New Book Releases:
WHISKEY DAYS (2010) (April 2010)
I started taking photos at age 14. It has always been of landscapes, sunrises, sunsets, and people.
A fateful meeting one day with Eileen Ford and I found myself working on the other side of the lens.
For 15 years I traveled around the world working as a model but always with a camera by my side to photograph the beauty that I was surrounded by.
These days I go to my happy place daily, the ocean. The day walks are sparking and the sunrise and sunsets are beautiful and so soothing to my soul.
I live in a seaside village that is truly a paradise to me, beauty all around me. So much to photograph and enjoy.
I feel truly blessed.
Featured Photographer (July 2019)
Jeannine Hall Gailey
Jeannine served as the second Poet Laureate of Redmond, Washington. She is the author of five books of poetry: Becoming the Villainess, She Returns to the Floating World, Unexplained Fevers,The Robot Scientist’s Daughter and, forthcoming in 2016, Field Guide to the End of the World.
Featured Poet January 2018
Introduction to Girl Detectives
Introduction to Disaster Preparedness
In Which I Declare My Resistance
William Scott Galasso
What The Sea Inside Remembers (April 2017)
Tim and Ned Gamble
won a Guiness-sponsored "Guiness Originals" contest with this dessert drink.
Golden Cream (March 2008)
We dedicate this November 2016 issue of Quill and Parchment to conservationist, seasoned outdoorsman, community planner, photographer and artist Ron Gardinerwho left us on September 25, 2016.
If our love could have saved him he would have lived forever.
He went by the river.
Featured Photographer November 2016
Featured Artist October 2017
Vivian L. Geffen
Making Peace With Dad (June 2008)
Geller received his education at the Boston Latin School and Harvard.
He has taught in Massachusetts and New York and spent a Fulbright year
teaching in London.
The Meeting ( Nov 2003)
Pas (Nov 2003)
Though Time is Speeding (Nov 2003)
Watertown ( Nov 2003)
Poetic Forms (Nov 2003)
Christopher T. George
Christopher was born in Liverpool, England in 1948 and emigrated to the
United States with his parents in 1955. He lives in Baltimore. His
poems have been published in print and electronic venues on both sides
of the Atlantic. Chris is the Editor of Desert Moon Review.
In Search of the Golden Lotus (Dec 2004)
Maralee is a poet, gardener, and yoga practitioner. She lives in Madras, Oregon with her husband of 49 years and a totally spoiled border collie. Maralee has published three books of poetry. She has given readings several places in Oregon.
Featured poet for November 2017
A Walking Meditation
Like Pearls on my Tongue
Waiting (October 2017)
Silent Communion (September 2018)
The Gamekeeper (December 2018)
Imagining Silence (September 2019)
Opening Act (October 2017)
Midwinter Smith Rocks (December 2017)
The Physics of Time (Feburay 2018)
Delight and Desire (April 2018)
Catching Shiners (June 2018)
Like Pearls on my Tongue (November 2018)
Origami (May 2019)
Dancing with Grandpa (June 2019)
Mowing (July 2019)
Nora M. Gilipsky
Nora's Poppyseed Torte (May 2005)
Featured Poet December 2009
A Splash of Memories
The Poet in Winter
Dusk at Dozmary Pool (January 2010)
On Emily's Moor (April 2010)
Elegy for Idris Davies (April 2014)
The Ceilidh House (December 2018)
Twisting and Turning an Interview with Kay Weeks (January 2010)
Gina is an artist living and working in Tasmania, Australia. She started writing haiku a year ago.
haikufest '06 (August 2006)
Water colours in June 2012
Jellyfish (July 2017)
It Lingers (April 2008)
Gail holds a camera in one hand and a pen in the other. She also
enjoys a dual role as teacher and student of nature and poetry..
Left Behind (August 2010)
repose (November 2010)
Featured Photographer (October 2010)
Birds ( March 2011)
Now that we are leaving (July 2010)
Manuel, Poet Laureate 2016-2018 of Albuquerque, NM, is a performance poet who began his career in the poetry slam. Manuel has represented Albuquerque four times as a member of the ABQ Slams team at the Annual National Poetry Slam Championships. Manuel has appeared on the PBS show, ¡COLORES!: My word is my power and again on ¡COLORES! 9/23/2017. Manuel was one of the founding members of the poetry troupe The Angry Brown Poets and People of the Sun-Performance Art Collective. He teaches workshops on self-expression through poetry in high schools and youth detention centers. Also facilitating art therapy programs to help at risk and incarcerated youth find an outlet through art, Manuel has coached and mentored multiple youth slam teams throughout northern New Mexico.
