After Happily Ever After Wendy Taylor Carlisle

About the Artist

Barbara Abel lives in West Bloomfield, Michigan. Since 1995, her work has been juried into more than thirty local and national exhibitions. Her images are found in galleries and private collections nationally, and are published in fine art publications such as Communication Arts Magazine and The Photo Review. Among her awards are First Prize in the 1997 multi media Michigan Fine Arts Competition, First Place in the Scarab Club's Gold Medal Competition, and the The William S. Holmes Award.

Abel's Web Site

About the Author

Wendy Taylor Carlisle lives in East Texas. Her first collection, Reading Berryman to the Dog, was published by Jacaranda Press in 2000.


The author dedicates this chapbook in memory of Leslie Claire Karnatz Allen.


Versions of many of these poems appeared first in: 2River View, 3Candles, Conspire, Friction, James River Review, The Muse Apprentice Guild, Pierian Spring, Poetry Midwest, Poet’s Grimm, Salt River Review, and Unlikely Stories.


Dorothy, After
Kissing the Frog
How Could Norman Jean
Her Husband
I Swan
The Fairest
At This Age
Film: A Short Love Story
Home Fires
In His Lecture on
Resonance The Poet
Instructs Us

She Half Remembers
After Anesthesia
Taking Down the House

Number 15 in the
2River Chapbook Series


October 2003 2River