Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Summary of poetry, poems and info, 2014,   plus!  Angelee Deodhar and Dennis Rhodes!

publications (online and/or print) seeking poetry -
contact editor/site for finite details -
and, best to your holidays and to your 2015 publishing endeavors. . .


                                                                      

Whispers in the Wind  Karen O'Leary for details  gksm@cableone.net  

Asahi Haikuist Network  David McMurray mcmurray@fka.att.ne.jp

Speed Bump Journal website with details - 
 http://speedbumpjournal.wordpress.com/about/ 

Cattails (The United Haiku and Tanka Society) review guidelines and - submittocattails@gmail.com

Dead Snakes (another day at the office)
editordeadsnakes@gmail.com

Cheap Seats, Canyon Wren Press - 


The Weekly Avocet  www.AvocetReview.com

Charles Portolano, Editor/Publisher
Vivi and Valerie Portolano, Co-Editors  
                    The Avocet, a Journal of Nature Poetry 
                            and 
                    The Weekly Avocet, every Wednesday


Lyrical Passion Poetry E-Zine, ed. R D Bailey

Shamrock  Haiku Journal of the Irish Haiku Society

Writers & Lovers Cafe! - email submissions to wojnicki@yahoo.com

Shemom. . .  print pub., ed. Peggy Dugan French (am pleased to know her as ‘friend’) - sub’s with SASE to 
Peggy French   
2486 Montgomery Ave  Cardiff  CA  92007
(personal favorite)

Eye on Life Magazine. . .  online, ed. Tom Rubenoff

aushcreates.blogspot.com -ISteve Ausherman - ‘I am a poet, photographer, potter, painter and high school fine arts instructor. In love with my wife. Loves to travel. Loves to read. Can't sit still. Needs nature to balance the insanity of life. Music lover. Cat lover’  Picture of two aunts, of an occasional handmade card - a certain relaxing decentness therein (a bear creek haiku contributor)

also, consider requirements/sending poetry to friends at Issa's Untidy Hut/ lilliput Review/Wed. Haiku, (ed. Don Wentworth), New Verse News (ed. James Penha) 

a haiga from Angelee Deodhar. . . 



lovely! from Angelee Deodhar and Dennis Rhodes




may this new year be full of graciousness for one and all -

see you in a moment

ayaz daryl nielsen                                            darylayaz@me.com

                                                      










                                                                                                                                     
                                                                    homeow



         
                   

Monday, December 1, 2014

Dennis Rhodes' 'THE LETTER I' - from Chelsea Station Editions


    about poet Dennis Rhodes (and THE LETTER I):  his poetry has long had/will continue to have a home in my poetry publication (bear creek haiku), and, two or so months ago, I welcomed an opportunity to review the most recent collection of his poetry (from Chelsea Station Editions) -

    the poetics of THE LETTER I - gay sex, surviving HIV and OCD, et al. (the infamous et al., herein including psychotic break/suicide attempt, love, faith, graciousness, death, humor) as lived by this very successful editor/activist/businessman/world traveler/poet’s innermost being. . .

    and delayed writing this review until I could sort through how to 'be about' it. . .  Basho! one of our early haiku heroes was (again) here to help - in the 17th century Japanese world of Basho, no stigma was attached to choosing between wakashudō, 'the way of gay love', and nyodō, 'the way of loving women'. . .  as a young man, Basho became fascinated with 'the ways of gay love'* - one of Basho's well-known haiku -  
                    The moon is clear - 
                    I escort a lovely boy
                    (‘chigo no tomo’, chigo: 
                    homosexual)            
                    frightened by a fox.**

    So, here we are:  Chelsea Station Editions has published within THE LETTER I a strong, 'searing' (swiped from the back cover 'cause it’s so often suitable) compassionate and endearing poetry collection from one of our finest.  Even if some poems aren’t for all, many of us can expand our own creative realm(s) by engaging with this poetic collection. . . 

    here are two -

                         How much does the world weigh?

                         How much does the world weigh?
                         There are ways to find out.
                         Science has its equations
                         but I have no doubt
                         that Jesus would tell you
                         if you ask him nicely -
                         he bore, on his shoulders, every pound.
                         He knows, precisely.

