Indian Scene by Jim Albright


Jim Albright was born and raised in Wisconsin. He and his wife, Jan, returned here after retiring. He is an engineer by degree and spent his working career in industry, all the while pursuing his love of painting. Some of his works can be viewed at his web site: www. jimalbrightart.com.


Early Winter Music by Norman Lear


Norman Leer has published two books and a chapbook of his own poems, as well as a critical study of Ford Madox Ford.  In 1990 he received the Illinois Significant Poet's Award from state Poet Laureate Gwendolyn Brooks.  He and his artist wife Grethe enjoy long walks and talks together.


Solstice by Grethe Brix-J. Leer


Grethe Brix-J. Leer is a teacher, artist and writer. She has exhibited and published work in her native Denmark and America. She taught memoir writing and art to older adults in Chicago for several years and currently coordinates a women’s writing and self-discovery class for PLATO.


Mothers are Forever by Lorna Kniaz

Read the text of Lorna's poem here.

Lorna Kniaz grew up in Fort Atkinson. She attended UW-Milwaukee and UW-Madison, graduating with a law degree. Her four kids, four grands, classes, lectures, travel, family, friends, reading, concerts, volunteering, and laughter almost fill her life. She has a small space left for writing.


Bryce Canyon by Jim Albright


Jim Albright was born and raised in Wisconsin. He and his wife, Jan, returned here after retiring. He is an engineer by degree and spent his working career in industry, all the while pursuing his love of painting. Some of his works can be viewed at his web site: www. jimalbrightart.com.


Fallen by George Faunce

The text of George's poem can be found here.

George Faunce is the author of The Parry Poems, a small collection of verse composed over fifty years. Parry was his nickname as a child; a variation on his middle name ‘Paris.’ He initiallydisliked the nickname; it sounded wimpy. However, working his way through the decades he learned, as many of us do, that dealing with the world sometimes meant dueling with it as well.  So he came to appreciate the concept of the parry in fencing. He could thrust or slash when necessary in his career in education, retiring as Superintendent of Schools for a K-12 district in a New Jersey before moving to Wisconsin in 2008 with his wife Maggie. But those fencing moves caused unnecessary harm if delivered unwisely. When instead he parried, he was able to buy time and think things through to a better resolve. To parry was to come at things more at a slant than head on and reckless. So the Parry Poems are a final understanding of life embraced more through metaphor than through expletive, and held with gentleness.

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