Summer 2020

Summer 2020

Fiction

Patricia Temple, The Windmill

L. Shapley Bassen, The Rains Down in Africa

Nancy Bourne, Frozen Laughter

A Sketch

Susan Gene McCartney, Train to Tozeur

Nonfiction

Where I Live: Coping with Corona #5
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
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Art

Liliana Golubinsky, Playful in Buenos Aires

Poetry

Poets from the West Coast
Introductions by Cynthia Hogue and Devreaux Baker
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

Short Takes

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

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Issue 54, Summer 2020

Poets from the West Coast


Pacific Forest by Robin Gross

 

Introducing Devreaux Baker

It is a deep pleasure to introduce the Guest Poetry Editor for the Western Region issue, winner of the 2014 Barbara Mandigo Kelly Peace Poetry prize from the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation (among many other honors), Devreaux Baker. It was my luck to coincide with this remarkable poet ten years ago at the Wurlitzer Foundation, and to have been privy to the extraordinary circumstances that produced her stunning third collection, The Red Willow People. The Wurlitzer is located on land where the ancient paths that connected the original three pueblos around Taos, New Mexico met many centuries ago. The only pueblo community still extant is the thriving Taos Pueblo, home to the tribe that calls itself “the red willow people.” Taos is a magical place, and sometimes it happens that inexplicable things occur there. One night Devreaux had an insistent dream of writing about the Taos Pueblo people, but because she is not Native American, she ignored it. After three nights dreaming the same dream, however, she accepted the gift and began writing the poems now collected in Red Willow as if they were channeled. She wrote one hundred pages of poetry in draft over the next week!

 

The poems are spare, tactile and textured. They hover between worlds: “I do not know why the ghost of the woman from the pueblo // visits me,” the poet confesses. Her task, she discovers, is to journey to that “core place // where bone meets spirit,” “the other side of air,” through time and “beyond knowing.” What the poet brings back from such shamanic journeying heals as well as instructs us. In her fifth collection, Hungry Ghosts, Devreaux walks us into the valley of loss and grief, bearing eloquent witness to the ravages of environmental degradation. She counters destruction with a piercing attention to Nature and a largesse of insight that deepens into wisdom, and a prayer so that we might “open each day/ /into its own beautiful mystery.”

I encourage you to read more of Devreaux’s beautiful poetry at your leisure. In the meantime, please settle back and enjoy the magnificent poems from the American West that she has selected for this summer issue of Persimmon Tree.

 

Introduction: Thirteens Poems and More

It is difficult to express the amount of gratitude I feel for being asked to judge the poems in the Western States selection. Many of the poems were written during the onset of a pandemic crisis we all share. If the question arises in times such as these as to how we navigate life in such circumstances, clearly the creation of poetry that continues to enrich, inspire, and ultimately transform our lives is one of the answers. I am honored to have had the privilege of reading poems from so many talented poets and give my sincere thanks to each and every woman who shared her work with me.

 

 

 

Healing

Scent of cottonwood permeates the starless night,
pungent, medicinal. A million sticky buds
damp with rain, dropped by wind, trod
by deer, mingle with river air and pine bark,
a tonic for healing.

Walking the dog
at day’s late end, breath clouds my sight
in the faint light of headlamp. Each step
a crunch of gravel or hush of grass, bathed
in humid perfume.

How long in the mist
until I’m saturated?

How long in this life
until I’m healed by what I love enough
to notice?

 

 

What the Godmothers Told of Origins

Distant lands close to home. Foreign voices,
native tongues – these are cell tissue
to us. Paradox is in our marrow
just as ghosts live in the scaffolding of our bones like

native tongues. These are cell tissue:
foxfire on the downed white pine. Our ancients live
just as breath lives in the bellows of our lungs like
wind is-and-inhabits sky.

