Praise


“I’m so proud to be in your pages. Congratulations on a beautiful publication.”
— Rita Ariyoshi, author, Summer 2018

“I loved reading all of these. Thank you Sue Leonard for publishing this journal, for the opportunity to hear our ‘elder’ voices and thank you Chris, for you careful curation.”
— Suzanne Edison, poet, Summer 2018

“Thank you for very much for accepting it – I’m honored and thrilled to have it appear in such a prestigious journal.”
— Debra Levy, Summer 2018

“Thank you. Persimmon Tree is one of my favorite journals. You have published my work before, and I’m happy to be in your beautiful journal again.”
— Lalita Noronha, Summer 2018

“Your immigration issue was spectacular!….so wonderfully to the point…many points…”
— Ruth Resch, Summer 2018

“I just opened the new issue of Persimmon Tree (have read some of the pieces–they are gorgeous and heartbreaking as well) and saw that the Write Well Awards are noted. I just want to thank you again and everyone at Persimmon Tree for both publishing my story ‘A Bad Day….’ and for submitting it for the Write Well Awards. I have been so encouraged that I’m working hard on editing the other stories and at getting the final story written.”
— Joan (Leibovitz) Newburger, Spring 2018

“Thank you for considering my work and for creating such an inspiring and enjoyable journal.”
— Lisa Saffron, a potential contributor to an upcoming issue

“It is a wonderful issue and I am so pleased to be in it.
I applaud all your efforts to produce such a quality publication.
Thanks again.”
— Josephine Hausam, one of our Winter 2018 issue poets

“Beautiful, brilliant issue! It’s a moveable feast. Many congrats!”
— Maurya Simon, our poetry editor in the Winter 2018 issue

“Thank you for a wonderful site; I can always find something on it that brings pleasure, tugs a bit, makes me think.”
— Judie Rae, December 2017

“Wish I’d been reading & following Persimmon Tree much sooner!”
— Marlene B Samuels, November 2017

“An essential, elegant, energetic voice so often ignored & unheard … BRAVA & THANKS for Persimmon Tree!”
— Ls Bassen, March 2017