Water poem (January2018)
Lenora Rain-Lee Good
A Mantilla of Crows (January 2014)
Janice’s tribal affiliation is Koyoonk’auwi (Concow). She is an Associate Professor at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, where she teaches courses in Native American Studies. From 2014-2016, Janice served as the Poet Laureate for the Pike’s Peak region.
Snow (March 2017)
Reading Cavafry (April 2017)
José is a Poet & Writer on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, and a
first generation American of Portuguese heritage. He is founder of the
Cape Cod Poets Theatre, member of the Highway Poets Motorcycle Club and
Editor of two anthologies as Poet-In-Residence at Cape Cod Community
The Meditation of a Cock (November 2001)
A Name in Vain (December 2002)
Maureen is a writer, actor and producer. She taught British and Irish literature and creative writing for many years. She is a graduate of Stanford University and has a Masters in theatre. She is an activist, and is deeply involved with humanitarian causes.
American Wake for Elizabeth Howick (March 2015)
Taylor is winner of this year's Robert Phillips Poetry Chapbook Prize from Texas Review Press; her book, The Downstairs Dance Floor, is due out in the spring.
You Can't Even Build Here (August 2004)
The Burn of Time (March2006)
Impressions (April 2006)
There's No Going Back (June 2006)
Michael is a Northern California poet. His new poetry collection: "Reflections on a Crystal Wind" is available on Amazon.
Decision (January 2014)
Featured Poet February 2014*
This Morning I Stayed in Bed (for Holley)
The River (November 2016)
Dennis was born in England, raised in Africa, and has lived in Perth,
Western Australia, since 1983. He poetry has been widely published.
Promises (Oct 2006)
Maison Galopie (Oct 2006)
Greg is retired, but worked in educational media for over 30 years. His first love has always been language and the printed word. He has been published in the US, Canada, and England in publications including California Quarterly, Windsor Review, Poetry Nottingham, and The Aurorean.
Pura Vida (September 2016)
Desert Moon (March 2017)
Valley of the Moon (May 2017)
Wetlands (September 2017)
*Featured Poet July 2018*
The Houses at Portuguese Flats
Stirring Memories (Feb 2010)
J. Conrad Guest is the author of January’s Paradigm. His fiction and essays appear in various online and print publications.
He is also co-founder of and fiction, non-fiction and cigar editor for The Smoking Poet.
A Dog's Wisdom (June 2009)
GOOD LUCK, MR. GORSKI (January 2012)
That Night Is Also Brilliant (November 2010)
Kenneth Gurney lives in Shorewood, Wisconsin; edits and produces Tamafyhr Mountain Poetry. He is 2 meters tall;
is happy baseball season arrived as scheduled and volunteers at the boys and girls club three afternoons a week.
Carried Away (April 2004)
Part of the Landscape (April 2005)
Hail Mary Full of Grace (December 2005)
Surviving the Wreck (February 2006)
Double-Barreled Browning (November 2015)
A two-time Pushcart Prize nominee, Tina has been published in numerous journals and anthologies. Her chapbook, Cutting It, was published in 2010 by The Lives You Touch Publications.
Featured Poet May 2011*
Boyfriends (Feburary 2012)
Dear Iceberg (February 2012)
Love Letter to a Lukewarm Night Sky (July 2017)
Elisabeth is the author of two nonfiction books, In The Newborn Year and Soul Trek, and sometimes a poet. A mother of two, she maintains a website devoted
to the mystery of pre-birth communication at LIGHT HEARTS
Three Guesses (March 2003)
Remorse In April (April 2005)
The Harvest (June 2015)
Raspberry Morning (July 2015)
*Featured Poet August 2015*
Constant Change (September 2015)
Autumn did not come this year (December 2013)
Funeral Lilies (March 2008)
A Poem for Home (May 2008)
Here Are the Grackles! (July 2008)
Lorraine is an award-winning Argentinean poet of Irish ancestry who has been published extensively. Nominated for a Pushcart in 2004, she has a M.F.A from the New England College and a post-MFA from Antioch University Los Angeles. She is the first poet to have received a green card solely on the merits of her work. The 2009 winner of the Patricia Libby First Book Award, her book “The Habit of Buenos Aires” was published by Tebot Bach in 2010. A Hedgebrook alumna and a fine-arts photographer, Lorraine has long made her home on Whidbey Island
Featured poet November 2011
Ode to November
To The Elusive White Birches
Leona was once a teacher of chemistry, and soon after the birth of a language impaired son, a teacher of the likes of him. As a family they took off searching and finding a miracle worker and a few answers to the enigma of autism. Apple trees and horses must engender poems, this great gramma has a stack of them a foot tall, dating back to West Bloomfield, Michigan in the thirties and forties.
