A Collection of Talented Contributors Capturing Northern Michigan & The Upper Peninsula

Welcome back from Spring Break. As we move through our wild Spring, April is National Poetry Month and many poets will enjoy increased attention to their careful capture of the world in their words. Be sure to take a moment to enjoy poetry.

Walloon Writers Review wishes to acknowledge all of the poets who have contributed wonderful and moving poetry to our magazine over the past four years. Thank you!

Our Fourth Edition includes poetry contributions from several writers. This includes:

Jesse Lincoln whose poem ” North” seemed to jump off the page in its embodiment of Northern Michigan. Jesse writes in his bio, ” Michigan has always been my home and I have always been enchanted by nature. I have a young son and the same seems to be true for him.” Jesse currently lives in the Lansing area and loves spending time with his young son.

Two wonderful poems by poet Phillip Sterling, ” The First Morning” and ” Another Day” are also included in our Fourth Edition. Phillip Sterling’s most recent collection of poetry is And Then Snow (Main Street Rag, 2017). New poems have appeared recently in The Georgia Review, Dunes Review, Split Rock Review, The MacGuffin and The Lake. He served as artist-in-residence for Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore in 2016.

Gerard Sarnat won the Poetry in the Arts First Place Award plus the Dorman Prize, has been nominated for the Pushcart Award and authored four collections: HOMELESS CHRONICLES (2010), Disputes (2012), 17s (2014) and Melting The Ice King (2016). His work has been included in (to name a few): Gargoyle, American Journal of Poetry, Main Street Rag, MiPOeias, New Delta Review, Brooklyn Review, Voices Israel, Tishman Review, Eretz, Avocet, Bywords, Fiction Southeast, and Tipton Review and several others. His poem, “Lake Superior Sepia Seepage Circa 1952” is included on page 60 of Walloon Writers Review Fourth Edition. Gerard’s poem snapshots memories of simple images versus complex emotion. More details about this poet are available in the bio section of the Fourth Edition.

You can find Walloon Writers Review and Other amazing collections of great poetry, creative writing and photography at these independent bookstores:

  • Between The Covers Harbor Springs
  • The Bookman Grand Haven
  • Horizon Books Traverse City
  • McLean & Eakin Petoskey
  • Reader’s World Holland
  • Saturn Booksellers Gaylord


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