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: Thirty

Table Of Contents

T. S. Baxter
Lina Belar
Rani Bhattacharyya
Kate Bitters
Micki Blenkush
212 Jim Bohen
Nicole Borg
Jana Bouma
Kim M. Bowen
Mary Lou Brandvik
Janice Larson Braun
Tim J. Brennan
Sue Bruns
Marc Burgett
Sharon Chmielarz
Jan Chronister
Mary A.Conrad
Susan Coultrap-McQuin
Joanne Cress
Frances Ann Crowley
Norita Dittberner-Jax
Charmaine Pappas Donovan
Phyllis Emmel
Jeanne Emrich
Jeanne Everhart
Edis Flowerday
Marsha Foss
Cindy Fox
Katie Gilbertson
Georgia A. Greeley
Matt Gregersen
Marlys Guimaraes
Tara Flaherty Guy
Ramae Hamrin
Laura L. Hansen
Paula Hari
Sharon Harris
Mary Fran Heitzman
Audrey Kletscher Helbling
Lane Henson
Jennifer Hernandez
Mary Willette Hughes
Donna Isaac
Anne M. Jackson
Jennifer Jesseph
Christina Joyce
Teri Joyce
Amanda Valerie Judd
Sandra Kacher
Meridel Kahl
Charles Kausalik-Boe
Kathryn Knudson
M. E. Kopp
Laura Krueger-Kochmann
Kristin Laurel
Mike Lein
Doug Lewandowski
Dawn Loeffler
Linda Maki
Christine Marcotte
Erin Marsh
Susan McMillan
Liz Minette
Christopher Mueller
Marsh Muirhead
Ryan M. Neely
L. E. Newsom
Joni Norby
Vincent O’Connor
Yvonne Pearson
Darrell J. Pedersen
Kathleen J. Pettit
Niomi Rohn Phillips
Adrian Potter
Deborah Rasmussen
Amy C. Rea
Kit Rohrbach
Mary Kay Rummel
Stephanie Sanderson
Deb Schlueter
Ruth M. Schmidt-Baeumler
Richard Fenton Sederstrom
Anne Seltz
Sara Sha
Victoria Lynn Smith
Anne Stewart
Marlene Mattila Stoehr
Bernadette Hondl Thomasy
Peggy Trojan
Lucy Tyrrell
Donna Uphus
Joel Van Valin
Steven R. Vogel
Beth L. Voigt
Susan Niemela Vollmer
Ben Westlie
Mary Scully Whitaker
Pam Whitfield
Cheryl Weibye Wilke
Pamela Wolters


The Talking Stick
Volume Thirty
Reclaiming Life
Published: 2021

Poetry Winner
“Sunday Morning Samba”
by Jana A. Bouma

Creative Nonfiction Winner
“At Rest”
by Christina Joyce

Fiction Winner
“Charlie and Ruby”
by Anne M. Jackson

Humor Winner
by Tara Flaherty Guy

Second Place Poetry
“Losing the Wobble”
by Mary Lou Brandvik

Second Place Creative Nonfiction
“Five Young Men and Christmas 2020”
by Darrell J. Pederson

Second Place Fiction
“Hills of Iron”
by Kate Bitters

Second Place Humor
“Cat on Fire”
by Anne M. Jackson

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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.