Michigan Lighthouse on a Montauk Shore


The staff at Quill and Parchment wishes to congratulate Sharmagne Leland-St. John and co-editor Rachelle Yousuf and the contributing poets on winning the 2013 International Book Award Honouring Excellence in Mainstream and Independent Publishing for Best Poetry Anthology for Cradle Songs: An Anthology of Poems on Motherhood published by Quill and Parchment Press. The anthology was also one of 4 finalists for the National Indie Excellence Award. (NIEA)

Malibu from the Santa Monica Palisades

Ringgold, Georgia
by Marsha Mathews

"Humming to the slap-haw of banjo"
Watermelon Festival, the Florida Panhandle
by Marsha Mathews

"Women fled and settled in a Thai forest"
Giraffe Women
by Marsha Mathews

Botanical Garden ~ Missouri

"Walk to town along the highway"
St. Jean de Luz
by Roberta Feins

"Mountains that hug the sea"
Nova Scotia
by Jude McCanse

"To build a life of starlight"
Desert Sky
by Ed Bennett

"Northbound, I drive"
Approaching Sioux City, Iowa Under Clearing Skies
by John McCluskey

"No time to focus binoculars on a bird,"
Yucatan Highway
by Wilda Morris

" The rumbling of a train"
Listen to your voice
by Kay D. Weeks

Kern River ~ Tualre County ~ Southern California

Something Like a River
by Roberta Feins
Reviewed by: Ed Bennett

Half Dome ~ Yosemite ~ Mariposa County ~ Central California

Natural Healing House Press Proudly Presents
Woman in Metaphor
an anthology of poems inspired by the paintings of Stephen Linsteadt
Edited by: Maria Elena B. Mahler

River Run ~ The Stilly ~ Washington

A refreshingly cool frozen treat
Cucumber Sorbet
from the kitchen of Sharmagne Leland-St. John

Tart and tasty!
Chunky Tart Apricot Ice Cream
from the kitchen of Wendy Temple

Chase away those Summertime Blues with
Watermelon-Mint Sorbet
from the kitchen of Wendy Temple

Monterrey Bay ~ Monterrey ~ Northern California

Sharmagne Leland-St. John

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