Foxfire on downed white pine, our ancients live
wings tucked in after celestial navigation, real as
wind is – and inhabit sky.
Herons and fish fly, touch down,

wings tucked in after sensory navigation, real as –
to us – paradox is. In our marrow
herons and fish fly, touch down –
distant lands close to home, foreign voices, native tongues.

 
 

A Musical Interlude

Summer 2016

Three in a Persimmon Tree

A Festival of the Arts

“The visual arts language is as important
as that of literary or other arts.”
– Nilima Sheikh

Art

Weaving     Light     Sound     Bodywaves
Nobuho Nagasawa

Delectable Art for Every Day
Nilima Sheikh

This Is Our Beloved Land
Kay WalkingStick

Carving a Life
Kathran Siegel

Photography

Gorges From Within
Rita Mendes-Flohr

Music

In Motion
Tania León

Film

Choreographer and Independent Filmmaker
Marta Renzi

Poetry

Poetry from the Western States
Bonnie Lyons, Guest Judge
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

Short Takes

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

Poetry from the Western States

 

We know you’ll be as moved as we’ve been by the poems our judge, Bonnie Lyons, has chosen from submissions to the Western States poetry contest. From the poignancy of Brenda Bellinger’s “Terminus,” Tricia Knoll’s “Bleached Prayer Flags,” Nan Rush’s “The Sad Women,” and Eileen Malone’s “Sundowning” to the warm comfort of Carol Barrett’s “Esther Takes In a Stray Cat” and Lori Levy’s “Purple Yams,” the poems we feature here all transport us to places we know well, and with wisdom. We travel back in time with Joanne Brown in “Ode to American Communists,” with Jeanie Greensfelder in “Red Cross Baby-Care Class, 1958,” with Catharine Clark-Sayles in “Act 2, Scene 2,” with Cynthia Hoffman in “City Terrace, East Los Angeles, 1952,” and lament the aging of the body in Catherine McGuire’s “The Final Frontier.” But there is ecstasy in Nancy Meyer’s “Undersides,” and in Bonnie Lyons’ two poems, “Dulcinea Tries to Comfort Don Quixote” and “Hineni,” we come not only to “the real / age of romantic love” but also to a place of transcendent acceptance. Enjoy them all.

 

Bellinger

 

Brenda Bellinger

Terminus (a pantoum)
 
Unfinished business gathers dust and waits
Television commercials demand attention
His weak, withered hand reaches for the remote
His eyes close tightly in response to pain

Television commercials demand attention
The swamp cooler drones and telephone rings
His eyes close tightly in response to pain
A social worker will come by with paperwork

The swamp cooler drones and telephone rings
After morphine, I see his muscles relax
A social worker will come by with paperwork
Coughing interrupts the ticking of the clock

After morphine, I see his muscles relax
He watches as I connect his feeding tube
Coughing interrupts the ticking of the clock
Sweat pools in hollows and folds of his skin

He watches as I connect his feeding tube
His weak, withered hand reaches for the remote
Sweat pools in hollows and folds of his skin
Unfinished business gathers dust and waits

 

Knoll

 

Tricia Knoll

Bleached Prayer Flags
 
Today stuttered at faded white cotton prayer flags
over the garden gate. Children’s hands
colored them with fabric pens.
Summer bleached them into ghost messages

to plants growing fine without aphorisms.
Perhaps I saw the faded faces of bees.
Bees of the doorway. Behind the flags, red spires
of amaranth and a wheelbarrow of gourds.

I lived to see the harvest of the seed.
Now I hang a line in my studio. A thin black wire
for small banners from rice paper and glue, snipped photos
from magazines, trimmed words like wood cuts.

They will not fade, nor tease me with Tibetan.
Done with one, hang another with tiny laundry clips.
When prayer goes dry and weathered,
wash and wring out another.

Yes, first the bees. Then smartphone photos of rudbeckia,
pearly everlasting and echinacea, spreading welcome
mats in the front garden. Next gray whales ride
the line with waves, blown surf and silenced sonar.

No forgetting what hung up last week, the week before
when fall dryness came, aging that turns
the skin to leather, tough and scaled
begging for herb creams named for fairies.