Poets in Cafes

Poets in cafes
on rainy days
reflect and brood
over human ways.

They never stop
even when asleep:
the urge to express
runs very deep.

Think nothing of them.
They are quite at tome
with an expresso
and half-finished poem.

             THE LETTER I    Published by 
                         Chelsea Station Editions
                         362 West 36th Street, Suite 2R
                         New York, NY  10018

Dennis Rhodes can be reached at dennis1954@att.net

              one more from Dennis (and Chelsea Station) -
              
                           credo

                        I bloodied my knuckles
                           to get where I am
                           against a stone wall
                           to get where I am

                           I wrung out my heart
                           to get where I am
                           like so much laundry
                           to get where I am

                           I am nothing but scars
                           and scaborous peeling.
                           I am always wounded
                           and always healing.

*info on Basho abused from ed. Robert Hass and his 'The Essential HAIKU Versions of Basho, Buson, & Issa'
**and from ed. Faubion Bowers: “The Classic Tradition of Haiku - An Anthology‘      
(two current favorite reference sources)



see you in a moment 

ayaz daryl nielsen                                   darylayaz@me.com
                                                         and, of course,
                                                         Frosty 
                                                                           


                                         
  

Sunday, November 23, 2014

seeking our poetry


New Verse News
The New Verse News presents politically progressive poetry on current events and topical issues. Submission Guidelines: Send previously unpublished poems in the body of an email (attach not!) to
Use "Verse News Submission" as the subject line. Send a brief bio. 
(New Verse News, the work horse of peace, also with years worth of my admiration) . . .

- an international poetry site, perhaps the best we have, is: 
Whispers in the Wind 
editor Karen O'Leary and her remarkable quality/daily publishing endeavors, includes collaborative poetry between poets worldwide (wonder why I took so long to discover it) - and, her genuine excitement as 'new' poets submit their poetry: karenoleary1956@gmail.com
We have a world wide audience. If you are currently reading Whispers, please consider submitting a poem for consideration. You may contact Karen at  for guidelines. Thank you.

Dead Snakes  'another day at the office' - 
yes, a photo of dead snakes, but/and, ed. Stephen Williams publishes monthly, includes new poets (recently discovered this site, wish I had a long time ago) and always poetry from our finest poets (Alan Catlin, et al.) - haiku/tanka and various diverse formats welcomed -

Submission Guidelines
Send in the body of an email up to 3 poems of poison and sweetness to editordeadsnakes@gmail.com

No simultaneous submissions. Reprints are okay, but we must know when and where your poem was first published.

No attachments. A brief bio is appreciated. The subject line should read: Dead Snakes/(your name).

Rights revert to authors upon publication.

Editor- Stephen Jarrell Williams

The Whirlwind Review. . .  gracious editor Jill Jepson, author of ‘Writing As a Sacred Path’ - poetry/haiku ‘focusing on spiritual life, broadly defined’ - currently seeking submissions (pays $10 for accepted poetry) - online forum, submission guidelines, payment policies, upcoming themes writingthewhirlwind@yahoo.com

Kind of a Hurricane Press. . .  ed. A J Huffman, wanting to ‘do it all’ poetically, and, is succeeding! -  plethora of activities includes High Coupe (5-7-5 syllable haiku/senryu), Jellyfish WhispersPyrokinection, Mind[less] Muse, themed anthologies, ‘best of’ anthologies, book (poetry) reviews (currently seeking reviewers), obtain print copies of anthologies and ‘best of’ collections, and, much more - ed. Huffman, co-editor April Salazno, ‘seeking submissions of all sorts’ 

