revised 7/9/2006
Mary Margaret Carlisle
Prize Manager
Media & Web Master
Leo F. Waltz
Craig Tigerman
 Many thanks to those who judged for Sol Magazine in 2005.

Blaise Allen, SJ Baldock, Elizabeth Barrette, Margaret Brown-Bailey, Lyn Belisle, Paula Marie Bentley, Mary Burlingamve, Martha Kirby Capo, Lois Lay Castiglioni, Suzanne C. Cole, Carol Cotten, Lynne Craig, Helen David, Ruth Fogelman, Dodie Meeks, Esha B. Neogy, Kathy Paupore, John E. Rice, Roy Schwartzman, Craig Tigerman, Betty Ann Whitney, Bonnie Williams

Craig Tigerman
Editor Emeritus
His page here at Sol Magazine
His web site, Tigers den, at

Craig Tigerman is Sol Magazine's Editor Emeritus.  He holds a B.S. in Mathematics from the University of Illinois and a Master of Divinity from Wittenberg University, Springfield, Ohio.  After serving in parish ministry for five years, he has worked the past 24 years for a leading computer company as a software support representative at a large Midwestern farm implement manufacturer's data center.  Tigerman has published two collections of his poetry: Indigo Avenue (Writers Club Press, 2000) and TigerTale (Writers Club Press, 2002).  He also spearheaded the effort to publish a posthumous collection of Tim Hahnís poetry, Wight: The Inmost Listener (Writers Club Press, 2001), in collaboration with Tim's online poetry friends.  Tigerman lives in Rock Island, Illinois with his family.   In his words:  "I write poetry most of all to express the power of Love.  I want people to rise above this world's shallow greed and fleeting desires, to fulfill their calling to be creatures of Love.  When that love grows and spreads, blessings abound.  That is my main intent in sharing my poetry."

Mary Margaret Carlisle 
Managing Editor
Visit Mary Carlisle's page
here on Sol Magazine
Leo Francis Waltz
Web Master


Biographical Notes:

Mary Margaret Carlisle is a native Texan, born in Dallas.  Mary is an Applied Design and Visual Arts graduate of University of Houston, Clear Lake.  Her poetry has appeared in four national poetry anthologies, in Tidelines, an Anthology of Galveston Writers, and in many national and Texas publications.  She is married to Leo F. Waltz, and currently lives with him in Webster, Texas.

Leo Francis Waltz is a native Texan, born in Denison.  Leo is an Industrial Engineering graduate of Texas Tech University.  He retired Jan 3, 2002 from NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston Texas.  He is also a photographer and wild-life enthusiast.

What makes a poet a poet?  The writing of a single poem.

Little Girl

Odd indeed
To think that we
Alone of all God's creatures
Are worthy of recognition
I am certain beyond question
that when the last day arrives
Our company will swell
With fox, raven, hare and rat
And When we finally are admitted
We will see
Sharpening her nails upon His most resplendent throne
God's favorite
Calico cat

©1996 Mary Margaret Carlisle

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