When prayers dry up like a leaf
and decide to leave the tree,
a flag of gold dropped
dropped from the memory string.

 

Barrett

 

Carol Barrett

Esther Takes in a Stray Cat
 
Abandoned like you to a fever of sand, I begged
the wind. The wind sent nothing back to mother, mother.
When the sand had done with stinging, it was my name
carried on the wind’s back. Cousin Mordecai took me in.
Empty of sleep, I let go the dead for the mirage of laughter,
a round of bread. Now this, my cousin’s hairbrush
runs the long bone of your spine, taming another
wild mane, lair of gold, downy side up on this old brace
of knees. My mother’s wedding sash played my waist –
the frayed rainbow you bat above the bed.
So I learned the grainy ways of this world,
a woman’s gait, a man’s fixed meter. You too
will learn the palace grounds, and because
you are the Queen’s kitten, not be disallowed.
For I will yet use what I have for a thing of good,
I will bend my purpose. Orphaned strangers
to court, we fathom deeds stranger than this.
I broke the King’s rule, escaped my death,
this to guard a nation’s breath. You who could not
deign your future, dared, alone and scruffy,
confront a Queen. Such an entrance, yes!

So be my Cactus Flower, the joy I wake to
when chamber curtains blow like sand through hands
that once held absence like a stone. Here give chase
to wing, the moth that enters, uninvited, the lamp oil
light of night. When thirst rebounds, lap from a petaled
bowl of hyacinths. Feast days I will slip you a rummy
sliver of pheasant, three morsels of fish, a dab
of the soft brain of a lamb. We will make of loss
a sacred thing, the waiting room of royalty. Cactus Flower,
come be King here, scarved and belled. One hundred
wives will kneel before you, clatter castanets above
your crown. When evening brings their jasmine palms,
hear their moosh, moosh quell the wind. Lift your ringed
tail high and hum. For what does one need to call a place
home, but a name, a slab of stone warm in the sun,
and a stray old cheek for that sweet cactus tongue?

 

Rush

 

Nan Rush

The Sad Women
 
The sad women go to Zesto’s
on a hot summer Sunday
and order plain hamburgers,
double, to go.
They sit and bask
in the air-conditioning
while the burgers cook.

The sad women wait for
their plain burgers and
remember the days when,
with zest, they licked and sucked
the sweat of their lovers
and felt their own sweat
trickle slowly down their sides
in the sticky summer heat.

Entwined with their lovers,
nothing was plain
but their love,
stark, bare,
the light through the windows
unmasking all
on those spicy summer Sundays
when food was the last thing
on their minds.

 

Levy

 

Lori Levy

Purple Yams
 
Our debts are magical: they keep growing and growing
like the beans Jack planted in his mother’s garden.
We, too, look for a castle in the sky,
but instead of a hen who lays golden eggs,
we glimpse the boot of the giant, stamping, crushing.

Another bill unpaid or paid partially or late.
The world shrinks to the size of a coin; my life,
the constant counting of what I have or don’t have.
I inhale scarcity, exhale scarcity.
It settles on my tongue, sharp as complaint.
Whines in my ears. Crawls like an itch along my skin.

So I borrow my son’s Discman and go to bed with a professor—
his voice soothing me, teaching me Mindfulness, Meditation.
Focus on your breath, he says. Observing without judging.
I close my eyes, pay attention to my breathing,
how it carries me away—to Stephanie, my son’s girlfriend.
To her laughter and her long, black hair. My breathing turns to
cocoa: I am sipping the Mexican hot chocolate
she made us one evening, cinnamon-flavored,
cool whip on top. And now I’m biting into
hopia, the Filipino pastries she buys for us,
flaky, filled with yams, purple yams. Ube.
I am savoring the sweetness, mesmerized by that purple,
how it lures me to meadows of iris and lavender; speaks to me
of amethyst. Of emperors in long robes.
Hopia, I murmur. Like a chant, a mantra. Hopia. Hopia.