Cheap Seats, Canyon Wren Press. . .  new print poetry publication from versifier (friend) p l wick and AlleyKatPoets.blogspot.com - yes, a new print pub!  hosannahs!  Send letter with SASE for guidelines to  
Cheap Seats/
c/o p l wick at Canyon Wren Press
P O Box 249
Empire CO  80438-0249
or, visit this site’s recent post about Cheap Seats
or/and, just email p l wick at canyon.wren@q.com - engage in lively online dialogue and express your excitement about this fledgeling publication! (Cheap Seats office, a Ford van without tires up on blocks - sweet)

first, this from dear friend Angelee Deodhar 




Lyrical Passion Poetry E-Zine - just go to their unique/lovely site, read a few poems and the guidelines for Japanese short form poetry, and/or prose/free verse/rhyming poetry, and/or micro-fiction, they’ve all sorts of international poetic endeavors underway - currently open to submissions  - founder/managing editor is R D Bailey, appreciate my interactions with this gentleman

Eye on Life Magazine. . .  ed. Tom Rubenoff, also a fine poet (his poetry has a home in bear creek haiku) - publishes up to five poems a week, submissions continually open, go to (it’s obvious) Poetry Unlocked for published poems, and, for submissions, go to - Submissions!  Have had quality online/poetic interactions with this gentleman, also


Shemom. . .  print pub., ed. Peggy Dugan French (am pleased to know her as ‘friend’) - sub’s with SASE to 
Peggy French   
2486 Montgomery Ave  Cardiff  CA  92007
(personal favorite) 


Cattails. . .  from UHTS, The United Haiku and Tanka Society - international society of poets with representatives in almost every country of the world, submissions to submittocattails@gmail.com - two reasons why we all should so do - first, Cattails is a quality haiku/tanka pub, second, an’ya, principal editor, a caring dynamo (has worked hard at improving a few of my submitted haiku) ok, third reason, co-founder Michael Rehling writes chivalrous, nourishing book reviews, including uplifting reviews of two of mine, ‘tumbleweeds still tumbling’ and an anthology ‘The Poets of Bear Creek’ -  take a moment to send an’ya a cheerful note 

have got to stop here, this post is slipping beyond me -

newpages.com - submissions. . .  my respect for their handling huge volumes of incoming info - they update twice a month (?), I visit there once a month or so and submit poetry to likely victims (30 or more every two months), a very few (but fascinating) acceptances                           
                         

one last online site -

aushcreates.blogspot.com -ISteve Ausherman - ‘I am a poet, photographer, potter, painter and high school fine arts instructor. In love with my wife. Loves to travel. Loves to read. Can't sit still. Needs nature to balance the insanity of life. Music lover. Cat lover’  Picture of two aunts, of an occasional handmade card - a certain relaxing decentness therein (a bear creek haiku contributor)

will do this again soon, expanding upon above - but, a. daryl, stop! (for now) - note:  mistakes, misspellings, and all somesuches can be attributed to versifier p l wick and/or peggy dugan french


see you in a moment 

ayaz daryl nielsen                                                   darylayaz@me.com

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

exciting international publications seeking our poetry - submit now!

new (and current) haiku/senryu/poetry publications seeking our poetry
New Verse News
The New Verse News presents politically progressive poetry on current events and topical issues. Submission Guidelines: Send previously unpublished poems in the body of an email (attach not!) to
Use "Verse News Submission" as the subject line. Send a brief bio. 
(New Verse News, the work horse of peace, also with years worth of my admiration) 
- an international poetry site, perhaps the best we have, is: 
Whispers in the Wind
editor Karen O'Leary and her remarkable quality/daily publishing endeavors, includes collaborative poetry between poets worldwide (wonder why I took so long to discover it) - and, her genuine excitement as 'new' poets submit their poetry: 
'We have a world wide audience. If you are currently reading Whispers, please consider submitting a poem for consideration'. You may contact Karen at gksm@cableone.net for guidelines. Thank you.
So much poetic 'doing' at Karen O'Leary's site!  Yes, check it out. 
Dead Snakes  'another day at the office' - 
 ed. Stephen Williams publishes monthly, includes new poets  and always poetry from our finest poets (Alan Catlin, et al.) - haiku/tanka and various diverse formats welcomed -

Submission Guidelines
Send in the body of an email up to 3 poems of poison and sweetness to editordeadsnakes@gmail.com

No simultaneous submissions. Reprints are okay, but we must know when and where your poem was first published.

No attachments. A brief bio is appreciated. The subject line should read: Dead Snakes/(your name).

