Happy New Year! Late November-December Publications 2021

Wishing you a happy and creative 2022!

Bear Creek Haiku Blogspot November 26, 2021

Thank you Ayaz Daryl Nielsen for publishing my 3 catku. Kudos to Ram Chandran, John McDonald, Mary Jo Balistreri, Julie A. Dickson, t. kilgore splake, Adrian Bouter, Judith Nielsen, and Pawel Markiewicz!



Bear Creek Haiku Blogspot December 13, 2021

Thank you Ayaz Daryl Nielsen for publishing my cat holiday haiku. Kudos to Mary Jo Balistreri, Minal Sarosh, Nancy L. Dahl, Mary Oliver and Peggy Dugan French, Mona Bedi, Karen O’Leary, Pawel Markiewicz, Cathy Porter, and, Susan Cooper!


Bear Creek Haiku Blogspot December 26, 2021

Thank you Ayaz Daryl Nielsen for publishing my cat holiday haiku. Kudos to Minal Sarosh, Ram Chandran, Roberta Beach Jacobson, Darrell Petska, ayaz daryl nielsen, Peggy Dugan French, and Judith Nielsen!


Jerry Jazz Musician A Collection of Jazz Poetry – Fall/Winter, 2021-22 Edition-December 10, 2021

Pleased to see my two poems, “Just Say I Love Him” and “Someone To Watch Over Me” in the latest edition of Jerry Jazz Musician. Much appreciated, Joe Maita. Happy to share the joy with these other great poets, George Held, Amy Barone, Carrie Magness Radna, Russell Dupont, Ermira Mitre, et al.


Mankh’s 2022 Halku Calendar

Excited that my three haiku and photo will be in Mankh’s 2022 Haiku Calendar – list of poets, artists, photographers – published by Allbook Books:

Gary Barton Bill Batcher Dean Blehert Cliff Bleidner Maddie Boese Elena Botts Paula Camacho Patricia Carragon Chris Clendenin Jeanne Clendenin Lynn CooperIoana Cosma Betsey Dickerson Linda Trott Dickman Carmela Dolce  A.i. Firefly Adam D. Fisher Lynn M. Fornuff David Fox Glenn P. Garamellatiokasin ghosthorse Geraldine Green Geneva L. Hagar Barbara Harris Mankh (Walter E. Harris III) Patrice Hasbrook Kristine Henderson Linda Marie Hilton Julio Holgado J Holgado Jim Kacian Bill Kenney Jeff Logan Maria Manobianco Sheila Mardenfeld Roberta A. McQueen Cindy Medina Linda Ranieri Melodia A. Molotkov Madison Muehl Onan Musoy Marcela Ossa Pir Evan Pritchard Tony Quagliano James Thomas Romano Narges Rothermel Will Ryder Robert Savino Lisa M. Scuderi-Burkimsher Barbara Segal Emily-Sue Sloane Patti Tana Anne Marie Tognella J R (Judy) Turek JR Vork Margarette Wahl Lynne Weixel, PhD Kay J. Wight 

My haiku:

if your voice

can’t carry your words

the wind will


bodega cat

sleeps by fan

dog days of summer


southpaw kitty

ornaments go down

for the count


My photo:

Zen Pebbles by Patricia Carragon

to purchase: https://www.allbook-books.com/html/2022_haiku_calendar.html


MER VOX Quarterly – Winter 2021

Happy to have my poem, “i’ve put on my mother’s shoes,” a workshop poem created at Women Writer’s in Bloom, in the MER VOX Quarterly – Winter 2021. Thank you Marjorie Tesser, J.P. Howard, Jennifer Martelli, and Cindy Veach.

Kudos to:

Karren Alenier – Granddaughter Clara Spera explores Bubbie Ruth’s big heart
Sarah W. Bartlett – Linen Hankies
Jessica Feder-Birnbaum – If the Shoe Fits
Linda Lamenza – My Inheritance
Deborah LeFalle – Haiku
José Edmundo Ocampo Reyes – Poem with the Yellow Pages and Rotary Phone
Martha Webster – The Mourner’s Office

Oddball Magazine, Monday, December 20, 2021

Thank you Chad Parenteau and Jason Wright for publishing my “Fox Fire Haiku” on Oddball Magazine’s “The Christmas Wars.”


The Weekly Avocet, Friday, December 24, 2021

Thank you Charles, Vivian, and Valerie  Portolano for posting my haiku:

Santa Kitty

makes Grumpy Cat

look angelic



November – December Publication News 2020

Redheaded Stepchild, Fall 2020 Issue

Art by  Kate Fetherston

                         Art by  Kate Fetherston

Thank you Malaika King Albrecht for publishing “I Only Have Eyes for You” in the Fall 2020 Issue of Redheaded Stepchild.