Rachel (April 2014)
Summer Turns (July 2008)
Empty Nights (July 2008)
Rabbit Ways (July 2008)
On a Lock of Hair (April 2009)
To Be (August 2008)
Esther Altshul Helfgott
Line Endings (April 2008)
With My Family on Memorial Day (May 2009)
Read his Bio page here
Featured Artist October 2018
Blue Patina (September 2016)
Ronnie was born in New York City of immigrant parents and came west to study at the University of Wisconsin, becoming the first in her family to see the Mississippi River. Her career is in broadcast journalism, which has taken her on travels through Europe, Africa, and the Middle East.
The Farewell (Nov 2009)
Live Frugally on Surprise (July 2014)
Outside the Bergen Art Museum (August 2014)
Home Movies (September 2014)
New Book Releases:
WHOLE CLOTH (Nov 2009)
Trying to remember Asia (January 2012)
B-positive, O-negative (April 2012)
Tutorial for a Muse (January 2012)
*Featured Poet November 2016*
Gravity (May 2016)
Lizard Brain (Feburary 2019)
Erica S. Hill
Democracy (July 2009)
Featured Photographer~January 2017
In the Name of Freedom (July 2008)
A Week's Tropical Depression (August 2008)
Prepared (March 2009)
History Film Buff
Spirits For Sale by Annika Banfield (September 2010)
New Book Release (July 2015)
Clocks and Water Drops
Flags July 2010
The Chase (February 2013)
New Book Release:
Foreigner (January 2013)
The Gospel According to Judas (January 2016)
has been an elected National Union Representative with the Canadian
Union of Postal Workers since 1990. He was President of the Vancouver
Local during the 1980s. Human rights and international solidarity has
been a major focus of his work in the labour movement.
Have You Thought Of Leonard Peltier Lately? (March 2005)
James Taylor and Carole King ~ Troubadour Reunion Tour (June 2010)
David D. Horowitz
8/31, 8:31 (August 2012)
September 30th (September 2012)
Featured Poet November 2012*
In Antioch to Rediscover Athens
Mortgaged (June 2014)
Featured Poet September 2014*
Thanksgiving (November 2014 )
New Book Release:
SKY ABOVE THE TEMPLE (October 2012)
Cathedral and Highrise (May 2015)
A Vertical Mile (June 2014)
Through the Second Skin (July 2014)
Frozen by Fire:
A Documentary in Verse of the Triangle Factory Fire of 1911 (February 2015)
Featured Poet April 2009
Portrait of Gerald Stern
My Lunch with Tony Hoagland
Workshop with Stephen Dunn
A Cage of Dreams (July 2006)
"God Bless America" (May 2011)
New Book Release (June 2018)
Ten Poems for Difficult Times
Henry, a Los Angeles writer and peace activist, believes in the power
of loving words and unconditional love to make the world a better
place. If this were his last day on Earth, how could he make it
brighter for at least one person before sunset?
Flames and Shadows (March 2003)
Disappeared In The US (April 2003)
You Were There When I Won (June 2003)
Heaven and Hell on Angel's Landing (March 2004)
Pictures At An Exhibition: Iraq, May 2004 (Sept 2004)
Whispers in the Desert(January2006)
140,000 SECONDS (August 2007
When the Sun Eats the Sky (August 2007)
Thanksgiving, in Crystal (November 2012)
How a Car Bomb Stopped a War (March 2015)
In the Stadium with Victor (April 2018)
Portrait of the Artist as a Wonderful Mother (May 2019)
Ann Howells, of Dallas, Texas, edited Illya’s Honey for eighteen years. Her books are: Under a Lone Star (Village Books, 2016) and a D/FW anthology she edited, Cattlemen & Cadillacs (Dallas Poets Community, 2016). Her chapbook, Softly Beating Wings (Blackbead, 2017), was published as winner of the William D. Barney Chapbook Contest. Her latest collection, So Long As We Speak Their Names, a series of poems centered around watermen on the Chesapeake Bay, will be released in spring from Bowen Books. Recent work has appeared in Chiron Review, I-70 Review, Paddock Review, San Pedro River Review, and The Langdon Review.
City Mouse (August 2010)
The U.S. Weather Service Predicts Snow Beginning After Midnight and
Continuing Thru Tomorrow Afternoon with Accumulations of up to 4"
(Dallas, 2003) (Feburary 2017)
*Featured Poet March 2017*
Songbird in the Mimosa
Caroline loves Norman (Feburary 2019)
This Morning (March 2019)
Four Tanka (March 2013)
is a Southern California poet/writer who is interested in primary
questions, man's place and destiny in the universe, and the elements of
an enriched life.
