January through March 2019 Publications

January through March 2019 Publications



Bear Creek Haiku issues #151 and #152:







A big thank you to Ayaz Daryl Nielsen for publishing my haiku in Bear Creek Haiku #151 January 2019:

nature’s litter box 

outside my building 

yellow eyes behind bushes

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sleeping cat 

her calm 

before the storm

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window candlelight 

snowflake illumination 

on glass

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under the chandeliers 

words turn 

to crystal

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tears hide behind smiles 

a parched landscape 

waits for rain

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snow angels 

turn gray 

urban grief

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Kudos to poets:

Jo Balistreri, Michael Ceraolo, Deborah P. Koldji, Peggy Dugan French, Juanita Torrence-Thompson,  t.gilgore splake, Judith Partin-Nielsen, Steve Ausherman, and more.

A big thank you to Ayaz Daryl Nielsen for publishing my haiku in Bear Creek Haiku #152 February 2019:

on a brisk 

autumn’s day 

a woman fans herself

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morning shadow 

on sidewalk 

a cat crosses

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in the courtyard 

a squirrel goes nuts 

over fallen acorns

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tears hide behind smiles

a parched landscape 

waits for rain

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Kudos to poets:

Kudos to poets:

Juanita Torrence-Thompson, Cathy Gigante-Brown, t.gilgore splake, Judith Partin-Nielsen, Deborah P. Koldji, Peggy Dugan French, Steve Ausherman, and more.

Bear Creek Haiku Blogspot, February 6, 2019:

A big thank you to Ayaz Daryl Nielsen for publishing my haiku in Bear Creek Haiku Blogspot, February 6, 2019:

https://bearcreekhaiku.blogspot.com/2019/02/james-babb-joanna-m-weston-teresinka.html

Kudos to poets:

James Babbs, Joanna M. Weston, Teresinka Pereira, t. kilgore splake, Carl Mayfield, pogo, Steve Ausherman, Chen-ou Liu, P C K Prem, Judith Partin-Nielsen.

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The Weekly Avocet #324, February 17, 2019:

The Weekly Avocet #324, February 17, 2019. Happy to have my Haiku in this issue. Thank you Charles Portolano:

window candlelight

snowflake illumination

on glass

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Jerry Jazz Musician – A collection of jazz poetry-March, 2019 edition:

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Pleased to have my jazz poem, “Misty,” in this edition. Thank you Joe Maita for accepting my poem.

https://jerryjazzmusician.com/2019/03/a-collection-of-jazz-poetry-march-2019-edition/

Kudos to poets:

Steve Dalachinsky, R. Bremner, Alan Yount, Aurora Lewis, dan franch, Ed Coletti, fred shaw, Freddington, john briscoe, John Stupp, Lia Di Stefano, Michael L. Newell, richard beattie, Robert Nisbet, Roger Singer, Susandale, Victor Enns

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Summer Publication News

Summer Publications:

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1- Thank you Ayaz Daryl Nielsen, Tama, and Frosty for publishing “The 4-Dimensional Man in the June 24, 2018 edition of Bear Creek Haiku.

Check it out here:

https://bearcreekhaiku.blogspot.com/2018/06/poetsartists-ian-mullins-karen-oleary.html

Cheers to the following poets and artists:

Ian Mullins, Karen O’Leary, pl. wick, Ed Markowski, Toma Rosen, Carl Mayfield, Suparna Ghash,  t. kilgore splake, Julie A. Dickson, Kelly Sauvage Angel, Sandra María Esteves, and, Teresinka Pereira!

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2- I’m honored to have my “Immigration Haiku” in the June 24, 2018 edition of The New Verse News. Thank you, James Penha.

https://newversenews.blogspot.com/2018/06/immigration-haiku.html

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Happy that Charles Portlolano accepted my summer haiku for The Avocet, A Journal of Nature Poetry, Summer 2018. Kudos to Gordon Gilbert.

my haiku:

 

the thirsty cat drinks

from a courtyard puddle

sees his reflection

 

temperature rises 

yowling cats by the bush

feral heatwave

 

sweat on my brow 

seeking relief

from a distant cloud

 

human mosaics

more diverse

than beach umbrellas

March and April 2018 Publication News

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Remembering 9/11 Syndic Literary Journal, March 2018

http://www.syndicjournal.us/cover-syndic-no-18-remembering-9-11/

Thank you LeRoy Chatfield for publishing “Reach Out for the Moment.”

A shout out to Gordon Gilbert, Madeline Artenberg, Kathryn Adisman, Linda Lerner, Phillip Giambri, Robin Hirsch, Arthur Gatti, Ron Kolm, John J. Trause, Rosalie Calabrese, and more.