Honored to share this space with Susana H. Case.


The Avocet, A Journal of Nature Poetry, Fall 2020

Much gratitude to Charles, Vivian, and Valerie Portolano and Editor Emeritus, Peter Leverich for accepting my two haiku. 

pumpkin patch

more haunted

at Halloween


like fallen leaves

yesterday’s trash

travels with the wind

The Weekly Avocet,  #421, December 27, 2020

Thank you Charles Portolano, Vivian, and Valerie Portolano for accepting my three haiku. 

gingerbread people

cooling off on a tray

impatience can’t wait

bright lights   shiny balls

beckon curious cats

to attack the tree

southpaw kitty

ornaments go down 

for the count


Bear Creek Haiku Pushcart Nomination

    Ayaz Daryl Nielsen, publisher of Bear Creek Haiku

What a nice surprise being nominated for a pushcart prize for my Catku 🐈 from issue #166 of Bear Creek Haiku. Thank you Ayaz Daryl Nielsen. Such an honor.

PUSHCART Prize nominees!… from print issue #162, Cathy Porter!, and, Judith Partin-Nielsen! from #163, r. soos! from #164, Peggy Dugan French! from #165, t. kilgore splake!, and, from #166, Patricia Carragon!



Happy Fukkadays 2 U Anthology from Alien Buddha Press, 2020

Hey Red, thanks again for taking my holiday Catku and special shout outs to Carrie Magness Radna, Chris Boder, and Red Focks.

Hanukkah-Christmas Catku

Hanukkah kitty

looks for catnip

8 days of MEOW

Hanukkah lights

shadow of the cat

nibbling on latkes

kosher kitty

spins the dreidel

wins more treats


escalates on Hanukkah

oy vey iz mir

more fun

than a scratching post

Christmas tree

bright lights   shiny balls

beckon the curious cat

Christmas tree attack

southpaw kitty

ornaments go down

for the count

the cat leaves a present

in the litterbox

the scent of shit happening


Jerry Jazz Musician, A Collection of Jazz Poetry–Autumn 2020 Edition

Thank you Joe Maita for publishing my poems, EARLY AUTUMN (first published in Poets Wear Prada’s The Rainbow Project) and I PUT A SPELL ON YOU in the Autumn 2020 edition of Jerry Jazz Musician.

Kudos to Carrie Magness Radna,  Prince A McNally, David Dephy, Ronald P. Bremner, Russell DuPont,

Jack Cooper, Mark F Fogarty

Jerry Jazz Musician, A Collection of Jazz Poetry–

“What one song best represents your experience with 2020?” December 29th, 2020

Thank you Joe Maita for taking “the trapper & the furrier.”  
Kudos to Alan YountAntoinette WinsteadAurora M. LewisBill MinorBob HechtBob WaltersBrian Greenecarol friedmanCharles AlbertCharles InghamChristel RoelandtCJ MuchhalaClaire AndreaniDan MoreyDH JenkinsDiane DeesEd RuzickaEd WersteinErren KellyFrank De Caniogary giddinsgerald hornehoward mandeljoe haganJohn HawkinsJohn Jack CooperJohn L. StanizziJosie RozellJulianne Di NennaK. RobertsKathryn MacDonaldKevin NicholsLee Gary Shambergm. cooper harrissMaria Goliamary schmidt campbellmaxine gordonMichael L. NewellMillicent Borges AccardiMoe SeagerPaul Brophypaul morrisPaul PerilliPhil Linzphilip clarkR. Bremnerreminiscing in tempoRicky RiccardiRobert HarrisRussell DupontSusie GharibTheresa Gaynordthomas brothersVictor EnnsZandra Renwick



