Sunday, March 1, 2015


            Alan McAlpine Douglas--United Kingdom
            Miriam Sagan--United States
            Pat Durmon--United States
            Paresh Tiwari--India
            Jan Allison--United Kingdom
            Victoria Anderson Throop--Alaska, United States
            Annie Jenkin--England
            Nicole Neal--United States

Please welcome them to our community.  We now have representatives from the following countries--Australia, Botswana, Canada, Canary Islands, England, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Israel, Malawi, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Philippines, Portugal, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Tunisia, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States and Wales.  I look forward to expanding this list in the future. Thank you to everyone that has supported Whispers in any way.                                        --Sincerely,  Karen

We have a world wide audience. If you are currently reading Whispers, please consider submitting a poem for consideration. You may contact Karen at for guidelines. Thank you.

Note--Ads due for April column by March 25


Creative Inspirations is proud to offer another opportunity in celebration of the upcoming Mother's Day holiday. The chapbook will consist of roughly 15 poems by 15 gifted poets and also consists of a nice cardstock cover and envelope for the chapbook. The price is $8.00 per chapbook. Please make check or money order out (per how many copies) to: To God be the Glory! Publications and mail to: To God be the Glory! Publications - P.O. Box 19051 - Kalamazoo, MI 49019. To ensure accurate and timely delivery, all orders must be received by Friday April 17, 2015. For more information please contact MJ at:

Pijush Kanti Deb released a poetry collection, Beneath the Shadow of a White Pigeon,
published by The Hollow Publishing. More information about the book is available at,

Marianne Szlyk has released a new chapbook, Listening to Electric Cambodia Looking Up at Trees at Heaven, through Kind of a Hurricane Press' Barometric Pressures Authors Series. You may download the chapbook for free at this site: Thank you.

John Swain released his first collection of poetry, Ring the Sycamore Sky. Ordering information and reviews are available from Red Paint Hill Publishing at

Celine Rose Mariotti has a new mystery/detective book called Minister’s Shoes in which Rev. Castle helps Sada Sampson find her husband and he also proves that Trevor is innocent of killing Cartwright. The story involves casino deals, infidelity, gambling and some big town gossips who are knee deep in the casino deals.  Price of book is: $11.00. If you live in CT, sales tax is 6.35 so price would be $11.70.  Postage is $2.70.  You can order from Amazon or you can order from me:

Peter Dome released his first book of poetry called Love, Life and Inspiration, a collection of poems written from the heart. It is suitable for everyone with a wide range of topics including, nature, wisdom and spirituality. Peter hopes his book will bring a lot of pleasure to others. It is available at

Maureen Sudlow has a poetry book, Antipodes, was released in early December. More information available on her website

Maralee Gerke has published a new book of poetry called A New Lexicon. If you are interested please ask for more information at

Shloka Shankar has a poetry page on Facebook called 'Shloka Shankar: a rasika's musings'. To read more of her poems, please visit:

Lisa DeVinney has a website for her devotional poetry called Lifting My Eyes, at

Karen O’Leary released Whispers, her first book of poetry in 2011, published by APF Publisher. It has been getting good reviews and is available at online at (Search Whispers under Karen O'Leary) or contact Karen at

John W. (Bill) Williams published a science fiction book that he also illustrated called The Dream Hill.  To order copies from Xlibris Company call 1-888-795-4274 or go to  The website provides sample pages of the book for interested readers.


Please consider supporting The Jokester and Creative Inspirations by sending stamps or other small donations to help with postage.  Thank you for considering this.                                                                                                       ---Karen

Maurice J. Reynolds, the editor of the poetry publication Creative Inspirations, is seeking poetry 20 lines or less for his print magazine. Complete guidelines are available at  Stamps or cash donations would be appreciated to help with mailing costs.

ayaz daryl nielsen's print publication bear creek haiku is always open for postal submissions, mail poetry to bear creek haiku, po box 3787, boulder, co, 80307, USA, 11 lines and less, include SASE. Can be contacted at, blog site is

Tom Davis, publisher of Old Mountain Press, invites all to review his eBook site (Kindle and NOOK) where numerous Old Mountain Press Anthologies of poetry and prose are listed see: Self-publish an electronic book e-book with Old Mountain Press. Visit Old Mountain Press' eBook site at

Jean Calkins, editor: The Jokester, 2 pages of clean jokes free by email monthly, a forever stamp by snail mail (monthly or quarterly). Help bring smiles to shut-ins by contributing forever stamps. Even one stamp helps. Jean Calkins, 260 4th St., Waynesville, NC 28786-3762.

David Fox is seeking family-friendly poems for his magazine, The Poet's Art. Rates for the publication are $5 an issue or $20 for a 4 issue subscription. Checks should be made to cash.  Foreign contributors should pay $10 by international money order or American cash only.  Send submissions and  money for subscriptions to David Fox,171 Silverleaf Lane, Islandia, NY 11749 USA.

Whispers is always looking for new writers to join our community.  Please send family friendly poems 20 lines or less to  Complete guidelines posted 1/21/2013.  Thank you to everyone who has already contributed to the site.

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  1. Thank you, Karen, for all you do for To God be the Glory! Publication, Creative Inspirations and so many others in the writing community. God is doing great things here at Whispers. Thank you for allowing Him to use you to connect others to the thread of poetry. Continued blessings! -MJ

  2. Dear Maurice,

    Continued blessings to you, too, my friend. Wishing you the best with Creative Inspirations. Thank you for your kind words.

    Warm regards,

  3. Thank you, Phyllis Babcock, for the following--

    I would like to welcome the new poets to this site. I know you will enjoy posting your poems and getting to know all the wonderful poets here. It is always a pleasure to make new friends in our poetry journey.

    Welcome aboard. love phyl

  4. Dear Phyllis,

    Thank you for your kind words and warm welcome for our new contributors. I appreciate your ongoing encouragement and support my friend.


  5. Great to be back Karen and everyone. Keep up the good work. warm best wishes. Pete.

    1. Glad to have you back, Peter. Thank you for being a part of the Whispers family. Blessings my friend.