all the sisters
clustered around a table . . .
in a midsummer sky
swapping tales of survival
Moonbathing 6, Spring/Summer 2012
This month I am privileged to have my work cited in articles that appear in Ribbons, The Tanka Society of America’s journal, and The Haiku Society of America’s newsletter Ripples. In the first, an interview with editor Pamela A. Babusci features my tanka (above) as an example of the kind of “woman’s voice” she includes in her journal Moonbathing.
In this month’s issue of Ripples, Aubrie Cox comments on several haiku in her new “Last Page” column on “What’s Left Unsaid”–a discussion of haiku that “. . . treats the reader as co-creator, . . . [allowing] the reader room to ruminate and fill in part of the poem.” Here’s mine:
frost on the pumpkin the child who might have been
A Hundred Gourds 2:2, March 2013
If you like haiku and tanka, The Haiku Society of America and The Tanka Society of America provide wonderful resources. Both are membership organizations that offer a wealth of material for anyone interested in learning more about these two forms, including: websites; periodic conferences; and print journals filled with poetry, reviews and essays. An added bonus is the way in which you can build professional and personal relationships with editors and fellow writers. A definite plus!