Rights revert to authors upon publication.

Editor- Stephen Jarrell Williams

and! your poetry flow to Cheap SeatsShemombrass bell, and, bear creek haiku!  (see guidelines below, contact editors/establish bonds). . .

brass bell: a haiku journal. . .  Zee Zahava is the cool editor/individual (zee@twcny.rr.com) of a new international online journal - peruse the site, and, request future email notifications of upcoming haiku themes, send yours for consideration - (recent issue was one-line haiku)

The Whirlwind Review. . .  gracious editor Jill Jepson, author of ‘Writing As a Sacred Path’ - poetry/haiku ‘focusing on spiritual life, broadly defined’ - currently seeking submissions (pays $10 for accepted poetry) - online forum, submission guidelines, payment policies, upcoming themes writingthewhirlwind@yahoo.com

Kind of a Hurricane Press. . .  ed. A J Huffman, to ‘do it all’ poetically! -  plethora of activities includes High Coupe (5-7-5 syllable haiku/senryu), Jellyfish WhispersPyrokinection, Mind[less] Muse, themed anthologies, ‘best of’ anthologies, book (poetry) reviews (currently seeking reviewers), much more - ed. Huffman, co-ed. April Salazno

Cheap Seats, Canyon Wren Press. . .  new print poetry publication from versifier (friend) p l wick and AlleyKatPoets.blogspot.com - yes, a new print pub!  hosannahs!  Send letter with SASE for guidelines to 
 Cheap Seats
c/o p l wick at Canyon Wren Press
P O Box 249
Empire CO  80438-0249
or/and, email p l wick at canyon.wren@q.com (engage in lively online dialogue and express your excitement about this fledgeling publication) Cheap Seats, from a Ford van without tires, on blocks - sweet)

from dear friend Angelee Deodhar (have been meaning to do a post about this fascinating international poet for months, but, simply haven’t gotten there yet)  Dr Deodhar’s haiga graciously includes my poetry -



Lyrical Passion Poetry E-ZINE - just go to their unique/lovely site, read a few poems and the guidelines for Japanese short form poetry, and/or prose/free verse/rhyming poetry, and/or micro-fiction, they’ve all sorts of international poetic endeavors underway - currently open to submissions  - founder/managing editor is R D Bailey, appreciate my interactions with this gentleman

Writers & Lovers Cafe!  “We like haiku, senryu, tanka, all types of short, Japan-derived or French-imagist poems.   We enjoy flash, skinny fiction, and 55-word novels, we dig visual art of all types.   We consider mini-book reviews and essays” - holy Ford van on blocks, this site has really evolved technically/otherwho's, print copies are also available - go to ‘writers and lovers cafe’, poetry - email submissions to wojnicki@yahoo.com 

Eye on Life Magazine. . .  ed. Tom Rubenoff, also a fine poet (his poetry has a home in bear creek haiku) - publishes up to five poems a week, submissions continually open, go to (it’s obvious) Poetry Unlocked for published poems, and, for submissions, go to - Submissions!  Have had quality online/poetic interactions with this gentleman, also


Shemom. . .  print pub., ed. Peggy Dugan French (am pleased to know her as ‘friend’) - sub’s with SASE to 
Peggy French   
2486 Montgomery Ave  Cardiff  CA  92007
(personal favorite) 


Cattails. . .  from UHTS (The United Haiku and Tanka Society) international society of poets with representatives in almost every country of the world, submissions to submittocattails@gmail.com - 
have got to stop here, this post is slipping beyond me -

Lilliput Review and Wentworth's publishing endeavors - Issa’s Untidy Hut, and, Wed. haiku 

newpages.com - submissions. . .  respect for their handling huge volumes of incoming info - they update often, I visit there once a month or so and submit poetry to likely victims, have had (rare, but fascinating acceptances, including the San Francisco Peace and Hope inaugural print publication - 
Frosty, stop me!
                                                     
one last online site -

aushcreates.blogspot.com -ISteve Ausherman - ‘I am a poet, photographer, potter, painter and high school fine arts instructor. In love with my wife. Loves to travel. Loves to read. Can't sit still. Needs nature to balance the insanity of life. Music lover. Cat lover’  Picture of two aunts, of an occasional handmade card - a certain relaxing decentness therein (a bear creek haiku contributor)

again, soon 

see you in a moment 

ayaz daryl nielsen                                                   darylayaz@me.com

