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Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012 12:00 am

Jackie Jackson recalls the well-ordered life of her youth

The Round Barn: A Biography of an American Farm, Volume 2, by Jacqueline Dougan Jackson. Beloit City Press, 2012. 487 pages, $24.95 Imagine you’ve discovered a box of jumbled old black and white
Guest Opinion
Thursday, Oct. 27, 2011 12:00 am
A recent Chris Britt editorial cartoon in the State Journal-Register showed two kids anxiously peering through the window at a stranger standing outside their home. “Dad, who’s that on the
Thursday, Oct. 20, 2011 12:00 am

Jackie Jackson releases her magnum opus, Vol. 1

Jacqueline Jackson still tends a herd of cows but nowadays they’re figurines on her mantle.Raised on the Dougan Guernsey Dairy Farm near Beloit, Wis., in the 1930s and 40s, Jackie decided at age
Thursday, Feb. 25, 2010 12:00 am
Needles of Light doesn’t claim to be an easy book to read. “Many of these poems are dark, darker than the reader will be comfortable with; but I believe the path to light must include ackn
Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2008 12:00 am

Two university-affiliated literary magazines showcase Springfield talent

Some college literary magazines exist primarily to publish the scribblings of a group of friends. I edited — OK, perpetrated — a couple of them back in the d
Wednesday, May 14, 2008 12:00 am

Springfield’s Celia Wesle publishes engaging poetry collection

Untitled Document Imagine sitting in your favorite coffeehouse, surrounded by paintings done in a riot of color. A wise friend is sharing a latte, along with stories from her lif


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