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The Talking Stick Volume: Twenty Six

Table Of Contents

Beverly Abear
Pagyn Alexander
Olivia Anderson
Lina Belar
James Bettendorf
Louise Bottrell
Mary Lou Brandvik
Janice Larson Braun
Tim J. Brennan
Stephanie Brown
Sue Bruns
Judy Budreau
Sharon Chmielarz
Jan Chronister
Mary A. Conrad
Chet Corey
Sarah Cox
Frances Ann Crowley
Dianne M. DelGiorno
Norita Dittberner-Jax
Charmaine Pappas Donovan
Carol Dunbar
Virginia Eckert
Larry Ellingson
Edis Flowerday
Marsha Foss
Cindy Fox
Neil Millam Frederickson
M. E. Fuller
Katie Gilbertson
Georgia A. Greeley
Annamae Gunsolus-Holzworth
Marlys Guimaraes
Richard G. Hagen
Kate Halverson
Laura L. Hansen
Sharon Harris
Audrey Kletscher Helbling
Jennifer Hernandez
Arnie Johanson
Charles Johnson
Christina Joyce
Meridel Kahl
Paisley Kauffmann
Karla Klinger
Norma Thorstad Knapp
Kathryn Knudson
Elisa Korenne
Janet Kurtz
David J. Laliberte
Kim A. Larson
Kristin Laurel
Mike Lein
Brianna Liestman
Renee Loehr
Dawn Loeffler
Linda Maki
Cheyenne Marco
Dan McKay
Susan McMillan
René Bartlett Montgomery
Michael Kiesow Moore
Marcia Neely
Ryan M. Neely
Joni Norby
David Eric Northington
Andrew O’Kelley
Alberta Lee Orcutt
Ronald j. Palmer
Yvonne Pearson
Susan Perala-Dewey
Alan Perry
Adrian S. Potter
Deborah Rasmussen
Kit Rohrbach
Lane Rosenthal
Deb Schlueter
Mary Schmidt
Ruth Schmidt-Baeumler
Lisa M. Bolt Simons
Peter Stein
Doris Stengel
Marlene Mattila Stoehr
Carissa Jean Tobin
Alberta Tolbert
Peggy Trojan
Steven R. Vogel
Beth L. Voigt
Susan Niemela Vollmer
Kim-Marie Walker
Justin Watkins
Elizabeth Weir
Bonnie West
Cheryl Weibye Wilke
Florence Witkop
Marilyn D. Wolff
Tarah L. Wolff
Kevin Zepper
Darryl Zitzow


The Talking Stick
Volume Twenty Six
Fine Lines
Published: 2017

Poetry Winner
“the way we move”
by Carissa Jean Tobin

Creative Nonfiction Winner
“An Italian Education”
by Christina Joyce

Fiction Winner
by Cheyenne Marco

Second Place Poetry
“Self Portrait”
by Tim J. Brennan

Second Place Creative Nonfiction
“Another Kind of Bonanza”
by Charmaine Pappas Donovan

Second Place Fiction
“Special Delivery”
by Edis Flowerday

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