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Tunisian teacher/poet Ali Znaidi's haiku chapbook: 'Bye, Donna Summer' (from Canada's Fowlpox Press)


Am quite astonished (and delighted) the haiku chapbook 'Bye, Donna Summer', written by Tunisian poet Ali Znaidi and published by Virgil Kay's Canadian Press 'Fowlpox', found it's way around our world to my desk - 


                            some Spanish apples
                            on a Tunisian stall
                            lost in translation

                                                             Ali Znaidi

fine haiku further complemented by the layout and design of Fowlpox Press's Paul E Valente. . .  yes, one world united by poetry (and music, and dance, et al.) - we, of course (hopefully) know this, and, here is Ali Znaid's fine example - Tunisia through Canada to America! - lovely -

           lily’s aroma
finds a way into the street
           Lily’s aroma
                                     Ali Znaidi 

further info -
Ali Znaidi:  
(b.1977) lives in Redeyef, Tunisia where he teaches English at Tunisian public secondary schools. . .  his poetry appears in magazines and journals worldwide.  His debut poetry chapbook Experimental Ruminations was published in September 2012 by Fowlpox Press (Canada).  He blogs at aliznaidi.blogspot.com. and also about Tunisian literature at tunisianlit.wordpress.com.

       On a spring morning 
Dim the lights, “Dim all The 
Lights”
      I’ll miss you Summer

                                   Ali Znaidi and the title from a Donna Summer song
    Fowl Feathered Review is from Fowlpox Press - parent website: http://fowlpox.tk/ - chapbooks available at no cost. 'Our focus is the written word, and we are not held back by a fixed number of subscriptions, sales, etc. - this comes after years of working with a formula that yields the best compilation of contemporary poetry unencumbered by national demographics or political bias.  You are welcome to submit your chapbook manuscript to fowlpox@mail.com, please also enclose a biography - we are very interested in the people writing'.
Cheers,   Virgil Kay

Bye, Donna Summer
layout and design Paul E Valente   Fowlpox Press
ISBN 978-1-927593-31-8


see you in a moment

ayaz daryl nielsen                               darylayaz@me.com





Sunday, November 2, 2014

thesongis@gmail.com. . . Marianne Szlyk's "The song is", elegant as "Issa's Untidy Hut"

    Marianne Szlyk's 'The song is'. . .  Don Wentworth's 'Issa's Untidy Hut' is among our finest online poetry sites, and! Marianne Szlyk's 'The song is':  as good (yes, I know, hard to believe, but true) with editor Szlyk's own special creative flourishes - plus, Marianne is asking us to contribute poetry and/or related creative endeavors!
    'The poem you submit may be unpublished or published.  Just be sure that you have the rights to it.  Let me know where it was published, and I will credit that journal or book.  Info -  
     The deadline for this contest is December 30.  I will publish the poems as I receive them.  Please send them to thesongis@gmail.com -- thank you!'

    The Gene Clark contest post includes 12 YouTube sites featuring his musical accomplishments, including with 'The Byrds', and, may also include your best about this artist and related music/musicians (past posts have included Thelonious Monk) - we must visit/(submit!) to grock this ingenious, distinguished combination of music/poetry/YouTube/artwork/et al.-

a bit more info. . .
    'The second contest honors musician and songwriter Gene Clark, born in November 1944. Clark had a varied career, starting off in folk (New Christy Minstrels), then helping to create folk-rock with the Byrds, veering into country and beyond. . .  More than twenty years after his death, his album No Other is receiving the acclaim it deserves.  This year Beach House, Iain Matthews, and other musicians have toured, performing the songs from that album.  And this fall some of you may be writing poems inspired by them...or other songs by Clark'. . .

ok, my damage is complete, but!  I will send some of my own to 'The Song is' for consideration - 

and all poems are eligible for Thelma's prize!

