter, 2023)

Bell Gale Chevigny    Sometimes Glad, Sometimes Sorry: Eighty-two-year Inventory   (Winter, 2019)

Claire Chow    Birthday Celebration  (Fall, 2022)

Jennifer Clements    Contempt   (Fall, 2017)

Christie Cochrell     Child of Sky and Earth   (Spring, 2022)

Martie Collins    Relations and Friends   (Summer, 2013)

Melodie Corrigall    Helen   (Spring, 2017)

Carolyn Coyle    The New Director   (Summer, 2021)

Patty Dann    Lord Byron on My Phone   (Summer, 2017)

Judith Day    Royal Flush   (Spring, 2015)

Marilis Demirel    Raw Oysters   (Spring, 2023)

Joan Diamond    The Long View   (Winter, 2011-2012)

Rosanne Dingli, Joy Needs No Memories (Winter, 2023)

Rochelle Distelheim    Comfort Me with Apples   (Summer, 2012)

Ann Doyle    A Tale of Two Lobsters  (Fall, 2013)

Jacqueline Doyle    Mary Most Contrary  (Fall, 2014)

Jacqueline Doyle    Charlotte’s Puzzle (Summer, 2018)

Tessa Dratt    Orphan   (Spring, 2010)

Susan Duke    The Rendevous   (Spring, 2020)

Rae Dumont    Dreamers   (Spring, 2024)

Susan Dworkin    The Powerhouse in Khuzestan   (Winter, 2007)

Susan Dworkin    Marty’s Version – A Monologue   (Fall, 2016)

Elaine Elinson    No Monument Stands   (Spring, 2024)

Jann Everard    The Neighbor Boy   (Winter, 2024)

Audrey Ferber    West Coast Swinger   (Spring, 2019)

Yvette Viets Flaten    Making Change   (Winter, 2024)

Kathleen Ford    Joan’s Counsel   (Winter, 2009)

Marilyn French    The Love Children   (Spring, 2007)

Ruth Gais    The Great Blue   (Fall, 2016)

Miriam Louise Gardener    The Night the Earth Shook   (Fall, 2010)

Roberta Hartling Gates    What Babysitters Do   (Fall, 2009)

Sharon Frame Gay    Seasons   (Summer, 2019)

Lynn Gazis    Leaving the Party   (Spring, 2024)

Carolyn Geduld    The Bad Thing   (Fall, 2019)

Donna Geer    Sometimes There Are No Words   (Fall, 2022)

Gail Fishman Gerwin    The Lost Child   (Spring, 2016)

Lakshmi Gill    Holy Fool   (Winter, 2014)

Gail Gilliland    Ramona the Starlet   (Summer, 2010)

Nancy L. Glass, MD    Socks for Lola  (Spring, 2024)

Emma Goldman    Reflections on Aging   (Spring, 2010)

J. Carol Goodman    What Happened to Ruth  (Fall, 2020)

Cynthia Graae Breakthrough (Spring, 2022)

Clynthia Burton Graham    Unlikely Arrow  (Fall, 2017)

KJ Hannah Greenberg    Returning Home to Die  (Fall, 2022)

Rosalind Goldsmith SMH (Spring, 2024)

Anna Gotlieb The Unraveling (Spring, 2024)

J.F. Gross    If Not Now, When?  (Winter, 2021)

Anne Gruner    It Might Have Happened Otherwise  (Fall, 2023)

Linda Mary Guyette    The Long Way Around  (Winter, 2024)

Gilda Haber    The Man in the Mink Hat   (Summer, 2009)

Elaine Handley Hooked Up (Spring, 2021)

Judith Haran Forbidden Elegy (Spring, 2019)

Nancy Smith Harris Jury Duty (Winter, 2017)

Lois Marie Harrod    No. 2 Pencil   (Spring, 2016)

L. M. Harrod    That Mess of Pottage   (Winter, 2020)

Frances Hay    A Stake in the Future  (Summer, 2014)

Elinor Davis The Broom Maker (Spring, 2024)

Laura Davis Hays    Pride   (Winter, 2021)

Renée Henning    The Place of No Return   (Fall, 2022)

Rolaine Hochstein    The Scam   (Fall, 2009)

Norah Holmgren    Sunrise Over Dolores Park   (Fall, 2009)

Anne Hosansky    The Tree Child   (Summer, 2022)

Maureen Hossbacher     The View from Beach Plum Drive  (Summer, 2023)

Anne Hotta    The Visitor   (Summer, 2023)

Anne Hotta    Frank and Shirley   (Fall, 2023)

Faith Reyher Jackson    Window on Tomorrow   (Winter, 2008)

Gill James    Locker 13   (Summer, 2019)

Gill James    Grace and Simon   (Spring, 2023)

Linda Jane    Anna   (Winter, 2024)

Lorraine Jeffery   This Ain’t Nothin’   (Winter, 2016)

Teddy Jones    Spring Storms   (Spring, 2013)

Nell Joslin    The Wild Swans   (Winter, 2015)

Melanie Kaye / Kantrowitz    Walk on the Wild Side   (Fall, 2007)

Margaret Karmazin    Risk   (Winter, 2009)

Marilyn Ogus Katz    Witness to History   (Fall, 2016)

Debra Kennedy   The Marriage of True Minds   (Winter, 2022)

Sue Kesler   The Neighbors   (Winter, 2013)

Sheila Kinsella   Zoe   (Spring, 2023)

Gloria DeVidas Kirchheimer    The Ash Tree   (Fall, 2007)

Kerry Langan, The Ladies Grove (Winter, 2023)

Edith Lank    A Day in the Life   (Fall, 2016)

Jane Lazarre    Inheritance   (Spring, 2007)

Prudence Lev    Perky   (Summer, 2021)

Priscilla Long    The Rubble That Is the Past   (Summer, 2021)

Carol J. Luther    Play Pretties   (Spring, 2019)

Roberta Albom Liebler    Reluctant Sanctuary   (Spring, 2014)

Mary Lewis    A Good Session   (Summer, 2014)

Jayna Locke    Riptide   (Spring, 2024)

Catharine Lucas    Prize Day   (Summer, 2015)

Jan Maher    Turn, Turn, Turn   (Fall, 2010)

Vesna Main    Baking for Love   (Winter, 2016)

Linda Maki    Water   (Spring, 2021)

Jane Manaster    Intentions   (Winter, 2024)

Karen Mandell    Repotting   (Spring, 2012)

Melody Mansfield    Fertilizer  (Fall, 2015)

Elizabeth Mapstone    Singing the Serpentine Blues   (Winter, 2013)

Toni Martin    Sara and Us   (Winter, 2013)

Jacqueline Masumian    The Rehearsal   (Summer, 2019)

Susan Gene McCartney Train to Tozeur (Summer, 2020)

Nancy McMillan To the River (Fall, 2021)

Marion Menna    An Enormous Child   (Spring, 2009)

Ann Minnett     A Temporary Guest  (Summer, 2023)

Charlotte G. Morgan    Prehistoric Heart   (Winter, 2018)

Jill J. Morin    All That I Carry   (Winter, 2024)

Hallie Moore     The Unemployed Nymph and The Glass Ceiling   (Fall, 2012)

Charlotte Morgan    What? Tell Me, What?   (Winter, 2020)

Elizabeth Morris    Wrack Line   (Fall, 2008)

Megeen R. Mulholland     Diana Disrobes  (Fall, 2023)

Joyce H. Munro     Be Jubilant My Feet   (Winter, 2018)

Carol Nadell In His Own Time (Summer, 2018)

Kathryn Nasuti  Cabbage Roses (Winter, 2011-12)

Joan Newburger A Bad Day in the Promised Land (Winter, 2017)

Lesléa Newman Maidel (Spring, 2017)

Lalita Noronha    Indelible Lines   (Summer, 2010)

Mary Beth O’Connor House Guests (Winter, 2022)

Katharine O’Flynn    When the Time Comes   (Summer, 2017)

Lucie Ogilvie    Damaged   (Fall, 2011)

Denise Osso    Likes to Talk Politics, Loves to Read Poetry   (Spring, 2023)

Charlotte Painter    Rings   (Spring, 2008)

Diane Payne    Old School   (Summer, 2023)

Rose Perlmutter    Pot Roast   (Summer, 2012)

Joyce Pfeiffer     Predator   (Fall, 2015)

Graziela Pimental    Aunt Rose   (Winter, 2015)

Rita Plush     Can We Talk?   (Fall, 2012)

Nancy Werking Poling     Afterlife   (Spring, 2020)

Judie Rae     A Commitment to Change   (Spring, 2014)

Joy Rathgeb     The Proper Way to Prepare Conch   (Fall, 2013)

Jude Reese     The Third Chakra at Gate 26   (Summer, 2022)

Martha Kilgore Rice    Furthermore, She Had Never Read Anais Nin  (Fall, 2012)

Barbara Ridley     Double Latte   (Spring, 2022)

Susan Robbins    A Breath Away   (Spring, 2009)

MJ Roberts    Stick Figures   (Spring, 2013)

Kathleen Rollins It Doesn’t Matter What You Say. Babies Just Like the Sound of Your Voice (Fall, 2018)

Sarah Rossiter    Where Will All Come Home  (Fall, 2013)

Martha Roth    Grandma Season   (Spring, 2008)

Eleanor Rubin Rete Mirable (Spring, 2020)

Sara Kay Rupnik    A Study of Light   (Spring, 2011)

Lenora Salvucci    Bless the Child   (Winter, 2012)

Kathleen Sampson    Eggcitement   (Fall, 2022)

Betty J. Sayles    Self Defense   (Fall, 2013)

Carol Scott-Conner    A Life of Flames   (Fall, 2010)

Florida Scott-Maxwell    From The Measure of My Days   (Fall, 2009)

Hollis Seamon    The Trojan Cat   (Spring, 2012)

Bonnie Sedgemore    Buying Love   (Summer, 2014)

Moira Sauvage    The Summer Deck / La Terrasse   (Summer, 2014)
En reprise The Summer Deck / La Terrasse (Spring, 2022)

Mimi Schwartz    Fix-It Fantasy   (Winter, 2018)

Kathryn Shaver    The Armoire   (Summer, 2009)

Deborah Shouse    Beyond the Dunes   (Winter, 2010)

Alice Simpson Eldridge Street, 1902 (Fall, 2021)

Barbara Smith    The Heir   (Summer, 2014)

Louise Smith    Heartsong’s Mother   (Fall, 2008)

Eleanor Fay Snyder    Of George  (Spring, 2021)

Julia C. Spring River of Women (Winter, 2017)

Carol Solomon    Heartache  (Fall, 2014)

Julia Sommer    Clippings   (Winter, 2014)

Lois Spencer    Unfamiliar Places   (Summer, 2022)

Christine Stewart    A Good Tradition   (Winter, 2013)

Darlene D. Stickel    Fred and Her Big Gift   (Fall, 2020)

Liz Strachan    Holding on with Love   (Fall, 2007)

Margaret J. Swanson    Two Goddesses and a Child: An imagined incident on ancient Crete   (Fall, 2023)

Eleanor Swent    Crape Myrtle   (Fall, 2018)

Kathryn D. Temple    5D   (Summer, 2023)

Ann G. Thomas    Mrs. Brown   (Spring, 2011)

Susan Thomas    The Occupation of Magdalen House   (Spring, 2023)

Ann Tracy    Quiet Girls, 1960   (Winter, 2016)

E.C. Traganas    Chopin Unraveled: Valldemossa, Winter 1839   (Fall, 2023)

Edna Troiano    The Secret in the Old Trunk   (Spring, 2016)

Lorain Urban Corpora Caelestia (Winter, 2017)

DeEtte Beghtol Waleed    On the Bridge   (Spring, 2014)

Diana L. Walters    The Way of the Sparrow   (Winter, 2019)

Lucy Warner    Drowning Kittens   (Spring, 2011)

Gail A. Webber    Never Waste A Good Hole   (Fall, 2015)

Brenda Webster    Blind Spots   (Summer, 2008)

Linda Garman Weimer    Shrub It   (Winter, 2016)

Linda Weimer What Will I Be Today? (Fall, 2020)

Mary-Lou Weisman Dating Doctors (Summer, 2022)

Margot Adler Welch    Now For The Rest   (Summer, 2011)

Lyn Westbrook    Empty Glass   (Summer, 2023)

Linda A. White    On Strike   (Fall, 2016)

Meredith Sue Willis    Feral Grandmothers: Little Red’s   (Winter, 2014)

Meredith Sue Willis Grandma Shiksa (Fall, 2021)

Avra Wing    The Anchored Wife   (Fall, 2018)

Irene Wittig    A Night at the Opera   (Summer, 2015)

Carol Wobig    What Choice Do We Have   (Winter, 2014)

Carol Wobig, Please, No Tears (Winter, 2023)

Chila Woychik The Rural Chronicles: Love (Fall, 2021)

J.L. Wynne    Shakespeare’s On It   (Fall, 2017)

Susan Yankowitz    Stuntwoman   (Winter, 2008)

Rona Yohalem    Dance With a Stranger   (Fall, 2011)

Ann Zimmerman Time Enough (Summer, 2018)

Keltie Zubko    More than Twelve   (Winter, 2022)

Keltie Zubko, Smoothing the Wrinkles (Fall, 2023)

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Nonfiction

Deborah-Zenha Adams      Trail Prophecy   (Winter, 2024)

Margot Adler      Why We Love Vampires   (Winter, 2013)

Paula Gunn Allen      The Perils of Being Paula   (Summer, 2007)

Sherry Ruth Anderson    A Secret I Should Be Keeping   (Summer, 2013)

Jane Ariel    Evelyn   (Winter, 2009)

Gail Arnoff    In Our Mother’s Closet   (Winter, 2016)

Gail Arnoff    In Another Closet   (Winter, 2022)

Barbarann Ayars     The Pie Queen   (Fall, 2012)

Barbara L. Baer    Shadows over the Galapagos   (Fall, 2016)

Ellyn Bache     Firstborn   (Fall, 2022)

Linda Baldanzi    Rattled   (Summer, 2014)

Lygia Ballantyne    Cooking by the Book   (Spring, 2009)

Nancy Barnes    I Got to See Their Words   (Spring, 2015)

Tina Barr    The Turtleneck   (Summer, 2023)

L. Shapley Bassen    The Rains Down in Africa   (Summer, 2020)

Nancy Bauer-King    Recycled   (Spring, 2016)

Karen Beatty    Messaging Plants   (Spring, 2023)

Alice Benson    Hope and Persistence   (Special Issue, 2022)

Véronique Béquin    Flight   (Summer, 2023)

Margo Berdeshevsky    My Lunch with Belochka   (Summer, 2013)

Annette Berkovits    Rebel With a Cause   (Spring, 2014)

Savitri L. Bess    Unexpected   (Winter, 2009)

Justine Blank     Thelma and Louise (not the movie)   (Fall, 2012)

Alice Bloch, A Tale of Two Trees (Winter, 2023)

Sheryl J. Bize-Boutte    Dead Chickens and Miss Anne   (Spring, 2012)

Bonnie Lee Black    Youth and Beauty   (Fall, 2008)

Lynette Blumhardt    Easily Amused   (Summer, 2022)

Martha Boesing    Parker Lake Jail   (Spring, 2014)

Patricia Boswell    The Visit   (Summer, 2021)

Sandy Boucher    Friendship and Change with Tillie Olsen   (Spring, 2007)

Nancy Bourne    Frozen Laughter   (Summer, 2020)

Rosalind Brackenbury    We Were Here   (Winter, 2024)

Katherine Bradway    On Approaching My Hundreth Year   (Summer, 2009)

Rev. Lyn G. Brakeman    Becoming a Woman Priest   (Winter, 2012)

Janie Braverman    Apocalypse/How to Fold 1,000 Paper Cranes   (Fall, 2023)

Donna Bridewell    Molecules   (Spring, 2022)

Julie Brinkmann    Struggling for Equality in the Catholic Church   (Special Issue, 2022)

Janet Brof    Holding Ground   (Fall, 2013)

E.M. Broner and Mary Gordon    The Writing Life   (Winter, 2008)

Paula Brown    Because Heaven   (Winter, 2024)

Spotted Earth Woman/Gloria Brooks; Yvonne Rand; Victoria Rue Unfolding: Women’s Spiritual Paths   (Fall, 2010)

Dorothy Bryant    Pushing Eighty-Still Pushing Books   (Summer, 2009)

Sandra Butler    Tiptoeing Toward Seventy   (Summer, 2009)

Sandra Butler    Repairs   (Spring, 2017)

Sandra Butler    Full Body Scan   (Winter, 2020)

Michelle Cacho-Negrete    On The Fire Escape   (Winter, 2007)

Anne Canright    The Bridge  (Summer, 2022)

Pat Carr    Prom Dress  (Summer, 2014)

Myriam Chapman    Disgust, (or What We Do for Love)   (Spring, 2019)

Leslie Clark    Snake Rain  (Winter, 2022)

Amy Champeau    Unleashed  (Special Issue, 2022)

Bell Gale Chevigny    Desire Is the Best Crutch   (Spring, 2013)

Bell Gale Chevigny    Our Robbery   (Spring, 2014)

Marian Mathews Clark    Getting There   (Fall, 2008)

Jenny Clover    Smog Check   (Spring, 2015)

Patty Cogen    If You Want to Change Your Life, Begin with Your Underwear   (Winter, 2014)

Elizabeth Cohen   Flammable   (Winter, 2024)

Kathleen Collins   Possibilities   (Spring, 2022)

Judy Collinson   Gratitude   (Summer, 2023)

Leslie Contos   Pillbug Soul   (Fall, 2022)

Ruth Crocker    My Buddy’s Hat   (Winter, 2013)

Jane DiVita Woody   The System   (Winter, 2020)

Louise A. Dolan   Departures   (Fall, 2022)

Louise A. Dolan   Diamonds in the Universe   (Spring, 2023)

Mary Donaldson-Evans   Not for Sissies?   (Spring, 2022)

Dawn Downey   The Cleaning Women   (Summer, 2017)

Carol M. Downie    My Snake   (Fall, 2013)

Dora Dueck    Reunion  (Fall, 2020)

Rae Dumont    Still Waters  (Fall, 2023)

Phyllis Dunham    The Things You Held Sacred   (Fall, 2015)

Susanne Dutton   Medium Well   (Winter, 2019)

Rosanne Ehrlich Another Disney Fan Bites the Dust (Winter, 2017)

Jane C. Elkin Shades of Love and Duty (Spring, 2022)

Meredith Escudier    Like it or Not   (Summer, 2013)

Mary Dingee Fillmore    The Story I Had to Write   (Spring, 2023)

Eileen Finley    Something New   (Summer, 2023)

Karen Frank, Susan Pope, Carrie Lugar Slayback, Adriane St. Clare    Pushing Through   (Spring, 2011)

Marcia Freedman    Going Back   (Spring, 2008)

Constance Garcia-Barrio    Vivid Vengeance   (Spring, 2023)

Rita Jane Gabbett    Gorilla 13   (Summer, 2023)

Claudia A. Geagan    Wife   (Winter, 2014)

Nan Fink Gefen    Change and All That   (Spring, 2012)

Nan Fink Gefen    Down the Rabbit Hole: My Adventures in Publishing   (Winter, 2014)

Alexandra Geiger Morgan Triptych: Three Explorations of Abuse (Special Issue, 2022)

Daniela Gioseffi Everything Happens for a Reason? (Winter, 2017)

Daniela Gioseffi A Death-Defying Illegal Abortion Nearly Destroyed Me (Special Issue, 2022)

Jean Gochros    What to Do About Danielle   (Fall, 2017)

Vivian Gornick    Turning Sixty   (Summer, 2009)

Vivian Gornick      Feminism in These Times   (Spring, 2015)

Susan Griffin & Maxine Hong Kingston The Open Heart
Is a Force For Peace
   (Winter, 2010)

Jane Hanser    The Registry   (Summer, 2013)

Laurie Harriton Abortion (Special Issue, 2022)

Julie Hébert Picking Cherry Tomatoes in the Apocalypse (Winter, 2024)

Sally Hess    Descartes Appears, We Talk   (Winter, 2019)

Deborah Burke Henderson Spa Day (Spring, 2024)

Linda Hirschhorn    Yes I Will Dance  (Fall, 2013)

Susan Hodara    Paul on the Floor in the Dark   (Summer, 2023)

Susan Hoffman    The Anxious Stitch   (Winter, 2018)

Mary Alice Hostetter   Reclaiming Good Bones   (Spring, 2020)

Ruth Hunter    Circles of Hope   (Winter, 2007)

Joan Shaddox Isom   Four Laps in August   (Summer, 2008)

Carol Jeffers   Covenant   (Fall, 2018)

Barbara Johnson & Billie Mulkey    Hardscrabble Times   (Winter, 2009)

Susan E. Johnson    Edward Nicholas  (Fall, 2014)

Suzanne Juhasz, Cleo Kocol, Tricia Knoll, Kathy Merlino, Janet Sunderland, Edna Troiano
Responses to Vivian Gornick’s Feminism in These Times   (Summer, 2015)

Claire Kahane  My Mother’s Story: Memento Mori   (Winter, 2021)

Claire Kahane Acolyte (Special Issue, 2022)

Anne Kaier    A Window Outside the Wall  (Spring, 2023)

Kay Jorgensen, Mary Risala Laird, Rabbi Leah Novick  Unfolding: Women’s Spiritual Paths   (Winter, 2010)

Suzanne Juhasz   Classroom Ballerina: The Sequel   (Winter, 2013)

Frances Kappler   Monster   (Winter, 2015)

Jane Kays Maryann (Winter, 2017)

Barbara Rady Kazdan   Don’t Tell Hubby   (Winter, 2019)