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The Aquillrelle Wall of Poetry, Book Seven, 2018

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I’m happy to have my three poems below in this issue:

“Resurrection”

“Reach Out for the Moment”

“The Four-Sided Box”

Pleased to be with these great poets, Joy Leftow, Dubblex Alleyne, Dr. Sadiqullah Khan, and more.

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The Weekly Avocet, #278, April 1, 2018

Thank you Charle Portolano for publishing my haiku,

by the tulip patch 

a momma cat

hides her kittens

Shout outs to Nina Pursai, Anjali Pursai, Angela Lee, Jacqueline Lo, Judith Lyn Sutton, Bill Peck, Susan Denault, Lorraine Amada, Charles Portolano, Marcy Wingard, Gerald A.McBreen, Pat Anthony, Harold Sneide, Lynda McKinney Lambert, Sheri Linder, Carl Grametbauer, Sharley Bryce

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Bear Creek Haiku, Issue #142, March 2018

Thank you Ayaz Daryl Nielsen, Tama, and Frosty for publishing these haiku:

Squinting eyes 

brownstones behind a window

optical book shelves

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glacial sunshine

Coney Island draped in ice

fingers feel the chill

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bomb cyclone 

hits Coney Island

snow cone boardwalk

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Ice winds whistle 

cold air vs. radiator

snow curtains on window

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Gingerbread cookies 

mimic the fresh snow

on trees and houses

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Snow-covered branches 

match the buttercream frosting

on mini cupcakes

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gray sky, white landscape

a grim world’s transformation

for the holidays

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linden solstice

aromatherapy

at night

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vaginal sunburst

hormones turn on the oven

a baker’s dozen

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snowflakes 

can’t disguise

the city’s filth

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trees and plants 

communicate

but we don’t listen

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quixotic brainwaves

travel to an altered state

sleepless in New York

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like the leaves on trees 

summer extends its visit

warm October

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heatwave in Brooklyn

we celebrate the fall

in summer clothes

Kudos to Steve Ausherman, Jo Balistreri, Martina Christina, Lone Crow, Julie A. Dickson, Deborah H. Doolittle, Fred Donovan, George Held, Rachel Z. Ikins, Allaraine Lockie, Carl Mayfield, Bradley McIlwain, Dorothy, McLaughlin, Judith Partin-Nielsen, James B. Peters, Cathy Porter, t. kilgore splake, Tseten Madison Sun, Ann Christine Tababka, Juanita Torrence-Thompson, Diane Webster, Kelley Jean White, pl. wick, Paula Yup

Bear Creek Haiku Blogspot, #143, Monday, April 2, 2018

https://bearcreekhaiku.blogspot.com/2018/04/poets-of-bear-creek-143-steve-ausherman.html

Thank you Ayaz Daryl Nielsen, Tama, and Frosty for publishing these haiku:

“inside an old box” 

“when the lights go out” 

“the mischievous cat” 

“early morning meows”

Happy to share the space with Steve Ausherman, Bijoy Kumar Dubey, Judith Partin-Nielsen, t.kilgore splake, r. soos, Diane Webster, and artists Ed Markowski and Paula Yup.

February-March Publication News

February – March Publication News

 

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Bear Creek Haiku Blogspot:

February 7, 2018
 
past the open doors
of a stalled train
birdsong enters
 
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the mischievous cat
curls up on the windowsill
plans her next attack
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early morning meows
outside the bedroom door
cat adoption blues
 
Cheers to poets Judith Partin-Nielsen, Diane Webster, Deborah H. Doolittle, Ann Christine Tabaka, Rachael Z. Ikins, Teresinka Pereira, Peggy Dugan French,  Kelly Jean White, Julie A. Dickerson, and Angelee Deodhar
February 9, 2018
squinting eyes
brownstone behind a window
optical bookshelves
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glacial sunshine
Coney Island draped in ice
fingers feel the chill
 
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bomb cyclone
hits Coney Island
snow cone boardwalk
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ice winds whistle
cold air vs. radiator
snow curtains on window
 
Cheers to poets Jo Balistreri, Bijoy Kumar Dubey, George Held, Kelly Jean White, t.kilgore, pl. wick, and Carol Mayfield
February 10, 2018
past the open doors
of a stalled train
birdsong enters
 
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50 shades of Justice
give Hell an upgrade
Karma is the new Trump
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Cheers to Deborah H. Doolittle, Teresinka Pereira, Terezina Maria Moreira, Tseten Madison Sun,  t.kilgore, Ann Christine Tabaka, and Pogo.
February 28, 2018
past the open doors
of a stalled train
birdsong enters
 
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children found in ash
can’t see or feel the sunlight
*duas blurred by war
*duas-Arabic: plural for dua, a prayer of supplication
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slender branches
dress in white petals
April bouquets
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sipping golden milk 
turmeric sunshine
on a cold March night
 
