Welcome to the Spring 2007 Edition

Since its debut last fall, A Prairie Journal has received attention from writers and artists who are as fascinated as I am with this scarce landscape called the prairie. Joining A Prairie Journal’s contributors from the last issue are four new supporters who have generously shared their work. In this issue you will be able to experience two artists' visual interactions with the land -- Victoria McOmie's installations on the Kansas prairie and photographer Susan Moore's images of farmed, Midwestern fields. Indiana poet Norbert Krapf also is here along with Chicago writer Patricia Cronin with verses ranging from wildflowers to falling rain. Other gems in this issue include Jerry Kumery's bluebird photos, Cindy Crosby's essay on finding personal redemption in a prairie fire, Erin Tuttle’s hilarious battle to protect her hens from marauding hawks, and Darsha Primich's musings on a one-legged cardinal. We hope you enjoy reading this second issue of A Prairie Journal.

-- LeAnn Spencer, editor and publisher