Last Night by Marianne Gambaro

Marianne Gambaro’s poems and essays have been published in several print and online journals. She is the author of “Do NOT Stop for Hitchhikers” (Finishing Line Press). A member of Florence (MA) Poets Society, she serves on the editorial team for Silkworm. She lives in Belchertown (Hampshire County). Last Night I dreamt of triple Read More

Everest by Jamila Gore

Jamila Gore is a spoken word artist, performer, poet and writer living in Northampton, Massachusetts. She has facilitated and hosted Poetry Slams and performed poetry throughout the pioneer valley since 2008. She won the Organizer Prize for the Movement Voter Project’s 2018 poetry contest and was the interlude act at TedX Women Easthampton. Everest We Read More

Clichés by Rosemary Oliver

Rose Oliver is a retired Registered Nurse who lives in Berkshire County. She is a frequent participant in Berkshire County’s spoken poetry project: WordXWord. Her works have appeared in online and print journals. Clichés                 Nothing lasts forever.                 (even poems Read More

This Year by Matthew Andrews

Matthew Andrews is a resident of Hampshire County, MA. He is a musician, writer, father, devotee, and co-owner (with his wife Corinne Andrews) of Yoga Center Amherst. He leads pilgrimages to sacred sites in India, teaches yoga philosophy, and serves as President of the Board of Directors for Auroville International, USA. This Year When I Read More

Covid World by Sharon Harmon

Sharon A. Harmon, Straw Dog member, freelance writer and poet, writes for The Uniquely Quabbin Magazine and has two poetry chapbooks. She just had a story accepted for Chicken Soup, “Christmas is in the Air.” Sharon teaches workshops on poetry and writing for magazines and is currently working on two children’s picture books. Covid World Read More

Mourning song by Libby Maxey

Libby Maxey, a Franklin County resident and Straw Dog member, works for Amherst College and Literary Mama. Her poems have appeared in Emrys, Stoneboat and elsewhere, and her first poetry collection, Kairos, won Finishing Line Press’s 2018 New Women’s Voices Chapbook Competition. Her nonliterary activities used to include singing. Mourning song Before, we planned new Read More

APRIL 2020 by Lanette Sweeney

Lanette Sweeney, now a full-time writer and MFA student at Western New England University, thanks to her wife’s support, has survived lifetimes as a mother, reporter, editor, fund-raiser, and teacher of English and Women’s Studies. Her writing has appeared in multiple literary journals and anthologies. APRIL 2020 I miss seeing human faces not split by Read More

First Anniversary by Sharon Tracey

Sharon Tracey’s poems have appeared in The Worcester Review, Mom Egg Review, Tule Review, The Ekphrastic Review, and elsewhere. Her full-length poetry collections include Chroma (forthcoming from Shanti Arts) and What I Remember Most Is Everything (All Caps Publishing, 2017). She is a member of Straw Dog Writers Guild. First Anniversary —April 15, 2020 Not Read More