Two New Poems in Sky Island Journal

Thank you to editors Jason Splichal and Jeff Sommerfeld for publishing “The Photograph” and “Nonconsensual” in Issue 7 of Sky Island Journal. Jason and Jeff have raised the bar on literary journals, honoring their contributors with kindness and respect. Every issue of this first-rate journal features exceptional prose and poetry.

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Jean Ryan

Jean Ryan, a native Vermonter, lives in Lillian, Alabama. Her stories and essays have appeared in a variety of journals and anthologies. She has also published a novel, LOST SISTER. Her short story collections, SURVIVAL SKILLS and LOVERS AND LONERS, are available online. STRANGE COMPANY, a collection of short nature essays, is available in paperback as well as digital and audio editions.

3 thoughts on “Two New Poems in Sky Island Journal

  1. Congratulations! Is this publication available for purchase? I would love to buy this issue or subscribe to it. I will contact SIJ. I just read your two poems published in Sky Island Journal. Nonconsensual made me blush in a good way and brought me back to my own secreted moments. (Ah, my 20’s…..) . The Photograph gave me pause as your writing always does — the sum up “And if that’s not love what is?” Brilliant! You’re amazing Jean Ryan! Hail!

    1. [image: unnamed.jpg] Dear One,

      Were you able to contact SIJ? They are such fine peeps, Jason and Jeff, and what a good eye they have for quality literature–browse through any issue. I just sent them four more poems for consideration, as well as a reworking of my short essay on yoga pants. Still waiting for responses on The Year Before I Loved You from the big boys–The Sun and Copper Nickel. So you see I am following your advice and pitching to the luminaries. Thank you, by the way, for remembering Snow and sending those two pics of it.

      Did you see the super blood moon? We did. At first we could not find it and then I chanced to look straight up and there it was, far, far away, a small red orb. The one we saw in Napa was lower in the sky and so appeared much bigger. But of course every super moon is worth appreciating.

      Here’s a little otter. Love how he appears to be smiling. What’s in your queue this week?


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