Corona by Kathie Fiveash

Katherine Fiveash is a naturalist, teacher, homesteader, and writer. She divides her year between Florence, Massachusetts (Hampshire County), and Isle au Haut, Maine, a remote, unbridged island in Penobscot Bay. She is the author of Island Naturalist, an award-winning collection of natural history essays, and two chapbooks of poetry. Corona The Chinese horseshoe bat is Read More

Social Contact by Sarah Ritter

Photo credit – Helena Lopez Sarah Ritter is a Straw Dog Writers Guild member from CT. In 2019, she published her first poetry collection: “Inspirations, Transformations and Revelations: A Poetic Expression of My Personal Journey.” Her poems have been published in the anthologies: “We Are Beat,” “Goddess,” “Connecticut Bards Northwest Poetry Review,” and “The Mondo.” Read More

LADYBUG, LADYBUG by Brooks Robards

Brooks Robards writes poetry, nonfiction and fiction. Her 15 books include the poetry collections “Fishing the Desert” (2015) and “On Island” (2014). She writes movie reviews and profiles for newspapers and magazines. She lives in Northampton, MA, spends four summer months on Martha’s Vineyard and a month in Santa Fe, NM. LADYBUG, LADYBUG Ladybug, prettiest Read More

Then and now by Michael Favala Goldman

Michael Favala Goldman is a widely-published translator of Danish literature and a jazz clarinetist. He leads poetry workshops at the Northampton Center for the Arts and is a member of Straw Dogs program committee. His new book of poetry is Who has time for this? Then and now Jørgen Stein by Jacob Paludan, 1945 Read More

To the Unclaimed Bodies in NYC by Joyce Hayden

Straw Dog Writers member, Joyce Hayden, with Franklin County connections, recently completed her memoir The Out of Body Girl. Her work has been published in Maximum Middle Age, The Manifest Station and is forthcoming in Aljazeera English. To the Unclaimed Bodies in NYC April 2020 Here at the Tree Top Café you can still see Read More

Isolate by Jane Yolen

Jane Yolen is the author of over 387 published books including ten books of adult poetry. She has won multiple awards for individual poetry, prose, children’s books and science fiction/fantasy stories, poems, novels. Six colleges have given her honorary doctorates. One of her awards set her good coat on fire. Isolate In this isolate, if Read More

Virus By V. Jane Schneeloch

V. Jane Schneeloch is a resident of Hampden County and a member of Straw Dogs. Her poetry collections include: Turning Over Leaves (Antrim House Books, 2015) and Climbing to the Moon (Finishing Line Press, 2009). Her plays, In Hiding and The Test, were produced at the Drama Studio in Springfield. Read More

What day is it By Ruth Lehrer

Ruth Lehrer is the author of the young adult novel, BEING FISHKILL (Candlewick.) She is a Pushcart nominated poet, with poems scattered through the web and woods. A Strawdog member, she lives in the Hampshire country hilltowns. Her website is What day is it is the word of the day We say it over Read More

Spring Flowers amid COVID19 By Dixie Brown

Dixie Brown: I am a writer who lives in Hampshire County. I work as a writing coach at the Commonwealth Honors College at UMass. I love to hike in the Holyoke Range and I enjoy singing, playing my flute and gardening. The daffodils are doing fine in this time of the coronavirus. Week after week Read More