Mankh’s 2021 Haiku Calendar

Thank you Mankh for publishing my haiku and photo in your 2021 Haiku Calendar published by Allbook Books – list of artists:https://www.allbook-books.com/html/2021_haiku_calendar.htmSharon AndersonGary BartonDean BlehertCliff BleidnerMaddie BoeseElena BottsPaula CamachoPatricia CarragonDiane ChapitisChris ClendeninJeanne ClendeninLynn Coopersteve dalachinskyBetsey DickersonLinda Trott DickmanCarmela DolceAdam D. FisherLynn M. FornuffDavid FoxGlenn P. GaramellaTiokasin GhosthorsGeraldine GreenGeneva L. HagarBarbara HarrisMankh (Walter E. Harris III)Patrice HasbrookKristine HendersonLinda Marie HiltonJ HolgadoJim KacianBill KenneyJeanette KlimszewskiJeff LoganMaria ManobiancoSheila MardenfeldRoberta A. McQueenCristian MartinezCindy MedinaLinda Ranieri MelodiaA. MolotkovMariJo MooreOnan MusoyChristopher A. Nicola.Yuko OtomoEvan PritchardTony QuaglianoBev RobertsonSophia RokhlinNarges RothermelWill RyderRobert SavinoLisa M. Scuderi-BurkimsherBarbara SegalSteve SiegelwaksBarbara SouthardTom StockPatti TanaAnne Marie TognellaJ R (Judy) TurekJR VorkMargarette WahlLynne WeixelKay J. Wight
My haiku:
stealing a momentto smell the hyacinthsI lower my mask– Patricia CarragonSilver Birch Press, Wearing A Mask Series, 6/14/2020.distant sirensrain beats harderthan ever– Patricia Carragon


“City Shadows” – Patricia Carragon


Bear Creek Haiku Blogspot, Friday, December 11, 2020

Happy to announce that Bear Creek Haiku took 3 recent haiku. Thanks Ayaz Daryl Nielsen

Kudos to Jo Balistreri, Ed Markowski, Sarah Mahina Calvello, Peggy Dugan French and Rumi, Linda Amos, normal, James B. Peters, and Judith Partin-Nielsen!
Enjoy the poems at:

Bear Creek Haiku Blogspot, Tuesday, December 15, 2020
Thank you Ayaz Daryl Nielsen for posting 2 catku in Bear Creek Haiku
Kudos to pl. wick, James B. Peters, Jane Stuart, t. kilgore splake, Robert Ligerman, Jo Balistreri,  Judith Partin-Nielsen, and Dzogchen Ponlop!https://bearcreekhaiku.blogspot.com/2020/12/poets-pl-wick-james-b-peters-jane.html

Bear Creek Haiku Blogspot, Sunday, December 20, 2020
Thank you Ayaz Daryl Nielsen for posting 3 catku in Bear Creek Haiku
Kudos to Cathy Porter, Khalil Gibran, Don A Ryan, Rochelle S. Cohen, Judith Partin-Nielsen, Mary Jo Balistreri, Peggy Dugan French and Leonard Nimoy, John McDonaldhttps://bearcreekhaiku.blogspot.com/2020/12/poets-cathy-porter-khalil-gibran-don.html

Bear Creek Haiku Blogspot, Sunday, December 27, 2020
Kudos to Kelley Jean White, Claudia Keelan, John Parsons, Wayne F Burke, Judith Partin-Nielsen, Jane Stuart, Ed Markowski, Mary Jo Balistreri, and r soos!https://bearcreekhaiku.blogspot.com/2020/12/poets-kelley-jean-white-claudia-keelan.html

More End of the Year Publications

Happy New Year Everyone!

Last minute publication announcements before the ball drops:

Poetrybay Winter 2018/19
Kudos to George Wallace for accepting my jazz poem, “All I Could Do Was Cry” for the latest edition of Poetrybay.
Poetrybay 2019, an online literary journal in the 21rst century, Consisting of Poetrybay, Polarity and Long Island Quarterly.

