Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Cheap Seats - an increasing poetic/publishing presence - let's participate!

Cheap Seats continues expanding 
it’s needed poetic presence, 
including, nominating 
poems for Pushcart awards.  
Considering a dearth of 
genuine small publishers and
their often exceptional poets 
within Pushcart’s mindset,
versifier/favorite dude p l
wick has my complete support 
(and, his success would be 
a strong incentive for other 
small press dudettes, dudes,
editors, publishers to so 
honor their own poets)

alright! - p l wick is devoting time, energy, neurons, and cojones (yipes) to this endeavor, supported by the 
original Alley Kat himself ( and we’ll support him (them) by sending Cheap Seats reams and bundles of our best poetry for consideration - some will appear in upcoming issues, and, hopefully!, some will be nominated for a Pushcart - also, it may keep p l wick, a rather rambunctious Colorado mountain man (and friend) from whatever other unique and nefarious endeavors he is all too capable of initiating. . .

send your poetry to a Ford Econoline van up on cinderblocks in a mountain meadow, following format:
5-7 poems (shorter poems work best), 81/2 x 11 white paper, one side only, single space, a 'normal' font (as opposed to what I am using here, although I love chalkduster), credits, if any, above name both accredits and name flush right one space below poetry, and, only a reasonable number of chewing tobacco stains. . . 
                                 Canyon Wren Press Ticket to Ride
                                P O Box 249
                                Empire  CO   80438-0249

and/or, engage mr wick via email in lively dialogue at:


Next! Send your poetry to fine friend Peggy Dugan French's 
print publication           Shemom
                              Peggy Dugan French
                              2486 Montgomery Ave.
                              Cardiff CA   92007
or, to

Now!  Whispers in the Wind
all types and sorts of fine online poetic happenings with ms karen o'leary -     
    online address - Whispers in the Wind  poetry  Karen O'Leary -
any questions, or if you need to send postal submissions, contact Karen at email address . . .

and!  bear creek haiku
       po box 3787
       boulder co  80307   usa
especially folks in countries other than the USA, send poetry to

. . especially want to share info from the van up on cinder blocks. .

see you in a moment

ayaz daryl nielsen                      


Frosty states, roses,
roses for everyone!                  


Sunday, April 19, 2015

John Parson: 'In a New Garden' - from one of our finest haiku poets

   evening sun on the seat
                      never sat on

yes, must confess - united kingdom poet john parson creates haiku of a subtle depth and an enriching sparseness i too rarely am capable of, but! i've a copy of his latest haiku collection - In a New Garden - (i  promised a review months ago - apologies!). . .

     her love of tulips
          how they still grow 
                     in the vase

approximately 300 haiku created within the four seasons of a single year, mister john parson has an enviable poetic gift, and, fortunately, In a New Garden is his tenth published poetry collection. . .

checking the screen
       of his Kindle
            a lost booklouse
                                         at Buddha’s feet
                                             on a cushion of moss
                                                 the winged seed

from Alba Publishing
P O Box  266
UB9 5NX, United Kingdom

one could email john and connect with this very worthy poet - 

and/or, a postal exchange -
                                  John Parsons
                                  Lion House
                                  5 Unicorn Yard
                                  Norfolk    NR11 6AU
                                  U. K.

addendum. . .

at the bottom of bear creek haiku’s home (shoebox) which I hadn’t seen in some months (says considerable about the width and length of this individual's feet - ok, too much info) -
i've rediscovered four distinguished poetry collections - (one of which has been there two years). . .

so, four upcoming bear creek reviews (perhaps in one post) are of:

a favorite dude George Held’s 'Culling - New and Selected Nature Poems'. . .

            'So Below' by Noel Sloboda (shoe-boxed two years ago). . .

jani johre webster’s ‘from a distance’ (ms webster, deceased). . .

and, t kilgore splake’s ‘splakeus and lillies  a collection of story poetry’ (heavens, this one was released in 2009). . .

and, about the very next post - a must revisit to p l wick's Cheap Seats - the rowdy versifier's print publication continues gaining momentum/recognition (including Pushcart nominations?) - let's all be a part of it -  

so be it. . .

see you in a moment 

ayaz daryl nielsen                     

assistant ed. the froster states he had nothing to do with above
oversights. . .                                            


Saturday, April 18, 2015

paula yup, p l wick, charlie mehrhoff, t kilgore splake! bear creek haiku #126!

bear creek haiku #126: yes, you're right, this may be the best collection of poems and poets yet to grace 48 pages - and! here are four of these selfsame poets. . . 



I had this poem but it flew away

                                  art and poem by Paula Yup

p l wick. . .

                                                     friend p l wick as a young pup            

and this, from Charlie Mehrhoff (wizened, truly impressive poet/bard), among the very best poems I have read. . .

                             Humanity never
                             hated itself
                             all this much.

                             We have just forgotten
                             and how
                             to reach

                             for those
                             words of love.
                             Leaving us

                             stranded here
                             with this language
                             of violence.

                             O poet!
                             you have your work.

red roses for all, poets and readers alike!

see you in a moment

ayaz daryl nielsen

assistant editor Frosty

and let's have one more -

                          t kilgore splake. . .

                          cuppa regular

                          early morning

                          barista's small talk

                          italian coffee maker

                          strange growling sounds

                          hot steamy hiss

                          customers waiting

                          exotic caffeine mixtures

                          lattes expressos cappuccinos

                          make mind black

                          no cream or sugar

                          paper cup with lid

                          ready to go

Friday, April 17, 2015

bear creek haiku #126 - mehrhoff, o'leary, splake, pereira, p l wick, catlin, and, oh, my!

bear creek haiku #126, perhaps the best collection of poems and
poets yet to grace 48 pages - red roses for all! 

poets:  sharon anderson, jo balistreri, alan catlin (yes! also ed. misfit poetry pub), michael conner, good friends (as are all) angelee deodhar and peggy dugan french (shemom ed.), james d fusion, donald gaither, barbara garro, george held, kitsuné, charlie mehrhoff (welcome, scarecrow!), karla linn merrifield, fellow nurse normal, nola obee, karen o'leary (ed, 'whispers in the wind', also a nurse), robert o'rourke (eighty-eight years of age, still writing and teaching), s l peeran, teresinka pereira (lovely name), ol' friend james b peters, cathy porter, laura preston, dennis rhodes, gail rooke, toma rosen, g a scheinoha, renaissance dude rex sexton, jeff siggins, t kilgore splake (yuppers!), beloved Colorado buddy p l wick (ed. cheap seats), and, artist and poet, the inimitable paula yup!. . .

           moon hunter. . .

           looking for glimpses

           of meaning

                             poet karen o'leary


    Although the sun
   roils in flame
    and heat 
   so very far away
   it can feel
   the rose
   as she opens,
   every breath
   and petal.

   strong is love?
   poet charlie mehrhoff         


        Winter night,

        In bed, but can't sleep.

        Over the pillow wet with tears

        I dream of being

        the Morning Star.                    
                                                            poet teresinka pereira

             see you in a moment

             ayaz daryl nielsen 

assistant ed. the froster