*Light candles to repel the darkness, bring in the new year with glad tidings*

Congratulations Editor-in-Chief Sharmagne Leland-St. John
for her 2007 Pushcart Prize nomination from The League of Laboring Poets.



"His deep eyes won hearts"
Tulsa Pool Player
by James Navé


"Mississippi Delta love"
And Then There Was Love
by James Navé

"Hurricane blues rising"
Jazz Lady
by James Navé




"Cleft then by lingham and brand"
by Wade Dinius


"Evenings on the porch swing"
Her Fella
by Carl Palmer


"I slept in the crook of your arm"
The Mystery of You
by Sharmagne Leland-St. John


"Waiting for something to happen"
6:00 a.m.
by Elizabeth Archers


"He'll die soon"
The Last Speaker of Amurdag
by Sherman Pearl


"We witnessed Charlie attempt to read Robert Browning"
On Break At Open Mic
by Larry Crist





Gregory Corso: up there with king, emperor, pope
a retrospective review
by David Matthews




For breakfast on New Year's Day start with a traditional Italian
holiday cake with a French twist
Panettone French Toast
from the kitchen of Sharmagne Leland-St. John

While many would call this Cream of Carrot Soup,
it is far too elegant in taste to have such a plain name
Crème Crécy
from the kitchen of Sharmagne Leland-St. John


A Pacific Northwest idea with a south of the border inspired sauce
Stillaguamish Molé
from the kitchen of Sharmagne Leland-St. John

  A lemon liqueur served well chilled in the summer months.
It is wonderful as a palate cleanser or as an after-dinner drink.
From the kitchen of Sharmagne Leland-St. John


Graphics by Sara Wadington

*from a holiday greeting card  written by R. Blaisedale

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