Barbara Rady Kazdan The Mourning Fog (Winter, 2021)

Deborah Kent   Where Is the Ladies’ Room, Anyway?   (Fall, 2014)

Gail B. Kent The Bench (Summer, 2022)

Gloria DeVidas Kirchheimer   My Life in Pieces   (Summer, 2015)

Irena Klepfisz and Nancy Stoller    Lives of Confinement   (Summer, 2010)

Nancy Kline   Florida   (Summer, 2010)

Nancy Kline   Terrifying Tales   (Spring, 2020)

Lisa Knopp  Lure   (Summer, 2019)

Eva Kollisch    Father   (Fall, 2007)

Edith Konecky   Soup   (Winter, 2007)

Sophia Kouidou-Giles  Under the Azure Sky   (Spring, 2016)

Carolyn Kraus   Animus   (Summer, 2012)

Jane T. Krebs   Peaches   (Spring, 2021)

Michele Landsberg   Activism Is My Modus Operandi   (Spring, 2014)

Mary Martha Lappe   Dancing with the Stripes   (Winter, 2015)

Ellen Leary, Googling Old Boyfriends (Winter, 2023)

Roz Leiser   Reluctant Bride  (Summer, 2014)

Joan Lester   Naps   (Fall, 2007)

Roz Leiser, Hello and Goodbye (Spring, 2024)

Sue Leonard and Lilly Rivlin    Story
Teller
   (Spring, 2014)

Sue Leonard and Toshi Seeger    Interview   (Summer, 2012)

Shoshana Levenberg   In My Name   (Spring, 2020)

Miriam Mandel Levi   The Hedge   (Spring, 2023)

Carol Levine  The Fruit of the Apple Tree   (Fall, 2015)

Aurora M. Lewis    My Cowgirl Blues   (Fall, 2017)

Flossie Lewis  Maude’s Pill   (Winter, 2015)

Sue Fagalde Lick  Tuna Noodle Casserole   (Winter, 2024)

Sue Fagalde Lick  When You Can’t Even Get Drunk   (Spring, 2019)

Mardith Louisell  The Long Shower   (Spring, 2017)

Abby Luby    The High Note  (Summer, 2019)

Barbara Mahone    A Tuskegee Story  (Summer, 2014)

Melody Mansfield    Gouache Rhymes with Squash  (Fall, 2020)

Lucy Marx      The Reckoning of Junot Diaz   (Fall, 2019)

Responses to Lucy Marx The Reckoning of Junot Díaz (Winter, 2020)

Catherine Mathews    The Girl by the Door  (Summer, 2021)

Susan McCarthy    Buried Treasure   (Fall, 2023)

Caroline Ames McCoy    The Story of Asher   (Summer, 2010)

Patricia McTiernan    Lessons from the Death Café   (Fall, 2023)

Stephanie Wilson Medlock    Keeping Score   (Summer, 2013)

Rita Mendes-Flohr   Swim for the Dark Spots   (Winter, 2024)

Debbie L. Miller    But, I’m a Girl   (Fall, 2017)

Nina Mishkin    A Story   (Spring, 2010)

Susan Moon   What If I Never Have Sex Again?   (Summer, 2008)

Jean P. Moore    Finding Charles   (Summer, 2011)

Jane P. Morgan    The Normal Aging Process   (Fall, 2013)

Christina Mowle    The Distorting Eye   (Summer, 2017)

Lisa Mullenneaux    The Vanishing Point: Artists Respond to Climate Change   (Spring, 2017)

ruie Mullins    At the Plaza   (Winter, 2015)

Daphne Muse    Gettin’ Sixty   (Spring, 2007)

Susan Neville    Billow  (Fall, 2020)

Emily Newberry    The First Steps   (Winter, 2016)

Sally Nielsen    The Bootleg Daughter   (Fall, 2011)

Sally Nielsen    Profundity   (Fall, 2018)

Hope Nisly    Never Take a Drop of H2O Lightly   (Winter, 2020)

Lee Haas Norris   A Woman’s Got to Do  (Winter, 2011-12)

Lee Haas Norris   BFF  (Fall, 2016)

Patty Anne O’Hara     A Hot Couple?   (Winter, 2018)

Jane O’Reilly     Diary of a Political Education   (Fall, 2016)

Elaine Neil Orr     Falling   (Winter, 2018)

Catherine Palmer Spleeny (Spring, 2024)

Crystal W. Pillifant     A Dud Isn’t Always a Dud   (Summer, 2023)

Paula Phipps     That Invisible Door Between Us and the Homeless   (Fall, 2014)

Lenore Pimental     First Sit Up Straight   (Fall, 2012)

Melba Pitts    God Nodded   (Summer, 2018)

Leanne Phillips    Growing an Avocado Tree from Seed   (Winter, 2022)

Letty Cottin Pogrebin     Cover-Up Creep   (Summer, 2015)

Eileen Pollack   The True Game of Tennis  (Special Issue, 2022)

Patricia Pomerleau    Gay March   (Fall, 2015)

Joan Potter    Turning Elderly   (Winter, 2022)

Barbara Presnell, Home Boy (Winter, 2023)

Anna Rabkin    Southern Sixties   (Summer, 2012)

Honey Rand    On the Death of a Friend   (Summer, 2023)

Margaret Randall    Coyote Grin  (Fall, 2011)

Elizabeth Reed    A Map of Marriage on Monhegan Island   (Fall, 2022)

L. J. Reed    The Cribbage Master (Spring, 2012)

Bethany Reid    About a Marriage, from A to Zed (Fall, 2021)

Ruth Resch    Through the Eyes Of… (Fall, 2009)

Ruth Resch    Travel Agent (Spring, 2016)

Ruth Resch    Requiem for My Beloved (Summer, 2018)

Felice Rhiannon    The Candelabra (Winter, 2024)

Fay Robinson    House (Fall, 2023)

Phyllis Jane Rose    Sisters: A Digital Story (Spring, 2010)

Diana Rosen     Lerissa’s Monologue   (Spring, 2024)

Carole Rosenthal   Whose Lie Is This?   (Summer, 2007)

Deborah Ross    Barbie’s Bleak House; or, Married with Furniture (Spring, 2021)

Miriam Sagan    January   (Fall, 2023)

Mediha Saliba    Quilts in Life   (Winter, 2013)

Adina Sara    Holy Days   (Fall, 2021)

Roussel Sargent    Reaching Ninety   (Summer, 2009)

Stephanie Schamess, Howling at the Moon (Winter, 2023)

Adrienne Sciutto    The Sophie Stories   (Fall, 2019)

Shizue Seigel    Of Christmas and Karma   (Winter, 2016)

Stephanie B. Shafran, Wheels (Winter, 2023)

Jacquelyn Shah    Mutant   (Special Issue, 2022)

Alice Shalvi    Point of (No) Return   (Summer, 2012)

Kaelin McGee Shipley    Letting Go   (Spring, 2019)

Carol Westreich Solomon    They’re Digging Dirt in My Family Room   (Fall, 2023)

Harriet Squier    The ICU   (Summer, 2019)

Ann Stanford    She Flew   (Summer, 2023)

Patricia Temple    The Windmill   (Summer, 2020)

Phyllis Todisco    The Reluctant Caretaker    (Special Issue, 2022)

Jo Ann(e) Valentine (Pascoe) Simson (Smith)    What’s in a Name?   (Spring, 2015)

Ann Warren Smith   Getting to the Heart   (Fall, 2014)

Ann St James    Ed Is Dead   (Spring, 2013)

Laura Tamakoshi    “The White Woman Will Eat You!”   (Spring, 2015)

Lynn Taylor    “AC”   (Spring, 2015)

Monona Wali    The Resistance of Shakuntala   (Summer, 2021)

Mary C. Waters    Weaving Lesson   (Winter, 2013)

Mary Watkins    Learning from Liberace   (Spring, 2008)

Gayle Ann Weinstein    Meet Me on the Corner   (Winter, 2014)

Mary-Lou Weisman Ms Me (Special Issue, 2022)

Mary-Lou Weisman, Longevity (Winter, 2023)

Ernestine Whitman Musical Themes (Winter, 2021)

Nancy Wick Just Like Me (Winter, 2017)

Laurey Williams Twins (Fall, 2021)

Katy Wright A Rose by Any Other Name (Fall, 2022)

Sherri Wright What is Essential — Every Single Day (Summer, 2022)

Mitsuye Yamada    Red Shoes and Milk Baths   (Summer, 2011)

Sondra Zeidenstein    Old Woman, New Poems (Spring, 2010)

Mary Zelinka    Boundaries (Winter, 2019)

Mary Zelinka Thirty-four Years to Graduation (Spring, 2024)

Elizabeth Zimmer    North Wing (Spring, 2013)

Jean Zorn Nothing is Sure in This World: When Title IX Became a Political Football (Special Issue, 2022)

Ariela Zucker Twenty-one Seconds (Spring, 2024)

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Music, Dance & Theatre

Harpist Nancy Allen  One of a Kind   (Winter, 2024)
Introduction and Interview by Gena Raps, Music Editor

Terry Joan Baum     Mom Comes Out   (Fall, 2012)

Joan Behrens-Berman, Guest Music Editor     Our Guest Editor’s Music Picks  (Summer, 2023)

Alina Bloomgarden     Jazz Visionary   (Spring, 2021)
interviewed by Gena Raps, Music Editor

Jane Ira Bloom     Jazz Saxophonist and Composer   (Summer, 2021)
interviewed by Gena Raps, Music Editor

Serena Benedetti Musical Trailblazing: Interview   (Special Issue, 2022)
interviewed by Gena Raps, Music Editor

Martha Boesing     Song of the Magpie   (Summer, 2007)

Laurie Carney Interview   (Summer, 2022)
interviewed by Gena Raps, Music Editor

Donna Weng Friedman     Stories from the Piano   (Winter, 2022)
Interview by Gena Raps, Music Editor

Yoko Takebe Gilbert  Mothering Musicians  (Spring, 2022)
Interview by Gena Raps, Music Editor

Sharon M. Hannon, Guest Music Editor Punk Pioneer Exene Cervenka: Her Life in Music and Words   (Fall, 2023)

Tania León  In Motion  (Summer, 2016)

Tania León, In Motion
Saluting Our Pulitzer Prize Winner, by Gena Raps, Music Editor

Margaret Leng Tan     Toi, Toi, Toy   (Fall, 2018)

Emily Levine     Off to the Races   (Fall, 2012)

Naomi Newman    Five Scenes   (Spring, 2008)

Gena Raps    An Interview with Thea Musgrave (Spring, 2009)

Gena Raps    Creative Collaboration: Elinor Armer and Ursula Le Guin   (Fall, 2010)

Gena Raps     An Interview with Evangeline Benedetti   (Fall, 2012)

Gena Raps    Carol Winsenc: The Magician of the Flute   (Winter, 2013)

Gena Raps     Pianist to Pianist: Gena Raps interviews Ursula Oppens (Spring, 2017)

Gena Raps, Music Editor     Editor’s Music Picks (Spring, 2023)

Oxana Yablonskaya, Gena Raps    A Musical Life From Moscow to New York   (Fall, 2013)

Marta Renzi   Choreographer and Independent Filmmaker   (Summer, 2016)

Dorothy Roberts    I Loved Him   (Fall, 2015)

Elizabeth Zimmer    An Interview with Anita Hollander   (Sprint, 2020)

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Poetry

Frances Payne Adler, Guest Editor   International Poets   (Summer, 2015)
Frances Payne Adler, Margo Berdeshevsky, Lakshmi Gill, Shareen Knight, Lesley Lababidi, Gila Landman, Anita Lerek, Althea Romeo-Mark

Dare I Call You Cousin, poetry by Frances Payne Adler (Spring, 2022)
The Way of the Matriot: On the Poetry of Frances Payne Adler, an introduction by Cynthia Hogue, Poetry Editor

Dare I Call You Cousin (Revisit from Spring 2022)
Poetry by Frances Payne Adler
Photographs by Michael Fattal
Videos by Yossi Yacov

Judith Arcana, Guest Editor   Northeast Region Poetry   (Fall, 2008)
Annette Basalyga, Barbara Crooker, Susan Donnelly, Lynnel Jones, Jacqueline Lapidus, Elizabeth Lara, Alicia Ostriker, Minnie Bruce Pratt, Becky Dennison Sakellariou, Sondra Zeidenstein

Poetry of Jane Augustine   (Fall, 2022)
Introduction: Reality Is My Estate: On the Work of Jane Augustine, by Cynthia Hogue, Poetry Editor
Poems from Traverse, by Jane Augustine

Christianne Balk, Guest Editor   West Coast Poetry   (Summer, 2018)
Kathleen Joy Anderson, Marri Champié, Linda Conroy, Ginger Dehlinger, Suzanne Edison, Gail Entrekin, Susan Landgraf, Joan Moritz, Penelope Scambly Schott, Judith Skillman, Stephanie Striffler

Cynthia Hogue and Devreaux Baker, Introductions   Poets from the West Coast   (Summer, 2020)
Poetry by Subhaga Crystal Bacon, Devreaux Baker, Carol Barrett, Gail Entrekin, Lorraine Jeffery, Sigrun Susan Lane, Eileen Malone, Judith Montgomery, Melanie Perish, Judith Quaempts, Kenith Simmons, Pat West, windflower
Photographs by Robin Gross; Illustration by Teresa Fasolino
Musical Interlude presented by Evangeline Benedetti and Pedja Muzijevic

Wendy Barker, Guest Editor   International Poetry   (Fall, 2010)
Margo Berdeshevsky, Jo Carroll, Tamra Hays, Jennifer Hedges, Lisa Katz, Katharine O’Flynn, Becky Sakellariou, Wallis Wilde-Menozzi

Wendy Barker   Eleven Poems   (Spring, 2013)
Introduction: Alicia Ostriker, An Introduction to Wendy Barker’s Poetry

Wendy Barker   Poems by Wendy Barker   (Fall, 2023)
Introduction: Cynthia Hogue, Poetry Editor, The Gentle Force of Female Wisdom: A Memorial Tribute to Wendy Barker

Aliki Barnstone, Guest Judge    Seventeen Poems:
Poetry from the Central States
   (Winter, 2021)
Aliki Barnstone, Nancy Lael Braun, Jacqueline Brogan, Wendy Cleveland, Jeanne Emmons, Ann Fisher-Wirth, Margaret Hasse, Pauletta Hansel, Judith Sanders, Annette Sisson, Rebecca A.
Spears, Bonnie Larson Staiger, Dawn Terpstra, Drucilla Wall, LaWanda Walters, Patricia Jabbeh Wesley
Introducing Aliki Barnstone by Cynthia Hogue, Poetry Editor
Music by Gena Raps

Dr. Tina Barr, Guest Judge    Poets from Elsewhere   (Summer, 2021)
Introducing Tina Barr by Cynthia Hogue, Poetry Editor
Tina Barr, Margo Berdeshevsky, Nicole Brossard, Lam Thi My Da, Dubravka Djuric, Elizabeth Mornin, Liana Sakelliou, Susan Wicks, Linda Stern Zisquit

Margo Berdeshevsky, Guest Editor    Poems from the Central North States   (Winter, 2015)
Kathleen Dale, Mary Moore Easter, Susan Fox, Mary Hotlen, Linda Maki, Beverly Offen, Mary Kay Rummel, Barbara Kreader Skalinder, Gayle Ann Weinstein

Chana Bloch   Twelve Poems   (Winter, 2009)
Introduction: Anita BarrowsWriting a Woman’s Life 

Chana Bloch   Fifteen Poems   (Spring, 2015)
Interview: Wendy BarkerChana Bloch’s Swimming in the Rain: Writing a Woman’s Life 

Beverley Bie Brahic, Guest Judge    Poems from the Central States   (Spring, 2012)
Liz Abrams-Morley, Jane Harrington Bach, Dorothy Brooks, Penny Hackett-Evans, Susan Mallory, Charlene Neely, Susan W. Peters, Nancy Paddock, Patti Capel Swartz, Judith Weir, M.J. Werthman White

Jill Breckenridge, Guest Editor    Poems from the Southern States   (Fall, 2009)
Nancy Calhoun, Margery Cunningham, Ann Fisher-Wirth, Jane Ellen Glasser, Rand (Silverbear) Hall, Joan Mazza, Merimee Moffitt, Margaret S. Mullins, Gail Peck, Diana Pinckney, Barbara Rockman, Sue Walker

Fleda Brown, Guest Editor    International Poets   (Fall, 2012)
Margo Berdeshevsky, Fleda Brown, Malinda Crispin, Eva Eliav, Mori Glaser, Chellis Glendinning, Lois Elaine Heckman, Venie Holmgren, Jo Milgrom, Lalita Noronha, Katharine O’Flynn, Althea Romeo-Mark, Barbara A Taylor

Fleda Brown    Ten Poems   (Fall, 2014)
Introduction: Wendy BarkerIntroduction to Fleda Brown’s Poetry

Susan Carlson    Two Poems   (Summer, 2023)

Marilyn Chin    Erudite Poet   (Fall, 2018)

Lucille Lang Day, Guest Editor Poetry from the Central States (Winter, 2017)
Mary Jo Balistreri, Judith Waller Carroll, Maria Crabtree, Lucille Lang Day, Janet Ruth Heller, Judy Johnson, Dawn McDuffie, Donna Pucciani, Marjorie Stamm Rosenfeld, Ruth Schmidt-Baeumler, Ann Falwell Stanford, Judith Weir, Veronica Zuege

Alice Friman, Guest Editor    Poems from the Northeast Region   (Summer, 2013)
Annette Basalyga, Alice Casey, Jean-Marie J. Crocker, Christina Wos Donnelly, Penny Harter, Kathleen M. Kelley, Jacqueline Lapidus, Christine O’Connor, Paula Phipps, Sb Sobel

Alice Friman, Guest Editor    Central States Poets   (Winter, 2019)
Wendy Taylor Carlisle, Judith Waller Carroll, Wendy Cleveland, Jane Desmond, Gail Goepfert, Amy Haddad, Pam Kreis-Dunn, Sigi Leonhard, Dawn McDuffie, Donna Pucciani, Catherine Senne Wallace

Andrea Hollander, Guest Editor   North Central States Poetry  (Spring, 2010)
Maril Crabtree, Penny Hacket-Evans, Eve Hooker, Deena Linett, Nancy Paddock, Linda Robiner, Mary Kay Rummel, Elizabeth Schultz, Catherine Wallace, M.J. White

Lucille Clifton    Twelve Poems   (Winter, 2008)
Introduction: Toi DerricotteAbout Lucille Clifton

Martha Collins    Twelve Poems   (Spring, 2014)
Introduction: Wendy BarkerIntroduction to Martha Collins

Rita Dove   Twelve Poems   (Winter, 2012)
Introduction: Erika Meitner,  Introduction to Rita Dove

Toi Derricotte   Poems   (Fall, 2007)
Introduction: Madeline Tiger,  Introduction

Ali Friman   Eleven Poems   (Fall, 2015)
Introduction: Wendy Barker,  On the Poetry of Alice Friman

Alice Fulton   Selected Poems   (Spring, 2024)
Introduction: Cynthia Hogue, Poetry Editor,  “the gift that bright exults”: On the Poetry of Alice Fulton

Joy Harjo   Twelve Poems   (Fall, 2013)
Introduction: Wendy Barker,  An Introduction To Joy Harjo

Linda Hogan   Nine Poems   (Fall, 2017)
Introduction: Peggy ShumakerIntroduction to Linda Hogan’s Poetry

Fourteen Poems Fourteen Poems (Special Isue, 2022)
Introduction by Cynthia Hogue, Poetry Editor

Cynthia Huntington   The Holiday Suicides   (Spring, 2019)
Introduction: Cynthia HogueIntroduction to the Poetry of Cynthia Huntington

Tess Gallagher    Eleven Poems   (Summer, 2008)
Introduction: Alice Derry, Tess Gallagher: An Audacious Poet

Tess Gallagher Fourteen Poems from Is, Is Not (Fall, 2021)
Introduction by Cynthia Hogue, Poetry Editor

Sandra M. Gilbert   Ten Poems   (Winter, 2010)
Introduction: Susan GubarIntroducing Sandra Gilbert’s Poetry

Maria Mazziotti Gillan, Guest Editor   West Coast Poetry   (Winter, 2014)
Donna L. Emerson, Christine Horner, Dallas Huth, Joanne Jagoda, Maria Mazziotti Gillan, Dian Gillmar, Aurora M. Lewis, Carolyn Martin, Penny Perry, Judith Kelly Quaempts, Elizabeth Stoessl

Mary Gilliland, Guest Judge   Poetry from the East Coast   (Winter, 2022)
Introduction to Mary Gilliland by Cynthia Hogue, Poetry Editor
Introduction to East Coast Poets, by Mary Gilliland, Guest Judge
Pamela Ahlen, Irene Apostoleris, Rachel Elion Baird, Regina Dilgen, Jan Freeman, Debra Kaufman, Sandra Kohler, Monifa Love, Janet MacFadyen, Kate Ravin, Harriet Shenkman, Pamela Wax

Lorrie Goldensohn, Guest Editor   West Coast Poetry   (Spring, 2009)
Anne Barrows, Ellen Bass, Gail Rudd Entrekin, Marcia Falk, Cooper Gallegos, Dorothy Gilbert,
Muriel Karr, Sally Allen McNall, Judith Montgomery

Marilyn Hacker    Ten Poems   (Summer, 2012)
Introduction: Alicia OstrikerMarilyn Hacker: Poetry of Anger and Love

Barbara Hamby    Ten Poems   (Fall, 2016)
Introduction: Wendy BarkerThe Razzle-Dazzle of Barbara Hamby

Patricia Spears Jones   The Poetry of Patricia Spears Jones   (Fall, 2019)
Introduction by Cynthia Hogue 

Carolyn Kizer   Poems   (Spring, 2008)
Introduction: Diana O’HehirCarolyn Kizer’s Poetry

Maxine Kumin   Poems   (Winter, 2007)
Introduction: Alicia Ostriker,  Maxine Kumin: An Introduction

Bonnie Lyons, Guest Editor   Poetry from the Western States   (Summer, 2016)
Carol Barrett, Brenda Bellinger, Joanne Brown, Catharine Clark-Sayles, Jeanie Greensfelder, Cynthia Hoffman, Tricia Knoll, Lori Levy, Eileen Malone, Catherine McGuire, Nancy L. Meyer, Nan Rush

Charlotte Mandel, Guest Editor   East Coast Poetry   (Winter, 2016)
Kathleen Corcoran, Darcy Cummings, Susan Deer Cloud, Laurel Ferejohn, Penny Harter, Adele Kenny, Claire Keyes, Charlotte Mandel, Susanna Rich, Helen Ruggieri, Marianne Schloss, Carole Stone, Davi Walters

Marilyn Nelson   Poems   (Spring, 2018)

Naomi Shihab Nye   Twelve Poems   (Winter, 2013)
Introduction: Wendy Barker,  An Introduction to Naomi Shihab Nye’s Poetry

Alicia Ostriker   Poems   (Summer, 2010)
Introduction: Wendy Barker, Penetrating Surfaces

Diana O’Hehir   Poems   (Summer, 2009)

Grace Paley   Poems   (Summer, 2007)
Introduction: E.M. Broner, My Pal Paley

Pit Pinegar, Guest Poetry Editor    International Poetry   (Summer, 2023)
Poetry by Sharon Alexander, Ann Bar-Dov, Aliki Barnstone, Margo Berdeshevsky, Natalka Bilotserkivets, Hanne Bramness, Wendy Dickstein, Dubravka Djurić, Janis Galway, Janice Greene, Barbarta Kamler, Althea Romeo Mark, Frances Owen, Pit Pinegar, Frances Presley, Liana Sakelliou
Illustrations by Helen Bar-Lev
Introduction: Cynthia Hogue, Poetry Editor “Turning Myself Loose with the Language”: Introducing Guest Poetry Editor Pit Pinegar

Hilda Raz, Guest Editor   International Poets   (Summer, 2017)
Caroline Cottom, Meredith Escudier, Sharon Goodier, Lois Elaine Heckman, S.E. Ingraham, Ellen S. Jaffe, Kath Jonathan, Benita Kape, Sarah Thomson, Joanne Veiss-Zaken.

