Motherless Children by Norman Leer

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.


Autumn Dogwoods 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.


My Brother by Clara Lazimy

Clara Lazimy was born and raised in Rosario, Argentina. She currently lives in Madison, WI with her husband. After working for years in Human Resources and Education, Clara finds retirement very rewarding. She likes to travel, read, write, dabble in art, and spend time with her family.


Winter on the Kuenzi Farm 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.


Pasque by Fay Ferington


Felicitus (Fay) Ferington was born in Buffalo, raised on a farm, studied and taught psych/mental health at several Big Ten Universities and retired from the Army Nurse Corps in 1991. In all, a life in love with photography since 1950, from film & the darkroom, to digital with prints of any color or shade.


Faith by Mary DeWolf


Mary DeWolf has been a member of PLATO since moving to the Madison area over 8 years ago.  She served as the Chairman of the Membership Committee, sat on the PLATO Board for three years, and is currently on the Agora Board and helps edit the Agora.  Mary is immensely proud to work on it and even more proud to be a part of what goes into producing that publication.   Originally from Chicago, Mary loves her adopted home of Madison.


Heading South 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.


A Change of Wardrobe by Joanna Kutter

For the text of Joanna's poem, click here.


Joanna Kutter resides in Madison and Edgerton, Wisconsin where her Studio on the Edge is surrounded by woodlands that inspire her work. She holds a B.A. in Art from Beloit College where she also taught painting. Her works have been shown nationally and are included in private and corporate collections. Her website is Joannakutterfineart.com.

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