"Your inked fingers made static"
To: Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz
in the sky

by Flor de té

"Your heartfelt song"
by Sharmagne Leland-St. John

Auden’s Shadow
by Ed Bennett

"Words winding around her"
A Poet Speaks
by James Dalton Byrd

"Avoid Self-Pity Like the Plague"
by Joannie Stangeland

"A seance of lost poems"
by Diane Dehler

"His field of butterflies lives on"
Neruda Still Dreams
by Larry Jaffee

"While you hungered for bread"
For Edith Södergran
by Wilda Morris

"As honest as the flaws in a failing heart"
by Ellaraine Lockie

"I am not afraid to be tender"
Night Noon
by James Navé

The Next Best Thing

Ellaraine Lockie


Mary Jo Balistreri


Sharmagne Leland-St. John


Picasso's Ghost
by Carole Mallory
Reviewed by: Ed Bennett

If I Should Say I Have Hope
by Lynn Melnick
review by Ed Bennett

Cleveland State University Poetry Center
You Are Not Dead
by Wendy Xu

Another innovative ways to utilise those leftover Easter eggs
Creole Eggs
from the kitchen of Sharmagne Leland-St. John

A seafaring version of Shepard’s Pie
Fisherman’s Pie
from the kitchen of Sharmagne Leland-St. John

A favourite brunch cocktail
Iced Sherry Tea
from the kitchen of Sharmagne Leland-St. John

Title Photo:
Kansas City Library Parking Structure
Bill Renick,
Bill Renick Lifestyle Photography.

Portrait of Billie Holiday from Down Beat magazine, ca.
February 1947


Nelson Bentley circa 1972.
Photo by and courtesy of Sean Bentley.


Sharmagne Leland-St. John
photo credit: ©2011 Peggy Barnett all rights reserved

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