Included in this issue:
POETRYBAY: Tozan Alkan, Fred Alsberg, Wendy Barker, Meagan Brothers, Nathan Brown, Milenko Budamir, Patricia Carragon, Linda Sharbat Cleary, Craig Czury, Holly Day, Josephine Dickinson, Cornelius Eady, Dragan Evtimova, Elizabeth Grech, Gladys Henderson, Aimee Herman, Scott Rex Hightower, Cynthia Hogue, Kathleen Ann Hudson, Ron Kolm, Jane Rosenberg LaForge, ML Liebler, Jesus-Papoleto Melendez, Naomi Shihab Nye, Robert Peake, Octavio Quintanilla, Kevin Rabas, Bertha Rogers, Nicholas Samaras, Penelope Shuttle, Steven M Smith, Thomas R Smith, Dionysios Solomos, Susan Terris, Natalia Trevino, Martin Willits Jr., Viktoria Valenzeula, Edward Vidaurre, and Anton Yakovlev; plus flash fiction and a featured poem from Martin Espada.POLARITY: Youssef Alaoui, Bree, Lawrence ‘Larry’ Carradini, Andy Clausen, Neeli Cherkovski, Cathyann Cusimano, Jim D Deuchars, John Dorsey, Howie Faerstein, Jose Faush, Jack Foley, Chatham Grey, Ian Griffiths, S.A. Griffin, Ngoma Hill, Matthew Hupert, Jennifer Juneau, Craig Kite, Paul Koniecki, Ptr KozlowskiRon Lampi, Jenn Lane, Jessica LoosSteve Luttrell, Marta Markoska, Ellyn Maybe, Jesus-Papoleto Melendez, Thurston Moore, Frank Murphy,Valery Oisteanu, Annie Petrie, Puma Perl, Mike Platsky, Vincent Quatroche, Karl Roulston, Meg Smith, William Taylor Jr., Tommy Twilight, Scott Wannberg, Jeff Wright, and Daniel Yaryan.LONG ISLAND QUARTERLY: Lloyd Abrams, Donald Allen, Liz Axelrod-Olson, Antonio Bellia, Cliff Bleidner, Barbara Ann Branca, Richard Bronson, Adam Fisher, Tammy Green, Vicki Iorio, Kate Kelly, Joan Payne Kincaid, Maria Kranidis, Brendan McCurdy, Wayne Mennecke, Marsha M Nelson, Barbara Novack, Ellen Pober Rittberg, Ruth Sabath Rosenthal, Robert Savino, Barbara Southard, Dd Spungin, Ed SteverMary Jane TenerelliPramila Venkateswaran, Herb Wahlsteen, Lois Walker.
Krytyka Lieracka ISSN 2084-1124 Nr 3-4•2018 

Happy to be part of this fine Polish publication, Krytyka Literacka and to be among these writers:
• Steve Dalachinsky • David Day • Isabella Degen Niels Hav • William Heyen • Peter Thabit Jones
Adrian Ligęza • Erica Mapp • Harry Nudel • Yuko Otomo * Erik La Prade • Tomasz Marek Sobieraj • Jacek Świerk
Joanna Turek • Barry Wallenstein • Jeffrey Wright.Thank you Tomasz Marek Sobieraj and Erik LaPradahttps://krytykaliteracka.blogspot.com/2018/12/krytyka-literacka-3-42018-english-issue.html?fbclid=IwAR366MtQ4GIZNILCgPyJY0JSFYEydPcQL-LK5Y5b9MgWBr-iOrH2OYGx8q0


Bear Creek Haiku, Saturday December 29, 2018

Thank you Ayaz Daryl Niesen and your furry team members Tama, Frosty, and Kitty Kali for including me in your latest issue:

window candlelight
snowflake illumination
on glass

under the chandelier

words turn
to crystal

sleeping cat

her calm 
before the storm

Kudos to Paula Yup, t.kilgore, Peggy Dugan French, A.A. Milne, Judith Partin-Nielsen, Angelee, Deodhor, E. Martin Petersoen, Steve Ausherman

Thank you Ayaz Daryl Niesen and your furry team members Tama, Frosty, and Kitty Kali for including me in your latest issue:


window candlelight
snowflake illumination
on glass

under the chandelier
words turn
to crystal

sleeping cat
her calm 
before the storm

Kudos to Paula Yup, t.kilgore, Peggy Dugan French, A.A. Milne, Judith Partin-Nielsen, Angelee, Deodhor, E. Martin Petersoen, Steve Ausherman

               Bear Creek Haiku, Saturday December 12, 2018

Thank you Ayaz Daryl Niesen and your furry team members Tama, Frosty, and Kitty Kali for including me in your latest issue:


snow angels
turn gray
urban grief

under the chandelier

words turn
to crystal

morning shadows 

on sidewalk
a cat crosses

nature’s litter box

outside my building
yellow eyes behind bushes

Kudos to Suparna Ghosh, Marion McGauhy, The Barakat Gallery, Celine Mariotti, Kelly Sauvage Angel.

     Bear Creek Haiku, Issue #145, November 2018

Thank you Ayaz Daryl Niesen and your furry team members Tama, Frosty, and Kitty Kali for including my piece, “Roller Coaster Train” in your latest issue. Kudos to Peggy Dugan French, Judith Patin-Nielsen, t. kilgore splake, Juanita Torrence-Thompson, and more.


Mankh’s Haiku Calendar 2019, Allbook Books Press
Thanks Mankh for taking my haiku and my photo, “Haiku Blossoms.”

undefeated the crocus wins over snow

past the open doors of a stalled trainbirdsong enters
moth lands on my arms makes swift exitsummer solstice

Kudos to Mankh, Cliff Bleidner, Edgar Carlson, Steve Dalachinsky, Betsey Dickerson, Geraldine Green, Bill Kenney, Yuko Otomo, Robert Savino, Patti Tana, J R Turek, Margarette Wahl, and more.