I open my eyes. My husband lies beside me
in the semi-dark room, a spot of light on the wall
where the nightlight casts its glow.
I see purple in the shadows.

 

Malone

 

Eileen Malone

Sundowning
 
At the heel of every day, lighting in here goes
strange, as do our nursing home attendants
when we point to the bloodbath of a sunset
smashing itself onto our windows

there, there, they say, it’s not the end of the world
it is simply time for the daytime shift to go home
and the night shift to arrive, there is nothing to fear
what you have is a condition called sundown syndrome
swallow this pill, it will calm you

but the sun is bleeding itself to death sucking us
into its collapse, every sunset, every sundown
every end of every day, we swallow the pills
an old patient dies, a new patient arrives
the rest of us fall asleep in our chairs
the sun implodes, draws us closer.

 

Brown

 

Joanne Brown

Ode to American Communists
 
On the sidewalk soapbox in East Flatbush
my mother called out lines from leaflets
by the Young Communist League,
collar 
of her brown woolen coat
buttoned tight 
against the chill.
Some, hurrying home with herring,
sour pickles, sweet cream and strawberries,
stopped to listen as the sky grew dim
and haloed light from street lamps shone.

Workers Unite! And they did for a while
like bright coins in a purse make a dollar.
It had some good in it – at the steel and textile mills,
actors studios, government bureaus.
And there was a family feeling around the table
covered in red-checked oil cloth, set with borscht,
roast chicken, cole slaw, and coffee cake.

They were smart, they’d read Marx’s Manifesto.
They tossed their hot-potato opinions,
each in their own eyes scathingly correct,
but not heard by another for an instant
as their burning fists hit the table and my heart
leaped but could not find cover in its ribbed cage.

They took the Fifth Amendment, did not name names
though their jobs were at stake and there were children
to feed. Small ancillary soldiers, we sat at one end
of the table, eating our kugel in silence.
One of the hard-liners sat opposite me.
I looked in the mirror behind his head.
“Am I blocking your view?” he quipped.
Fifteen and not keen on dialectical materialism,
I’d been wondering if I was pretty.

When the sky grew dim, an army of fireflies arrived.
The boys tore off their pale lime lights
but I saved one in a jar. While the grownups expounded
their righteousness, I watched it light up, do what fireflies do –
warn away a predator, defend its territory, look for a mate.
But it was alone, apart from the others —
and the etching on the glass obscured its shining.

 

Greensfelder

 

Jeanie Greensfelder

Red Cross Baby-Care Class, 1958
 
I pin a diaper on a naked doll and watch other
soon-to-be mothers smiling at their dollies.

The nurse corrects me: You’ll stab your baby.
You must point the pin away from its body.

Husbands stand, smoke, and laugh together.
Mine tells his barefoot and pregnant joke.

I never planned to be here, never wanted kids,
never held an infant. The nurse drones on

about burping, bathing, blanket wrapping,
baby’s floppy head, and why it might cry.

My doll stares at me—I’m back when I was six,
the day I ran to my room, grabbed my doll,

tore her clothes, yelled, yanked arms
and legs out of their sockets, tipped her head,

closing her eyes so she wouldn’t stare at me,
stupid baby with a pee-pee in the middle of her back.

Now, I want to cry.
I point my pin with care.

 

Clark-Sayles

 

Catharine Clark-Sayles

Act 2, Scene 2
 
A poem will not change a diaper.
A poem will not catch a fish.
Having caught it,
a poem will not gut
and clean the fish
nor fry it crisp in oil.

In poems you can die of love
and die of its lack.
To write a poem is an act of love.
To read a poem is an act of love
unless it is an assignment
for eighth-grade English

where Mrs. Baker of the mustache
and jiggling arms
chalks the blackboard
with sentence diagrams
of Juliet’s speech mooning
over the balcony rail

for her Romeo; but somewhere
in that room of restless
fourteen-year-olds
one or two will reach through
the fence of subject/ verb,
the pickets of preposition

to find a few small words
that will fly into their ears
and inhabit with the exotic plumage
of meter and metaphor,
singing feathery songs
of what love might be.