Frosty. . .   
  


is exceptionally fond of Thelma (the feline). . .









see you in a moment

ayaz daryl nielsen                                  darylayaz@me.com


(also, you could visit prior post The Frameless Sky - 'the worlds first haiga and tanka art video journal' http://framelesssky.weebly.com
      

Sunday, October 26, 2014

'NEIGHBORS The Yard Critters Too' George Held and Joung Un Kim

This welcome opportunity to review a lovely children's book! ('ages 3-11, and above': yes, a must-read for you and I, also)



a longtime friend, poet         George Held,
with artist Joung Un Kim,         have given us 'Neighbors  The Yard Critters Too', second in a series of three children's books -
randomly opening this book, poem and picture were perfect




        'All the time
chanting the name of god,
   sweet sparrows singing'
(poem from Don Wentworth's
     'Past All Traps')





Christ, alone on the Mount of Olives, moments of anguish just before his crucifixion - "I watch, and am as a sparrow alone on the house top". . . 


First book in this series - 
NEIGHBORS:  THE YARD CRITTERS
second, as above, is NEIGHBORS TOO
and, third, to be published in January 2015, is
NEIGHBORS:  THE WATER CRITTERS
  
We should have all three on our most favorite bookshelf. . .  

lovely, and with lovely reviews from many reliable sources.  For you, for me, and for our children.

from  www.filsingerco.com  
(Filsinger & Company, Ltd., 288 W 12th St, (Apt. 2R), New York, 
New York  10014)
ISBN:  978-0-916754-26-6
                          filsingercompany@gmail.com



see you in a moment - 

ayaz daryl nielsen                          darylayaz@me.com


Friday, October 24, 2014

wow! The Frameless Sky - 'the worlds first haiga and tanka art video journal'-

http://framelesssky.weebly.com
Editor Christine l Villa is seeking our poetry (haiga and tanka) for her new biannual (December and June) publication, and it’s a unique, bold, and sincere endeavor: 
  • ‘The Frameless Sky  the worlds first haiga and tanka art video journal!’ - go to 
includes blending our poetics with the creativity of gifted musician Milan Dimitrejevic:  born 1984 in Serbia, a leader in the international guitar scene, gold medalist/top prizewinner in numerous major worldwide guitar competitions - he can easily be found on you-tube (and, through Christine, so could we!) (an abbreviated, perhaps trampled, bio)
  
A rare and gracious opportunity given to us by ingenious editor Christine L Villa - we must give her our poetic/artistic support. . . 

included in Ms Villa’s resource list is frequent bear creek haiku contributor Neal Whitman - PUTTING THE "GA" AFTER THE "HAI" by Neal Whitman
http://www.haigaonline.com/issue10-2/issue10-2.html 

a favorite poet, Tatjana Debeljački from Užice, Serbia -
                   Gypsy violin. . .
                    the wheat harvest
                    sparkling with fireflies  


- and!  perhaps some of us could send a random-act-of-email- blessing to international poet/friend Angelee Deodhar, who is writing/working with health issues - 

                    angeleedeodhar@gmail.com 


*also!, a mistake in the address for ed. Peggy Dugan French Shemom submissions - corrected mistake, and, here it is again - poetry/haiku/senryu and all worthinesses to:
Shemom
ed. Peggy French   
2486 Montgomery Ave  Cardiff  CA  92007
  (a personal favorite)

*also #2!, following info is from an earlier post, 'homes for poems - gracious places and editors/addendum - well worth reading again!'*

 - an international poetry site, perhaps the best we have, is:
Whispers in the Wind
editor Karen O'Leary and her remarkable quality/daily publishing endeavors, includes collaborative poetry between poets worldwide (wonder why I took so long to discover it) - and, her genuine excitement as 'new' poets submit their poetry: 

We have a world wide audience. If you are currently reading Whispers, please consider submitting a poem for consideration. You may contact Karen at gksm@cableone.net for guidelines. Thank you.
So much poetic 'doing' at Karen O'Leary's site!  Yes, you must check it out. 

