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ellen teaches creative writing for Santa
Monica College's Emeritus
program. She has hundreds of poems published nationally in
journals including Slant, Turnstile, ACM, Spillway, Mudfish,
She has won awards from Z, Verve, Cape Cod Times,
Mima Periera has had many poems published in poetry journals including Poetry/LA. Her work was awarded in Anne Stanford's Poetry Contest which appeared in Sculpture Gardens Review. In 1948 she came down with polio. "She will never know how much it changed her life, or informed her poetry."
Shirley Love's poetry has been published in a number of literary journals including The Spoon River Poetry Review, South Dakota Review, CQ, West/Word and others. Her work has been anthologized and nominated for a Pushcart Prize. She is the recipient of The Language Arts Poetry Award from West Los Angeles College.
Anne Marple writes short stories, articles and poetry. She has appeared in New Republic, GQ, Fantasy and Science Fiction, Teen, etc., winning writing awards from Vogue, Mademoiselle, Glamour and Everywoman. Her poetry has won awards from Blue Unicorn and Writer's Digest.
their new book of poems
has forsaken the mythic marble nudes caged in galleries,
relishing instead the curve of a syrup pitcher’s handle
or the wedded arcs of a lemon resting on a kitchen dresser shelf,
the breathing sculpture of a hearth-warmed cat.
from Lady Emma’s Choices—Anne Marple
Chaff and straw bed made up in the barn
where he lies awake
no southern whisky or feather-down quilt
in this loft in Kansas
from Winnowing the Hay—Shirley Love
light rides east and west, circles the tin-wide ocean
is shaded sometimes in, sometimes not, by the tall and taller
buildings that shelter the streets like overgrown pianos.
Distant mountains stand dark, wrapped in their own shyness.
from An Illogical Light—Mima Pereira
Daybreak is never late
I try to swim back to a watery dream
of lips and hands and pelvis
but the sky walks over me
send check to
Shirley Love in the amount of $17.50 per book ($16.00 plus 1.50
5073 Woodbridge Lane
Simi Valley, CA 93063
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