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In elementary school, I desperately wanted my mother to order books for me from those flyers Scholastic hands out to kids. She refused, citing the "perfectly good library down the street." I exacted revenge by becoming a card-carrying ALA accredited reference librarian. Ha! Take that!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Milestone: Quill and Parchment

One hundred issues and a little over eight years ago, four Internet friends were saddened by the closing of another poetry venue, one where they shared art and poetry and at times bared their souls. They were not alone.

In one stroke, there were now thousands of voiceless writers and poets surfing the Internet aimlessly, still in shock that something they had enjoyed so deeply could disappear so suddenly, and hoping beyond hope that something else would rise from the ashes to take its place.

The four original editors ― Sharmagne Leland-St.John, Kaila Chan, Janet Leister and artist Sara Wadington ― decided to create a place in which they could continue to share their work as well as the work of others they had befriended. Thus, Quill and Parchment was born.

They have persevered through world disasters, changing of the guard, financial setbacks and other catastrophes. All of this has served to only to make them stronger and to provide fodder for their poetic cannons.

With the October 2009 issue Quill and Parchment proudly welcomes Volume 100! Please join them in raising a toast to the next 100 volumes!

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