Cattails has a new submission address, best to visit (The United Haiku and Tanka Society) and review guidelines - submittocattails@gmail.com       appreciates more 'traditional' tanka and haiku, 'no need to reinvent the forms' 

Dead Snakes  'another day at the office' - 
yes, a photo of dead snakes, but/and, ed. Stephen Willliams publishes monthly, includes new poets (recently discovered this site, wish I had a long time ago) and always poetry from our finest poets (Alan Catlin, et al.) - haiku/tanka and various diverse formats welcomed -

Submission Guidelines
Send in the body of an email up to 3 poems of poison and sweetness to editordeadsnakes@gmail.com

No simultaneous submissions. Reprints are okay, but we must know when and where your poem was first published.

No attachments. A brief bio is appreciated. The subject line should read: Dead Snakes/(your name).

Rights revert to authors upon publication.

Editor- Stephen Jarrell Williams

and! keep poetry flowing to Cheap SeatsShemom, brass bell, also, bear creek haiku!  (see guidelines below, contact editors/establish friendly bonds). . .
well, why not keep your poetry flowing to everyone listed below - if you so choose, let me know just who/what/whereabouts I have missed (a vast loverly majority) - we shall love, nourish and publish our poetry!  

brass bell: a haiku journal. . .  Zee Zahava is the cool editor/individual (zee@twcny.rr.com) of a new international online journal - peruse the site, and, request future email notifications of upcoming haiku themes, send yours for consideration - (recent issue was one-line haiku)

The Whirlwind Review. . .  gracious editor Jill Jepson, author of ‘Writing As a Sacred Path’ - poetry/haiku ‘focusing on spiritual life, broadly defined’ - currently seeking submissions (pays $10 for accepted poetry) - online forum, submission guidelines, payment policies, upcoming themes writingthewhirlwind@yahoo.com

Kind of a Hurricane Press. . .  ed. A J Huffman, wanting to ‘do it all’ poetically, and, is succeeding! -  plethora of activities includes High Coupe (5-7-5 syllable haiku/senryu), Jellyfish WhispersPyrokinection, Mind[less] Muse, themed anthologies, ‘best of’ anthologies, book (poetry) reviews (currently seeking reviewers), obtain print copies of anthologies and ‘best of’ collections, and, much more - ed. Huffman, co-editor April Salazno, ‘seeking submissions of all sorts’ 

Cheap Seats, Canyon Wren Press. . .  new print poetry publication from versifier (friend) p l wick and AlleyKatPoets.blogspot.com - yes, a new print pub!  hosannahs!  Send letter with SASE for guidelines to - 
Cheap Seats/
c/o p l wick at Canyon Wren Press
P O Box 249
Empire CO  80438-0249
or, visit this site’s recent post about Cheap Seats
or/and, just email p l wick at canyon.wren@q.com - engage in lively online dialogue and express your excitement about this fledgeling publication! (Cheap Seats office, a Ford van without tires up on blocks - sweet)

below, more poetry pubs (lions, tigers, and marmots, oh, my!) with the expectation/conviction your poem/poetry will find its/their worthy home(s), the amrita for writer/poet bare bone work(wo)manship - 

first, this from dear friend Angelee Deodhar (have been meaning to do a post about this fascinating international poet for months, but, simply haven’t gotten there yet)  Dr Deodhar’s haiga graciously includes my poem -



 Lyrical Passion Poetry E-Zine - just go to their unique/lovely site, read a few poems and the guidelines for Japanese short form poetry, and/or prose/free verse/rhyming poetry, and/or micro-fiction, they’ve all sorts of international poetic endeavors underway - currently open to submissions  - founder/managing editor is R D Bailey, appreciate my interactions with this gentleman

Shamrock  Haiku Journal of the Irish Haiku Society. . .  one simply appreciates Shamrock, an international online publication, with print anthologies also available (the most recent issue includes translations of two Ukranian poets) - edited by Anatoly Kudryavitsky (with his own remarkable background) - so! off you go to an affable revamped site of international haiku/senryu including submission guidelines/timeframes - here’s a scootch of me: the Irish Haiku Society’s international membership voted one of my senryu best of year for 2010 and another of my senryu best of year for 2012: unexpected and deeply appreciated honors