Dialogue: Super Ego and the ID (Nov 2001)
Raison d'Etre (Feb 2002)
In My Room (May 2002)
Early Morning Haiku (August 2002)
I Will Remember /Oublie? Jamais! (February 2003)
And Who Shall Judge? (April 2003)
This Moment, My Life
Reminisce (April 2007)
On The Mountain (January 2003)
We Sat in Darkness (September 2010)
The Government Won't Wait (March 2003)
Loretta Love Huff
Loretta is a management coach and consultant who helps clients optimize
performance, accomplish goals and fulfill on their mission.
Marriage Has Caused Me To Be (March 2002)
'Let America Be America Again' (August 2009)
All of Peter's poems are love poems. Many are set in Ireland, his home for so many years. In 1970, he first fell in love with the land, its people, its sorrows and its joys. He was never the same again. He became a part of it and it a part of him.
un ragazzo di vita (April 2008)
the kiss (Feburary 2012)
Featured Poet March 2012
deirdre of the sorrows
I'm Your Man (April 2012)
Featured Poet March 2015
Bewitched (June 2016)
Wisconsin Poet Laureate (2017-2018) and the author of A Theory of Lipstick (Main Street Rag: 2013) as well as 8 chapbooks of poetry including Grief Bone, (Five-Oaks Press: 2017). Her poems, reviews and interviews have been published widely, including the 2012 Pushcart Best of the Small Presses anthology. She teaches poetry writing at The Mill: A Place for Writers in Appleton, Wisconsin.
O HAIR (January 2018)
Cindy M Hutchings
New Book Release March 2016
WTC Remains (September 2013)
Featured Poet October 2013
For The Children (December 2013)
"She Tore" (June 2014)
On My Way (July 2015)
Driving Through (February 2016)
ode to William Shakespeare (April 2016)
Eagle, Fly (July 2016)
Sacred Frost (March 2018)
Grandma E loved her flowers… (May 2018)
My Grandpa's Eyes (June 2019)
Postcard Home from Antarctica (June 2010)
Chris spent his childhood in South Africa, attended University in
Australia where he now lives and is a teacher of English. He writes
what can best be described as narrative poetry based upon his own
An Act of Contrition (July 2001)
Ancestral Voices (October 2001)
Blood (October 2001)
Blood Brothers (November 2001)
Child of Africa, The (November 2001)
Flying Free (April 2002)
For Juliet (March 2002)
The Ghost of my Past (August 2001)
I Touched Your Pain (November 2001)
The Last Shallows Of Summer ( June 2001)
The Letters, (A Poetic Correspondence) (January 2002)
My Lover . . . Porphyria (March 2002)
Poets (January 2002)
Rebirth ( June 2001)
Refractions A Sonnet ( May 2002)
The Rose Garden (February 2002)
A Sonnet For Sylvia Plath (July 2001)
Possession (August 2002)
The Void (Sept 2002)
Vultures are Circling (November 2002)
He Watched For Her (January 2003)
She Waited For Him (January 2003)
She Danced For Him (January 2003)
For the First Time~ My Song of Songs (February 2003)
Her Hands (Feb 2004)
Wishing and Hoping and Praying (March 2005)
A series of poems for her whose name is identified with Artemis as goddess of the moon from the June 2003 issue:
The Birth of Venus
The Never-ending Dance
The No Man's Land of Our Love
Sepia (June 2018)
M.J.‘s third full length poetry collection Small Worlds Floating was published by Cherry Grove Collections in July, 2016. For the past 28 years, she has lived on a small farm near the shores of Lake Ontario.
Featured Poet May 2017
Counting by Twos'
Rock and Keep
Apples and Oranges
The Kiss (Feburary 2019)
Danielle has been writing poetry since she was very young, but her style did not begin to take shape until her college years. Her brisk, poignant poems have been artfully described as "a shot of blood in hot cocoa" and "akin to [the poetry of] Anna Akhmatova". Her poems have been published in the Seacoast Entertainer as well as The New Verse News. When she is not at a poetry reading, Danielle teaches voice lessons and practices a variety of partner dances. She lives in a cozy, charming apartment in the Queen Anne neighborhood of Seattle.