Kay Ryan   Sixteen Poems   (Summer, 2011)
Introduction: Chana Bloch, Kay Ryan’s Poems

Mona Lisa Saloy   Black Creole Chronicles: Poems   (Spring, 2023)
Introduction: Cynthia Hogue, “Guardian of the Creole Groove”: The Poetry of Mona Lisa Saloy

Peggy Shumaker, Guest Editor  Poems from the Southern States   (Summer, 2014)
Judith Waller Carroll, Wendy White Cleveland, Jo Ann Steger Hoffman, Ann Neuser Lederer, Janet McCann, Elizabeth Oakes, Diana Pinckney, Elena Lelia Radulescu, Susan Shaw Sailer, Mary Kay Schoen, Bonnie Stanard, Peggy Shumaker, Memye Curtis Tucker, Alice Toporoff Wallace, Sarah Webb, Dede Wilson, Sally Zakariya

Peggy Shumaker  Ten Poems   (Spring, 2017)
Introduction: Wendy Barker On the Poems of Peggy Shumaker

Maurya Simon, Editor   East Coast Poetry   (Winter, 2018)
Pamela Ahlen, Henrietta Dahlstrom, Anne Harding Woodworth, Josephine Hausam, W.J. Herbert, Kathryn Kelly, Sandra Kohler, Susan Kress, Jacqueline Lapidus, Ethel Paquin, Deborah Pfeffer, Meredith Trede.

Patricia Smith   A Dozen Poems   (Spring, 2016)
Introduction: Wendy Barker, Introduction to Patricia Smith’s Poetry

Sue Standing   East Coast Poets   (Winter, 2020)
L.R. Berger, Paula Bonnell, Debra Cash, Barbara Daniels, Merrill Oliver Douglas, Kate Flaherty, Amy Gottlieb, JoAnn Hoffman, Claire Keyes, Jacqueline Lapidus, Ann Taylor, Sarah Brown Weitzman, Sue Standing.

Hannah Stein, Guest Editor   East Coast Poetry   (Spring, 2011)
Sasha Ettinger, Sandra Kohler, Janet Krauss, Diana Pinckney, Marjorie Norris, Susan Roche, Ada Jill Schneider, Dorothy Schiff Shannon, Carole Stone, Dale Tushman

Jody Stewart, Guest Editor   Poets of the Eastern States   (Winter, 2024)
The Bee in the Center of a Zinnia: On the Poetry of Jody Stewart by Cynthia Hogue, Poetry Editor
Poets and Courage: Poetry from the Eastern United States by Jody Stewart, Guest Poetry Editor
Poetry by Rachel R. Baum, Jan Freeman, Jane Ann Fuller, Janlori Goldman, Beth Kanell, Joan Larkin, Donna Kennedy Maccherone, Janet MacFadyen, Jennifer Martelli, Mary Cuffe Perez, Celeste Pflister, Rosetta Radtke, Elaine Terranova, Yvonne, Rhett Watts
Photographs by Mary Lou Reker

Ruth Stone   Poems   (Spring, 2007)
Introduction: Sandra Gilbert, On Ruth Stone

Julie Suk, Guest Editor  Poetry from the Western States   (Fall, 2011)
Katy Brown, Margaret Chula, Joanne M. Clarkson, Gail Rudd Entrekin, Grace Marie Grafton, Taylor Graham, Kelley Jácquez, Meredith Kunsa, Penelope Scrambly Schott, Edythe Haendel Schwartz, Florence Weinberger, Pat Phillips West

Heather Thomas, Guest Editor  International Poets   (Summer, 2019)
Karen Alkalay-Gut, Patricia Díaz Bialet, Audrey Chin, Margaret Hollingsworth, Wendy Klein, Marianne Larsen, Marion Leeper, Krystyna Lenkowska, Althea Romeo Mark, Irina Mashinski, Diti Ronen, Susan Wismer

Laura Tohe   Eight Poems   (Fall, 2020)
My Soul Immense with the Millennia of Rocks and Stars: The Poetry of Laura Tohe
by Cynthia Hogue, Poetry Editor

Eleanor Wilner   Nine Poems   (Spring, 2020)
Introduction: Cynthia Hogue, The Necessity of Witness: On the Poetry of Eleanor Wilner

Kathleen Winter, Guest Judge    Poetry from the Western States   (Summer, 2022)
The Transformative Capacity: Introducing Kathleen Winter, by Cynthia Hogue, Poetry Editor
Kathleen Joy Anderson, Judy Clarence, Rebecca Foust, Jodi Hottel, Barbara Johnstone, Moira Magneson, Sara McAulay, Alice Campbell
Romano, Joan Stepp Smith, Victoria Stefani, Susan Terris, Lynne Thompson

Ann Fisher-Wirth, Guest Poetry Judge    Poets of the Central States   (Winter, 2023)
Introduction: Cynthia Hogue, “The Sap-Rich Glory”: The Poetry of Guest Judge Ann Fisher-Wirth

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Art

No Immigrants, No Art   (Spring, 2018)

Greta Berman  Synesthesia: The Involuntary Joining of the Senses   (Spring, 2019)

Greta Berman   “That Energy that Spins the World”: The Art of Rebecca Allan   (Winter, 2023)

Greta Berman, Art Editor   “My Story/Their Story”: The Art of Marilyn Church   (Spring, 2023)

Greta Berman, Art Editor  Restoring Unique American Art: My Work on Federal Art Project Murals   (Fall, 2023)

Greta Berman, Art Editor  Advocate for the Arts: Johanne Bryant-Reid   (Spring, 2024)

Betty Blayton-Taylor  Spiritual Artist, Spirited Educator   (Summer, 2015)

Lorraine Bonner   Sculpture   (Fall, 2008)
Introduction: Yasmin Sayyed, Introduction to Lorraine Bonner

Isabelle de Borchgrave  Haute Couture de Papier   (Summer, 2014)

Rose Cabat  Touchie Feelies   (Fall, 2014)

Rose Cabat  Touchie Feelies Redux   (Winter, 2021)

Elizabeth Catlett  Recent Prints   (Fall, 2010)

Judy Chicago   Hands in Glass   (Spring, 2009)

Diane Churchill Musicality, Complexity, and Interconnections, by Greta Berman, Art Editor    (Fall, 2022)

Marion Coleman   African American History and Culture in Story Quilts   (Fall, 2017)

Jane Dickson   Revelers   (Spring, 2017)

Shirley Faktor  Paintings: The Cyclical Nature of Life   (Summer, 2011)

Patricia Tobacco Forrester   Eleven Watercolors   (Summer, 2010)

Sally Frank   Visual Memories   (Fall, 2016)

Suvan Geer   Shall Remain Nameless   (Winter, 2014)

Janet Goldner   Art and Life   (Summer, 2013)

Liliana Golubinsky   Playful in Buenos Aires   (Summer, 2020)

Grace Graupe-Pillard   Art as Dialectic   (Spring, 2021)
Introduction: Greta Berman, Art Editor, The Dialectical Art of Grace Graupe-Pillard

Howardena Pindell   An Intersectional Artist Before the Fact   (Summer, 2021)
Introduction: Greta Berman, Art Editor

Robin Gross   Photographing Passion   (Fall, 2015)

Guerrilla Girls   Art as Activism   (Spring, 2014)

Nancy Hagin   Sumptuous Realist   (Spring, 2015)

Ester Hernandez   A Visual Dialogue   (Spring, 2011)

Sheila Hicks     The Grande Dame of Textile Art   (Fall, 2012)

Nicole Hollander  Sylvia Cartoon Strips   (Winter, 2007)
Introduction: Judith Arcana, Laughing and Thinking at the Same Time

Yvonne Jacquette  Views from the Heavens   (Spring, 2016)
Introduction by Gena Raps

Jae Jarrell  Revolutionary Fashion Designer   by Greta Berman   (Winter, 2024)

Martha H. Kennedy, Guest Art Editor   “Working Woman”: Barbara Dale, Cartoonist and Fine
Artist
   (Summer, 2023)
Introduction: Greta Berman, Introduction to Guest Editor Martha Kennedy

Women in Bronze (and Copper)   (Fall, 2020)
Introduction by Sue Leonard, Editor

Abbe Stahl Steinglass and Harriet W. Lesser  The Third Artist: Painting in Collaboration   (Winter, 2013)

Ellen K. Levy  Stealing Attention   (Spring, 2013)

Elaine Lorenz Seedpods: The Future?   (Winter, 2018)

Hung Liu  Then and Now: Paintings and Installations   (Winter, 2010)

Yolanda López   Women’s Work is Never Done   (Summer, 2009)

Melanie Manchot   Photography   (Spring, 2007)

Henrietta Mantooth   Paintings and Installations   (Winter, 2008)
Introduction: Mary Frank, A Risk-Taking Artist

Janice Mehlman   Photographs: Sensory Allusions and Intimate Truths   (Spring, 2020)

Valerie Mendelson   Painter   (Winter, 2020)

Rita Mendes-Flohr   Gorges From Within   (Summer, 2016)

Marybeth McKenzie   Contemporary Realism   (Winter, 2014)

Kate Missett   Canopic Jars   (Fall, 2018)

Irmari Nacht   Saved Books   (Summer, 2018)

Nobuho Nagasawa   Weaving     Light     Sound     Bodywaves   (Summer, 2016)

Mayumi Oda   Ten Images   (Summer, 2008)
Introduction: Lane Olson, Images of the Floating World

Alicia Ostriker   Poems from the Volcano and After: Selected and New Poems, 2002-2019   (Spring, 2021)
Introduction: Cynthia Hogue, Poetry Editor, Making Beauty Like That: On the Poetry of Alicia Ostriker

Judy Pfaff   Sculptural Paintings   (Winter, 2010)

Gail Postal   Fantasy Life   (Fall, 2013)

Faith Ringgold   Visual Art   (Summer, 2007)
Introduction: Moira Roth, About Faith Ringgold

Dorothea Rockburne   Geometry, Astronomy and Angels   (Summer, 2012)

Joan Roth   Photographs of Centenarians   (Spring, 2010)

Eleanor Rubin Dreams of Repair: A Decade of Images   (Winter, 2011-12)

Alison Saar Alison Saar Swings Low in Harlem: The Harriet Tubman Memorial   (Spring, 2017)

Joyce J. Scott   Beading for Her Life   (Winter, 2015)

Susan Schwalb   A Contemporary “Old Master”   (Fall, 2021)
Introduction by Greta Berman, Art Editor

Nilima Sheikh   Delectable Art for Every Day   (Summer, 2016)

Kathran Siegel   Carving a Life   (Summer, 2016)

Regina Silveira   Perspectives   (Spring, 2012)

Ellen Nathan Singer   Honoring Immigrants   (Spring, 2018)

Marcia Smilack   A Reflectionist   (Spring, 2019)

Jaune Quick-to-See Smith   Poetry in Painting   (Winter, 2016)

Mimi Smith   Being Female in Society   (Fall, 2015)

Joan Snyder   Paintings   (Spring, 2008)
Introduction: Cornelia Schulz, Contemplating the Work of Joan Snyder

Wilda Gerideau Squires   Photography as Abstract: Fourteen Images   (Fall, 2011)

Elise F. Stanley   Wildlife Glimpses   (Winter, 2019)

Carol Steen Evolving Synesthetic Worldscape by Greta Berman, Art Editor   (Summer, 2022)

May Stevens   Paintings   (Fall, 2009)

Jenny Tango   Jenny Tango Is Still Painting Herself   (Summer, 2019)

Susan Unterberg   Behind the Mask   (Spring, 2013)

Kay WalkingStick   This Is Our Beloved Land   (Summer, 2016)

Ellen Wiener Book as Art, Art as Book (Winter, 2017)

Flo Oy Wong   Art Installations   (Fall, 2007)
Introduction: Melanie Herzog, On Voice and Memory

Nancy Worthington   Art, Play, and Politics   (Winter, 2022)
Introduction to Nancy Worthington, by Greta Berman, Art Editor

Millicent Young Sculptor (Fall, 2019)

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Video

Joy Krauthammer   Persimmon Drying   (Spring, 2012)

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Short Takes

First Thing in the Morning   (Summer, 2010)
Helene Constant, Karen Dale, Joanne Eddy, Estelle Glass, Kathryn Jens, Georgia Post, Patricia Sullivan, Hilda Wales

Thrills   (Winter, 2010)
Marty Carlock, Lynne Davis, Constance Garcia-Barrio, Linda Gartz, Celia Miles, Natalie Safir, and Carol Walkner

Taking a Stand   (Summer, 2011)
Ingrid Briles, Maril Crabtree, Deborah Nedelman, Marti Watterman, Marianne Goldsmith, Mary Ellen Michna

The Next Step   (Winter, 2011-12)
Terri Watrous Berry, Jill Cook, Misha Herwin, Deborah Jordan, Martha Mendelsohn, Mary Kay Schoen, Margaret Miller Volpe, Linda A. Wright

Milestones   (Summer, 2012)
Sylvia Gutmann, Mary Izzo, Laura T. Jensen, Carolyn Litwin, Ruth Pike, Ann St James, Annita Sawyer

Sports   (Fall, 2012)
Nan Hilsinger, Ann Neuser Lederer, Carolyn Meagher, Lola Ready, Marjorie Sell Stewart, Ann St James

Gossip   (Winter, 2013)
Jo Barney, Joan Cappello, Beatrice G. Davis, Phyllis Douglas, Phyllis Jean Green, Pamela Manché Pearce, Lita E. Plopinio

Guilty Pleasures   (Spring, 2013)
Grace Babakhanian, Mary A. Berger, Rochelle Distelheim

Money   (Summer, 2013)
Penny Hackett-Evans, Priscilla Tilley, Madelyn F. Young, Ruth Codier Resch, Ann Batchelor Hursey, Robyn Marshall

Sex    (Fall, 2013)
Marilyn A. Gelman, Lynne Sparrow, Norma Smith, Jo Barney, Sb Sowbel, Lauren Shenfield, Hannah Louise Abbett, Carolyn Lee Arnold

Jewelry    (Winter, 2014)
Lois Baer Barr, Sunny Glessner, Ann Batchelor Hursey, Carolyn Meagher, Barbara Rockman

Prose [Activism]    (Spring, 2014)
Phyllis Berentsen, Joanna Mary Bressler, Michael angel Johnson, Karen Keltz, Barbara Milgrom Melrose, Niomi Rohn Phillips

Poetry [Activism]    (Spring, 2014)
Margo Berdeshevsky, Elizabeth J. Coleman, Jacqueline Kudler

Summer    (Summer, 2014)
Sue Ellis, Lisa Holzkenner, Debby Mayer, Glenda Munson, Lynne Sparrow

Still Working    (Fall, 2014)
Estelle Glass, Mary Martha Lappe, Ronna Magy, Elaine G. Schwartz

Social Media    (Winter, 2015)
Edith Lank, Judie Rae, Barbara Schramm, Priscilla Tilley, Elizabeth Zimmer

Boiling Points    (Spring, 2015)
Carla Fellers, Edith Lank, Nan Mick, Jean Zorn

Shoes    (Summer, 2015)
Juanita Kirton, Grace Mattern, Niomi Phillips, Norma S. Tucker. Introduction by Jean Zorn.

On Wheels    (Fall, 2015)
Kavanaugh, Ronna Magy, Debbie L. Miller, Beverly Offen. Introduction by Jean Zorn.

Presents    (Winter, 2016)
Adina Sara, Linda Silver, Elaine Terranova, Elizabeth Van Zandt. Introduction by Jean Zorn.

A Birth Story    (Spring, 2016)
Annis Cassells, Bell Gale Chevigny, Diantha Hull, Robin Gross, C.S. Leonard, Rona Simmons. Introduction by Jean Zorn.

Arts & Crafts    (Summer, 2016)
Mary Ann Cook, Sharon Frame Gay, Robin Gross, Emi Hattori, Susan Hecht, Lauren Katzowitz Shenfield, Dorothy Rice. Introduction by Jean Zorn.

Politics    (Fall, 2016)
Sylvia Ramos Cruz, Sophia Kouidou-Giles, Pat Reuss, Anne Mollegen Smith. Introduction by Jean Zorn.

Advice (Winter, 2017)
Sheila Grinell, Daniela Gioseffi, Robin Gross, Beth Mills. Introduction by Jean Zorn.

Getting an Education (Spring, 2017)
Phyllis Douglas, Judy Hoyer, Judy S. Richardson, Lynne Sparrow. Introduction by Jean Zorn.

A Summer of Luscious Fruit (Summer, 2017)
Arlene Bosky, Mary Ann Cook, Judy Harding, Hilary Harper, Judy Hoyer, Joann Kielar, Merimee Moffitt, Dorty Nowak, Sylvia D. Saxon, Patti Swartz. Introduction by Jean Zorn.

Time (Fall, 2017)
Adrianne Borgia, Wanda Burch, Nancy Gerber, Robin Gross, Mardith Louisell, Patricia Pomerleau, Priscilla Tilley, Judy Wells, Connie Zumpf. Introduction by Jean Zorn.

Border Crossings (Spring, 2018)
Pat Carr, Audrey Chin, Denise David, Lakshmi Gill, Laurie Harriton, Laurie Jurs, Bernadine Lortis, Alice Marks, Lisa Saffron, Dolores Senchak, Norma S. Tucker. Introduction by Jean Zorn.

#Me Too/ Me, Too (Summer, 2018)
Susan B. Apel, Carolyn Banks, Beth Dwoskin, Laurie Kuntz, DS Levy, Lalita Noronha, Mary C. Rowin, Mary Ellen Talley. Introduction by Jean Zorn.

My Bag (Fall, 2018)
Rani Drew, Sue Fagalde Lick, Merimee Moffitt, Martina Reaves, Susan Strassburger, Norma S. Tucker, Ann Zimmerman. Introduction by Jean Zorn.

So long, farewell, auf Wiedersehen, adieu (Winter, 2019)
Pamela Ahlen, Maria Espinosa, Kate Flaherty, Mary Susan Gast, Robin Gross, Mimi Jennings, Connie Kallback, Adrienne Keller, Carrie Kinsey, Carol Nadell, Alice Simpson, Monique Stampleman, Judy Swann. Introduction by Jean Zorn.