Writers & Lovers Cafe! -  “We like haiku, senryu, tanka, and all types of short, Japan-derived or French-imagist poems.   We enjoy flash, skinny fiction, and 55-word novels, we dig visual art of all types.   We consider mini-book reviews and essays” - holy Ford van on blocks, this site has really evolved technically/otherwhos, and, print copies are also available - once at this extensive site, go to ‘writers and lovers cafe’ for poetry - email submissions to wojnicki@yahoo.com - editors are Tad Israel Wojnicki and Iyza J Caberra (Mr Wojnicki with a picture of his newborn) 

Boston Literary Magazine. . .  check timeframe of when to send poetry (not listed with submissions, and, if you send any other time, will receive a curt/prefab rebuff) - with that managed, you are with haiku editor Robin Stratton, also editor-in-chief, a warm person who obviously loves her haiku/poetic editorial endeavors - quality haiku other than staid 5-7-5 preferred, but, not a firm requirement - a likable site, much broader than just haiku/senryu, has print copies available, book reviews, et al.

Eye on Life Magazine. . .  ed. Tom Rubenoff, also a fine poet (his poetry has a home in bear creek haiku) - publishes up to five poems a week, submissions continually open, go to (it’s obvious) Poetry Unlocked for published poems, and, for submissions, go to - Submissions!  Have had quality online/poetic interactions with this gentleman, also


Shemom. . .  print pub., ed. Peggy Dugan French (am pleased to know her as ‘friend’) - sub’s with SASE to 
Peggy French   
2486 Montgomery Ave  Cardiff  CA  92007
(personal favorite) 


Cattails. . .  from UHTS, The United Haiku and Tanka Society - international society of poets with representatives in almost every country of the world, submissions to submittocattails@gmail.com  A complex site one has to visit and then learn one’s way around, here’s two reasons why we all should so do - first, Cattails is a quality haiku/tanka pub, second, an’ya, principal editor, a caring dynamo (has worked hard at improving a few of my submitted haiku) ok, third reason, co-founder Michael Rehling writes chivalrous, nourishing book reviews, including uplifting reviews of two of mine, ‘tumbleweeds still tumbling’ and an anthology ‘The Poets of Bear Creek’ (I will do another end of year anthology ‘poets of bear creek 2013-14’), alright, fourth and last reason!  much more than can be listed here, an example, membership is free, and, take a moment to send an’ya a brief, cheerful note (same email as above)

have got to stop here, this post is slipping beyond me -

you must know about Lilliput Review and its print publishing endeavors, and, Issa’s Untidy Hut, and Wed. haiku (all form Don Wentworth, always the usual worthy suspect) -
and Barbaric Yawp and BoneWorld Publishing, ed John Berbrich, takes awhile to respond, but love ‘em anyway  - 

newpages.com - submissions. . .  my respect for their handling huge volumes of incoming info - they update twice a month (?), I visit there once a month or so and submit poetry to likely victims (30 or more over some years), two acceptances, but, two fascinating acceptances, one the upcoming San Francisco Peace and Hope inaugural print publication - send ‘em some love  sfpeaceandhope.info@gmail.com
also received a couple of nasty responses, right up there with the well-known editor, long since deceased, bless him, who stated ‘your poetry wouldn’t work on bathroom walls‘ (actually, some of my poems have worked quite well on those walls)   

Frosty, stop me!
                                                     

one last online site -

aushcreates.blogspot.com -ISteve Ausherman - ‘I am a poet, photographer, potter, painter and high school fine arts instructor. In love with my wife. Loves to travel. Loves to read. Can't sit still. Needs nature to balance the insanity of life. Music lover. Cat lover’  Picture of two aunts, of an occasional handmade card - a certain relaxing decentness therein (a bear creek haiku contributor)

will do this again soon, expanding upon above - but, ayaz daryl, quit! stop! (for now) - note:  mistakes, misspellings, and all somesuches can be attributed to versifier p l wick and/or peggy dugan french


see you in a moment 

ayaz daryl nielsen                                                   darylayaz@me.com