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frozen crocuses
inside a Brooklyn garden
March lives in the fridge
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Daylight saving time
jet lag in Brooklyn
is no vacation
 
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squinting 
behind my shades
afternoon sun
 
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loss of flowers
hang stolen trust
outside my door
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Cheers to Josh Medsker, O.P. Arora, Bijoy Kumar Duboy, Jules Paige, Ed, Markowski, Marc Carver, and Judith Partin-Nielsen

A collection of poetry celebrating love and jazz Jerry Jazz Musician, February 14, 2018:

 
“Man with a Clarinet” by Gigi Mills
 
Thanks to Joe Maita for selecting “Stranger on the Shore” for this collection. A shout out to Susana H. Case and R. Bremner who are also in this issue.
The Avocet, A Journal of and from Nature Winter 2018:
 
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the cat enjoys fresh snowfall
but the squirrel hides
under the a/c
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by the window
a snowflake meltdown
amuses the cat
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vapor clouds 
rise from my teapot
Winter cold blues
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as the kettle boils
snowflakes slide down
the kitchen window
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Thank you Charles Portolano for selecting my work. Kudos to Gordon Gilbert, Fred Simpson, Charles Portolano, Rosemary Stables, D.J.Lee, Kate Marsh, Melissa C. Frentsos, Judith Lynn Sutton, John Swartz, Lynda Lambert, Jill G. Hall, David Blackey, Madison Smith,  Carol A. Alexander, Lynn P. Elwell, John Lysaght, Susanne Cottrell, Alice Morris, Carol Oberg, Cynthia d’Este, Sam Doctors,  Jim Rainy,  AM Roselli, Mike Bayles, Ray Zimmerman, Holly Ann Diane Shaw, Art Esler, Maggie Pratt, Cristina R. N. Norcross, KB Ballentine, Sara McNulty, Sheri Lindner, Vernon M. Witmer, Wesley Sims, Alexandria Economou, Father Benedict Auer, Joel Savishinsky, Julie A. Dickson, Jane Merryman, Lynne Haussler Oakes, Irene Ferraro-Sives, Marcy Wingard, Jim Rainey, Lorna Volk, Mike Rydock, Carol Winter, Kathy Kroener, Michael Escoubas, Karla Linn Merrifield, Wilma Lenz, and Carolyn Clark.
Danse Macabre Issue 113, Sky II, March 2018:
Thank you Adam Henry Carriere for publishing “What the Night Might Bring.” Shout outs to Ed Ahern, Charles Dickens, Die Gebrüder Grimm, M. R. James, Sissy Pantelis, Alexander Pope, Fabrice Poussin, Elizabeth I. Riseden, Abby Sheaffer, Aaron Simon, and Dan Zangerl.

Publication Catch Up for July and August

Publication Catch Up for July and August:

 

Pleased to be part of Eco-Poetry. Thank you Daniela Gioseffi for your activism and hard work. Please enjoy “The Mother Tree,” “The Four-Sided Box,”and “Tree Haiku.” 

Happy to see Karen NeubergMaria LisellaGeorge HeldPat FalkBarry WallensteinGil FagianiPamela LaskinGeorge Guida and others online. Congrats to everyone!
Bear Creek Haiku Blogspot,
Saturday, August 8, 2017
Thank you ayaz daryl nielsen, Frosty, and Tama for posting my Catku:
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by the window
        a snowflake meltdown
        amuses the cat
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                 like cat’s eyes
                 doors to inner space
                 open and shut
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                               (for Alison Ross)
 
                               progressive claws
                               send political machines
                               to the shredder
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congrats to:

Dennis Saleh, t. kilgore splake, Lysa Collins, Diane Webster, Ndongolera Mwangupili, p. l. wick, Bijoy Kumar Dubey, and Peggy Dugan French.

The Avocet, A Journal of Nature Poetry, Summer 2017
Thank you Charles, Vivian, and Valerie Portolano for publishing my Haiku:
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a child hides under
ailanthus umbrella
July fireworks
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on hallowed ground
a sanctuary grows
wild geraniums
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silhouette patterns
washi paper made from sky
ailanthus collage
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mosquito lovefest
scratching my way
through summer
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Happy to see Gordon Gilbert’s poetry in this issue! Congrats!

Sensations Magazine Supplement 6 – 2017  The Gathering Storm

Thank you, David Messineo and Kleber de Freitas for publishing “Meltdown.”

Pleased to see David Messineo, Davidson Garrett, Denise La Neve, Susanna Rich, Mark Fogarty, John Barrale, Joel Allegretti, Paul Nash, Annemarie Lockhart, and more.