Boiling Point (Spring, 2019)
Introduction by Jean Zorn.
Janet Banks, Berta Morgan, Vivienne Popperl, Miriam Reed, Rhett Watts

Life-Changing Moments (Summer, 2019)
Introduction by Jean Zorn
Connie Bedgood, Mei Joan Chung-Guyll, Robin Dellabough, gaye gambell-peterson, Jan Haag, Joan Halperin, Pamela Hartmann, Aurora Lewis, Rosie Sugden, Mary Whetstone

Mourning (Fall, 2019)
Introduction by Jean Zorn
Helen Beer, Bindy Bitterman, Denise L. David, Katharine Harer, Ann E. Hultberg, Peggy Landsman, Victoria Lewis, Janet Merritt, Maureen Teresa McCarthy, Kathleen Naureckas, Judie Rae, Kathleen Sampson, Karen Schauber, Kathy Steinemann, Gayle Ann Weinstein

Gift/ Giving (Winter, 2020)
Introduction by Jean Zorn
Kim Burnett, Adele Glimm, Joan Halperin, Joan Kresich, Charlene Neely, Beverly Stock, Sue Won

When I Was 17… (Spring, 2020)
Introduction by Jean Zorn
Lois Barr, Kathleen Canrinus, Dorothy Egan-Keating, Phyllis Ferguson, Babo Kamel, Shirley Muir, Jane P. Perry, Linda M. Scott, Edna Wallace, Ariela Zucker

Election Stories (Summer, 2020)
Introduction by Jean Zorn
Becky Boling, Judith Emilie, Susan Emshwiller, Meredith Escudier, Diane Freedman, Leslie Neustadt, Joyce R. Ritchie, Paula Rudnick, Anne-Marie Sutton

Justice (Fall, 2020)
Introduction by Jean Zorn
Frances Payne Adler, Subhaga Crystal Bacon, Liz Betz ,Jane Desmond, Joanne Kennedy Frazer, Susan Lundgren, Pit Pinegar, Janet Preus, Ellen K. Reichman, Vera Kewes Salter, Judy Wells, Ellen Woods

Random Acts of Kindness (Winter, 2021)
Christina Buckton, Judith Emilie, Cynthia Good, Elise Kazanjian, Rochelle Linick, Lalita Noronha, Mary Robertson, Sivakami Velliangiri, Ariela Zucker
Introduction by Jean Zorn
Music by Patti Casey

Light[s] at the End of the Tunnel (Spring, 2021)
Mary Ellen Capek, Cynthia Elder, Marjorie Hanft, Joanna Clapps Herman, Melissa Huff, Gurupreet K. Khalsa, Rita Salina Kiernan, Jacqueline Kudler, Angela Lombardo, Marilyn Mazur, Janet Preus, Susanna Rich, Paula Rudnick, JoAnn Sanderson, Deborah K. Shepherd, Ellen Woods
Art Work by Marjorie Hanft
Music by Carol Wincenc and Gena Raps
Introduction: So How Near the End of the Tunnel Are We? by Jean Zorn, Publisher

Heroes (Summer, 2021)
Introduction: Everyday Heroism by Jean Zorn, Publisher
Carol Biederman, Sharon J. Clark, Lynne Davis, Judith Emilie, Maryanne Hannan, Maggie Hill, Jane Joritz-Nakagawa, Clorisa Phillips, Ellen K. Reichman, Marcia Rutan, Judy Wells, Ann Weil
Art Work by Paula Schultz & by Elisabeth De Nitto
Music by Gena Raps & Carol Wincenc

Secrets (Fall, 2021)
Introduction: Secrets, Secrets, Secrets by Jean Zorn, Publisher
Paulette Benson, Rebecca Ballew Dockum, Karen L. George, Ronnie Hess, Ann Hultberg, Marilyn Johnston, Pat LaPointe, Kathleen McClung, Kathy Miller, Gloria g. Murray, Vera Kewes Salter,
JoAnn Sanderson, Roberta Schultz, Michele Sharpe, Susanne Singleton, Mary Gayle Thomas, Rosanne Trost, Gayle Ann Weinstein

Secrets (Winter, 2022)
Introduction: Family and Friends by Jean Zorn, Publisher
Sarah Barnett, Jane L. Becker, Marsha Blitzer, Ann Boaden, Paula Boyland, C. Morgan Flanders, Diane Gorman, Anke Hodenpijl, Lois Kiely, Barbara Krauss, D. L. Landi, Antonia Lewandowski, Susan Lundgren, Amy S. Melman, Dana C. Moriarty, Beth Rosen, Leah Schweitzer, Sarah Dickenson Snyder, Carol Sutherland-Brown, Judy Wells
Illustrations by Marcella Peralta Simon
Music performed by Gena Raps and Carol Wincenc

Forgetting (Spring, 2022)
Introduction by Jean Zorn, Publisher
Meryl Baer, Becky Boling, Wynne Brown, Regina Dilgen, Joy Dryer, Jill Evans, Mary Kay Feather, Marjorie Hanft, Beth Kanell, J. I. Kleinberg, Jackie Langetieg, Gerry Moohr, Betsy Nelson, Julie Pratt, Joan B. Reid, Mary C. Rowin, Victoria Lynn Smith, Florida Town, Dorothy Wall, windflower, Ariela Zucker
Illustrations by Judith R. Robinson
Music by Gena Raps and Artur Balsam

Turning Points (Summer, 2022)
Introduction: Turn, Turn, Turn, by Jean Zorn, Publisher
Prose by Kathryn Bashaar, Beverly Friend, Adele Glimm, Molly Howes, Penny Campbell, Fokkina McDonnell, Clare Simons
Poetry by Abby Caplin, Cecile Earle, Elise Kazanjian, Kathleen McClung, Angie Minkin, Christy Shepard, Ellen Gerneaux Woods
Illustrations by Karen Greenbaum-Maya
Music by Gena Raps

Turning Points (Fall, 2022)
Introduction: And Turn Again, by Jean Zorn, Publisher
Prose & Poetry by Mona Anderson, Dianne Apter, Caroline Bassett, Helen Beer, Margo Berdeshevsky, Lisa K. Buchanan, Lillian Hallberg, Joanna Clapps Herman, Jo Ann Hoffman, Lorraine Jeffery, Cherryl Jensen, Jackie Langetieg, Dr. Dorothy C. Miller, Victoria Phillips, Merryn Rutledge, Stephanie B. Shafran, Abby Staberg, Patricia Temple
Illustrations by Jennifer O’Neill Pickering
Music by Linda Shear, Gena Raps

Resistance and Resilience (Winter, 2023)
Tis the Season to be Jolly: An Introduction by Jean Zorn, Publisher
Prose & Poetry by
Maya Balle, Cynthia Bernard, Rev. Lyn G. Brakeman, Melissa D. Burrage, Judith Beth Cohen, Nancy Dillingham, Mary Alice Dixon, Sally Frances, Nina Gaby, Gail Ghai, Kathie Giorgio, Debbie Hagan,
Antoinette Kennedy, Deborah Meltvedt, Dana Collins Moriarty, Mary Novaria, Ellen Reichman, Rita ‘Rusty’ Rose, Victoria Lynn Smith, Mari Stachenfeld, Christie Taylor, Dr. Edna Troiano, Tamara
Watson
Illustrations by Alanna Pass and windflower
Music by Ann Chase, Gena Raps, Linda Shear

WTF Is It with This Weather? (Spring, 2023)
Introduction by Jean Zorn, Publisher
Prose and Poetry by Armen Bacon, Denise Beck-Clark, Ann Birch, Martha Bordwell, Phyllis Brotherton, Anna Gall, Gail Ghai, Tobey Hiller, Debra Kaufman, Lois Kiely, Janet McCann, Laurie Rosen, Merryn Rutledge, Roberta Schultz, Stephanie Shafran, Judith Shapiro, Kathryn Taylor, Eileen Trauth, Georgette Unis, Kresha Richman Warnock, windflower
Music by Gena Raps

Verbal Lightning (Summer, 2023)
Introduction by Jean Zorn, Publisher
Prose and Poetry by Sally Mansfield Abbott, Doris B. Ash, Sarah Barnett, Denise Beck-Clark, Barbara Collentine, Florencia Cortés-Conde, Patricia Fuschetti, Melinda Goodman, Anara Guard, Pamela Hertzog, Lorraine Jeffery, Wendy Freedman Katkin, Pam Kress-Dunn, Gail Mackenzie-Smith, Vaughn Neeld, Melanie Perish, Joanna Richey, Judith Ross, Victoria Lynn Smith, Mary Gayle Thomas, Pat Tyrer
Illustrations by Merry Song

Shameless Self-Promotion (Fall, 2023)
Introduction by Jean Zorn, Publisher
Prose and Poetry by Sally Mansfield Abbott, Connie Corcoran, Patricia Crisafulli, Karin Eaton, Sally Hess, Susan Knox, Kwan Kew Lai, Wendy Lukomski, Liz Newberry, Kay Patterson, Jennifer O’Neill Pickering, Ellen Reichman, Li Ruan, Susan Shea, Sabine Vorkoeper-Orchard
Illustrations by Connie Corcoran, Karin Eaton, Linda Falcão, Janis Butler Holm, Jennifer O’Neill Pickering

What I Like/What I Dislike (Winter, 2024)
Introduction: Susan Sontag’s List, Jean Zorn, Publisher
Prose and Poetry by Denise Beck-Clark, Alice Benson, Annis Cassells, Sheree Stewart Combs, Lynn B. Connor, Carla Manene Cooke, Marie Danniely, Lynne Davis, Rosanne Ehrlich, Irene Fick, Anne Gruner, Penny Hackett-Evans, Melinda Halpert, Elyse Hilton, Beth Kanell, Indra Kapur, Tricia Knoll, Susan Knox, Margaret Koger, Jacqueline Lapidus, Jane Manaster, Carolyn Martin, Charlene Neely, Hope Nisly, Margaret C. Pearson, Roberta Peets, Melanie Perish, Crystal Pillifant, Rosetta Radtke, Ellen K. Reichman, Kerfe Roig, S. Rose, Jane Seskin, Ursula Shepherd, Marcella Peralta Simon, Vicki Vogt, Sabine Vorkoeper-Orchard, Kresha Richman Warnock, Margie Wildblood, windflower
Illustrations by Susan Pollet

Spring Is in the Air (Erotica) (Spring, 2024)
Introduction:, Jean Zorn, Publisher
Prose and Poetry by Jennifer L. Abod, Jan Bartelli, Miriam Bat-Ami, Denise Beck-Clark, Gayle Bell, Julie H. Bolton, Martha Bordwell, Sharon Brandon, Elisabeth Brennand, Maureen Clark, Suzanna C. de Baca, Shaheen Dil, Mary Alice Dixon, Judith Dorian, Mickey Eliason, Sally Frances, Diane Funston, Patricia Garrison, D. J. Green, Shirlee Jellum, Beth Kanell, Lorelei Kay, Helga Kidder, Sally A. Kilgore, JoAnn Koozer, Jackie Langetieg, Sally McClellan, Denise Osso, Sara Palmer, Rosetta Radtke, Judith R. Robinson, Ursula Shepherd, Noelle Sterne, Elizabeth Zimmer
Music by Gena Raps
Illustrations by Merry Song

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Special Sections

Forum

Speaking of Rights: Our Readers Comment (Special Issue, 2022)

Speaking of Rights: Our After the Midterms (Winter, 2023)

Challenges of Climate Change (Spring, 2023)

Censorship and Book Banning (Summer, 2023)

Government Support for the Arts (Fall, 2023)

The Everywhere Wars (Winter, 2024)
Our Readers Comment
Prose by Gail Arnoff, Denise Beck-Clark, Barbara McGillicuddy Bolton, Linda Budan, Patricia Chaloux, Patricia Dutt, Sylvia Fioelli, Marcia Calhoun Forecki, Susan Glassman, Marianne Goldsmith, Anna Gotlieb, Julia Griffin, Anke Hodenpijl, Nancy Graham Holm, Marilyn June Janson, Shirlee Jellum, Dr. Susan Jhirad, Beth Kanell, Deborah Kelly Kloepfer, Audrey Minutolo Le, Lisa Suhair Majaj, Carol Nadell, Linda F. Piotrowski, Concetta Pipia, Rosetta Radtke, Ellen Reichman, Cynthia Stock, Kathy Taylor
Illustration by Sandra Morris
Artwork by Kerfe Roig

Visions for America in this Election Year (Spring, 2024)
Our Readers Express Their Views
Sally Abbott, Rita Ariyoshi, Suzanne S. Austin-Hill, Denise Beck-Clark, Maril Crabtree, Dr. Elizabeth Barbara Brown, Patricia Burgess, Valerie Cullers, Sylvia Fiorelli, Julia Griffin, Susan K. Glassman, Mary Hiland, Margaret Hutchens, Joanne Jagoda, Marilyn June Janson, Barbara Johnson, Julie Lomoe, Hope Prosky, Rosetta Radtke, Norma S. Tucker
Illustrations by Anastasia Andersen and Ciel Downing

Resources

Women’s Rights: Resources (Special Issue, 2022)

Immigration

Marie Anderson The Liberation of Heavenly Bodies (Spring, 2018)

Maria Espinosa Catalina, Mi Amor (Spring, 2018)

Gail B. Frank Wreckage of the Human Heart (Spring, 2018)

Daniela Gioseffi An American Dream (Summer, 2018)

Chellis Glendinning How to Cross the Border (Spring, 2018)

Cynthis Inman Graham Xoyatla Is a Proper Noun (Spring, 2018)

Margie Patlak Matriarchs and Monarchs (Summer, 2018)

Niomi Roth Phillips An American Dream (Spring, 2018)

Lenore Pimental Small Mercies (Summer, 2018)

Judy S. Richardson Working With Refugees (Spring, 2018)

Mary Jane (MJ) Roberts Apple Strudel (Summer, 2018)

Mediha Saliba Full Circle (Fall, 2018)

Ann Vander Stoep Neighbors (Winter, 2020)

Joyce Winslow The Juggler (Fall, 2018)

Insurrection-Inauguration

Insurrection – Inauguration (Winter, 2021)
A Special Section on the Extraordinary Events of January 2021
Liz Abrams-Morley, Dori Appel, Susan Baskin, Margo Berdeshevsky, Ann Boaden, Carol Dorf, Christine Emmert, Patricia Feeney, Marilyn June Janson, Elizabeth Kirkpatrick-Vrenios, Alice
Marks, Valerie L. Mathews, Lyn May, Elaine Nussbaum, Nancy Poling, Mary Russell, Rochelle Jewel Shapiro, Nina Tassi, Melody Wilson
Art by Margo Berdeshevsky, gaye gambell-peterson, Judith Fox Goldstein, Sabiha Iqbal, Elsa Lichman, windflower
Music by Gena Raps
Introduction by Jean Zorn

Corona Supplements 2020

Where I Live: Coping with Corona No. 5
The Prose
A Word from the Publisher by Jean Zorn
Essays by Julie Gardner, Mary Hood Hart, Sally Hess, Susan Hoffman, Cynthia Hogue, Lorelei Kay, Susan Lundgren, Jane Shlensky, Joanna Sit, Stephanie Stevens, Joyce Winslow, Joyce Zonana
Images by Nancy Henningsen, Sally Hess, Gena Raps

Where I Live: Coping With Corona No. 4
The Prose
Nancy Bauer-King, Margo Berdeshevsky, Carol Edelstein, Sharon Frame Gay, Louise Nayer, Lalita Noronha, Vicki Pieser, Lynne Reitman, Lois Roma-Deeley, Ann Folwell Stanford, Nancy Allen Wolter, Elizabeth Zimmer
Music by Gena Raps
Reading by Cynthia Hogue
Art by Teresa Fasolino, Susan Mills
Introduction by Jean Zorn

Love in a Time of Corona No. 3
The Poetry
Peggy Aylsworth, Luci Huhn, Sarah Kotchian, Ellen Reynard, Claire Scott, Peggy Shumaker, Amy Small-McKinney, Pam Uschuk
Art by Susan Katz, Jane P. Perry, Gena Raps, Melanie Tervalon
Music by Gena Raps
Introduction by Jean Zorn

Prose Plus
Pat Carr, Margo Davis, Judith Emilie, Susan Lundgren, Ronna Magy, Elaine Nussbaum, Susan Rees, Judy S. Richardson, Mia Kirsi Stageberg
Art by Mary Burke, Elsa Lichman, Gena Raps
Music by Carol Wincenc and Gena Raps
Introduction by Jean Zorn

Love in a Time of Corona No. 2
The Poetry
Karen Brennan, Cynthia Hogue, Diana Livi, Charlotte Mandel, Claire Massey, Elaine Piper, Joyce Ritchie, Sherri Wright
Art by Susan V. Mills, Angela Rizzuti, Barbara Woods
Introduction by Jean Zorn

The Prose
Julia Ballerini, Kitty Cunningham, Marcy Darin, Caroline Ellis, Rita Mendes-Flohr, Edvige Giunta, Alyce Guynn, Hope Niman Prosky, Sue Won
Art by Jeannette DesBoine, Barbara Wallace, Windflower
Introduction by Jean Zorn

Love in a Time of Corona No. 1
The Prose
Elaine Barnard, Gloria DeVidas Kirchheimer, Nan Fink Gefen, Patricia Gallagher, Cynthia Hogue, Carol Nadell, Jane O’Reilly, Eleanor Rubin, Carol Westreich Solomon
Music by Gena Raps. Art by Susan Florence, Francesca King
Introduction by Jean Zorn

The Poetry
Karen Brennan, Laura Budofsky Wisniewski, Nancy Collins-Warner, JP DiBlasi, Charlotte Mandel, Marian Mathews Clark, Lynn Roberts, Susan Sailer, Unc4gina
Music by Gena Raps & Carol Wincenc. Art by Francesca King
Introduction by Jean Zorn

Troublemakers

Making Trouble (Winter, 2017)
The Editorial Board

Short Form (Spring, 2017)
Carol A. Amato, Myrna Loy Ashby, Pat Carr, Kitty Cunningham, Sandra Enos, Sophia Kouidou-Giles, Debbie L. Miller, Patricia A. Pomerleau

Long Form (Spring, 2017)
Cynthia Carbone, Melody Mansfield, Ann Vander Stoep

Troublemakers in Action (Summer, 2017)
Catherine Aks, Pat Carr, Sylvia Ramos Cruz, Sophia Kouidou-Giles, Ronna Magy, Patricia Pomerleau, Cynthia Ward

Marion Coleman’s Tee (Fall, 2017)

Ukraine

A Message to Our Readers, Jean Zorn, Publisher (Spring, 2022)

The Supreme Court

The Supreme Court v. American Democracy, by Margaret E. Wagner and the Editors of Persimmon Tree (Summer, 2022)

Tribute

Kathryn Kish Sklar    Gerda Lerner   (Spring, 2013)

Nan Fink Gefen    The Long View   (Special Issue, 2022)

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Persimmon Tree Pays Tribute to Ruth Bader Ginsburg   (Fall, 2020)
Becky Boling, Mary Burke, Lucy Griffith, Ann Hedreen, Laurie Kuntz, Tricia Knoll, Jacqueline Kudler, Jacqueline Lapidus, Sue Leonard, Mary K O’Melveny, Angie Minkin, Berta Morgan, Susanna Rich, Susan Shaw Sailer, Ariel Smart, Debbie Theiss
Music selected by Gena Raps

In Memoriam

Marcia, My Friend, by Nan Gefen, Publisher Emerita (Fall, 2021)

Marcia Snares Me, by Sue Leonard, Editor (Fall, 2021)

Our Esther, by Marcia Freedman, Sue Leonard (Fall, 2011)

Katharine Spalding Cunningham, Tribute by Elizabeth Zimmer (Winter, 2024)

Guest Column

iRant, by Mary-Lou Weisman (Spring, 2023)

Traveling with My Inner Child, by Mary-Lou Weisman (Summer, 2023)

Daddy’s Girls, by Mary-Lou Weisman (Fall, 2023)

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What We’re Reading

Short Reviews (Issue 2)
Sandy Boucher, Sandra Butler, Rosie Rosenzweig, Sandra Shwagner Sanchez, Ellen Siegelman

Short Reviews (Issue 3)
Judith Arcana, Anita Barrows, Marcia Freedman, and Jane Lazarre

Short Reviews (Issue 4)
Alice Herb, Martha Roth, Nan Fink Gefen

Short Reviews (Issue 5)
E.M. Broner, Judy Gumbo Albert

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Editor’s Notes

Issue 2, Summer 2007, Nan Gefen

Issue 3, Fall 2007, Nan Gefen

Issue 4, Winter 2008, Nan Gefen

Issue 5, Spring 2008, Nan Gefen

Issue 6, Summer 2008, Nan Gefen

Issue 7, Fall 2008, Nan Gefen

Issue 8, Winter 2009, Nan Gefen

Issue 9, Spring 2009, Nan Gefen

Issue 10, Summer 2009, Nan Gefen

Issue 11, Fall 2009, Nan Gefen

Issue 12, Winter 2010, Nan Gefen

Issue 13, Spring 2010, Nan Gefen

Issue 14, Summer 2010, Nan Gefen

Issue 16, Winter 2011, Nan Gefen

Issue 17, Spring 2011, Nan Gefen

Issue 18, Summer 2011, Nan Gefen

Issue 19, Fall 2011, Nan Gefen

Issue 20, Winter 2012, Nan Gefen

Issue 21, Spring 2012, Nan Gefen

Issue 22, Summer 2012, Sue Leonard

Issue 23, Fall 2012, Sue Leonard

Issue 24, Winter 2013, Sue Leonard

Issue 25, Spring 2013, Sue Leonard

Issue 26, Summer 2013, Sue Leonard

Issue 27, Fall 2013, Sue Leonard

Issue 28, Winter 2014, Sue Leonard

Issue 29, Spring 2014, Sue Leonard

Issue 30, Summer 2014, Sue Leonard

Issue 31, Fall 2014, Sue Leonard

Issue 32, Winter 2015, Sue Leonard

Issue 33, Spring 2015, Sue Leonard

Issue 34, Summer 2015, Sue Leonard

Issue 35, Fall 2015, Sue Leonard

Issue 36, Winter 2016, Sue Leonard

Issue 37, Spring 2016, Sue Leonard

Issue 38, Summer 2016, Sue Leonard

Issue 39, Fall 2016, Sue Leonard

Issue 40, Winter, 2017: “Happy and Comfortable” Is a Horrible Myth, Christine Stewart, Jean Zorn

