2014 Spring – Power

Staff for the Power Issue

As a volunteer team, our staff can be different with each issue.

Senior Editor

Kerry Holjes, North Carolina, USA


Tynisha Ferguson, South Carolina, USA

Poetry Editor

Pamela Taylor, North Carolina, USA

Prose & Consulting Editor

Barbara Bos, Spain

Graphic Design

Tynisha Ferguson, South Carolina, USA

Marketing Manager, Artistic Advisor

Barbara Bos, Spain

Editor-in-Chief and Publisher

Anora McGaha, North Carolina, USA

Table of Contents

Contents by First Name

 Editor’s Note

Dear Readers

Ada Wiam

True to the Word

Aliyah Jacobs

South Africa 1964
Bowls on a Sunday Afternoon

Annette Skade

Oak Grove
God Particle

BethAnne Kapansky


Damyanti Biswas

Talking about Rape

Dana Holt


Gloria D. Gonsalves

A Haughty Woman
I am a Child of Tanzania

Hannah Brockbank

Bed Death

Holly Rose

Power over My Mind

Jaki Shelton Green

An Eclipse of Skin

Janaki Nagaraj

The Old Well-Worn Invisible Felt Hat

Jane Wilson-Howarth

Power to Heal

Jayshree Misra Tripathi

The Composer of Verse

Jeannie McGinnis

Alabama Blues
To Marvel at the Power of a Voice

Judi Thomas

Ocean Song
Mermaids Dreaming the Ocean  (ink drawing)

Kerry Holjes

Stripping Berries

Kirsten Luckins


Laila Blake

Inside Open, Upside Down

Lillian Csernica

The Power Behind the Throne

Lora Keller

A Coming
New Shoes

Marcia G. Yerman

Coin of the Realm (painting)
Lady with Tree II  (painting)

Melanie Hayden-Williams

How She Bleeds

Ni’mah Isma’il Nawwab

The Power Within

Paula Dawn (PD) Lietz

The Bath  (cover painting)
Natural Alchemy (painting)
Strike (painting)

Sally Buckner

After the Merger
How to Burn the Flag

Susan Gardner


Sweta Srivastava Vikram

What Does a Servant Girl Know

Sylvia Freeman

Mount Antero (painting)
La Passionaria (photograph)

Power Book Cover