From the Editor
Interesting Times by Margaret E. Wagner
Kerry Langan, The Ladies Grove
Rosanne Dingli, Joy Needs No Memories
Carol Wobig, Please, No Tears
Linda Briskin, The Lost Libido
Nancy Chek, Post Office
Alice Bloch, A Tale of Two Trees
Stephanie Schamess, Howling at the Moon
Barbara Presnell, Home Boy
Stephanie B. Shafran, Wheels
Ellen Leary, Googling Old Boyfriends
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Longevity by Mary-Lou Weisman, Inaugural Guest Columnist
“The Sap-Rich Glory”: The Poetry of Guest Judge Ann Fisher-Wirth
By Cynthia Hogue, Poetry Editor
Introduction to Poets of the Central States
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“That Energy that Spins the World”: The Art of Rebecca Allan
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Resistance and Resilience
Tis the Season to be Jolly: An Introduction
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Speaking of Rights: After the Midterms
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Issue 65, Winter 2023