Issue 41, Spring 2017, Sue Leonard

Issue 42, Summer 2017, Sue Leonard

Issue 43, Fall 2017, Sue Leonard

Issue 44, Winter 2018, Sue Leonard

Issue 45, Spring 2018, Sue Leonard

Issue 46, Summer 2018, Sue Leonard

Issue 47, Fall 2018, Sue Leonard

Issue 48, Winter 2019, Sue Leonard

Issue 49, Spring 2019, Sue Leonard

Issue 50, Summer 2019, Sue Leonard

Issue 51, Fall 2019, “Knowing Toni Morrison” Sue Leonard

Issue 52, Winter 2020, “Gloria Says…” Sue Leonard

Issue 53, Spring 2020, “Variety” Sue Leonard

Issue 54, Summer 2020, “Enough!” Sue Leonard

Issue 55, Fall 2020, “Turn it All Around” Sue Leonard

Issue 56, Winter 2021, “Seriously” Sue Leonard

Issue 57, Spring 2021, “Heroics” Sue Leonard

Issue 58, Summer 2021, “Opening Up” Sue Leonard

Issue 59, Fall 2021, “Shutting Down” Sue Leonard

Issue 60, Winter 2022, “What’s Next?” Sue Leonard

Issue 61, Spring 2022, “Wrapping It All Up” Sue Leonard

Issue 62, Summer 2022, “Turn, Turn, Turn” Margaret (Peggy) Wagner

Issue 63, Fall 2022, “Equinox — and an Invitation to Readers” Margaret (Peggy) Wagner

Issue 64, Special Issue 2022, “Women’s Rights: The Challenges We Face” Margaret (Peggy) Wagner

Issue 65, Winter 2023,” Interesting Times” Margaret (Peggy) Wagner

Issue 66, Spring 2023,”Women Holding Things“: An Appreciation Margaret E. Wagner

Issue 67, Summer 2023,”What Stays Written” Margaret E. Wagner

Issue 68, Fall 2023,”Personal Touches” Margaret E. Wagner

Issue 69, Winter 2024,”Let No Charitable Hope . . .” Margaret E. Wagner

Issue 70, Spring 2024, “. . . to astonish a mean world” Margaret E. Wagner

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Issues

Issue 1, Spring 2007

Issue 2, Summer 2007

Issue 3, Fall 2007

Issue 4, Winter 2008

Issue 5, Spring 2008

Issue 6, Summer 2008

Issue 7, Fall 2008

Issue 8, Winter 2009

Issue 9, Spring 2009

Issue 10, Summer 2009

Issue 11, Fall 2009

Issue 12, Winter 2010

Issue 13, Spring 2010

Issue 14, Summer 2010

Issue 15, Fall 2010

Issue 16, Winter 2011

Issue 17, Spring 2011

Issue 18, Summer 2011

Issue 19, Fall 2011

Issue 20, Winter 2012

Issue 21, Spring 2012

Issue 22, Summer 2012

Issue 23, Fall 2012

Issue 24, Winter 2013

Issue 25, Spring 2013

Issue 26, Summer 2013

Issue 27, Fall 2013

Issue 28, Winter 2014

Issue 29, Spring 2014

Issue 30, Summer 2014

Issue 31, Fall 2014

Issue 32, Winter 2015

Issue 33, Spring 2015

Issue 34, Summer 2015

Issue 35, Fall 2015

Issue 36, Winter 2016

Issue 37, Spring 2016

Issue 38, Summer 2016

Issue 39, Fall 2016

Issue 40, Winter 2017

Issue 41, Spring 2017

Issue 42, Summer 2017

Issue 43, Fall 2017

Issue 44, Winter 2018

Issue 45, Spring 2018

Issue 46, Summer 2018

Issue 47, Fall 2018

Issue 48, Winter 2019

Issue 49, Spring 2019

Issue 50, Summer 2019

Issue 51, Fall 2019

Issue 52, Winter 2020

Issue 53, Spring 2020

Issue 54, Summer 2020

Issue 55, Fall 2020

Issue 56, Winter 2021

Issue 57, Spring 2021

Issue 58, Summer 2021

Issue 59, Fall 2021

Issue 60, Winter 2022

Issue 61, Spring 2022

Issue 62, Summer 2022

Issue 63, Fall 2022

Issue 64, Special Issue 2022

Issue 65, Winter 2023

Issue 66, Spring 2023

Issue 67, Summer 2023

Issue 68, Fall 2023

Issue 69, Winter 2024

Issue 70, Spring 2024

Poems from the Central States

 

It was an honor to be asked, once more, to judge a Persimmon Tree contest as well as a pleasure to read so many fine poems. On such different topics. Nature poems, political poems, travel poems, poems about one’s job, one’s marriage, one’s happiness, one’s angst. I’m glad to say that we women of a certain age are all over the map. And that’s only good. But what I noticed especially this time – not necessarily in the poems I picked to feature, but in the whole batch of them – were the many poems about mothers. Not so much about being a mother, but poems about one’s own mother. Funny, isn’t it, how we can never seem to get out of the old stewpot that was our childhood, no matter how old we get. And the older we get, it seems the closer are our ties to our mothers, dead or alive, for good or ill. 

Perhaps that’s one of the reasons I was struck with how this batch of poems seemed to reflect a certain ambiguity – the gray area of ambivalence that poetry often comes out of and thrives in. Reading these poems was a treat. Thank you, Persimmon Tree, for the opportunity.

 

Twelve Poems

 

Donna Pucciani

 
Donna Pucciani

 

Snow in March

 
Yesterday we hung up the birdhouse
on a bare elbow of the backyard maple.
 
Today, snow whitened its small roof,
its open circle large enough
only for wrens fleeing the city,
not for the fat robin
who will lay her eggs in a nest
above our back door.
 
It was a light snowfall,
like the feathers
of the birds themselves,
airy enough to let
the birdhouse swing slightly
in dark gusts of wind.
 
Where to land, to stay,
which domicile or island
to inhabit, is the question
we ask ourselves—which
disappearing glacier,
which hillside that slid down
the mountain in the rain,
which cracked earth in a war zone,
which town built on a fault,
which country that does
or does not like strangers?
 
We’ve settled here with the birds,
just outside Chicago.
Wanting light and warmth,
we’ve set the clocks ahead,
hoping to breathe spring
into the garden, to seduce
the green tips of crocus
into a purple bloom
right through the snow’s
last call, up towards
the dancing birdhouse with
its little hole inviting wrens.
 

Wendy Taylor Carlisle

 
Wendy Taylor Carlisle

 

Sticky

 
I grew up southern with the South’s casual cruelty
and sticky love. I learned from the past
 
as it was passed to me and leaned on Evvie
who, when I was post partum, took me over
 
and crooned about spider web tea and how
it would be alright, honey, who never stopped
 
moving, petting, rocking, straightening, chopping.
In those days I lived with mom-worry
 
and a small bone of husband-fear.
Evvie’s face in the screen door was a soothe,
 
her palm on the sheets an ease. I leaned into her
bright blouse. We had little. She had less.
 
Who knows what she thought? I didn’t ask.
We had our ways to be and if she questioned mine,
 
she never said. For me, her kindness was the way it was
and if it wasn’t love between us, I never guessed.
 

Sigi Leonhard

 
Sigi Leonhard

 

the day I envied the cows

 
            around the bend of the highway, on the hillside
            suddenly, the cows: large bodies, parallel
            to each other, as if posing for a picture, all looking
            in the same direction. the prairie grass, withered
            to September white, trembled in synch
            with the fuzz inside their ears. could it be
            that they all lifted their heads into the breeze
            as if to taste it, to sense the possibility of adventure
            out here on the prairie? that they greeted
            the luminous day rising above their field? what do we know
            of the cows except for their milk, and their flesh
            when we need it? cow consciousness – it never seemed
            more obvious than that day on the highway
            when I looked at them with envy, then drove on
            into town, to a job, a desk, a purpose
 

Wendy Cleveland

 
Wendy Cleveland

 

Didn’t Quilt for Pretty

 
Women bend over a wooden frame piecing quilt scraps –
feed sacks, faded jeans, cotton and wool – tired and threadbare.
 
Strip by strip the worn stuff is joined in fading light,
light that flows through the dusty west window
 
and basks on backs of those who have labored all day,
backs bent under hard Alabama sun beating on babies slung
 
in muslin or carried in wombs that lean toward the dirt.
The garden hoed and beans pulled, women baste backing
 
with even stitches to cotton batting, thick and soft
to lie beneath when frost clings to frozen ground.
 
Elbow to elbow women croon and quilt their worn fabric
with knotted thread to cover both the living and the dead.
 

Dawn McDuffie

 
Dawn McDuffie

 

Walking West on the Selden Street Bridge

 
I’m ready for my own street: young chestnut leaves,
chilled daffodils unready to bloom. I’m careful
not to step into snack wrappers or picked over
chicken bones. But this pale young man slumped
in clutter, limp as road kill, round-faced as a child,
seems asleep but not asleep, his inhalation shallow,
syringe fallen away from his palm. I call the police
and watch his frail breath, dandelion hair fanning
out like sunlight, like the headdress young King Louis
wore to dance Apollo’s triumph over darkness
in the Court Ballet of the Night. This youth could be
a royal twin dressed in jeans, dazzling in red cowboy
boots. Sirens gather until technicians carry him out
from his nest of trash and scraps. Below, traffic never
slows or stops. I whisper, Dont slip under. Attendants
rub his wrists, make him stand. He won’t die today
on his couch of winter leaves and tin foil stars.
 

Gail Goepfert

 
Gail Goepfert

 

Hunger

 
They won’t last long—
            these two-dollar February daffodils. 
Buds tight at first,
            then swift to bloom.
                        
I’m not ashamed of my reaching 
            always combing
                        for light and luster.
 
I need these fistfuls of beauty to survive.
 
            In the in-betweens
I teach myself to breathe
                        mouth these words—
Allow the wisdom of the body
                        to release what it no longer needs.
            Give it to the sky to hold for you.
 
And then with a two-fisted reach, I gather
                        what’s offered
            fingers snagging
                        all they can hold.
 
The sky, the horizon a double-sweet
                        trifle of color
            dawn and dusk.
 
The lark. The larksong.
 
My eyes rivet on the pond’s
circling koi    splotchy
                        orange and black
                                    white and red
bodies like loaves—
                        not knowing
            they are food
for the ravenous.
 

Amy Haddad

 
Amy Haddad

 

Cafeteria – 2013

 
Friday night at the hospital,
way past dinner time.
The Subway counter is dark
behind its metal cage. Vending
machines, always open, hawk junk
food and sodas. What’s left in
the food line is scummy water,
empty steam tables. Lemon
custard drips from the frozen
yogurt machine. The despair
of burnt coffee lingers.
A few shocked souls
in mismatched clothes
stare at turkey breast, corn and
cold fries. We point at food
we don’t want. Go eat. We
are told. You need to eat,
the nurses repeat to get us out
of the unit, out of Mom’s room,
out of their way.
We carry our trays to
tables in straight rows, sit
beside people we don’t know,
holding our forks as if
we have never seen silverware.
 

Judith Waller Carroll

 
Judith Waller Carroll

 

My Mother Fixing Supper

 
Every night at suppertime, my mother sang.
Clues to what she was cooking were sprinkled like salt.
Cry Me a River she’d croon as she sliced onions,
slid them into bubbling butter,
We’re in the Money if she’d splurged on steak.
Once the food was on the table and my father seated,
it was napkins on laps and mind your manners,
but while it was cooking, our kitchen
was as raucous as a dance hall,
my sister and I twirling past each other
as we laid out knives and forks,
steam rising around my mother’s face
as she drained the potatoes,
another song beginning
as she scooped flour from a canister,
whisked it into hot grease, and still singing,
turned it into gravy.
 

Jane Desmond

 
Jane Desmond

 

Morning’s Newspaper

 
Erdogan is strong-arming again,
changing Turkey’s constitution by decree.
 
Putin is plotting cyberwar and
Trump is in Moscow, glad-handing.
 
An eleven-year-old girl in India
is held captive by construction workers
in a luxury compound
and raped for a month.
Parents have no clue.
 
In Thailand, soccer team boys
get trapped exploring cave,
Divers plot rescue as
World Bates its Breath for days.
 
Nicaraguans march with placards in the street.
The killings begin.
 
Even the cedars of Lebanon are
weeping,
ancient history dropping
brittle leaves as climate changes wreak
 
more havoc than just one
day’s newspaper can contain.
 
In the backyard
my dog does crazy-eights,
nose down, tracking
last night’s rabbit party’s lingering scent
 
As the sun rises, and
the day’s horrors from all across the world
scream silently,
leaving bruises
as I slowly
turn the pages of the news,
sipping coffee too hot to swallow.
 

Pam Kress-Dunn

 
Pam Kress-Dunn

 

Sleepwalker

 
Here to see our daughter,
five-year-old Amy knocked on the door.
Midnight frost hovered
 
in the night air, about to settle like dust
on the prairie’s broken wheat stems
and her bare arms. In her white
 
undershirt and panties, she’d tapped
so quietly we almost didn’t hear that
small leaf scudding against the door.
 
Had my husband still been punishing me,
she might have frozen there. But he let me
take her in, pull a blanket from the sofa
 
and wrap her up, a tall doll delivering herself
to us, her blue eyes wide,
her blonde hair long and chill.
 
Clearing his throat, he called her parents,
who came from down the street, talking nervously
of sleepwalking and insufficient locks.
 
They took her home, and it was quiet.
He got another beer and looked around,
still deciphering that stern, small message.
 

Catherine Senne Wallace

 
Catherine Senne Wallace

 

Hurry

 
what will you give me
for this moment
 
just passed
this moment
 
no longer moment
yet past
 
what will you bargain
for the moment to come
 
to come this one
now here
not yet over
 
how fast will you run
to catch up to the past
 
that is not yet the now
you seek
 
and where will you run
to let go of it
 

Alice Friman

 
Alice Friman

 

Mirage

 
Across Kachemak Bay
black mountains rise like judgment
towering above the inlet, black
streaked with snow. Black,
white. Nothing in between.
 
When suddenly like a phantom
floating across the water,
a fishing boat chugs past, and there
we are again, steaming out of Freeport
with Captain Charlie. Little family
bundled up against the cold.
 
And it must be close to noon 
for there’s Mother doling out
the egg-salad sandwiches loaded
with lettuce for health and green
good fortune. The bay too, a green
bounty crowned by white flashes
of gulls skimming low over the stern
to eye what the wake churned up.
And look, there at the rail, chumming
for fish, that’s my father, roaring
his smutty songs with mother laughing
because they were in the open air
and free to let themselves be—Oh
dare I say it—happy. What difference
if the fluke or flounder weren’t biting,
for wasn’t it fluke enough their being
at peace for just this once? On the scales
of judgment, shouldn’t that day—snatched
from the angry current of the rest—count?
Add up to something? That day when the gulls
weighed in, balancing the light on their wings.
 

Winter 2019

Fiction

Barbara McGillicuddy Bolton, “Happiness Is …”

Diana L. Walters, “The Way of the Sparrow”

Philosophy

Sally Hess, “Descartes Appears, We Talk”

Nonfiction

Mary Zelinka, “Boundaries”

Barbara Rady Kazdan, “Don’t Tell Hubby”

Susanne Dutton, “Medium Well”

A Sketch

Bell Gale Chevigny, “Sometimes Glad, Sometimes Sorry: Eighty-two-year Inventory”

Art

Elise F. Stanley, “Wildlife Glimpses”

Poetry

Central States Poets
Selected by Alice Friman.
Wendy Taylor Carlisle, Judith Waller Carroll, Wendy Cleveland, Jane Desmond, Gail Goepfert, Amy Haddad, Pam Kreis-Dunn, Sigi Leonhard, Dawn McDuffie, Donna Pucciani, Catherine Senne Wallace.

Short Takes

“So long, farewell, auf Wiedersehen, adieu”
Introduction by Jean Zorn.
Pamela Ahlen, Maria Espinosa, Kate Flaherty, Mary Susan Gast, Robin Gross, Mimi Jennings, Connie Kallback, Adrienne Keller, Carrie Kinsey, Carol Nadell, Alice Simpson, Monique Stampleman, Judy Swann.

Archive

Table of Contents

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Fiction

Marie Anderson     Lunch Lady Sings the Blues  (Fall, 2019)

Jacqueline Ariail    First Date   (Winter, 2021)

Julia Ballerini     Gloria  (Fall, 2012)

Rita Ariyoshi     The First Kiss  (Summer, 2018)

Julia Ballerini     Gloria  (Fall, 2012)

Carolyn Banks     How I Personally and Perhaps Finally Broke Bad, and Yes, the Names Have Been Changed Because I Am Not Exactly a Dolt  (Winter, 2018)

L.S. Bassen    Portrait of a Rotary Phone   (Spring, 2015)

Anne Batzer     The Woman Next Door  (Spring, 2013)

Gillian Bennett     Snow  (Winter, 2013)

Lois Bassen    Mrs. Dalloway Isn’t Shallow   (Summer, 2011)

Carol Bergman    The Bridge   (Winter, 2010)

Drema Hall Berkheimer    Gypsy Skirt   (Spring, 2010)

Liz Betz    To Love Andy   (Winter, 2015)

Rachel Biale    The Hungarians   (Spring, 2016)

Ann Boaden     Ripping Nails, Breaking Light   (Spring, 2022)

Barbara McGillicuddy Bolton    Happiness Is… (Winter, 2019)

Barbara McGillicuddy Bolton    Sister Love (Summer, 2013)

Patricia Boomsma    Suspect (Summer, 2017)

Nancy Bourne    Memorial Mansion (Spring, 2014)

Nancy Bourne    Fading (Summer, 2018)

Mary J. Breen    A Criminal Menopause   (Summer, 2013)

Mary J. Breen    Finders Keepers   (Spring, 2017)

Julie Brickman    The Rampvan, the Skateboard and the Wheelchair   (Summer, 2017)

E.M. Broner    Life’s Adventures   (Spring, 2007)

Melinda Burns    English Garden   (Spring, 2019)

Renee Howard Cassese    Rose   (Summer, 2013)

Jean Cavrell    Early Bird Special   (Winter, 2007)

Ruth Charney    The Old Bag   (Summer, 2015)

Linda Chavez    The Vigil  (Fall, 2014)

Jennifer Clements    Contempt   (Fall, 2017)

Christie Cochrell     Child of Sky and Earth   (Spring, 2022)

Martie Collins    Relations and Friends   (Summer, 2013)

Melodie Corrigall    Helen   (Spring, 2017)

Carolyn Coyle    The New Director   (Summer, 2021)

Judith Day    Royal Flush   (Spring, 2015)

Joan Diamond    The Long View   (Winter, 2011-2012)

Rochelle Distelheim    Comfort Me with Apples   (Summer, 2012)

Ann Doyle    A Tale of Two Lobsters  (Fall, 2013)

Jacqueline Doyle    Mary Most Contrary  (Fall, 2014)

Jacqueline Doyle    Charlotte’s Puzzle (Summer, 2018)

Tessa Dratt    Orphan   (Spring, 2010)

Susan Duke    The Rendevous   (Spring, 2020)

Susan Dworkin    The Powerhouse in Khuzestan   (Winter, 2007)

Kathleen Ford    Joan’s Counsel   (Winter, 2009)

Marilyn French    The Love Children   (Spring, 2007)

Ruth Gais    The Great Blue   (Fall, 2016)

Miriam Louise Gardener    The Night the Earth Shook   (Fall, 2010)

Roberta Hartling Gates    What Babysitters Do   (Fall, 2009)

Sharon Frame Gay    Seasons   (Summer, 2019)

Carolyn Geduld    The Bad Thing   (Fall, 2019)

Gail Fishman Gerwin    The Lost Child   (Spring, 2016)

Lakshmi Gill    Holy Fool   (Winter, 2014)

Gail Gilliland    Ramona the Starlet   (Summer, 2010)

J. Carol Goodman    What Happened to Ruth  (Fall, 2020)

Clynthia Burton Graham    Unlikely Arrow  (Fall, 2017)

J.F. Gross    If Not Now, When?  (Winter, 2021)

Gilda Haber    The Man in the Mink Hat   (Summer, 2009)

Elaine Handley Hooked Up (Spring, 2021)

Judith Haran Forbidden Elegy (Spring, 2019)

Nancy Smith Harris Jury Duty (Winter, 2017)

Lois Marie Harrod    No. 2 Pencil   (Spring, 2016)

L. M. Harrod    That Mess of Pottage   (Winter, 2020)

Frances Hay    A Stake in the Future  (Summer, 2014)

Laura Davis Hays    Pride   (Winter, 2021)

Rolaine Hochstein    The Scam   (Fall, 2009)

Norah Holmgren    Sunrise Over Dolores Park   (Fall, 2009)

Faith Reyher Jackson    Window on Tomorrow   (Winter, 2008)

Gill James    Locker 13   (Summer, 2019)

Lorraine Jeffery   This Ain’t Nothin’   (Winter, 2016)

Teddy Jones    Spring Storms   (Spring, 2013)

Nell Joslin    The Wild Swans   (Winter, 2015)

Melanie Kaye / Kantrowitz    Walk on the Wild Side   (Fall, 2007)

Margaret Karmazin    Risk   (Winter, 2009)

Marilyn Ogus Katz    Witness to History   (Fall, 2016)

Debra Kennedy   The Marriage of True Minds   (Winter, 2022)

Sue Kesler   The Neighbors   (Winter, 2013)

Gloria DeVidas Kirchheimer    The Ash Tree   (Fall, 2007)

Jane Lazarre    Inheritance   (Spring, 2007)

Prudence Lev    Perky   (Summer, 2021)

