Two New Anthologies

Both were published in 2016; both have amazing stories, poems, and artwork. I have such talented colleagues and I’m proud to be a part of these groups and publications!

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My work includes:

From the Edge of the Prairie 2016:  Turkey Run, Earth is Wasted, On Eel River, The Woodpile, and Quietly Encased

Horizon Spectrum (Available at amazon.com)Enough Already and Indiana Dunes, September 




My poem, “All Washed Up,” is published in Mapping the Muse. This anthology is available at amazon.com. Poets from all over the state contributed to this book which celebrates Indiana on her 200th year. I took this picture at the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore in 2011.

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Now Available!

I have a lot to be thankful for this year!


Available now on Amazon; makes a great gift for Hoosiers and nature lovers! I have poems and pictures in this collection. Proceeds go to a great cause.

Here is one of mine that is in the book.

The Beauty of Shades – Shades State Park
© 2013 Jackie Huppenthal

let’s hike beneath beech
and old oak canopies
take long loopy trails
among tulip trees

let’s stroll along streams
beside mossy sheer walls
where rocky ravines rise
past cascading waterfalls

we’ll spot heron on the banks
paddle down Sugar Creek
stop at a sandy isle
where kayakers meet

let’s chase shiny minnows
skip stones till light fades
and creatures prep for the night
in the beauty of Shades

A nice surprise

My poem (and photo) was published in the April 2013 Family Flyer Magazine

My poem (and photo) was published in the April 2013 Family Flyer Magazine

Finally, some rain

Rain Drops

by Jackie Huppenthal


lighting cracks and flashes

thunder rumbles in the heavens

rain drops, rain pours and splashes


winds whip the thirsty pines

old girl is curled close to my side

she’s panting, while I smile and sigh


after weeks of drought

and scorching heat

worry fades, farmers can sleep

how wonderful, I think


Thank the heavens!

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More pictures and poems coming soon. Please check out my other blog for updates on current projects. The link is on the right – Jackie’s Books 4 Kids (jshbooks4kids.blogspot.com).