Wednesday, June 1, 2016



                                                Nana Arhin Tsiwah—Ghana
                                                David Palmer—United States
                                                Sanjeev Sethi—India
                                                Douglas Polk—United States
                                                Maricris Cabrera—Philippines
                                                G. Louis Heath—United States
                                                Ojo Taiye—Nigeria
                                                Irsa Ruçi--Albania
                                                Alisa Velaj—Albania
                                                Shelly Blankman—United States
                                                Neena Singh—India
                                                Nivedita N (Divenita Er)—United States

Please welcome them to our community. We now have representatives from the following countries—Albania, Australia, Botswana, Brazil, Canada, Canary Islands, Costa Rica, England, France, Germany, Ghana, India, Ireland, Israel, Malawi, Malta, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Portugal, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Scotland, Singapore, South Africa, Sweden, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, 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

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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Raamesh Gowri Raghavan and other members of IN haiku Mumbai invite everyone to view their new blog Your comments will be encouraging.

Cindy M. Hutchings’ chapbook, Tree Talk, written to a tree, published by MoonPath Press, includes 42 poems paired with 42 unique and beautiful tree images. A poem and photo from the book are at:

Robert P. Hansen recently published 2015: A Year of Poetry and Exploitation and Other Stories ---Science Fiction and mystery short stories. Visit his blog for samples of his work and links to online retailers.

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.

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


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 Karen
    Thank you so much for the publicity and news of other publishing opportunities,love angelee

    1. Dear Angelee,

      Thank you for being a part of our poetry community. It was a pleasure to publish your successful latest book.

      Blessings, my friend,

  2. Dear Karen,
    Thank you for publishing this column of opportunities. I just signed up for Raamesh's blog, and Angelee's anthology is a must. Every one of these has so much to offer--Bear Creek haiku and Rev. Reynolds, Whispers, on and on and on. Wonderful offering, Karen.

    1. Dear Mary Jo,

      Thank you so much, my friend! When I opened Whispers, my goal was to connect writers from different circles so that people would have opportunities to be published elsewhere,too. Thank you for your help in making this a reality.

      Blessings and best wishes,

  3. A hearty welcome to all new joinees. And thanks to those who've followed our blog!

    1. Dear Raamesh,

      I am so impressed with your blog and the beautiful way you share the gift of words. I've been there a few times and am never disappointed. Thank you for all you do for our Whispers' community!!

      Best wishes and blessings,

  4. Once again, Karen, I am grateful for all you do for To God be the Glory! Publications and Creative Inspirations. I am both blessed and honored to be a part of this journey with you. Continued blessings!


    1. Dear Maurice,

      Continued blessings to you, too, my friend. What a blessing to be a part of Creative Inspirations, too. I hope your email journal will continue to grow.