Contributors - P

Laurel Peterson’s poetry has been published in many literary journals. She has two poetry chapbooks, "That’s the Way the Music Sounds" and "Talking to the Mirror," and two full-length collections, "Do You Expect Your Art to Answer?" and "Daughter of Sky." She has also written two mystery novels, "Shadow Notes" and "The Fallen." She is a member the Norwalk Public Library board, and served as Norwalk, Connecticut’s, poet laureate from 2016 to 2019. Website | On OMPJ

Kate Powers, through teaching inner-city high school and college, learned that everyone has gifts and that those who recognize their gifts are better equipped to see the gifts of others. When people respectfully offer what they have, Kate says, they can begin to bridge differences in a damaged society. On OMPJ

Susan Marie has been writing since she was a child. Her life’s work has been teaching high school and college classes, and working with students who have taught her so much. Susan's poetry appears in Sixfold magazine (Winter 2013, Summer 2020, Summer 2021), and New London Librarium published my chapbook, "Break the Spell" (2010). On OMPJ


Born in Devizes, Wiltshire England in 1950, Ann started writing at age 8. She has three children and many grand- and great-grandgrandchildren. She currently lives in Bristol. On OMPJ