Two Serious Ladies is a small online magazine to promote writing and art by women.

The magazine was created in 2012 by Lauren Spohrer, who regrets how slowly she responds to submissions.

It’s named for the 1943 short novel by Jane Bowles. The novel contains the line:

“I wanted to be a religious leader when I was young and now I just reside in my house and try not to be too unhappy.” 

 

Three Poems by Liz Mariani

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Liz Mariani lives in Vermont. Her latest poems have been published in BlazeVOX, The Buffalo News, Artvoice, The Brooklyner, Fortunates and as part of The Tea Leaves Collection of Broadsides in collaboration with artist, Michael Morgulis.

Cell Fragmentsa reflection in color by Jill Darling

Four Paintings by Aleksandra Waliszewska