I love you, Aunt Ellen, but I can’t see you right now… by Judyann Grant

Like the jigsaw puzzle that lay in a thousand pieces on my dining room table, the corona virus turned our lives into a jumble of sharp edges, disjointed bits and oddly shaped pieces. It was the best of times. The natural world took a deep breath for the first time in centuries. People on pause … Continue reading I love you, Aunt Ellen, but I can’t see you right now… by Judyann Grant

Directional by Ruth Ann Dandrea

My front door opens to the east.My back door opens to the north.Patio doors open south. Onlywindows look west. This morning’ssun rises bright in the eastern sky,but dark clouds come from the westto eat it up. Another train moansa low whistle along its southerntrack, saying, “Somebody’s goingsomewhere.” But it isn’t me. I wait.Sitting in the … Continue reading Directional by Ruth Ann Dandrea

April Haiku by Susan Jefts

One moment, earthshinepure white rain from soundless skysparrow eyes shining North facing windowwe open and then leave openrain dripping off eaves Porch screen undulateslike shadows of heron wingsseeking their shelter Cool wind off the lakespring slips in through blue shadowsred buds sing to joy This morning, no newsonly wind chimes, eggs sizzlingred pepper and thyme … Continue reading April Haiku by Susan Jefts

Natalli Amato releases new poetry book, “On a Windless Night”

"On a Windless Night" takes us full-circle from childhood to lessons learned from older generations to first love and loss to adulthood to the beginning of a new cycle of life. All this told in simple terms set in a country setting that reflects the beauty of nature and the importance of connection. These poems … Continue reading Natalli Amato releases new poetry book, “On a Windless Night”

Meet the new resident writers!

We are thrilled to announce the selected writers for the 2019 Anne LaBastille Memorial Writers Residency! Through a competitive selection process, this group of resident writers was picked out of 110 applications from talented writers all over the globe. Read more about each writer and their work below.  About. Every year our Anne LaBastille Memorial Writers Residency provides … Continue reading Meet the new resident writers!

Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival is seeking submissions

The Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival is seeking submissions of original Fiction, Short Fiction, Poetry, and One-Act plays for our 2019-2020 Writing Contest. This contest is open to U.S. and international submissions.  Prizes awarded for the winning submission, as well as for the top finalists in each category. Please distribute this information to your members … Continue reading Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival is seeking submissions