We dedicate this issue to
Sidney Scott Sutton
(January 1946 ~ March 2017)
Sid was our very first subscriber and a very generous supporter of Q&P during
the 16 years we have been publishing.

The Iliad Bookshop ~ NoHo, California

The Academy of American Poets inaugurated National Poetry Month in April 1996 as a month-long, national celebration of poetry, whose goals include highlighting our poetic heritage and introducing more Americans to the pleasures of reading poetry. This issue of Quill and Parchment salutes poets past, present and future!


"His fingers flew all over like cicadas and bees"
Finding a Cat for Carl Sandburg
by Lyn Lifshin

"He kept the secret in shadow"
Eating Chocolate With Edgar Allan Poe
by Lyn Lifshin

"I lived from suitcase to suitcase"
Allen Ginsberg Gives me a Rose at Art Park Just Buffalo, Schuper House, June 8, Near Buffalo
by Lyn Lifshin

"As dark sky began to lose its ink"
Riding Horseback with Sylvia Plath
by Lyn Lifshin

"Curtains parted by a breeze"
Reading Cavafy
by Janice Gould

"I see a shadow or apparition"
Across the Street
by LB Williams

"Never to anguish over love"
To the Poet George Wither on Love
by Frederick W. Bassett

"I miss the beach, the Cornish shore"
A Conversation with Herself
by Sharmagne Leland-St. John

"The gab of birds"
The Moths
by LB Williams

"Dwelling between echo and shadow"
What The Sea Inside Remembers
by William Scott Galasso

"I'm thinking of that seventeen year old fawn-eyed creature, wild with want and possibility"
Poets, Gin, Bullfrogs
by Frances Ruhlen McConnel

"Air thick with the scent of cindered coal"
Best Friends
by Michael Escoubas

I Ate the Cosmos for Breakfast
by Melissa Studdard
Review by: Lois P. Jones

New from publisher Altadena Library District
Altadena Poetry Review: Anthology 2017
Edited by: Elline Lipkin and Pauli Dutton

Better double up on this recipe they disappear at an astounding rate!
Bacon Wrapped Dates
from the kitchen of Sharmagne Leland-St. John

The perfect centerpiece for your Easter Brunch
Egg Nest Braided Bread
from the kitchen of Sharmagne Leland-St. John

Try this tasty, cold pasta salad at your next brunch
Dilled Smoked Salmon and Pasta Shell Salad
from the kitchen of Sharmagne Leland-St. John

A mouthwatering Seder side dish
Apple Sauce for Passover
from the kitchen of Sharmagne Leland-St. John

Enjoy this traditional Italian dessert the holiday season
Easter Pie
from the kitchen of Sharmagne Leland-St. John

Photo Credits;

© Sharmagne Leland-St. John ~ The Iliad Book Shop 5400 Cahuenga Blvd. North Hollywood, CA

Carl Sandburg: Photo credit: Al Ravenna, World Telegram staff photographer - Library of Congress. New York World-Telegram & Sun Collection. http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3c15064

Photo credit 1849 "Annie" daguerreotype of Poe Egar Allen Poe

Allen Ginsberg: Photo credit: Dijk, Hans van / Anefo - [1] Dutch National Archives, The Hague, Fotocollectie Algemeen Nederlands Persbureau (ANEFO), 1945-1989 bekijk toegang Bestanddeelnummer 930-5558 ~ This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Netherlands license.

Sylvia Plath: Photo Credit: Photographer unknown ~ Fair Use

Portrait of Cavafy (1863-1933) taken around 1900.user:Iustinus
- http://cavafis.compupress.gr/En:Image:Cavafy1900.jpg. Public Domain

Photographic portrait of William Butler Yeats by Alice Broughton. Platinum print. Public Domain

George Wither - portrait circa 1630s by John Payne Reproduced at Hymn Time copied and cropped to approx. two thirds, removing elaborate border. Public Domain

Photo credit: George Charles Beresford - Virginia Woolf in 1902 - Restoration.jpg Public domain

Photo credit: Virginia Woolf hand on face wearing fur 1927 from one of Virginia Woolf's own photo albums . Photographer unknown.

Li-Young Lee: Photo credit: Donna Lee ~ Fair use

Wallace Stevens: Photographer unknown It is only being used to illustrate the article in question. This image is a faithful digitisation of a unique historic image, and the copyright for it is most likely held by the person who created the image or the agency employing the person. It is believed that the use of this image may qualify as fair use under the Copyright law of the United States.
Marianne Moore photograph by George Platt Lynes (1907-1955). Gelatin silver, 22.8 x 17.7 cm. Public Domain

Eve Triem, poet, with kitten, September 1991 by Mary Randlett Property of Special Collections, University of Washington Libraries, Randlett Photograph Collection MPH286. Used with permission. Please do not copy or reuse this photo without permission.



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