And in the world
of diapers and frying fish
years go by
love comes and is lost
and a poem may stay
to hold it all.

 

Mcguire

 

Catherine McGuire

The Final Frontier
 
It’s hard convincing the control tower
that the mile marker says 60 –
this journey so treacherous
wasn’t rigged to reach 25.
Now the outer hull is dinged and creaky,
the pistons don’t pump like before,
extra oil to replace leaks
seems never to go far enough.
The windshield’s blurry –
smeared and dotted – the speakers crackle and fade.
The grappling hooks are clumsy; some glitch
in the wiring. Thrusters don’t, and landing gear
has lost the shock absorbers – the whole thing rattles
and just barely hangs together.
(And they say 60 is the new 40.)
The crew is still eager, though sleep-starved
and there must be more ahead
if we take it cautiously, protect the main engine,
slap a few patches on the sides…

 

Hoffman

 

Cynthia Hoffman

City Terrace, East Los Angeles, 1952
 
wooden stairs
weather worn
and steep
rise from the ground

beside
the sun baked
swirled stucco wall
high above the cellar

where gold
peaches and apricots
gleam in canning jars
above the dirt floor

the stairs end
at the splintered landing
the screened door open
to the service porch inside

standing in bare feet
on the worn linoleum
forehead mirrored
in sweat and steam

my mother leans
over the washboard
arms deep in a sink
of blue-gray water

her elbows plunge
and rise again like wings
ancient rhythm rubbing white
my father’s work shirts

 
Meyer

 

Nancy Meyer

Undersides
 
You lie under a stand of Queen Anne’s Lace.
Five-foot tall ones, blooms held up to the sky
like candelabras. Look up
at their undersides. Light
pierces each floret, tattoos
your cheek, frilly.
Quiet, hear the bluster of bees.
If the ground is not too lumpy
under your spine, rest long enough
to inhale the astringent stalks
stroke their hairy length.

Maybe a friend lies with you, little
fingers touching along the sides,
palms sensing the first warmth
of the soil in spring.
Play along the rim of a fingernail.
Raise your clasped hands and sing
My Only Sunshine, just sing it
before you feel foolish.

Or tell stories
dizzying over and over
down grassy slopes until
you create a new world. Then
sit up, a happy sick swirl
back when
that sensation was fun.
Before you notice the itch
from the grass or mind
the stains on your shorts.

Lie here long enough
to contemplate why you don’t usually
lie
on the ground
under Queen Anne’s Lace.
Why not,
since you are happy now.
Just imagining it.

 
Lyons

 

Bonnie Lyons

Dulcinea Tries to Comfort Don Quixote
 
Back then,
with my full breasts
lean hips and flat belly,
you loved my body
because it was beautiful.

Now when the downward
pull of gravity and the grave
have taken a little here
added a lot more there,
you can love my body only

because it is my body.
Absurdly unexpected as all
these predictable losses,
we enter the real
age of romantic love.

 

Hineni
 
What I want
is to say Hineni:
The three-in-one Hebrew word
(our verbal trinity)
meaning “Here I am” or
“I am here,”
even “I-here-am.”
The patriarchs’ answer to God’s question:
“Where are you?”
God must know where we are
so the question means
“Are you listening?
Are you present
attending
now and here?”
 
Endless ways of not being here
of being in the past
or the future
or so self-
divided as to be no place
No I.
Then there is no present.
Then the present is empty–or full
only of anxiety or boredom
 
Arriving in Vermont
I saw a sign:
“Moose Crossing”
and wasted days
looking for that awkward-adolescent creature.
Then one evening on the screens
huge pale green moths–lunas!
and smaller violet and lemon ones–
art deco dreams–
No burning bush
but their translucent wings and
cotton candy bodies whispered
“Look at, not for.”
Hineni.