Featured poet for January 2012*
For his entire professional career, Larry Jaffe has been using his art to promote human rights. He was the poet-in-residence at the Autry Museum of Western Heritage, a featured poet in Chryslerís Spirit in the Words poetry program, co-founder of Poets for Peace (now Poets without Borders) and helped spearhead the United Nations Dialogue among Civilizations through Poetry project which incorporated hundreds of readings in hundreds of cities globally using the aesthetic power of poetry to bring understanding to the world. Jaffe served as the Poet Laureate for Youth for Human Rights from 2007 to 2012. He was the recipient of the Saint Hill Art Festivalís Lifetime of Creativity Award, the first time given to a poet. He loves being a judge for the epic Arizona Poetry Contest. He has four books of poetry: Unprotected Poetry, Anguish of the Blacksmithís Forge, In Plain View, 30 Aught 4 and the soon to be published Man without Borders..
Poet Laureate for Youth for Human Rights from 2007 to 2012
Riding with Boom Boom (January 2017)
Ella Sang (March 2005)
Featured Poet Feburary 2011*
Kite Flier (March 2011)
Terse Passionata (April 2011)
Neruda Still Dreams (April 2013)
Wordful (April 2014)
Application for Peace (January 2018)
Neruda Still Dreams (April 2018)
Heron (March 2010)
Christopher J. Jarmick
New Book Release September 2015*
Riser (September 2008)
Spelling the World (July 2009)
Taking Maryanne to Lunch and a Flower Shop on a July Day (February 2009)
Free Diving (Sept 2009)
Little League (October 2009)
A nominee for the Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net, Caroline has won numerous state and national poetry awards, including the 2012 Chicago Tribune’s Printers Row Poetry Contest. Currently president of Poets and Patrons of Chicago, she has led poetry workshops for veterans and others in the Chicago area. Her first full-length collection of poems, The Caregiver (Holy Cow! Press, 2018), was inspired by years of family caregiving. To read more of her poetry, visit her website.
Blossom (July 2018)
Letting Go (August 2018)
*Featured Poet January 2019*
Lighting the Way
Maple Lake: A Sestina
Evening Dreams (August 2019)
After Swimming, circa 1979 (September 2019)
New Book Release (August 2018)
Laurel is a retired Registered Nurse who believes that love,
compassion, and the natural wonders around us enrich her existence. Her
lifelong love affair with poetry and prose took a natural progression
after retirement when she began to write in earnest.
I Wait (February2006)
Safe at Home (February 2006)
Halfway Decent Sinners (February 2007)
Marianne S. Johnson
Marianne practices law in San Diego. Her poetry is published in several journals including Calyx and New Millennium Writings, and multiple anthologies, including Lavanderia and Sunshine Noir II. Her first poetry chapbook, Tender Collisions, was published by Aldrich Press in 2015, and she has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize.
Opera (May 2016)
lives in Northwest WI and is retired from 3M Co. He writes in the
Native American/mystical animal genre as the grandfathers direct him.
A Doe Story (Dec 2004)
Lois P. Jones
Lois P. Jones has work published or forthcoming in Poemeleon, as well as several anthologies including The Poet’s Quest for God (Eyewear Publishing), Wide Awake: Poetry of Los Angeles and Beyond (The Pacific Coast Poetry Series), 30 Days (Tupelo Press) and Good-Bye Mexico (Texas Review Press). Some publications include Narrative, American Poetry Journal, Tupelo Quarterly, The Warwick Review, Cider Press Review, Askew and others. She is the winner of the 2012 Tiferet Poetry Prize and the 2012 Liakoura Prize. Lois is Poetry Editor of Kyoto Journal and host of Pacifica Radio’s Poets Café.
Anahata (May 2010)
Featured Poet December 2010*
She measures the skyline by footprints
Portrait of Åsa
Unmarked Grave (April 2011)
Ouija (April 2012)
Rilke's Maid, Leni at the Little Castle of Schloss Berg (April 2019)
To the Moon on the Subject of Darkness (April 2019)
To the Moon on the Subject of Darkness (Feburary 2012)
Sketch (May 2019)
Book Review April 2017
I Ate the Cosmos for Breakfast
New Book Release (September 2017)
is the founder and president of the Josephson Institute of Ethics,
which he named for his parents after retiring from successful careers
in business, law and education. He serves without salary and donates
all fees and honoraria from his programs to the Institute, which is
overseen by an independent, volunteer board of governors.
What Will It Matter (April 2005)
Although Pete was born in London, he's lived all his life in LA. He's
been writing for over 30 years and teaches history at Westchester High
School in Los Angeles. He is the author of: The Edge of a Brighter
Day in 1993 and Truths, Taps, and Time, 2002.
The Summer of '69 (July 2001)
Was It Not Real? (June 2002)
October (October 2002)
In Cairo (April 2004)
Whispers From the Autumn Night (Nov 2004)
Section 60 (May 2011)