One must make a distinction however: when dragged into prominence by half poets, the result is not poetry, nor till the autocrats among us can be “literalists of the imagination”—above insolence and triviality and can present for inspection, imaginary gardens with real toads in them, shall we have it.

The Toads

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Kerry O'Connor
(Creative Director, Moderator, Contributor)
Interviewed by Susan Chast

Marian Kent
(Contributor, Moderator)
runaway sentence
Interviewed by Grace O'Malley

Fireblossom / Shay
Shay's Word GardenCoal Black's House of Pain
Interviewed as Coal Black by Mama Zen

Isadora Gruye
The Nice Cage Blog
Interviewed by Ruth

Margaret Bednar
Art Happens 365
Interviewed by Lolamouse

Susie Clevenger
Confessions of a Laundry Goddess
Interviewed by Fireblossom

Sherry Blue Sky
Stardreaming with Sherry Blue Sky
Interviewed by Robin Amaral

Magaly Guerrero
Magaly Guerrero

Björn Rudberg

Karin Gustafson

Gillena Cox
versesLunch Break

Oran's Well

Rommy Driks
Kestril's Rhythms and Groove

Kim M. Russell
Writing in North Norfolk

Sanaa Rizvi
A Dash of Sunny

Paul John Dear
Paul Scribbles

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