ABOUT THE POETS
Bjorlie, Carol Pearce
“These Trees,” “Dialogue,” “Here Autumn,”
and “Green Cathedral”
Carol Pearce Bjorlie has two books of poetry published, Behind the Cello by Main Street Rag, Charlotte, NC and Impossible Brightening by North Star Press, St. Joseph, MN. Her trilogy for Young Adults, Sweet Harmony, was published by Indigoseapress, NC. Carol lives in Asheville, NC.
Her motto: “I am not done yet!”
“To the Woodland Wren”
(First appeared in her book of poems, Toward the Clearing: poems with instrumental accompaniment, Main Street Rag, Charlotte, NC, 2014)
Jean Cassidy grew up in Chicago. She spent her career developing and managing mental health services delivery. Jean was a member of the Dominican Sisters for 17 years. She is now manager and co-owner of www.SheVille.org. She and her spouse, Va Boyle, have lived in Asheville since 1996.
Cole, SuzAnne C.
“The Hoh River and Rainforest: A Haiku Sequence”
(First published as “The Hoh River and Rainforest: A Haiku Sequence” in Earth Blessings, June Cotner, ed., Viva Editions, 2016)
SuzAnne C. Cole, former college English instructor, has been a featured poet at the Houston Poetry Fest and won a Japanese haiku contest. Her poetry and fiction have been nominated for Pushcart Prizes.
She also writes essays and plays.
Davis, Carol V.
“Entering the Forest”
(Won the Black Rock Press, Univ. of Nevada Broadside Competition and was printed as a limited edition broadside, 1995. Published in It’s Time to Talk About . . . Symposium, St. Petersburg,
Carol V. Davis is author of Because I Cannot Leave This Body (2017), Between Storms (2012) and won the 2007 T.S. Eliot Prize for “Into the Arms of Pushkin: Poems of St. Petersburg.” She is poetry editor of the Los Angeles Jewish Journal.
“A Walk in the Woods”
Diane Egge and her husband live in Cheyenne, Wyoming, and travel extensively. She’s previously published poetry in High Plains Register, Weather Watch – Poems of Wyoming, and the recently released Blood, Water, Wind and Stone anthology. dianeegge.com
Facebook: Diane Egge Author
“Dogwood” and “Tree Teachings”
(“Dogwood” was first published on Twitter by Form.Reborn and in a paper in
On A Narrow Windowsill)
As a reporter, editor, and business writer, F.I. Goldhaber produced articles, features, editorials, and reviews for newspapers, corporations, governments, and non-profits in five states. Now her poetry, fiction, and essays appear in paper, electronic and audio magazines, books and anthologies. www.goldhaber.net
Harrod, Lois Marie
“I don’t want to be a tree”
(First published in The Ravens Perch:
Giving Breath to Words
Lois Marie Harrod’s 16th collection Nightmares of the Minor Poet appeared in June 2016. Fragments from the Biography of Nemesis and How Marlene Mae Longs for Truth, in 2013. Widely published in journals and online, she teaches Creative Writing at TCNJ. Visit her website www.loismarieharrod.org
Herrmann, Duane L.
Duane L. Herrmann is a survivor who lives on the Kansas Prairie where he communes with trees in the breeze and writes. He is published in print and online, in this country and elsewhere. See also: www.dlherrmann.wix.com/home or dlherrmann.blogspot.com
Juleigh Howard-Hobson’s writing has appeared in many places, including The Lyric, Mezzo Cammin, Verse Wisconsin, and The Raintown Review. She has been twice nominated for the Pushcart Prize. Her fourth and most recent book is Remind Me (Ancient Cypress Press).
(From Iron String, published by Airlie Press, 2013)
Annie Lighthart is a writer and teacher who started writing poetry after her first visit to an Oregon old-growth forest. Poems from her book Iron String have appeared on The Writer’s Almanac and have traveled farther than she has.
Annelinde Metzner writes and composes for Mother Earth and the Divine Feminine. See new poems weekly at “Annelinde’s World.”
(annelindesworld.blogspot.com) She can be reached at email@example.com
“No Voice Inside” and “Tree Pose”
Widely published novelist, poet and journalist Barbara Quick (www.BarbaraQuick.com) makes her home in the Wine Country of Northern California. Her much-loved 2007 novel from HarperCollins, Vivaldi’s Virgins, has been translated into 15 languages.
Robert is a student of healing. He enjoys writing poetry, memoir, and fiction from his home in the mountains of North Carolina. His publications include “The Old Yellow Dog” in Penumbra and
The Bookmakers at Eden on CreateSpace.
Karen Schubert’s chapbooks include Black Sand Beach and I Left My Wings on a Chair. Her works appear in Diode, Best American Poetry Blog, Waccamaw and PoetsArtists. She is creative non-fiction editor for Ragazine and co-director of Lit Youngstown (LitYoungstown.org).
“My True Loves”
(By permission from New Wilderness: Poems of Nature and of the City / Talking Leaves Press 1997)
Marilyn Sequoia’s love of trees began in Ohio, and blossomed amongst the redwoods of California. Marilyn’s poems appear in her book New Wilderness, collections including Discovering Spirit of Place, UC Riverside’s Mosaic, Habitat’s Raising the Roof, plus Katya Williamson’s Bringing the Soul Back Home.
Kate says this about herself:
I love words. I find irresistible their origins, their meanings, their similarities, their differences, even their appearance. I relish reading and crafting a well-written passage. I cherish playing with words and am passionate about puns. My epitaph will read, “She finally came to her wit’s end.”
(Published in Malpais Review in 2011)
Carine Topal has published four collections of poetry and teaches poetry and memoir in the Los Angeles and Palm Springs areas. She is the recipient of many poetry awards and writing residencies. Her website: www.carine-topal.com
Kenneth Weene writes novels, stories, essays, and poetry; all of which can be found at
Weitzman, Sarah Brown
“The Leaves of Autumn”
(First published in BLUELINE, Vol. 33, 2012)
Sarah Brown Weitzman has had poems in hundreds of journals and anthologies including, The New Ohio Review, The North American Review, Rattle, Mid-American Review, Poet Lore, etc. Sarah received a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship. Her fourth book, Herman and the Ice Witch, is a children’s novel published by Main Street Rag.
Sally Zakariya’s poems have appeared in 50-some print and online journals. She is the author, most recently, of When You Escape (Five Oaks Press, 2016) and the editor of a poetry anthology, Joys of the Table (2015). Zakariya blogs at