In the writing within, you will find a variety of subjects and styles. And through them all, you will find that we are writers who know the length of the winter, the heat of the summer and the short breath-taking springs and autumns of Minnesota. Click the above link for a more in depth look at our past Talking Sticks and for purchasing information

The Talking Stick Volume: Twenty Three

Table Of Contents

Lina Belar
James Bettendorf
Sreekanth Bhaskaran
Nicole Borg
Beth Diane Bradley
Janice Larson Braun
Tim J Brennan
Kit Brown
Stephanie Brown
Sandra Clough
Chet Corey
Sue Crouse
Frances Ann Crowley
Charmaine Pappas Donovan
Barbara Draper
Neil Dyer
Larry Ellingson
Michael Thomas Ellis
Jeanne Emrich
Sandra Evans
Jeanne Everhart
Michael Forbes
Cindy Fox
Annaliese Gehres
Christy Gove-Berg
Audrae Gruber
Marlys Guimaraes
Kari E Hagstrom
Patrick Cabello Hansel
Laura L Hansen
John Harrington
Sharon Harris
Audrey Kletscher Helbling
Heidi Hemmer
Jennifer Lundstrom Hernandez
Mary Willette Hughes
Anne M Jackson
Kristin F Johnson
Linda M Johnson
Celayne Jones
Mim Kagol
James Robert Kane
Paisley Kauffmann
Ryan W Keller
Kathryn Knudson
Susan Koefod
Sonja Kosler
Lynne Maker Kuechle
Ellen Lager
Andrea Taylor Langworthy
Kim A Larson
Sandra Sidman Larson
Kristin Laurel
Mike Lein
Becky Liestman
Linda Maki
Cheyenne Marco
Margaret M Marty
Susan McMillan
Jerry Mevissen
Rene Montgomery
Colin Murphy
Laura K Murray
David Eric Northington
Vincent D O’Connor
Susan Perala-Dewey
Niomi Rohn Phillips
Shasha C Porter
Adrian S Potter
Rebecca Ramsden
Hosanna Rasmussen
Kit Rohrbach
Deb Schlueter
Ruth Schmidt-Baeumler
Larry Schug
Richard Fenton Sederstrom
Gene R Stark
Peter William Stein
Doris Lueth Stengel
Thomas C Stetzler
Marlene Mattila Stoehr
Peggy Trojan
Donna Uphus
William Upjohn
Steven R Vogel
Susan Niemela Vollmer
Justin Watkins
Sara Wielenberg
Cheryl Weibye Wilke
Marilyn Wolff
Tarah L Wolff
Lorie Yourd
Kevin Zepper


The Talking Stick
Volume Twenty Three
Published: 2014

Poetry Winner
“Letting the Geraniums Die”
by Kit Rohrbach

Creative Nonfiction Winner
“One Almost Cleared the Pasture Fence”
by Mim Kagol

Fiction Winner
“Walking the Line”
by Cheyenne Marco

Second Place Poetry
“Sunday Afternoon at the Auction Barn”
by Audrey Kletscher Helbling

Second Place Creative Nonfiction
“Skating the Edge of Memory”
by Charmaine Pappas Donovan

Second Place Fiction
“Those Long Winter Mornings”
by Chet Corey

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The Jackpine Writers’ Bloc is native to Minnesota. We are a writing group as well as a publishing company. Our literary journal, The Talking Stick, has become a state-wide publishing ground for amateur and experienced writers alike. Our goal in publishing writers is simple – we publish to encourage solid writing that shows promise, creativity and brilliance.