Jeanne Shannon‘s work (a poem, in this case) first appeared in print in the summer of 1963, back in the era when almost every woman aspired to own sterling silver flatware. Her pattern was, and still is, Wallace’s “Discovery,” a spare and elegant pattern that too soon was discontinued. She writes poetry, short fiction, memoir essays, and vignettes, and conducts poetry classes and workshops. Her work has been published in numerous small-press and university journals and anthologies. She is the author of three full-length collections and several chapbooks, many of which are available on amazon.com. In the 1970’s she produced and edited a poetry magazine called Blackberry, and that endeavor evolved into a book-publishing venture, The Wildflower Press, which brought thirteen titles into print.