This issue is dedicated to poets of the Pacific Northwest. As you will see, the poets represented hew to no particular sect, party, or school of poetry. Their poems attest to the richness, diversity, and vitality of this region's literary culture, but they are by no means merely regional artists. Their styles are distinct, their voices compelling, their concerns universal. We hope you will enjoy them.


"One more butterfly in a display case"
3 views of love and loss
by Curtis Whitecarroll


"Lifting hay bales into a pickup bed"
light will bring no dawn
by Curtis Whitecarroll


“We walk this tiny string"
furniture balanced on a tightrope
by Curtis Whitecarroll

"The black ink scrawl lays open my heart"
My Boulevard of Dream
by David Matthews


"Hope is a brief silhouette"
by Elizabeth Archers


"A half moon sliced over the roof"
Saints and Cigarettes
by Lisa Wible


"Seasons going and coming"
Place Value
by Scott Stodola


"I loved him kind of"
by Becca Yenser


"If this story were a color"
The Photographer
by Elizabeth Domike


"Louring canalboats glide by"
On Sauvie Island
by Andrew MacArthur


"A silent flute at my lips"
by Lenore Plassman


"Flower children out of control"
Hey, It Was the Sixties!
by Sharmagne Leland-St. John


"You will find him hunting elk calves in the meadow"
The Promise
by Wade Dinius


“The sun comes easing over the slope”
O Pascal
by Zhalih Mickunas


"Smoke can be seen in the distance"
This Area Is Good For Wishes
by Connie Walle


"Would her umbrella be prey"
Coffee Shop
by Carl Palmer






The Eclipse and Other Poems
by Janet Leister
Review by David Matthews






Aurora shares an old family holiday recipe
Frozen Cranberry Salad
from the kitchen of Aurora Antonovic


A great way to make leftover turkey look and taste like a new dish
Turkey Penne
from the kitchen of Sharmagne Leland-St.John


I've been known to drive 80 miles round trip up to Mallard's in Bellingham for a scoop of this unusual spicy treat
Cardamon Ice Cream
from the kitchen of Sharmagne Leland-St. John


This aromatic beverage is especially good served after a huge meal to help with digestion.
Basil Tea
from the kitchen of Sharmagne Leland-St. John


Anticipate the wonderful wintery aroma throughout your house
Hot Mulled Wine
from the kitchen of Sharmagne Leland-St. John

Graphics by Sara Wadington 

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