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The Talking Stick Volume: Eight

Table Of Contents

To Poets Laboring in Obscurity By Anthony Swann
Art Sale By Cynthia Ekren
A Whispered Breath By Russ Jacobson
Hostess By Russ Jacobson
Precious View By Russ Jacobson
Testimony to Trina By Dawn Kovacovich
Vows of Ice By Carson Gardner
Suicide Note By Carson Gardner
One Candlepower By Carson Gardner
Making Piecrust By Kathy Connell
Maria’s Baby By Carolyn Spangler
Socks By Carolyn Spangler
Calling in Drowned By Peter J. McDaniel
Lasting Hunger By Tanya Joy Miller
On your Brother’s Imminent Death By Kathryn Kysar
After Vietnam By Kathryn Kysar
The Visit By Norma Knapp
You Shall be Richly Rewarded By Mary Wiley
Last Straw By Julia Lodermeier
Rugged Rural Woman By Gail Gardner
Miss Perfect in Her Petty Vigilance By Linda Henry
November Full Moon By Muriel Keaveny
Soul of a Glacier — May 1988 By David F. Martin
The Blue Wine of Ashteroz By Gail Gardner
Snowman Feelings By Jayson Knutson
Pass the Stick By JWB Contest
A Whisper in the Wind By Joe Cheesebrough


The Talking Stick Volume Eight
Published: 1999

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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.