April – July 2021 Publication News

Bear Creek Haiku:

Bear Creek Haiku Blogspot, April 14, 2021

Thank you Ayaz Daryl Nielsen for publishing my haiku

Kudos to 

John Grey, Don Ryan, Lisa Reynolds, Angelee Deodhar, Peggy Dugan French and Toni Morrison, Juanita Torrence-Thompson, Sarah Mahina Calvello, Rachael Ikins and Cato, Judith Nielsen


Bear Creek Haiku Blogspot, May 23, 2021

Thank you Ayaz Daryl Nielsen for publishing my haiku

Kudos to

Keiko Izawa, Amy Hrynchuk, Kelley Jean White, Jimmy Pappas, Aftab Yusuf Shaikh, Judith Partin Nielsen, Rachael Ikins, and, Lin and Yuki…!


Bear Creek Haiku Blogspot, May 25, 2021

Thank you Ayaz Daryl Nielsen for publishing my haiku

Kudos to

Cynthia Sidrane, Sarah Mahina Calvello, Joe Sebastian, Juanita Torrence-Thompson, Alan Watts, Rochelle S. Cohen, and, Cathy Porter…!


Bear Creek Issue #174 June 2021
Much appreciation, Ayaz Daryl Nielsen for publishing my work. Shout outs to Rachael Ikins, and Michael Ceraolo.


The Weekly Avocet:

The Weekly Avocet #440 May 9. 2021

Thank you Charles Portolano, Vivi, and Valerie for publishing my haiku


Jerry Jazz Musician:

Miles Davis during Cannonball Adderley’s “Somethin’ Else” session, Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, March 9, 1958.

Jerry Jazz Musician, A Poetry Collection Inspired by Miles Davis, May 27, 2021

Please that Joseph Maita published “Blue in Green” and If I Could Write A Book.

Happy to share the space with:

Alan YountAmy BaroneAndres ChaparroAnthony WardAntoinette WinsteadArlene CorwinAurora M. LewisBob WaltersByron BeynonCarrie Magness RadnaCatherine LeeCharles Joseph AlbertCharlie BriceChristel RoelandtChristopher D. SimsClaire AndreaniCraig SmithD.R. JamesDavid CookeDavid DephyDavid LohreyDH JenkinsEd ColettiEdward SheehyErren Kellyfrancis wolffFrank WilkesFred JourdainFred ShawFreddingtonGary JudeHenry Denanderjazz poetryJoel Jacob ToddJohn Kendall HawkinsJohn L. StanizziJohn RileyJohn StuppJudith VaughnKathryn MacDonaldKristofer CollinsMark FogartyMartel ChapmanMichael D. AmitinMichael L. Newellmiles davisMiles Davis poetry collectionP.W. Bridgman,  Paul LoveringPhyllis WaxR. BremnerRoger SingerRussell DupontSteve DalachinskySteve PaulSusandaleTerrance UnderwoodVakseenVictor Enns

Jerry Jazz Musician, July 3, 2021

Thank you Joe Maita for taking “At Last ” as a spotlight poem.


Danse Macabre

Pleased that my poem “Caution,” is in the June Issue 135 of Danse Macabre.  Happy to see Peter Cherches here as well.

DM 135 ~ https://dansemacabreonline.wixsite.com/neudm/copy-of-entr%C3%A9e-dm-131-1

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Acoustic Levitation, June 2021:

Happy to have my poems “Almost Blue” and “The Handekerchief” in this journal with friends, and thanks again Steve:

Dear Friends,
Thanks for your patience.Your work is posted now, and here are the live URL links.Please spread this as far and wide as possible.Yours,Steve Koenig
Poems by1/Austin Alexishttps://www.acousticlevitation.org/alexis.html
2/Patricia Carragonhttps://www.acousticlevitation.org/carrogan.html
3/Pamela Laskinhttps://www.acousticlevitation.org/laskin.html

4/David Messineohttps://www.acousticlevitation.org/messineo.html
5/Barry Wallensteinhttps://www.acousticlevitation.org/wallenstein.html


Surviving Suicide A Collection of Poems that may Save a Life– Nirala Press

Honored to be in “Surviving Suicide,” an anthology compiled by  Dean Stalham
My poem, “Just Say I Love Him,” was selected. Available now in July!


#300 Backstory of the Poem: Patricia Carragon’s “At Last” July, 10, 2021:

Thank you Crystal A. Cooper for this wonderful interview and insight.

February-March Publication News

February – March Publication News



Bear Creek Haiku Blogspot:

February 7, 2018
past the open doors
of a stalled train
birdsong enters
the mischievous cat
curls up on the windowsill
plans her next attack
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
glacial sunshine
Coney Island draped in ice
fingers feel the chill
bomb cyclone
hits Coney Island
snow cone boardwalk
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
50 shades of Justice
give Hell an upgrade
Karma is the new Trump
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
children found in ash
can’t see or feel the sunlight
*duas blurred by war
*duas-Arabic: plural for dua, a prayer of supplication
slender branches
dress in white petals
April bouquets
sipping golden milk 
turmeric sunshine
on a cold March night
frozen crocuses
inside a Brooklyn garden
March lives in the fridge
Daylight saving time
jet lag in Brooklyn
is no vacation
behind my shades
afternoon sun
loss of flowers
hang stolen trust
outside my door
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:
the cat enjoys fresh snowfall
but the squirrel hides
under the a/c
by the window
a snowflake meltdown
amuses the cat
vapor clouds 
rise from my teapot
Winter cold blues
as the kettle boils
snowflakes slide down
the kitchen window
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.