Priscilla Long    The Rubble That Is the Past   (Summer, 2021)

Carol J. Luther    Play Pretties   (Spring, 2019)

Roberta Albom Liebler    Reluctant Sanctuary   (Spring, 2014)

Mary Lewis    A Good Session   (Summer, 2014)

Catharine Lucas    Prize Day   (Summer, 2015)

Jan Maher    Turn, Turn, Turn   (Fall, 2010)

Vesna Main    Baking for Love   (Winter, 2016)

Linda Maki    Water   (Spring, 2021)

Karen Mandell    Repotting   (Spring, 2012)

Melody Mansfield    Fertilizer  (Fall, 2015)

Elizabeth Mapstone    Singing the Serpentine Blues   (Winter, 2013)

Toni Martin    Sara and Us   (Winter, 2013)

Jacqueline Masumian    The Rehearsal   (Summer, 2019)

Nancy McMillan To the River (Fall, 2021)

Marion Menna    An Enormous Child   (Spring, 2009)

Charlotte G. Morgan    Prehistoric Heart   (Winter, 2018)

Hallie Moore     The Unemployed Nymph and The Glass Ceiling   (Fall, 2012)

Charlotte Morgan    What? Tell Me, What?   (Winter, 2020)

Elizabeth Morris    Wrack Line   (Fall, 2008)

Joyce H. Munro     Be Jubilant My Feet   (Winter, 2018)

Kathryn Nasuti  Cabbage Roses (Winter, 2011-12)

Joan Newburger A Bad Day in the Promised Land (Winter, 2017)

Lesléa Newman Maidel (Spring, 2017)

Lalita Noronha    Indelible Lines   (Summer, 2010)

Mary Beth O’Connor House Guests (Winter, 2022)

Katharine O’Flynn    When the Time Comes   (Summer, 2017)

Lucie Ogilvie    Damaged   (Fall, 2011)

Charlotte Painter    Rings   (Spring, 2008)

Rose Perlmutter    Pot Roast   (Summer, 2012)

Joyce Pfeiffer     Predator   (Fall, 2015)

Graziela Pimental    Aunt Rose   (Winter, 2015)

Rita Plush     Can We Talk?   (Fall, 2012)

Nancy Werking Poling     Afterlife   (Spring, 2020)

Judie Rae     A Commitment to Change   (Spring, 2014)

Joy Rathgeb     The Proper Way to Prepare Conch   (Fall, 2013)

Martha Kilgore Rice    Furthermore, She Had Never Read Anais Nin  (Fall, 2012)

Barbara Ridley     Double Latte   (Spring, 2022)

Susan Robbins    A Breath Away   (Spring, 2009)

MJ Roberts    Stick Figures   (Spring, 2013)

Sarah Rossiter    Where Will All Come Home  (Fall, 2013)

Martha Roth    Grandma Season   (Spring, 2008)

Sara Kay Rupnik    A Study of Light   (Spring, 2011)

Lenora Salvucci    Bless the Child   (Winter, 2012)

Betty J. Sayles    Self Defense   (Fall, 2013)

Carol Scott-Conner    A Life of Flames   (Fall, 2010)

Hollis Seamon    The Trojan Cat   (Spring, 2012)

Bonnie Sedgemore    Buying Love   (Summer, 2014)

Kathryn Shaver    The Armoire   (Summer, 2009)

Deborah Shouse    Beyond the Dunes   (Winter, 2010)

Alice Simpson Eldridge Street, 1902 (Fall, 2021)

Barbara Smith    The Heir   (Summer, 2014)

Louise Smith    Heartsong’s Mother   (Fall, 2008)

Eleanor Fay Snyder    Of George  (Spring, 2021)

Carol Solomon    Heartache  (Fall, 2014)

Julia Sommer    Clippings   (Winter, 2014)

Christine Stewart    A Good Tradition   (Winter, 2013)

Darlene D. Stickel    Fred and Her Big Gift   (Fall, 2020)

Liz Strachan    Holding on with Love   (Fall, 2007)

Eleanor Swent    Crape Myrtle   (Fall, 2018)

Ann G. Thomas    Mrs. Brown   (Spring, 2011)

Ann Tracy    Quiet Girls, 1960   (Winter, 2016)

Lorain Urban Corpora Caelestia (Winter, 2017)

DeEtte Beghtol Waleed    On the Bridge   (Spring, 2014)

Diana L. Walters    The Way of the Sparrow   (Winter, 2019)

Lucy Warner    Drowning Kittens   (Spring, 2011)

Gail A. Webber    Never Waste A Good Hole   (Fall, 2015)

Brenda Webster    Blind Spots   (Summer, 2008)

Linda Garman Weimer    Shrub It   (Winter, 2016)

Margot Adler Welch    Now For The Rest   (Summer, 2011)

Linda A. White    On Strike   (Fall, 2016)

Meredith Sue Willis    Feral Grandmothers: Little Red’s   (Winter, 2014)

Meredith Sue Willis Grandma Shiksa (Fall, 2021)

Avra Wing    The Anchored Wife   (Fall, 2018)

Irene Wittig    A Night at the Opera   (Summer, 2015)

Carol Wobig    What Choice Do We Have   (Winter, 2014)

J.L. Wynne    Shakespeare’s On It   (Fall, 2017)

Susan Yankowitz    Stuntwoman   (Winter, 2008)

Rona Yohalem    Dance With a Stranger   (Fall, 2011)

Keltie Zubko    More than Twelve   (Winter, 2022)

A Sketch

Susan Adam    Sins of Omission   (Fall, 2014)

Opal Palmer Adisa    My Mother Taught Herself to Drive   (Winter, 2022)

Susan B. Apel    And I Cannot Bear to Think About the Books   (Fall, 2017)

Judith Arcana    Eva Has Cancer   (Fall, 2015)

Connie Bedgood    The Hummingbird and Sam   (Winter, 2018)

Becky Boling Birthday No. 61 (Summer, 2021)

Barbara Carey Assurance and Insurance (Spring, 2021)

Bell Gale Chevigny    Sometimes Glad, Sometimes Sorry: Eighty-two-year Inventory   (Winter, 2019)

Patty Dann    Lord Byron on My Phone   (Summer, 2017)

Audrey Ferber    West Coast Swinger   (Spring, 2019)

Edith Lank    A Day in the Life   (Fall, 2016)

Susan Gene McCartney Train to Tozeur (Summer, 2020)

Cynthia Graae Breakthrough (Spring, 2022)

Carol Nadell In His Own Time (Summer, 2018)

Kathleen Rollins It Doesn’t Matter What You Say. Babies Just Like the Sound of Your Voice (Fall, 2018)

Eleanor Rubin Rete Mirable (Spring, 2020)

Moira Sauvage    The Summer Deck / La Terrasse   (Summer, 2014)
En reprise The Summer Deck / La Terrasse (Spring, 2022)

Mimi Schwartz    Fix-It Fantasy   (Winter, 2018)

Julia C. Spring River of Women (Winter, 2017)

Edna Troiano    The Secret in the Old Trunk   (Spring, 2016)

Linda Weimer What Will I Be Today? (Fall, 2020)

Chila Woychik The Rural Chronicles: Love (Fall, 2021)

Ann Zimmerman Time Enough (Summer, 2018)

Drama

Susan Dworkin    Marty’s Version – A Monologue   (Fall, 2016)

Icons

E.M. Broner    The Dancers   (Winter, 2016)

In Memoriam

Marcia, My Friend, by Nan Gefen, Publisher Emerita (Fall, 2021)

Marcia Snares Me, by Sue Leonard, Editor (Fall, 2021)

Our Esther, by Marcia Freedman, Sue Leonard (Fall, 2011)

Philosophy

Sally Hess    Descartes Appears, We Talk   (Winter, 2019)

Nonfiction

Margot Adler      Why We Love Vampires   (Winter, 2013)

Paula Gunn Allen      The Perils of Being Paula   (Summer, 2007)

Sherry Ruth Anderson    A Secret I Should Be Keeping   (Summer, 2013)

Jane Ariel    Evelyn   (Winter, 2009)

Gail Arnoff    In Our Mother’s Closet   (Winter, 2016)

Gail Arnoff    In Another Closet   (Winter, 2022)

Barbarann Ayars     The Pie Queen   (Fall, 2012)

Barbara L. Baer    Shadows over the Galapagos   (Fall, 2016)

Linda Baldanzi    Rattled   (Summer, 2014)

Lygia Ballantyne    Cooking by the Book   (Spring, 2009)

Nancy Barnes    I Got to See Their Words   (Spring, 2015)

L. Shapley Bassen    The Rains Down in Africa   (Summer, 2020)

Nancy Bauer-King    Recycled   (Spring, 2016)

Margo Berdeshevsky    My Lunch with Belochka   (Summer, 2013)

Justine Blank     Thelma and Louise (not the movie)   (Fall, 2012)

Annette Berkovits    Rebel With a Cause   (Spring, 2014)

Savitri L. Bess    Unexpected   (Winter, 2009)

Sheryl J. Bize-Boutte    Dead Chickens and Miss Anne   (Spring, 2012)

Bonnie Lee Black    Youth and Beauty   (Fall, 2008)

Martha Boesing    Parker Lake Jail   (Spring, 2014)

Patricia Boswell    The Visit   (Summer, 2021)

Sandy Boucher    Friendship and Change with Tillie Olsen   (Spring, 2007)

Nancy Bourne    Frozen Laughter   (Summer, 2020)

Katherine Bradway    On Approaching My Hundreth Year   (Summer, 2009)

Rev. Lyn G. Brakeman    Becoming a Woman Priest   (Winter, 2012)

Donna Bridewell    Molecules   (Spring, 2022)

Janet Brof    Holding Ground   (Fall, 2013)

Spotted Earth Woman/Gloria Brooks; Yvonne Rand; Victoria Rue Unfolding: Women’s Spiritual Paths   (Fall, 2010)

Dorothy Bryant    Pushing Eighty-Still Pushing Books   (Summer, 2009)

Sandra Butler    Tiptoeing Toward Seventy   (Summer, 2009)

Sandra Butler    Repairs   (Spring, 2017)

Sandra Butler    Full Body Scan   (Winter, 2020)

Michelle Cacho-Negrete    On The Fire Escape   (Winter, 2007)

Pat Carr    Prom Dress  (Summer, 2014)

Myriam Chapman    Disgust, (or What We Do for Love)   (Spring, 2019)

Leslie Clark    Snake Rain  (Winter, 2022)

Bell Gale Chevigny    Desire Is the Best Crutch   (Spring, 2013)

Bell Gale Chevigny    Our Robbery   (Spring, 2014)

Marian Mathews Clark    Getting There   (Fall, 2008)

Jenny Clover    Smog Check   (Spring, 2015)

Patty Cogen    If You Want to Change Your Life, Begin with Your Underwear   (Winter, 2014)

Kathleen Collins   Possibilities   (Spring, 2022)

Ruth Crocker    My Buddy’s Hat   (Winter, 2013)

Jane DiVita Woody   The System   (Winter, 2020)

Mary Donaldson-Evans   Not for Sissies?   (Spring, 2022)

Dawn Downey   The Cleaning Women   (Summer, 2017)

Carol M. Downie    My Snake   (Fall, 2013)

Dora Dueck    Reunion  (Fall, 2020)

Phyllis Dunham    The Things You Held Sacred   (Fall, 2015)

Susanne Dutton   Medium Well   (Winter, 2019)

Rosanne Ehrlich Another Disney Fan Bites the Dust (Winter, 2017)

Jane C. Elkin Shades of Love and Duty (Spring, 2022)

Meredith Escudier    Like it or Not   (Summer, 2013)

Karen Frank, Susan Pope, Carrie Lugar Slayback, Adriane St. Clare    Pushing Through   (Spring, 2011)

Marcia Freedman    Going Back   (Spring, 2008)

Jean Gochros    What to Do About Danielle   (Fall, 2017)

Vivian Gornick    Turning Sixty   (Summer, 2009)

Claudia A. Geagan    Wife   (Winter, 2014)

Nan Fink Gefen    Change and All That   (Spring, 2012)

Nan Fink Gefen    Down the Rabbit Hole: My Adventures in Publishing   (Winter, 2014)

Daniela Gioseffi Everything Happens for a Reason? (Winter, 2017)

Jane Hanser    The Registry   (Summer, 2013)

Linda Hirschhorn    Yes I Will Dance  (Fall, 2013)

Susan Hoffman    The Anxious Stitch   (Winter, 2018)

Mary Alice Hostetter   Reclaiming Good Bones   (Spring, 2020)

Ruth Hunter    Circles of Hope   (Winter, 2007)

Joan Shaddox Isom   Four Laps in August   (Summer, 2008)

Carol Jeffers   Covenant   (Fall, 2018)

Barbara Johnson & Billie Mulkey    Hardscrabble Times   (Winter, 2009)

Susan E. Johnson    Edward Nicholas  (Fall, 2014)

Claire Kahane  My Mother’s Story: Memento Mori   (Winter, 2021)

Kay Jorgensen, Mary Risala Laird, Rabbi Leah Novick  Unfolding: Women’s Spiritual Paths   (Winter, 2010)

Suzanne Juhasz   Classroom Ballerina: The Sequel   (Winter, 2013)

Frances Kappler   Monster   (Winter, 2015)

Jane Kays Maryann (Winter, 2017)

Barbara Rady Kazdan   Don’t Tell Hubby   (Winter, 2019)

Barbara Rady Kazdan The Mourning Fog (Winter, 2021)

Deborah Kent   Where Is the Ladies’ Room, Anyway?   (Fall, 2014)

Gloria DeVidas Kirchheimer   My Life in Pieces   (Summer, 2015)

Nancy Kline   Florida   (Summer, 2010)

Nancy Kline   Terrifying Tales   (Spring, 2020)

Lisa Knopp  Lure   (Summer, 2019)

Eva Kollisch    Father   (Fall, 2007)

Edith Konecky   Soup   (Winter, 2007)

Sophia Kouidou-Giles  Under the Azure Sky   (Spring, 2016)

Carolyn Kraus   Animus   (Summer, 2012)

Jane T. Krebs   Peaches   (Spring, 2021)

Michele Landsberg   Activism Is My Modus Operandi   (Spring, 2014)

Mary Martha Lappe   Dancing with the Stripes   (Winter, 2015)

Roz Leiser   Reluctant Bride  (Summer, 2014)

Joan Lester   Naps   (Fall, 2007)

Shoshana Levenberg   In My Name   (Spring, 2020)

Carol Levine  The Fruit of the Apple Tree   (Fall, 2015)

Aurora M. Lewis    My Cowgirl Blues   (Fall, 2017)

Flossie Lewis  Maude’s Pill   (Winter, 2015)

Sue Fagalde Lick  When You Can’t Even Get Drunk   (Spring, 2019)

Mardith Louisell  The Long Shower   (Spring, 2017)

Abby Luby      (Summer, 2019)

Barbara Mahone    A Tuskegee Story  (Summer, 2014)

Melody Mansfield    Gouache Rhymes with Squash  (Fall, 2020)

Catherine Mathews    The Girl by the Door  (Summer, 2021)

Caroline Ames McCoy    The Story of Asher   (Summer, 2010)

Stephanie Wilson Medlock    Keeping Score   (Summer, 2013)

Debbie L. Miller    But, I’m a Girl   (Fall, 2017)

Nina Mishkin    A Story   (Spring, 2010)

Susan Moon   What If I Never Have Sex Again?   (Summer, 2008)

Jean P. Moore    Finding Charles   (Summer, 2011)

Jane P. Morgan    The Normal Aging Process   (Fall, 2013)

Christina Mowle    The Distorting Eye   (Summer, 2017)

Lisa Mullenneaux    The Vanishing Point: Artists Respond to Climate Change   (Spring, 2017)

ruie Mullins    At the Plaza   (Winter, 2015)

Daphne Muse    Gettin’ Sixty   (Spring, 2007)

Susan Neville    Billow  (Fall, 2020)

Emily Newberry    The First Steps   (Winter, 2016)

Sally Nielsen    The Bootleg Daughter   (Fall, 2011)

Sally Nielsen    Profundity   (Fall, 2018)

Hope Nisly    Never Take a Drop of H2O Lightly   (Winter, 2020)

Lee Haas Norris   A Woman’s Got to Do  (Winter, 2011-12)

Lee Haas Norris   BFF  (Fall, 2016)

Patty Anne O’Hara     A Hot Couple?   (Winter, 2018)

Jane O’Reilly     Diary of a Political Education   (Fall, 2016)

Elaine Neil Orr     Falling   (Winter, 2018)

Paula Phipps     That Invisible Door Between Us and the Homeless   (Fall, 2014)

Lenore Pimental     First Sit Up Straight   (Fall, 2012)

Melba Pitts    God Nodded   (Summer, 2018)

Leanne Phillips    Growing an Avocado Tree from Seed   (Winter, 2022)

Letty Cottin Pogrebin     Cover-Up Creep   (Summer, 2015)

Patricia Pomerleau    Gay March   (Fall, 2015)

Joan Potter    Turning Elderly   (Winter, 2022)

Anna Rabkin    Southern Sixties   (Summer, 2012)

Margaret Randall    Coyote Grin  (Fall, 2011)

L. J. Reed    The Cribbage Master (Spring, 2012)

Bethany Reid    About a Marriage, from A to Zed (Fall, 2021)

Ruth Resch    Through the Eyes Of… (Fall, 2009)

Ruth Resch    Travel Agent (Spring, 2016)

Ruth Resch    Requiem for My Beloved (Summer, 2018)

Phyllis Jane Rose    Sisters: A Digital Story (Spring, 2010)

Carole Rosenthal   Whose Lie Is This?   (Summer, 2007)

Deborah Ross    Barbie’s Bleak House; or, Married with Furniture (Spring, 2021)

Mediha Saliba    Quilts in Life   (Winter, 2013)

Adina Sara    Holy Days   (Fall, 2021)

Roussel Sargent    Reaching Ninety   (Summer, 2009)

Adrienne Sciutto    The Sophie Stories   (Fall, 2019)

Shizue Seigel    Of Christmas and Karma   (Winter, 2016)

Alice Shalvi    Point of (No) Return   (Summer, 2012)

Kaelin McGee Shipley    Letting Go   (Spring, 2019)

Harriet Squier    The ICU   (Summer, 2019)

Patricia Temple    The Windmill   (Summer, 2020)

Jo Ann(e) Valentine (Pascoe) Simson (Smith)    What’s in a Name?   (Spring, 2015)

Ann Warren Smith   Getting to the Heart   (Fall, 2014)

Ann St James    Ed Is Dead   (Spring, 2013)

Laura Tamakoshi    “The White Woman Will Eat You!”   (Spring, 2015)

Lynn Taylor    “AC”   (Spring, 2015)

Monona Wali    The Resistance of Shakuntala   (Summer, 2021)

Mary C. Waters    Weaving Lesson   (Winter, 2013)

Mary Watkins    Learning from Liberace   (Spring, 2008)

Gayle Ann Weinstein    Meet Me on the Corner   (Winter, 2014)

Ernestine Whitman Musical Themes (Winter, 2021)

Nancy Wick Just Like Me (Winter, 2017)

Laurey Williams Twins (Fall, 2021)

Mitsuye Yamada    Red Shoes and Milk Baths   (Summer, 2011)

Sondra Zeidenstein    Old Woman, New Poems (Spring, 2010)

Mary Zelinka    Boundaries (Winter, 2019)

Elizabeth Zimmer    North Wing (Spring, 2013)

Voices

Vivian Gornick      Feminism in These Times   (Spring, 2015)

Suzanne Juhasz, Cleo Kocol, Tricia Knoll, Kathy Merlino, Janet Sunderland, Edna Troiano
Responses to Vivian Gornick’s Feminism in These Times   (Summer, 2015)

Lucy Marx      The Reckoning of Junot Diaz   (Fall, 2019)

Responses to Lucy Marx The Reckoning of Junot Díaz (Winter, 2020)

Insurrection – Inauguration (Winter, 2021)
A Special Section on the Extraordinary Events of January 2021
Liz Abrams-Morley, Dori Appel, Susan Baskin, Margo Berdeshevsky, Ann Boaden, Carol Dorf, Christine Emmert, Patricia Feeney, Marilyn June Janson, Elizabeth Kirkpatrick-Vrenios, Alice Marks, Valerie L. Mathews, Lyn May, Elaine Nussbaum, Nancy Poling, Mary Russell, Rochelle Jewel Shapiro, Nina Tassi, Melody Wilson
Art by Margo Berdeshevsky, gaye gambell-peterson, Judith Fox Goldstein, Sabiha Iqbal, Elsa Lichman, windflower
Music by Gena Raps
Introduction by Jean Zorn

Corona Supplements 2020

Where I Live: Coping with Corona No. 5
The Prose
A Word from the Publisher by Jean Zorn
Essays by Julie Gardner, Mary Hood Hart, Sally Hess, Susan Hoffman, Cynthia Hogue, Lorelei Kay, Susan Lundgren, Jane Shlensky, Joanna Sit, Stephanie Stevens, Joyce Winslow, Joyce Zonana
Images by Nancy Henningsen, Sally Hess, Gena Raps

Where I Live: Coping With Corona No. 4
The Prose
Nancy Bauer-King, Margo Berdeshevsky, Carol Edelstein, Sharon Frame Gay, Louise Nayer, Lalita Noronha, Vicki Pieser, Lynne Reitman, Lois Roma-Deeley, Ann Folwell Stanford, Nancy Allen Wolter, Elizabeth Zimmer
Music by Gena Raps
Reading by Cynthia Hogue
Art by Teresa Fasolino, Susan Mills
Introduction by Jean Zorn

