Friday, April 1, 2016



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

Dwarakanathan Ravi --India
Garima Behal--India 
Michael Lee Johnson—United States
Greg Gregory—United States
Gautam Nadkarni--India
Dr. Brijesh Raj—India 
Neil Creighton—Australia
John Zedolik—United States
Katt Gold—Canada
Adam Levon Brown—United States
Sunil Sharma--India

We have a worldwide audience. If you are currently reading Whispers, please consider submitting a poem for consideration for publication. Click on the bright blue “Submission Guidelines” on the right side of the main page for guidelines.  Email submissions to Karen at  Thank you.

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Joann Grisetti announces the publication of her tanka book Dark Maroon Jacket, available at Amazon. Signed copies can be ordered straight from Joann

Michael Lee Johnson chief editor and Ken Allan Dronsfield co-editor are excited about the release of a new poetry book shaking the poetry world apart, 53 professional poets on the rise, Moonlight Dreamers of Yellow Haze, now available on and Europe.  Buy now: 

Marcus E. Omer has published his 3rd Poetry Book entitled Facing the World With Chuckles & Sighs. The book has 132 pages, and as the title indicates, has two distinct sections. The humor we find in this life and the more serious side. The Poetry Book may be found at  

Jack Horne announces the release of his second poetry collection, Living, Loving & Legends. This book is currently available from or Amazon, price £2.10/$2.99

John W. Williams has a new chapbook called A Cup of Warm Words for your enjoyment.  The book includes 82 poems on love, the art of living, nature, spiritual verse, and philosophy.  An autographed issue is available for $8 including postage and handling by contacting him at PO Box 326, Martin, GA 30557

Angelee Deodhar's, Journeys 2015, An Anthology of International Haibun, with 145 haibun by 31 poets of international repute, is available from

Scott Thomas Outlar runs the site 17Numa where links to his published poetry, essays, and fiction can be found. The site also features a page devoted to literary publications which currently has nearly 150 venues listed. The blog’s page at 17Numa has links to the personal sites of other writers and artists, and has been designed with the hope that artists from all fields will check out and be inspired by the work of their contemporaries.

Beth Winchcombe announces her novel, For LOVE of Maria: A compelling love story. This is currently available in paperback on, also priced at £7-99p. Kindle version to download for just £2-00p. Published by Diadem Books, Author name Beth Richards.

Paul Callus published his first ebook of poetry called Meander in December 2014. It is a collection of 86 poems and songs which should appeal to those who read poetry for pleasure and relaxation. It is available at Amazon.

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.

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:

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


Please consider supporting Creative Inspirations by sending stamps or other small donations to help with postage.  Thank you.                                                                                                                                                            ---Karen

ayaz daryl nielsen's print publication bear creek haiku is always open for postal submissions, mail poetry to bear creek haiku, PO Box 596, Longmont, CO 80502, USA, 11 lines and less, include SASE. Can be contacted at, blog site is

David Fox, editor of The Poet's Art, is looking for family-friendly poems.  U.S. and foreign contributors can send as many poems that will fit on one page.  Send poems to: David Fox, 171 Silverleaf Lane, Islandia NY 11749 or contact him by email for any questions

Maurice J. Reynolds would like to share that Creative Inspirations, an email poetry publication, is accepting poetry submissions for publication. This publication offers an interview column, creative activities, information and advertisement, writer’s comments, good poetry, and more. Guidelines and subscription information for two first class postage stamps (To God be the Glory! Publications P.O. Box 19051 Kalamazoo, MI 49019). You can also go to: for more information.

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

Whispers is always looking for new writers to join our community.  Please send family friendly poems 20 lines or less  Complete guidelines posted at the end of each month.  Thank you to everyone who has already contributed to the site.


  1. Dear Contributors and Friends,

    If you do not find an ad here that has been in this column, it was removed by the request of the contributor or that the writer is no longer a current contributor. Please contact me if you have any questions. Thank you.

    Best wishes,

  2. I would like to welcome Whisper's new contributors: Dwarakanathan Ravi --India, Garima Behal--India, Michael Lee Johnson—United States, Greg Gregory—United States,
    Gautam Nadkarni--India, Dr. Brijesh Raj—India, Neil Creighton—Australia, John Zedolik—United States,
    Katt Gold—Canada, Adam Levon Brown—United States, Sunil Sharma--India, I know you will enjoy Whispers's community, I sure do.

  3. Dear Charlene,

    Thank you so much for your warm welcome of our new writers and for your kind words. You are such a gift to our poetry family!

    Blessings, my friend,

  4. My heartiest welcome to Dwarakanathan Ravi, Garima Behal, Michael Lee Johnson, Greg Gregory, Gautam Nadkarni, Dr. Brijesh Raj, Neil Creighton, John Zedolik, Katt Gold, Adam Levon Brown and Sunil Sharma. Some I know and some I don't, but I am happiest to welcome them all equally to the Whispers community.

    1. Dear Raamesh,

      What a wonderful welcome to help others know that they are appreciated! It is encouraging voices like yours that make our community possible. Thank you so much.


  5. Dear Whispers, what a joy it is to be a part of this wonderful online, poetic journey with so many talented and blessed poets! I want to thank Karen for all she does for my publication and ministry, as well as say congratulations to all the new poets for the month of March. Welcome those of you in April, and blessings to all the poets that submit on a regular basis.


  6. Dear Maurice,

    Thank you so much for these kind comments. You are a light at our poetry community. Your gifts of encouragement to me and others help make our online journal a family of writers.

    Many Blessings,