 

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Fiction

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

Judith Arcana    Maggie Answers Aunt Sylvia’s Question   (Summer, 2007)

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)

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)

Martie Collins    Relations and Friends   (Summer, 2013)

Melodie Corrigall    Helen   (Spring, 2017)

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)

Clynthia Burton Graham    Unlikely Arrow  (Fall, 2017)

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

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)

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)

Sue Kesler   The Neighbors   (Winter, 2013)

Gloria DeVidas Kirchheimer    The Ash Tree   (Fall, 2007)

Jane Lazarre    Inheritance   (Spring, 2007)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

Barbara Smith    The Heir   (Summer, 2014)

Louise Smith    Heartsong’s Mother   (Fall, 2008)

Carol Solomon    Heartache  (Fall, 2014)

Julia Sommer    Clippings   (Winter, 2014)

Christine Stewart    A Good Tradition   (Winter, 2013)

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)

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)

A Sketch

Susan Adam    Sins of Omission   (Fall, 2014)

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)

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)

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)

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)

Ann Zimmerman Time Enough (Summer, 2018)

Drama

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

Icons

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

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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

Jane DiVita Woody   The System   (Winter, 2020)

Susanne Dutton   Medium Well   (Winter, 2019)

Dawn Downey   The Cleaning Women   (Summer, 2017)

Carol M. Downie    My Snake   (Fall, 2013)

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

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

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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

Patricia Pomerleau    Gay March   (Fall, 2015)

Anna Rabkin    Southern Sixties   (Summer, 2012)

Margaret Randall    Coyote Grin  (Fall, 2011)

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

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)

Mediha Saliba    Quilts in Life   (Winter, 2013)

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)

Mary C. Waters    Weaving Lesson   (Winter, 2013)

Mary Watkins    Learning from Liberace   (Spring, 2008)

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

Nancy Wick Just Like Me (Winter, 2017)

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)

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

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

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

Kathryn Kish Sklar    Gerda Lerner   (Spring, 2013)

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)

Martha Boesing     Song of the Magpie   (Summer, 2007)

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

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

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

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

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

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)

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)

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

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

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)

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

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

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


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

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Fiction

Judith Arcana    Maggie Answers Aunt Sylvia’s Question   (Summer, 2007)

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)

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)

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)

Martie Collins    Relations and Friends   (Summer, 2013)

Melodie Corrigall    Helen   (Spring, 2017)

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 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)

Gail Fishman Gerwin    The Lost Child   (Spring, 2016)

Lakshmi Gill    Holy Fool   (Winter, 2014)

Gail Gilliland    Ramona the Starlet   (Summer, 2010)

Clynthia Burton Graham    Unlikely Arrow  (Fall, 2017)

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

Nancy Smith Harris Jury Duty (Winter, 2017)

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

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

Rolaine Hochstein    The Scam   (Fall, 2009)

Norah Holmgren    Sunrise Over Dolores Park   (Fall, 2009)

Faith Reyher Jackson    Window on Tomorrow   (Winter, 2008)

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)

Sue Kesler   The Neighbors   (Winter, 2013)

Gloria DeVidas Kirchheimer    The Ash Tree   (Fall, 2007)

Jane Lazarre    Inheritance   (Spring, 2007)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

Barbara Smith    The Heir   (Summer, 2014)

Louise Smith    Heartsong’s Mother   (Fall, 2008)

Carol Solomon    Heartache  (Fall, 2014)

Julia Sommer    Clippings   (Winter, 2014)

Christine Stewart    A Good Tradition   (Winter, 2013)

Liz Strachan    Holding on with Love   (Fall, 2007)

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)

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)

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)

A Sketch

Susan Adam    Sins of Omission   (Fall, 2014)

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)

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

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

Carol Nadell In His Own Time (Summer, 2018)

Moira Sauvage    The Summer Deck / La Terrasse   (Summer, 2014)