Love in a Time of Corona No. 3
The Poetry
Peggy Aylsworth, Luci Huhn, Sarah Kotchian, Ellen Reynard, Claire Scott, Peggy Shumaker, Amy Small-McKinney, Pam Uschuk
Art by Susan Katz, Jane P. Perry, Gena Raps, Melanie Tervalon
Music by Gena Raps
Introduction by Jean Zorn

Prose Plus
Pat Carr, Margo Davis, Judith Emilie, Susan Lundgren, Ronna Magy, Elaine Nussbaum, Susan Rees, Judy S. Richardson, Mia Kirsi Stageberg
Art by Mary Burke, Elsa Lichman, Gena Raps
Music by Carol Wincenc and Gena Raps
Introduction by Jean Zorn

Love in a Time of Corona No. 2
The Poetry
Karen Brennan, Cynthia Hogue, Diana Livi, Charlotte Mandel, Claire Massey, Elaine Piper, Joyce Ritchie, Sherri Wright
Art by Susan V. Mills, Angela Rizzuti, Barbara Woods
Introduction by Jean Zorn

The Prose
Julia Ballerini, Kitty Cunningham, Marcy Darin, Caroline Ellis, Rita Mendes-Flohr, Edvige Giunta, Alyce Guynn, Hope Niman Prosky, Sue Won
Art by Jeannette DesBoine, Barbara Wallace, Windflower
Introduction by Jean Zorn

Love in a Time of Corona No. 1
The Prose
Elaine Barnard, Gloria DeVidas Kirchheimer, Nan Fink Gefen, Patricia Gallagher, Cynthia Hogue, Carol Nadell, Jane O’Reilly, Eleanor Rubin, Carol Westreich Solomon
Music by Gena Raps. Art by Susan Florence, Francesca King
Introduction by Jean Zorn

The Poetry
Karen Brennan, Laura Budofsky Wisniewski, Nancy Collins-Warner, JP DiBlasi, Charlotte Mandel, Marian Mathews Clark, Lynn Roberts, Susan Sailer, Unc4gina
Music by Gena Raps & Carol Wincenc. Art by Francesca King
Introduction by Jean Zorn

Ukraine

A Message to Our Readers, Jean Zorn, Publisher (Spring, 2022)

Immigration

Marie Anderson The Liberation of Heavenly Bodies (Spring, 2018)

Maria Espinosa Catalina, Mi Amor (Spring, 2018)

Gail B. Frank Wreckage of the Human Heart (Spring, 2018)

Daniela Gioseffi An American Dream (Summer, 2018)

Chellis Glendinning How to Cross the Border (Spring, 2018)

Cynthis Inman Graham Xoyatla Is a Proper Noun (Spring, 2018)

Margie Patlak Matriarchs and Monarchs (Summer, 2018)

Niomi Roth Phillips An American Dream (Spring, 2018)

Lenore Pimental Small Mercies (Summer, 2018)

Judy S. Richardson Working With Refugees (Spring, 2018)

Mary Jane (MJ) Roberts Apple Strudel (Summer, 2018)

Mediha Saliba Full Circle (Fall, 2018)

Ann Vander Stoep Neighbors (Winter, 2020)

Joyce Winslow The Juggler (Fall, 2018)

Troublemakers

Making Trouble (Winter, 2017)
The Editorial Board

Short Form (Spring, 2017)
Carol A. Amato, Myrna Loy Ashby, Pat Carr, Kitty Cunningham, Sandra Enos, Sophia Kouidou-Giles, Debbie L. Miller, Patricia A. Pomerleau

Long Form (Spring, 2017)
Cynthia Carbone, Melody Mansfield, Ann Vander Stoep

Troublemakers in Action (Summer, 2017)
Catherine Aks, Pat Carr, Sylvia Ramos Cruz, Sophia Kouidou-Giles, Ronna Magy, Patricia Pomerleau, Cynthia Ward

Marion Coleman’s Tee (Fall, 2017)

Tribute

Kathryn Kish Sklar    Gerda Lerner   (Spring, 2013)

Persimmon Tree Pays Tribute to Ruth Bader Ginsburg   (Fall, 2020)
Becky Boling, Mary Burke, Lucy Griffith, Ann Hedreen, Laurie Kuntz, Tricia Knoll, Jacqueline Kudler, Jacqueline Lapidus, Sue Leonard, Mary K O’Melveny, Angie Minkin, Berta Morgan, Susanna Rich, Susan Shaw Sailer, Ariel Smart, Debbie Theiss
Music selected by Gena Raps

Classics

Emma Goldman    Reflections on Aging   (Spring, 2010)

Florida Scott-Maxwell    From
The Measure of My Days
   (Fall, 2009)

Conversation

E.M. Broner and Mary Gordon    The Writing Life   (Winter, 2008)

Susan Griffin & Maxine Hong Kingston The Open Heart Is a Force For Peace   (Winter, 2010)

Irena Klepfisz and Nancy Stoller    Lives of Confinement   (Summer, 2010)

Sue Leonard and Lilly Rivlin    Story Teller   (Spring, 2014)

Sue Leonard and Toshi Seeger    Interview   (Summer, 2012)

Music, Dance & Theatre

Terry Joan Baum     Mom Comes Out   (Fall, 2012)

Alina Bloomgarden     Jazz Visionary   (Spring, 2021)
interviewed by Gena Raps, Music Editor

Jane Ira Bloom     Jazz Saxophonist and Composer   (Summer, 2021)
interviewed by Gena Raps, Music Editor

Martha Boesing     Song of the Magpie   (Summer, 2007)

Donna Weng Friedman     Stories from the Piano   (Winter, 2022)
Interview by Gena Raps, Music Editor

Yoko Takebe Gilbert  Mothering Musicians  (Spring, 2022)
Interview by Gena Raps, Music Editor

Tania León  In Motion  (Summer, 2016)

Margaret Leng Tan     Toi, Toi, Toy   (Fall, 2018)

Emily Levine     Off to the Races   (Fall, 2012)

Naomi Newman    Five Scenes   (Spring, 2008)

Gena Raps    An Interview with Thea Musgrave (Spring, 2009)

Gena Raps    Creative Collaboration: Elinor Armer and Ursula Le Guin   (Fall, 2010)

Gena Raps     An Interview with Evangeline Benedetti   (Fall, 2012)

Gena Raps    Carol Winsenc: The Magician of the Flute   (Winter, 2013)

Gena Raps     Pianist to Pianist: Gena Raps interviews Ursula Oppens (Spring, 2017)

Oxana Yablonskaya, Gena Raps    A Musical Life From Moscow to New York   (Fall, 2013)

Marta Renzi   Choreographer and Independent Filmmaker   (Summer, 2016)

Dorothy Roberts    I Loved Him   (Fall, 2015)

Elizabeth Zimmer    An Interview with Anita Hollander   (Sprint, 2020)

Poetry

Frances Payne Adler, Guest Editor   International Poets   (Summer, 2015)
Frances Payne Adler, Margo Berdeshevsky, Lakshmi Gill, Shareen Knight, Lesley Lababidi, Gila Landman, Anita Lerek, Althea Romeo-Mark

Dare I Call You Cousin, poetry by Frances Payne Adler (Spring, 2022)
The Way of the Matriot: On the Poetry of Frances Payne Adler, an introduction by Cynthia Hogue, Poetry Editor

Judith Arcana, Guest Editor   Northeast Region Poetry   (Fall, 2008)
Annette Basalyga, Barbara Crooker, Susan Donnelly, Lynnel Jones, Jacqueline Lapidus, Elizabeth Lara, Alicia Ostriker, Minnie Bruce Pratt, Becky Dennison Sakellariou, Sondra Zeidenstein

Christianne Balk, Guest Editor   West Coast Poetry   (Summer, 2018)
Kathleen Joy Anderson, Marri Champié, Linda Conroy, Ginger Dehlinger, Suzanne Edison, Gail Entrekin, Susan Landgraf, Joan Moritz, Penelope Scambly Schott, Judith Skillman, Stephanie Striffler

Cynthia Hogue and Devreaux Baker, Introductions   Poets from the West Coast   (Summer, 2020)
Poetry by Subhaga Crystal Bacon, Devreaux Baker, Carol Barrett, Gail Entrekin, Lorraine Jeffery, Sigrun Susan Lane, Eileen Malone, Judith Montgomery, Melanie Perish, Judith Quaempts, Kenith Simmons, Pat West, windflower
Photographs by Robin Gross; Illustration by Teresa Fasolino
Musical Interlude presented by Evangeline Benedetti and Pedja Muzijevic

Wendy Barker, Guest Editor   International Poetry   (Fall, 2010)
Margo Berdeshevsky, Jo Carroll, Tamra Hays, Jennifer Hedges, Lisa Katz, Katharine O’Flynn, Becky Sakellariou, Wallis Wilde-Menozzi

Wendy Barker   Eleven Poems   (Spring, 2013)
Introduction: Alicia Ostriker, An Introduction to Wendy Barker’s Poetry

Aliki Barnstone, Guest Judge    Seventeen Poems:
Poetry from the Central States
   (Winter, 2021)
Aliki Barnstone, Nancy Lael Braun, Jacqueline Brogan, Wendy Cleveland, Jeanne Emmons, Ann Fisher-Wirth, Margaret Hasse, Pauletta Hansel, Judith Sanders, Annette Sisson, Rebecca A.
Spears, Bonnie Larson Staiger, Dawn Terpstra, Drucilla Wall, LaWanda Walters, Patricia Jabbeh Wesley
Introducing Aliki Barnstone by Cynthia Hogue, Poetry Editor
Music by Gena Raps

Dr. Tina Barr, Guest Judge    Poets from Elsewhere   (Summer, 2021)
Introducing Tina Barr by Cynthia Hogue, Poetry Editor
Tina Barr, Margo Berdeshevsky, Nicole Brossard, Lam Thi My Da, Dubravka Djuric, Elizabeth Mornin, Liana Sakelliou, Susan Wicks, Linda Stern Zisquit

Margo Berdeshevsky, Guest Editor    Poems from the Central North States   (Winter, 2015)
Kathleen Dale, Mary Moore Easter, Susan Fox, Mary Hotlen, Linda Maki, Beverly Offen, Mary Kay Rummel, Barbara Kreader Skalinder, Gayle Ann Weinstein

Chana Bloch   Twelve Poems   (Winter, 2009)
Introduction: Anita BarrowsWriting a Woman’s Life 

Chana Bloch   Fifteen Poems   (Spring, 2015)
Interview: Wendy BarkerChana Bloch’s Swimming in the Rain: Writing a Woman’s Life 

Beverley Bie Brahic, Guest Judge    Poems from the Central States   (Spring, 2012)
Liz Abrams-Morley, Jane Harrington Bach, Dorothy Brooks, Penny Hackett-Evans, Susan Mallory, Charlene Neely, Susan W. Peters, Nancy Paddock, Patti Capel Swartz, Judith Weir, M.J. Werthman White

Jill Breckenridge, Guest Editor    Poems from the Southern States   (Fall, 2009)
Nancy Calhoun, Margery Cunningham, Ann Fisher-Wirth, Jane Ellen Glasser, Rand (Silverbear) Hall, Joan Mazza, Merimee Moffitt, Margaret S. Mullins, Gail Peck, Diana Pinckney, Barbara Rockman, Sue Walker

Fleda Brown, Guest Editor    International Poets   (Fall, 2012)
Margo Berdeshevsky, Fleda Brown, Malinda Crispin, Eva Eliav, Mori Glaser, Chellis Glendinning, Lois Elaine Heckman, Venie Holmgren, Jo Milgrom, Lalita Noronha, Katharine O’Flynn, Althea Romeo-Mark, Barbara A Taylor

Fleda Brown    Ten Poems   (Fall, 2014)
Introduction: Wendy BarkerIntroduction to Fleda Brown’s Poetry

Marilyn Chin    Erudite Poet   (Fall, 2018)

Lucille Lang Day, Guest Editor Poetry from the Central States (Winter, 2017)
Mary Jo Balistreri, Judith Waller Carroll, Maria Crabtree, Lucille Lang Day, Janet Ruth Heller, Judy Johnson, Dawn McDuffie, Donna Pucciani, Marjorie Stamm Rosenfeld, Ruth Schmidt-Baeumler, Ann Falwell Stanford, Judith Weir, Veronica Zuege

Alice Friman, Guest Editor    Poems from the Northeast Region   (Summer, 2013)
Annette Basalyga, Alice Casey, Jean-Marie J. Crocker, Christina Wos Donnelly, Penny Harter, Kathleen M. Kelley, Jacqueline Lapidus, Christine O’Connor, Paula Phipps, Sb Sobel

Alice Friman, Guest Editor    Central States Poets   (Winter, 2019)
Wendy Taylor Carlisle, Judith Waller Carroll, Wendy Cleveland, Jane Desmond, Gail Goepfert, Amy Haddad, Pam Kreis-Dunn, Sigi Leonhard, Dawn McDuffie, Donna Pucciani, Catherine Senne Wallace

Andrea Hollander, Guest Editor   North Central States Poetry  (Spring, 2010)
Maril Crabtree, Penny Hacket-Evans, Eve Hooker, Deena Linett, Nancy Paddock, Linda Robiner, Mary Kay Rummel, Elizabeth Schultz, Catherine Wallace, M.J. White

Lucille Clifton    Twelve Poems   (Winter, 2008)
Introduction: Toi DerricotteAbout Lucille Clifton

Martha Collins    Twelve Poems   (Spring, 2014)
Introduction: Wendy BarkerIntroduction to Martha Collins

Rita Dove   Twelve Poems   (Winter, 2012)
Introduction: Erika Meitner,  Introduction to Rita Dove

Toi Derricotte   Poems   (Fall, 2007)
Introduction: Madeline Tiger,  Introduction

Ali Friman   Eleven Poems   (Fall, 2015)
Introduction: Wendy Barker,  On the Poetry of Alice Friman

Joy Harjo   Twelve Poems   (Fall, 2013)
Introduction: Wendy Barker,  An Introduction To Joy Harjo

Linda Hogan   Nine Poems   (Fall, 2017)
Introduction: Peggy ShumakerIntroduction to Linda Hogan’s Poetry

Cynthia Huntington   The Holiday Suicides   (Spring, 2019)
Introduction: Cynthia HogueIntroduction to the Poetry of Cynthia Huntington

Tess Gallagher    Eleven Poems   (Summer, 2008)
Introduction: Alice Derry, Tess Gallagher: An Audacious Poet

Tess Gallagher Fourteen Poems from Is, Is Not (Fall, 2021)
Introduction by Cynthia Hogue, Poetry Editor

Sandra M. Gilbert   Ten Poems   (Winter, 2010)
Introduction: Susan GubarIntroducing Sandra Gilbert’s Poetry

Maria Mazziotti Gillan, Guest Editor   West Coast Poetry   (Winter, 2014)
Donna L. Emerson, Christine Horner, Dallas Huth, Joanne Jagoda, Maria Mazziotti Gillan, Dian Gillmar, Aurora M. Lewis, Carolyn Martin, Penny Perry, Judith Kelly Quaempts, Elizabeth Stoessl

Mary Gilliland, Guest Judge   Poetry from the East Coast   (Winter, 2022)
Introduction to Mary Gilliland by Cynthia Hogue, Poetry Editor
Introduction to East Coast Poets, by Mary Gilliland, Guest Judge
Pamela Ahlen, Irene Apostoleris, Rachel Elion Baird, Regina Dilgen, Jan Freeman, Debra Kaufman, Sandra Kohler, Monifa Love, Janet MacFadyen, Kate Ravin, Harriet Shenkman, Pamela Wax

Lorrie Goldensohn, Guest Editor   West Coast Poetry   (Spring, 2009)
Anne Barrows, Ellen Bass, Gail Rudd Entrekin, Marcia Falk, Cooper Gallegos, Dorothy Gilbert,
Muriel Karr, Sally Allen McNall, Judith Montgomery

Marilyn Hacker    Ten Poems   (Summer, 2012)
Introduction: Alicia OstrikerMarilyn Hacker: Poetry of Anger and Love

Barbara Hamby    Ten Poems   (Fall, 2016)
Introduction: Wendy BarkerThe Razzle-Dazzle of Barbara Hamby

Patricia Spears Jones   The Poetry of Patricia Spears Jones   (Fall, 2019)
Introduction by Cynthia Hogue 

Carolyn Kizer   Poems   (Spring, 2008)
Introduction: Diana O’HehirCarolyn Kizer’s Poetry

Maxine Kumin   Poems   (Winter, 2007)
Introduction: Alicia Ostriker,  Maxine Kumin: An Introduction

Bonnie Lyons, Guest Editor   Poetry from the Western States   (Summer, 2016)
Carol Barrett, Brenda Bellinger, Joanne Brown, Catharine Clark-Sayles, Jeanie Greensfelder, Cynthia Hoffman, Tricia Knoll, Lori Levy, Eileen Malone, Catherine McGuire, Nancy L. Meyer, Nan Rush

Charlotte Mandel, Guest Editor   East Coast Poetry   (Winter, 2016)
Kathleen Corcoran, Darcy Cummings, Susan Deer Cloud, Laurel Ferejohn, Penny Harter, Adele Kenny, Claire Keyes, Charlotte Mandel, Susanna Rich, Helen Ruggieri, Marianne Schloss, Carole Stone, Davi Walters

Marilyn Nelson   Poems   (Spring, 2018)

Naomi Shihab Nye   Twelve Poems   (Winter, 2013)
Introduction: Wendy Barker,  An Introduction to Naomi Shihab Nye’s Poetry

Alicia Ostriker   Poems   (Summer, 2010)
Introduction: Wendy Barker, Penetrating Surfaces

Diana O’Hehir   Poems   (Summer, 2009)

Grace Paley   Poems   (Summer, 2007)
Introduction: E.M. Broner, My Pal Paley

Hilda Raz, Guest Editor   International Poets   (Summer, 2017)
Caroline Cottom, Meredith Escudier, Sharon Goodier, Lois Elaine Heckman, S.E. Ingraham, Ellen S. Jaffe, Kath Jonathan, Benita Kape, Sarah Thomson, Joanne Veiss-Zaken.

Kay Ryan   Sixteen Poems   (Summer, 2011)
Introduction: Chana Bloch, Kay Ryan’s Poems

Peggy Shumaker, Guest Editor  Poems from the Southern States   (Summer, 2014)
Judith Waller Carroll, Wendy White Cleveland, Jo Ann Steger Hoffman, Ann Neuser Lederer, Janet McCann, Elizabeth Oakes, Diana Pinckney, Elena Lelia Radulescu, Susan Shaw Sailer, Mary Kay Schoen, Bonnie Stanard, Peggy Shumaker, Memye Curtis Tucker, Alice Toporoff Wallace, Sarah Webb, Dede Wilson, Sally Zakariya

Peggy Shumaker  Ten Poems   (Spring, 2017)
Introduction: Wendy Barker On the Poems of Peggy Shumaker

Maurya Simon, Editor   East Coast Poetry   (Winter, 2018)
Pamela Ahlen, Henrietta Dahlstrom, Anne Harding Woodworth, Josephine Hausam, W.J. Herbert, Kathryn Kelly, Sandra Kohler, Susan Kress, Jacqueline Lapidus, Ethel Paquin, Deborah Pfeffer, Meredith Trede.

Patricia Smith   A Dozen Poems   (Spring, 2016)
Introduction: Wendy Barker, Introduction to Patricia Smith’s Poetry

Sue Standing   East Coast Poets   (Winter, 2020)
L.R. Berger, Paula Bonnell, Debra Cash, Barbara Daniels, Merrill Oliver Douglas, Kate Flaherty, Amy Gottlieb, JoAnn Hoffman, Claire Keyes, Jacqueline Lapidus, Ann Taylor, Sarah Brown Weitzman, Sue Standing.

