Saturday, November 1, 2014



        Colleen Keller Breuning--United States
        Lavana Kray--Romania
        Ramesh Anand --India
        Joyce M. Johnson (SMILE)--United States
        Frances Simwinga--Malawi
        Jan Allison--United Kingdom
        Donna Bowring--United States
        Robert A. Hall--United States
        Joan McNerney--United States
        Ali Znaidi--Tunisia
        Darrell Lindsey--United States   
        Peggy Heinrich--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.

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Stacy Savage released a new chapbook anthology called Mother Nature’s Trail. The proceeds benefit Wolf Creek Habitat. More information on the book is available at

Tom Davis and Old Mountain Press offers wide variety of eBooks at I Wonder Why a Poetry and Prose Anthology Free at Kindle Store Nov 5, 8, & 15. url

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 coming up for release in early December. More information will be 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

Jack Horne announces the release of his short story collection, Some Dark Tales. This e-book is currently available from, price £1.81, and, price $2.99

Sheri Stanley has opened a new web site and invites you to visit at: Please leave comments and visit often.

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

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

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.

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. Hello Karen. Once again, we are coming upon another winter season. One can only hope this year will not be as bad as last year. Yet, regardless of the cold, it is good to know that I can come to Whispers to feel the warmth and tenderness of some good poetry and enjoy the fellowship of some good poets. Thank you for all you do for the writing community and for my ministry and publication.

    -MJ (

  2. Dear Maurice,

    What a wonderful gift you are to the Whispers community, so supportive of others. Thank you for your lovely comments.


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

    I would like to say welcome to all the new poets . It is a pleasure to read your wonderful poems.

  4. Dear Phyllis,

    Thank you for your warm words of welcome. It is nice for people to know that their poetry is appreciated. What a blessing you are my friend.

    Warm regards,