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)

Ann Zimmerman Time Enough (Summer, 2018)

Drama

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

Icons

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

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)

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)

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)

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

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

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

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)

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

Pat Carr    Prom Dress  (Summer, 2014)

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)

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

Dawn Downey   The Cleaning Woen   (Summer, 2017)

Carol M. Downie    My Snake   (Fall, 2013)

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

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

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)

Ruth Hunter    Circles of Hope   (Winter, 2007)

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

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

Susan E. Johnson    Edward Nicholas  (Fall, 2014)

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)

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

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

Nancy Kline   Florida   (Summer, 2010)

Eva Kollisch    Father   (Fall, 2007)

Edith Konecky   Soup   (Winter, 2007)

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

Carolyn Kraus   Animus   (Summer, 2012)

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)

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)

Mardith Louisell  The Long Shower   (Spring, 2017)

Barbara Mahone    A Tuskegee Story  (Summer, 2014)

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)

Emily Newberry    The First Steps   (Winter, 2016)

Sally Nielsen    The Bootleg Daughter   (Fall, 2011)

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)

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

Patricia Pomerleau    Gay March   (Fall, 2015)

Anna Rabkin    Southern Sixties   (Summer, 2012)

Margaret Randall    Coyote Grin  (Fall, 2011)

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

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)

Mediha Saliba    Quilts in Life   (Winter, 2013)

Roussel Sargent    Reaching Ninety   (Summer, 2009)

Shizue Seigel    Of Christmas and Karma   (Winter, 2016)

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

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)

Mary C. Waters    Weaving Lesson   (Winter, 2013)

Mary Watkins    Learning from Liberace   (Spring, 2008)

Gayle Ann Weinstein    Learning from Liberace   (Spring, 2008)

Nancy Wick Just Like Me (Winter, 2017)

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

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

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)

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)

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

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

Kathryn Kish Sklar    Gerda Lerner   (Spring, 2013)

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)

Martha Boesing     Song of the Magpie   (Summer, 2007)

Tania León  In Motion  (Summer, 2016)

Emily Levine     Off to the Races   (Fall, 2012)M

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)

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

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

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

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

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 Sowbel

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

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

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

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

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

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

Art

No Immigrants, No Art   (Spring, 2018)

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)

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)

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

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

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

Marybeth McKenzie   Contemporary Realism   (Winter, 2014)

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

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)

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)

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)

May Stevens   Paintings   (Fall, 2009)

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

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.

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

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

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Fiction

Judith Arcana    Maggie Answers Aunt Sylvia’s Question   (Summer, 2007)

Julia Ballerini     Gloria  (Fall, 2012)

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)

Barbara McGillicuddy Bolton    Sister Love (Summer, 2013)

Patricia Boomsma    Suspect (Summer, 2017)

Nancy Bourne    Memorial Mansion (Spring, 2014)

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)

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)

Martie Collins    Relations and Friends   (Summer, 2013)

Melodie Corrigall    Helen   (Spring, 2017)

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)

Tessa Dratt    Orphan   (Spring, 2010)

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)

Gail Fishman Gerwin    The Lost Child   (Spring, 2016)

Lakshmi Gill    Holy Fool   (Winter, 2014)

Gail Gilliland    Ramona the Starlet   (Summer, 2010)

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

Nancy Smith Harris Jury Duty (Winter, 2017)

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

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

Rolaine Hochstein    The Scam   (Fall, 2009)

Norah Holmgren    Sunrise Over Dolores Park   (Fall, 2009)

Faith Reyher Jackson    Window on Tomorrow   (Winter, 2008)

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)

Sue Kesler   The Neighbors   (Winter, 2013)

Gloria DeVidas Kirchheimer    The Ash Tree   (Fall, 2007)

Jane Lazarre    Inheritance   (Spring, 2007)

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)

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)

Marion Menna    An Enormous Child   (Spring, 2009)

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

Elizabeth Morris    Wrack Line   (Fall, 2008)

