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The Talking Stick Volume: Twenty Seven

Table Of Contents

Luke Anderson
Lina Belar
James Bettendorf
Nicole Borg
Janice Larson Braun
Tim J. Brennan
Sue Bruns
Marc Burgett
Julie Chattopadhyay
Sharon Chmielarz
Jan Chronister
Chet Corey
Frances Ann Crowley
Norita Dittberner-Jax
Charmaine Pappas Donovan
Neil Dyer
Larry Ellingson
Jeanne Emrich
Jeanne Everhart
Edis Flowerday
Cindy Fox
Shelley Getten
Katie Gilbertson
Georgia A. Greeley
Marlys Guimaraes
Carla Hagen
Laura L. Hansen
JJ Harrigan
Sharon Harris
Audrey Kletscher Helbling
Jennifer Hernandez
John Herold
Dennis Herschbach
Angela Hunt
Harrison Hurd
Jim Jasken
Christina Joyce
Meridel Kahl
James Robert Kane
Paisley Kauffmann
Vicky A. King
Norma Thorstad Knapp
Sue Kral
Kim A. Larson
Kristin Laurel
Mike Lein
Dawn Loeffler
Tenlee Lund
J. Mackenzie
Cheyenne Marco
Alice Marks
Margaret M. Marty
Michael McCormick
Susan McMillan
Michele Micklewright
Michael Kiesow Moore
Marsh Muirhead
Marcia Neely
Ryan M. Neely
L. E. Newsom
Joni Norby
David Eric Northington
Vincent O’Connor
Andrew O’Kelley
Ronald j. Palmer
Yvonne Pearson
Susan Perala-Dewey
Niomi Rohn Phillips
Deborah Rasmussen
Kate Ritger
Kit Rohrbach
Lane Rosenthal
Joy Saethre
Deb Schlueter
Jean Scoon
Richard Fenton Sederstrom
Stephen Sinicrope
Beth Spencer
Peter Stein
Doris Lueth Stengel
Scott Stewart
Marlene Mattila Stoehr
Bernadette Hondl Thomasy
Peggy Trojan
Donna Uphus
Beth L. Voigt
Susan Niemela Vollmer
Marg Walker
Elizabeth Weir
Ben Westlie
Cheryl Weibye Wilke
Tarah L. Wolff
Cathy Wood


The Talking Stick
Volume Twenty Seven
New Arrangements
Published: 2018

Poetry Winner
by Vicky A. King

Creative Nonfiction Winner
“The Magician”
by Sue Bruns

Fiction Winner
“What My Heart Knows”
by James Robert Kane

Humor Winner
“Practical Gifts”
by L. E. Newsom

Second Place Poetry
“In His Wake”
by Frances Ann Crowley

Second Place Creative Nonfiction
“Under the Nighttime Sky”
by Dennis Herschbach

Second Place Fiction
“Our Mother’s Tattoo”
by Jennifer Hernandez

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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.