- nonstop . . .
- leaning on his cane . . .
- southbound . . .
- old friends . . .
- tanka time . . .
- stars, planet, moons, et. al. . . .
- exquisite corpse update . . .
- exquisite corpse, anyone? . . .
- virtual friends . . .
- perhaps . . .
- cobwebs . . .
- After the Funeral . . .
- anthology fever . . .
- Throwback . . .
- new moon rising . . .
Category Archives: National Poetry Month
The month’s halfway over, but the celebration (of poetry) just keeps on keepin’ on. And, of course, there’s so much you still can do to be a part of it. Need a little inspiration? You could join the crowd at … Continue reading
The March issue of A Hundred Gourds is out, and, with it, tanka editor Susan Constable has given readers a close look into the work of tanka poet Kozue Uzawa. Uzawa, who emigrated to Canada from Japan in 1971, edits Tanka Canada’s journal Gusts. In her … Continue reading
As a month-long celebration of poetry comes to a close, I can hear a collective sigh as poets across the World Wide Web catch their breath and wonder what to do with all the virtual blank space they see stretching before … Continue reading
It probably wasn’t fair of me to ask contributors to pick a “favorite” haiku (even though I did say they could pick as many as three) for this post. Once I started trying to choose my own favorites, I realized … Continue reading
I grew up on the Oklahoma plains, but I never felt part of it until I moved away. Then I realized that the place I came from is like my people. Wild and raw and expansive. With long horizon lines … Continue reading
Honored to have one of my tanka featured on Angie Werren’s feathers today. Check out the other great posts being shared for National Poetry Month by visiting Joanne Merriam’s Couplets page at Upper Rubber Boot Books. And don’t forget to send me … Continue reading
Poem in Your Pocket Day is coming–April 26–and I’m asking readers to send their favorite haiku (no more than 3 please) to me by Tuesday, April 24, for my Thursday post. The idea is to share a poem with others … Continue reading
Today is officially National Haiku Poetry Day–with haiku readings taking place all across the country. Unfortunately, there are no special events scheduled for my part of the country, so I’m throwing my own party here with Danish haiku poet Annie … Continue reading
Sanjukta Asopa is my guest today. Sanjukta lives in India, where she breathes life into the world she observes through a wonderful array of haiku and other short form poetry. You can find more of her work on her blog, … Continue reading
Andrea Grillo is my guest today. She writes and gardens from New Jersey and shares her beautiful creations on her blog, A Woodland Rose. I’ve admired Andrea’s work for some time, especially her facility with one-line haiku (monostich), and asked … Continue reading