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)

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)

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)

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)

Barbara Smith    The Heir   (Summer, 2014)

Louise Smith    Heartsong’s Mother   (Fall, 2008)

Carol Solomon    Heartache  (Fall, 2014)

Julia Sommer    Clippings   (Winter, 2014)

Christine Stewart    A Good Tradition   (Winter, 2013)

Liz Strachan    Holding on with Love   (Fall, 2007)

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)

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)

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

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

Susan Yankowitz    Stuntwoman   (Winter, 2008)

Rona Yohalem    Dance With a Stranger   (Fall, 2011)

A Sketch

Susan Adam    Sins of Omission   (Fall, 2014)

Judith Arcana    Eva Has Cancer   (Fall, 2015)

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

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

Moira Sauvage    The Summer Deck / La Terrasse   (Summer, 2014)

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

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

Drama

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

Icons

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

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)

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)

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)

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

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

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

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)

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

Pat Carr    Prom Dress  (Summer, 2014)

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)

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

Dawn Downey   The Cleaning Woen   (Summer, 2017)

Carol M. Downie    My Snake   (Fall, 2013)

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

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

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)

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)

Ruth Hunter    Circles of Hope   (Winter, 2007)

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

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

Susan E. Johnson    Edward Nicholas  (Fall, 2014)

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)

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

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

Nancy Kline   Florida   (Summer, 2010)

Eva Kollisch    Father   (Fall, 2007)

Edith Konecky   Soup   (Winter, 2007)

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

Carolyn Kraus   Animus   (Summer, 2012)

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)

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

Flossie Lewis  Maude’s Pill   (Winter, 2015)

Mardith Louisell  The Long Shower   (Spring, 2017)

Barbara Mahone    A Tuskegee Story  (Summer, 2014)

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

Stephanie Wilson Medlock    Keeping Score   (Summer, 2013)

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)

Emily Newberry    The First Steps   (Winter, 2016)

Sally Nielsen    The Bootleg Daughter   (Fall, 2011)

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

Lee Haas Norris   BFF  (Fall, 2016)

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

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

Lenore Pimental     First Sit Up Straight   (Fall, 2012)

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

Patricia Pomerleau    Gay March   (Fall, 2015)

Anna Rabkin    Southern Sixties   (Summer, 2012)

Margaret Randall    Coyote Grin  (Fall, 2011)

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

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

Ruth Codier Resch    Travel Agent (Spring, 2016)

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

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

Mediha Saliba    Quilts in Life   (Winter, 2013)

Roussel Sargent    Reaching Ninety   (Summer, 2009)

Shizue Seigel    Of Christmas and Karma   (Winter, 2016)

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

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)

Mary C. Waters    Weaving Lesson   (Winter, 2013)

Mary Watkins    Learning from Liberace   (Spring, 2008)

Gayle Ann Weinstein    Learning from Liberace   (Spring, 2008)

Nancy Wick Just Like Me (Winter, 2017)

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

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

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)

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

Tribute

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

Kathryn Kish Sklar    Gerda Lerner   (Spring, 2013)

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)

Martha Boesing     Song of the Magpie   (Summer, 2007)

Tania León  In Motion  (Summer, 2016)

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)

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

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

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

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

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 Sowbel

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

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

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

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

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 Walders

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

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

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

Art

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)

Elizabeth Catlett  Recent Prints   (Fall, 2010)

Judy Chicago   Hands in Glass   (Spring, 2009)

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)

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

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

Ellen K. Levy  Stealing Attention   (Spring, 2013)

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

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

Marybeth McKenzie   Contemporary Realism   (Winter, 2014)

Nobuho Nagasawa   Weaving     Light     Sound     Bodywaves   (Summer, 2016)

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

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)

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

Kathran Siegel   Carving a Life   (Summer, 2016)

Regina Silveira   Perspectives   (Spring, 2012)

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)

May Stevens   Paintings   (Fall, 2009)

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

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.

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

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