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Pat Lawson’s fiction has appeared in Pleiades, Rosebud, The Chariton Review, New Letters, I-70 Review, Thorny Locust, and elsewhere.  She has also published non-fiction and poetry.  A retired English instructor at KCKCC, she spends her time trying to write, gardening, grandmothering, and doing volunteer work, including being vice president of her neighborhood group and writing small grants for neighborhood projects.


Joan Yeagley's poems have been published widely over many years. Her books include: The Studs of McDonald County, The Blue Hole, and Dear Ovid, Etcetera.

Her publications include: Memories & Memies, An Anthology of Great Plains Poets, Voices: Poems from the Missouri Heartland, Midwest Poetry Festival Anthology, In the Middle: Midwestern Women Poets, The First Anthology of Missouri Women Writers, Ozark Calendar, Seasonal Almanac, and Voices from the Interior among many others.

Her awards include: The Kansas City Star Award, Gold Quill Special Award, The Missouri Writer's Week Award for Poetry, The Sager Creek Arts Council's Award for Poetry are just a few of her accomplishments.