January 15 at Village Books

Independent Writers’ Studio members, Jim Milstead and Sara Simard will read from their recent collections. Jim authored Collage and Scenario in the last few years. Sara’s second book, Heart  is just out. Frequent contributors to Clover, A Literary Rag; IWS published Heart and Collage. Both appear together next Sunday, January 15 at 4 PM  at the Read More

May You Laugh

I will drink champagne. The Christmas lights still shine in the dark 4:00 hour. Spring will come–insert your favorite maxim here. Whenever you feel wintry gloom listen to a baby laugh.  Good medicine for which I can vouch.  https://www.facebook.com/samantha.hamilton.505/videos/914966253447/ A week ago last Friday I was walking my little dog Kirby just after 5 PM.  Read More

Pushcart Nominations for Clover, A Literary Rag

We are pleased to announce our Pushcart nominations for 2016: From volume 11 of Clover David Lee: “January, a birthday poem”  The first four lines read: The exuberance of midnight elk stealthily picking their way through dream shadow across the ruined forest . . . One of the finest poets writing today: Find the rest of Read More

Clover 12

Just delivered! Norman Green and I are delighted to bring you Volume 12 of Clover, A Literary Rag. Politically astute with unusual twists–the writing is marvelous–funny and wise and weird. This volume is dedicated to the memory of our beloved IWS sister, Shelley Muzzy.  Shelley’s death came as we prepared our latest Clover for publication. Her Read More

From Clover

  In the winter edition of Clover, A Literary Rag I will be reviewing Douglas Cole’s Bali Poems and Take to the Highway: Arabesques for Travelers by Bryce Milligan. I do not know a job better than one that requires reading poetry and prose by such fine writers. I was in the bank the other day and the Read More

Thanks from Clover

Thank you for all the submissions!  We are delighted with the fabulous response. Now it is our turn to make the next Clover the best ever. Stay  tuned!   Read More

A Reminder

Clover, A Literary Rag’s deadline for its winter edition is September 30 — hey! that’s today . . . Get ’em in.  Here is the link. Read More

The Sully

  At our outrageously fun September celebration of CLOVER, A LITERARY RAG’s 11th edition at Village Books in early September Clover received an auspicious, cool as silk on an autumn night, award. A SULLY! We post it here with thanks and love to the mind meld of Laurel Leigh and Mike Allegra. Mike is a gifted Read More


  I recently moved from a huge house to a small house. In an insane real estate market, my old house sold 4 times in 5 months.  The heart palpitating ride landed and although I am not getting in line for another go-round, I am delighted I braved the one I was on. Outside my window Read More

Everything Coming Up Clover

Clover, A Literary Rag, volume 11 debuted at the Chuckanut Writers conference June 23.  Norman L Green hosted our table and greeted passersby during the two-day event held at Whatcom Community College in Bellingham.  One of our favorite Clover contributors, editor and writer, Laurel Leigh emceed our overflow-open mic on the conference’s concluding night at the Read More

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