Hannah Stein, Guest Editor   East Coast Poetry   (Spring, 2011)
Sasha Ettinger, Sandra Kohler, Janet Krauss, Diana Pinckney, Marjorie Norris, Susan Roche, Ada Jill Schneider, Dorothy Schiff Shannon, Carole Stone, Dale Tushman

Ruth Stone   Poems   (Spring, 2007)
Introduction: Sandra Gilbert, On Ruth Stone

Julie Suk, Guest Editor  Poetry from the Western States   (Fall, 2011)
Katy Brown, Margaret Chula, Joanne M. Clarkson, Gail Rudd Entrekin, Grace Marie Grafton, Taylor Graham, Kelley Jácquez, Meredith Kunsa, Penelope Scrambly Schott, Edythe Haendel Schwartz, Florence Weinberger, Pat Phillips West

Heather Thomas, Guest Editor  International Poets   (Summer, 2019)
Karen Alkalay-Gut, Patricia Díaz Bialet, Audrey Chin, Margaret Hollingsworth, Wendy Klein, Marianne Larsen, Marion Leeper, Krystyna Lenkowska, Althea Romeo Mark, Irina Mashinski, Diti Ronen, Susan Wismer

Laura Tohe   Eight Poems   (Fall, 2020)
My Soul Immense with the Millennia of Rocks and Stars: The Poetry of Laura Tohe
by Cynthia Hogue, Poetry Editor

Eleanor Wilner   Nine Poems   (Spring, 2020)
Introduction: Cynthia Hogue, The Necessity of Witness: On the Poetry of Eleanor Wilner

Art

No Immigrants, No Art   (Spring, 2018)

Greta Berman  Synesthesia: The Involuntary Joining of the Senses   (Spring, 2019)

Betty Blayton-Taylor  Spiritual Artist, Spirited Educator   (Summer, 2015)

Lorraine Bonner   Sculpture   (Fall, 2008)
Introduction: Yasmin Sayyed, Introduction to Lorraine Bonner

Isabelle de Borchgrave  Haute Couture de Papier   (Summer, 2014)

Rose Cabat  Touchie Feelies   (Fall, 2014)

Rose Cabat  Touchie Feelies Redux   (Winter, 2021)

Elizabeth Catlett  Recent Prints   (Fall, 2010)

Judy Chicago   Hands in Glass   (Spring, 2009)

Marion Coleman   African American History and Culture in Story Quilts   (Fall, 2017)

Jane Dickson   Revelers   (Spring, 2017)

Shirley Faktor  Paintings: The Cyclical Nature of Life   (Summer, 2011)

Patricia Tobacco Forrester   Eleven Watercolors   (Summer, 2010)

Sally Frank   Visual Memories   (Fall, 2016)

Suvan Geer   Shall Remain Nameless   (Winter, 2014)

Janet Goldner   Art and Life   (Summer, 2013)

Liliana Golubinsky   Playful in Buenos Aires   (Summer, 2020)

Grace Graupe-Pillard   Art as Dialectic   (Spring, 2021)
Introduction: Greta Berman, Art Editor, The Dialectical Art of Grace Graupe-Pillard

Howardena Pindell   An Intersectional Artist Before the Fact   (Summer, 2021)
Introduction: Greta Berman, Art Editor

Robin Gross   Photographing Passion   (Fall, 2015)

Guerrilla Girls   Art as Activism   (Spring, 2014)

Nancy Hagin   Sumptuous Realist   (Spring, 2015)

Ester Hernandez   A Visual Dialogue   (Spring, 2011)

Sheila Hicks     The Grande Dame of Textile Art   (Fall, 2012)

Nicole Hollander  Sylvia Cartoon Strips   (Winter, 2007)
Introduction: Judith Arcana, Laughing and Thinking at the Same Time

Yvonne Jacquette  Views from the Heavens   (Spring, 2016)
Introduction by Gena Raps

Women in Bronze (and Copper)   (Fall, 2020)
Introduction by Sue Leonard, Editor

Abbe Stahl Steinglass and Harriet W. Lesser  The Third Artist: Painting in Collaboration   (Winter, 2013)

Ellen K. Levy  Stealing Attention   (Spring, 2013)

Elaine Lorenz Seedpods: The Future?   (Winter, 2018)

Hung Liu  Then and Now: Paintings and Installations   (Winter, 2010)

Yolanda López   Women’s Work is Never Done   (Summer, 2009)

Melanie Manchot   Photography   (Spring, 2007)

Henrietta Mantooth   Paintings and Installations   (Winter, 2008)
Introduction: Mary Frank, A Risk-Taking Artist

Janice Mehlman   Photographs: Sensory Allusions and Intimate Truths   (Spring, 2020)

Valerie Mendelson   Painter   (Winter, 2020)

Rita Mendes-Flohr   Gorges From Within   (Summer, 2016)

Marybeth McKenzie   Contemporary Realism   (Winter, 2014)

Kate Missett   Canopic Jars   (Fall, 2018)

Irmari Nacht   Saved Books   (Summer, 2018)

Nobuho Nagasawa   Weaving     Light     Sound     Bodywaves   (Summer, 2016)

Mayumi Oda   Ten Images   (Summer, 2008)
Introduction: Lane Olson, Images of the Floating World

Alicia Ostriker   Poems from the Volcano and After: Selected and New Poems, 2002-2019   (Spring, 2021)
Introduction: Cynthia Hogue, Poetry Editor, Making Beauty Like That: On the Poetry of Alicia Ostriker

Judy Pfaff   Sculptural Paintings   (Winter, 2010)

Gail Postal   Fantasy Life   (Fall, 2013)

Faith Ringgold   Visual Art   (Summer, 2007)
Introduction: Moira Roth, About Faith Ringgold

Dorothea Rockburne   Geometry, Astronomy and Angels   (Summer, 2012)

Joan Roth   Photographs of Centenarians   (Spring, 2010)

Eleanor Rubin Dreams of Repair: A Decade of Images   (Winter, 2011-12)

Alison Saar Alison Saar Swings Low in Harlem: The Harriet Tubman Memorial   (Spring, 2017)

Joyce J. Scott   Beading for Her Life   (Winter, 2015)

Susan Schwalb   A Contemporary “Old Master”   (Fall, 2021)
Introduction by Greta Berman, Art Editor

Nilima Sheikh   Delectable Art for Every Day   (Summer, 2016)

Kathran Siegel   Carving a Life   (Summer, 2016)

Regina Silveira   Perspectives   (Spring, 2012)

Ellen Nathan Singer   Honoring Immigrants   (Spring, 2018)

Marcia Smilack   A Reflectionist   (Spring, 2019)

Jaune Quick-to-See Smith   Poetry in Painting   (Winter, 2016)

Mimi Smith   Being Female in Society   (Fall, 2015)

Joan Snyder   Paintings   (Spring, 2008)
Introduction: Cornelia Schulz, Contemplating the Work of Joan Snyder

Wilda Gerideau Squires   Photography as Abstract: Fourteen Images   (Fall, 2011)

Elise F. Stanley   Wildlife Glimpses   (Winter, 2019)

May Stevens   Paintings   (Fall, 2009)

Jenny Tango   Jenny Tango Is Still Painting Herself   (Summer, 2019)

Susan Unterberg   Behind the Mask   (Spring, 2013)

Kay WalkingStick   This Is Our Beloved Land   (Summer, 2016)

Ellen Wiener Book as Art, Art as Book (Winter, 2017)

Flo Oy Wong   Art Installations   (Fall, 2007)
Introduction: Melanie Herzog, On Voice and Memory

Nancy Worthington   Art, Play, and Politics   (Winter, 2022)
Introduction to Nancy Worthington, by Greta Berman, Art Editor

Millicent Young Sculptor (Fall, 2019)

Video

Joy Krauthammer   Persimmon Drying   (Spring, 2012)

Short Takes

First Thing in the Morning   (Summer, 2010)
Helene Constant, Karen Dale, Joanne Eddy, Estelle Glass, Kathryn Jens, Georgia Post, Patricia Sullivan, Hilda Wales

Thrills   (Winter, 2010)
Marty Carlock, Lynne Davis, Constance Garcia-Barrio, Linda Gartz, Celia Miles, Natalie Safir, and Carol Walkner

Taking a Stand   (Summer, 2011)
Ingrid Briles, Maril Crabtree, Deborah Nedelman, Marti Watterman, Marianne Goldsmith, Mary Ellen Michna

The Next Step   (Winter, 2011-12)
Terri Watrous Berry, Jill Cook, Misha Herwin, Deborah Jordan, Martha Mendelsohn, Mary Kay Schoen, Margaret Miller Volpe, Linda A. Wright

Milestones   (Summer, 2012)
Sylvia Gutmann, Mary Izzo, Laura T. Jensen, Carolyn Litwin, Ruth Pike, Ann St James, Annita Sawyer

Sports   (Fall, 2012)
Nan Hilsinger, Ann Neuser Lederer, Carolyn Meagher, Lola Ready, Marjorie Sell Stewart, Ann St James

Gossip   (Winter, 2013)
Jo Barney, Joan Cappello, Beatrice G. Davis, Phyllis Douglas, Phyllis Jean Green, Pamela Manché Pearce, Lita E. Plopinio

Guilty Pleasures   (Spring, 2013)
Grace Babakhanian, Mary A. Berger, Rochelle Distelheim

Money   (Summer, 2013)
Penny Hackett-Evans, Priscilla Tilley, Madelyn F. Young, Ruth Codier Resch, Ann Batchelor Hursey, Robyn Marshall

Sex    (Fall, 2013)
Marilyn A. Gelman, Lynne Sparrow, Norma Smith, Jo Barney, Sb Sowbel, Lauren Shenfield, Hannah Louise Abbett, Carolyn Lee Arnold

Jewelry    (Winter, 2014)
Lois Baer Barr, Sunny Glessner, Ann Batchelor Hursey, Carolyn Meagher, Barbara Rockman

Prose [Activism]    (Spring, 2014)
Phyllis Berentsen, Joanna Mary Bressler, Michael angel Johnson, Karen Keltz, Barbara Milgrom Melrose, Niomi Rohn Phillips

Poetry [Activism]    (Spring, 2014)
Margo Berdeshevsky, Elizabeth J. Coleman, Jacqueline Kudler

Summer    (Summer, 2014)
Sue Ellis, Lisa Holzkenner, Debby Mayer, Glenda Munson, Lynne Sparrow

Still Working    (Fall, 2014)
Estelle Glass, Mary Martha Lappe, Ronna Magy, Elaine G. Schwartz

Social Media    (Winter, 2015)
Edith Lank, Judie Rae, Barbara Schramm, Priscilla Tilley, Elizabeth Zimmer

Boiling Points    (Spring, 2015)
Carla Fellers, Edith Lank, Nan Mick, Jean Zorn

Shoes    (Summer, 2015)
Juanita Kirton, Grace Mattern, Niomi Phillips, Norma S. Tucker. Introduction by Jean Zorn.

On Wheels    (Fall, 2015)
Kavanaugh, Ronna Magy, Debbie L. Miller, Beverly Offen. Introduction by Jean Zorn.

Presents    (Winter, 2016)
Adina Sara, Linda Silver, Elaine Terranova, Elizabeth Van Zandt. Introduction by Jean Zorn.

A Birth Story    (Spring, 2016)
Annis Cassells, Bell Gale Chevigny, Diantha Hull, Robin Gross, C.S. Leonard, Rona Simmons. Introduction by Jean Zorn.

Arts & Crafts    (Summer, 2016)
Mary Ann Cook, Sharon Frame Gay, Robin Gross, Emi Hattori, Susan Hecht, Lauren Katzowitz Shenfield, Dorothy Rice. Introduction by Jean Zorn.

Politics    (Fall, 2016)
Sylvia Ramos Cruz, Sophia Kouidou-Giles, Pat Reuss, Anne Mollegen Smith. Introduction by Jean Zorn.

Advice (Winter, 2017)
Sheila Grinell, Daniela Gioseffi, Robin Gross, Beth Mills. Introduction by Jean Zorn.

Getting an Education (Spring, 2017)
Phyllis Douglas, Judy Hoyer, Judy S. Richardson, Lynne Sparrow. Introduction by Jean Zorn.

A Summer of Luscious Fruit (Summer, 2017)
Arlene Bosky, Mary Ann Cook, Judy Harding, Hilary Harper, Judy Hoyer, Joann Kielar, Merimee Moffitt, Dorty Nowak, Sylvia D. Saxon, Patti Swartz. Introduction by Jean Zorn.

Time (Fall, 2017)
Adrianne Borgia, Wanda Burch, Nancy Gerber, Robin Gross, Mardith Louisell, Patricia Pomerleau, Priscilla Tilley, Judy Wells, Connie Zumpf. Introduction by Jean Zorn.

Border Crossings (Spring, 2018)
Pat Carr, Audrey Chin, Denise David, Lakshmi Gill, Laurie Harriton, Laurie Jurs, Bernadine Lortis, Alice Marks, Lisa Saffron, Dolores Senchak, Norma S. Tucker. Introduction by Jean Zorn.

#Me Too/ Me, Too (Summer, 2018)
Susan B. Apel, Carolyn Banks, Beth Dwoskin, Laurie Kuntz, DS Levy, Lalita Noronha, Mary C. Rowin, Mary Ellen Talley. Introduction by Jean Zorn.

My Bag (Fall, 2018)
Rani Drew, Sue Fagalde Lick, Merimee Moffitt, Martina Reaves, Susan Strassburger, Norma S. Tucker, Ann Zimmerman. Introduction by Jean Zorn.

So long, farewell, auf Wiedersehen, adieu (Winter, 2019)
Pamela Ahlen, Maria Espinosa, Kate Flaherty, Mary Susan Gast, Robin Gross, Mimi Jennings, Connie Kallback, Adrienne Keller, Carrie Kinsey, Carol Nadell, Alice Simpson, Monique Stampleman, Judy Swann. Introduction by Jean Zorn.

Boiling Point (Spring, 2019)
Introduction by Jean Zorn.
Janet Banks, Berta Morgan, Vivienne Popperl, Miriam Reed, Rhett Watts

Life-Changing Moments (Summer, 2019)
Introduction by Jean Zean
Connie Bedgood, Mei Joan Chung-Guyll, Robin Dellabough, gaye gambell-peterson, Jan Haag, Joan Halperin, Pamela Hartmann, Aurora Lewis, Rosie Sugden, Mary Whetstone

Mourning (Fall, 2019)
Introduction by Jean Zean
Helen Beer, Bindy Bitterman, Denise L. David, Katharine Harer, Ann E. Hultberg, Peggy Landsman, Victoria Lewis, Janet Merritt, Maureen Teresa McCarthy, Kathleen Naureckas, Judie Rae, Kathleen Sampson, Karen Schauber, Kathy Steinemann, Gayle Ann Weinstein

Gift/ Giving (Winter, 2020)
Introduction by Jean Zean
Kim Burnett, Adele Glimm, Joan Halperin, Joan Kresich, Charlene Neely, Beverly Stock, Sue Won

When I Was 17… (Spring, 2020)
Introduction by Jean Zean
Lois Barr, Kathleen Canrinus, Dorothy Egan-Keating, Phyllis Ferguson, Babo Kamel, Shirley Muir, Jane P. Perry, Linda M. Scott, Edna Wallace, Ariela Zucker

Election Stories (Summer, 2020)
Introduction by Jean Zean
Becky Boling, Judith Emilie, Susan Emshwiller, Meredith Escudier, Diane Freedman, Leslie Neustadt, Joyce R. Ritchie, Paula Rudnick, Anne-Marie Sutton

Justice (Fall, 2020)
Introduction by Jean Zean
Frances Payne Adler, Subhaga Crystal Bacon, Liz Betz ,Jane Desmond, Joanne Kennedy Frazer, Susan Lundgren, Pit Pinegar, Janet Preus, Ellen K. Reichman, Vera Kewes Salter, Judy Wells, Ellen Woods

Random Acts of Kindness (Winter, 2021)
Christina Buckton, Judith Emilie, Cynthia Good, Elise Kazanjian, Rochelle Linick, Lalita Noronha, Mary Robertson, Sivakami Velliangiri, Ariela Zucker
Introduction by Jean Zorn
Music by Patti Casey

Light[s] at the End of the Tunnel (Spring, 2021)
Mary Ellen Capek, Cynthia Elder, Marjorie Hanft, Joanna Clapps Herman, Melissa Huff, Gurupreet K. Khalsa, Rita Salina Kiernan, Jacqueline Kudler, Angela Lombardo, Marilyn Mazur, Janet Preus, Susanna Rich, Paula Rudnick, JoAnn Sanderson, Deborah K. Shepherd, Ellen Woods
Art Work by Marjorie Hanft
Music by Carol Wincenc and Gena Raps
Introduction: So How Near the End of the Tunnel Are We? by Jean Zorn, Publisher

Heroes (Summer, 2021)
Introduction: Everyday Heroism by Jean Zorn, Publisher
Carol Biederman, Sharon J. Clark, Lynne Davis, Judith Emilie, Maryanne Hannan, Maggie Hill, Jane Joritz-Nakagawa, Clorisa Phillips, Ellen K. Reichman, Marcia Rutan, Judy Wells, Ann Weil
Art Work by Paula Schultz & by Elisabeth De Nitto
Music by Gena Raps & Carol Wincenc

Secrets (Fall, 2021)
Introduction: Secrets, Secrets, Secrets by Jean Zorn, Publisher
Paulette Benson, Rebecca Ballew Dockum, Karen L. George, Ronnie Hess, Ann Hultberg, Marilyn Johnston, Pat LaPointe, Kathleen McClung, Kathy Miller, Gloria g. Murray, Vera Kewes Salter,
JoAnn Sanderson, Roberta Schultz, Michele Sharpe, Susanne Singleton, Mary Gayle Thomas, Rosanne Trost, Gayle Ann Weinstein

Secrets (Winter, 2022)
Introduction: Family and Friends by Jean Zorn, Publisher
Sarah Barnett, Jane L. Becker, Marsha Blitzer, Ann Boaden, Paula Boyland, C. Morgan Flanders, Diane Gorman, Anke Hodenpijl, Lois Kiely, Barbara Krauss, D. L. Landi, Antonia Lewandowski, Susan Lundgren, Amy S. Melman, Dana C. Moriarty, Beth Rosen, Leah Schweitzer, Sarah Dickenson Snyder, Carol Sutherland-Brown, Judy Wells
Illustrations by Marcella Peralta Simon
Music performed by Gena Raps and Carol Wincenc

Revisit

Tania León, In Motion
Saluting Our Pulitzer Prize Winner, by Gena Raps, Music Editor

What We’re Reading

Short Reviews (Issue 2)
Sandy Boucher, Sandra Butler, Rosie Rosenzweig, Sandra Shwagner Sanchez, Ellen Siegelman

Short Reviews (Issue 3)
Judith Arcana, Anita Barrows, Marcia Freedman, and Jane Lazarre

Short Reviews (Issue 4)
Alice Herb, Martha Roth, Nan Fink Gefen

Short Reviews (Issue 5)
E.M. Broner, Judy Gumbo Albert

Editor’s Notes

Issue 2, Summer 2007, Nan Gefen

Issue 3, Fall 2007, Nan Gefen

Issue 4, Winter 2008, Nan Gefen

Issue 5, Spring 2008, Nan Gefen

Issue 6, Summer 2008, Nan Gefen

Issue 7, Fall 2008, Nan Gefen

Issue 8, Winter 2009, Nan Gefen

Issue 9, Spring 2009, Nan Gefen

Issue 10, Summer 2009, Nan Gefen

Issue 11, Fall 2009, Nan Gefen

Issue 12, Winter 2010, Nan Gefen

Issue 13, Spring 2010, Nan Gefen

Issue 14, Summer 2010, Nan Gefen

Issue 16, Winter 2011, Nan Gefen

Issue 17, Spring 2011, Nan Gefen

Issue 18, Summer 2011, Nan Gefen

Issue 19, Fall 2011, Nan Gefen

Issue 20, Winter 2012, Nan Gefen

Issue 21, Spring 2012, Nan Gefen

Issue 22, Summer 2012, Sue Leonard

Issue 23, Fall 2012, Sue Leonard

Issue 24, Winter 2013, Sue Leonard

Issue 25, Spring 2013, Sue Leonard

Issue 26, Summer 2013, Sue Leonard

Issue 27, Fall 2013, Sue Leonard

Issue 28, Winter 2014, Sue Leonard

Issue 29, Spring 2014, Sue Leonard

Issue 30, Summer 2014, Sue Leonard

Issue 31, Fall 2014, Sue Leonard

Issue 32, Winter 2015, Sue Leonard

Issue 33, Spring 2015, Sue Leonard

Issue 34, Summer 2015, Sue Leonard

Issue 35, Fall 2015, Sue Leonard

Issue 36, Winter 2016, Sue Leonard

Issue 37, Spring 2016, Sue Leonard

Issue 38, Summer 2016, Sue Leonard

Issue 39, Fall 2016, Sue Leonard

Issue 40, Winter, 2017: “Happy and Comfortable” Is a Horrible Myth, Christine Stewart, Jean Zorn

Issue 41, Spring 2017, Sue Leonard

Issue 42, Summer 2017, Sue Leonard

Issue 43, Fall 2017, Sue Leonard

Issue 44, Winter 2018, Sue Leonard

Issue 45, Spring 2018, Sue Leonard

Issue 46, Summer 2018, Sue Leonard

Issue 47, Fall 2018, Sue Leonard

Issue 48, Winter 2019, Sue Leonard

Issue 49, Spring 2019, Sue Leonard

Issue 50, Summer 2019, Sue Leonard

Issue 51, Fall 2019, “Knowing Toni Morrison” Sue Leonard

Issue 52, Winter 2020, “Gloria Says…” Sue Leonard

Issue 53, Spring 2020, “Variety” Sue Leonard

Issue 54, Summer 2020, “Enough!” Sue Leonard

Issue 55, Fall 2020, “Turn it All Around” Sue Leonard

Issue 56, Winter 2021, “Seriously” Sue Leonard

Issue 57, Spring 2021, “Heroics” Sue Leonard

Issue 58, Summer 2021, “Opening Up” Sue Leonard

Issue 59, Fall 2021, “Shutting Down” Sue Leonard

Issue 60, Winter 2022, “What’s Next?” Sue Leonard

Issue 61, Spring 2022, “Wrapping It All Up” Sue Leonard


Issues

Issue 1, Spring 2007

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Issue 3, Fall 2007

Issue 4, Winter 2008

Issue 5, Spring 2008

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Issue 15, Fall 2010

Issue 16, Winter 2011

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Issue 19, Fall 2011

Issue 20, Winter 2012

Issue 21, Spring 2012

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Issue 23, Fall 2012

Issue 24, Winter 2013

Issue 25, Spring 2013

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Issue 27, Fall 2013

Issue 28, Winter 2014

Issue 29, Spring 2014

Issue 30, Summer 2014

Issue 31, Fall 2014

Issue 32, Winter 2015

Issue 33, Spring 2015

Issue 34, Summer 2015

Issue 35, Fall 2015

Issue 36, Winter 2016

Issue 37, Spring 2016

Issue 38, Summer 2016

Issue 39, Fall 2016

Issue 40, Winter 2017

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Issue 44, Winter 2018

Issue 45, Spring 2018

Issue 46, Summer 2018

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Issue 48, Winter 2019

Issue 49, Spring 2019

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Issue 55, Fall 2020

Issue 56, Winter 2021

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Issue 59, Fall 2021

Issue 60, Winter 2022

Issue 61, Spring 2022