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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

California Journal Features Calaveras County-Flavored Works

Title: Manzanita, Poetry and Prose of the Mother Lode and Sierra
Edited by Monika Rose and Julia Holzer
Genre: Literary Journal
Website: www.manzanitacalifornia.org

Manzanita Features Author's Poetry

Los Angeles, CA--Editors of the literary journal Manzanita, Poetry and Prose of the Mother Lode and Sierra published an anthology of poetry including the work of of UCLA Extension Writers’ Program instructor Carolyn Howard-Johnson in its sixth issue.

The journal is an affiliate of Calavaras Arts Council. It is a printed literary collection of poetry, prose, art and photography of the Mother Lode and Sierra regions of California and features work that appeals to the sensibilities of readers in that area from writers and artists across the U.S. It is edited by Monika Rose and poetry editor is Julia Holzer.

Howard-Johnson's poem is "Sacred Lessons from the Sierra Madre" and features impressions from the poet’s travels in the Sierras in Mexico. Howard-Johnson’s poetry has appeared in literary journals like the Mochila Review, Banyan Review, Pear Noir, Solo Novo, and Poetic Voices. One of her poems won a reader award at The Pedestal Magazine.

Howard-Johnson has studied at UCLA with Suzanne Lummis, editor of Speechless the Magazine (http://www.speechlessthemagazine.org/ ) where work from her chapbook Tracings, winner of Military Writers Society of America’s Award of Excellence and published by Finishing Line Press, was featured.

The poet's literary novel, This Is the Place (www.budurl.com/ThisIsThePlace) , has won eight awards. Her book of creative nonfiction has won three. She is developing a new Celebration Series of poetry chapbooks with Magdalena Ball. Among them are She Wore Emerald Then: Reflections on Motherhood (www.budurl.com/MotherChapbook) and Cherished Pulse: Unconventional Love Poetry (www.budurl.com/CherishedPulse). She also advocates with authors as the author of the multi award-winning HowToDoItFrugally series of books for writers (www.howtodoitfrugally.com).

Learn more about the Manzanita and how to order a copy at: http://www.manzanitacalifornia.org/ .

Learn more about Carolyn Howard-Johnson at http://carolynhoward-johnson.com.

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