Monday, February 22, 2016

not only our finest poetry editors, also, among our finest poets!

ass’t. ed.s Tama and Frosty, over evening treats, informed me that a poetry majority recently submitted to bear creek haiku are - poetry editors! 
Tama, Frosty: "and
here are our favorites!
and thank you, 
Patricia Carragon, 
for your catku!"

Karen O’Leary, editor, 
Whispers In The Wind
visit often, read submission guidelines, send Karen your poetry: 
Whispers is a dynamic and nourishing home for poets and poems (it’s all about us).  From Karen O'Leary:

her arms float in music
exploring dreams                      grandma and me
                                          washing warm eggs…
                                          misty dream

                the flow
                of poetry never dry—
                bear creek haiku

                               (In tribute to editor
                ayaz daryl nielsen)  (and his ass't. ed.'s!)

Kind of a Hurricane Press
founding editor A. J. Huffman, distinguished/award-winning poet/writer - Kind of a Hurricane Press has eight distinct journals (including High Coupe), continuous anthologies, ‘best of’, pushcart awards, online/print/bookstore. . . “We read it all.  We write it all.  We like it all.  We are planning to do it all.”  And they are doing it all, with dignity, and integrity.
(beyond delighted - later this year Amy Huffman and Kind of a Hurricane Press will release a collection of my poetry titled "Rain in the Night Wind")
From A. J. Huffman:
egg shells shatter
more than yolk hits the floor
next time I'll tread lighter

                              my mind--a carousel of mourning
                              plays memories on repeat

tired eyes tremble
refuse to close
break curfew to prove a point

Lilliput Review (print publication,            
inspiration for bear creek haiku
30 some years ago)
Don Wentworth and Lillie are
online at Issa's Untidy Hut, also,
Wednesday Haiku@Issa's Untidy Hut,
with broadsides/assorted
other necessities
we need to know - 
ed./friend/Don Wentworth, also my most favorite/plagiarized poet, always the forefront of poetic/editorial innovation and creativity. . .
(Don has a third anthology of poetry from Six Gallery Press soon to be released, we'll watch for it)  
From Don: 

among the ruins
saplings and wild grasses
the goddess abides

                                       3 am
                                       first the house settling
                                       then the heart

             misreading a line by Rilke
             sparrow goes back
             to the branch

Marianne Szlyk

‘The song is still the same’, perhaps the loveliest online home for our poems - "Marianne obviously has plenty of heart and good vibes", states Tama. Many friends (including Jo Balistreri and Angelee Deodhar) have poems/haiga/music/photos/et al. enshrined therein. . .

"and where", I ask Tama, "are Marianne's poems?"
Tama points out "Frosty's sleeping on them". . .
well, ok. . . we'll stop here and complete what needs to be said overn'over of bestest poetry editors/poets we all need to interact with in the next post, including friends Peggy Dugan French (ed. of SHEMOM), infamous buddy p l wick (of Cheap Seats), Patricia Carragon (online at Brownstone Poets Inspiring Brooklyn Since 2005) - "Patricia Carragon loves cupcakes, chocolate, cats, haiku, and the borough of Brooklyn"  "catku", purrs Tama, "her catku"

Tama, we'll begin our next post with Patricia's catku
yes, let's wake Frosty up, and have our treats. . .

see you in a moment

ayaz daryl nielsen

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