Publication News Late Fall/Early Winter 2019-2020

Publication News 
Late Fall/Early Winter 2019-2020

Nixes Mate, Issue 13, Fall 2019
Thank you Annie Pluto and Michael McInnis for publishing my poem, “Avalon.”

Congrats to Bill Yarrow and Zvi A. Sesling, and more.


Photo by Emily Hopper on

Stardust Haiku, December 26, 2019
the Persian cat  matches the weather  camouflage in whiteWarm regards to Valentina Ranaldi-Adams for publishing me in her monthly journal. 
Congrats to fellow poet, John J. Dunphy.


Narrative Northeast, Haiku Corner 7, January 15, 2020

Thank you Pamela Hughes for posting Jazz Purrs,dedicated to steve dalachinskyin your haiku section of Narrative Northeast. 
Kudos to Aaron Barry, Anne Knupher, Edytta Anne Wojnar. 
Click on the link below;


The Weekly Avocet, #372, January 19, 2020

the Persian cat  matches the weather  camouflage in white

Appreciate being published in The Weekly Avocet, #372, January 19, 2020. Thank you Charles Portolano. 
Kudos to Rochelle S. Cohen, Rex Sexton, Lisa Townsend, Michael E. Stone, Joe Bisicchia, Pyong (Byung) A. Fallgren, Susan Oleferuk, Conrad Gurtatowski, Eugene O’Connor, Marjorie Borden, Nancy L. Dahl, Julie A. Dickson


Nomad’s Choir Winter 2020, Vol.28 Issue 1

Thank you Joshua Meander for publishing “Strangers on the Shore.”
Kudos to Austin, Alexis, Alan Braverman, Rosalie Calabrese, Kathryn Fazio, Art Gatti, Robert Gibbons, Patrick Hammer, Evie Ivy, Penelope Maguffin, Joshua Meander, Alexandra Portal, John A. Todras, and more.
Bear Creek Haiku Blogspot, Thursday, February 6, 2020

Grateful for Ayaz Daryl Nielson’s posting about “Meowku” along with Don Wentworth’s new book, “With A Deepening Presence.”
Read all about it at:

Bear Creek Haiku Blogspot, Thursday, February 14, 2020

Grey Pet Animals Cat Animal View Fluffy Cat

Big thanks again to Ayaz Daryl Nielson’s posting my new catku. Kudos to Peggy Dugan French, Judith Partin-Nielsen, and more.


Jerry Jazz Musician, Winter Edition, February 17, 2020

“Untitled” by Henry Dendander

Grateful appreciation to Joe Maita for posting 2 poems, “Bewitched, Bothered, and Bewildered” and “All I could Do Was Cry.”
Shout outs to :
Alan YountArlene CorwinAurora LewisAurora M. LewisD.R. JamesDan FranchEd RuzickaErren KellyFelicia CherneskyFreddingtonGerard SarnatJoel GlickmanJohn StuppJordan ThrethewayJulianne Di NennaKristofer CollinsMichael KeshigianMichael L. NewellMichael Vander DoesNathan TluchowskiPaula PuolakkaPhil LinzPhyllis WaxR. BremnerRobert NisbetRobin RayRoger SingerRussell DupontSusandaleT.S. DavisTerrance Underwood


Early Fall Publications 2019

Early Fall Publications 2019

Live Mag! #16, Fall 2019

Thank you Jeff Wright for publishing my “me too” piece, “The Ballad of Lucy Jordon.” to these wonderful writers:Ama Birch
Peggy Cyphers
Steve Dalachinsky
Julia Knobloch
Susan Lewis
Yuko Otomo
Wanda Phipps
Mark Statman
George Wallace
Barry Wallenstein
and more
Thank you Joe Maita for publishing “Autumn Leaves” in Jerry Jazz Musician on October 11, 2019
and “Autumn in New York” in the Fall Edition, November 11, 2019

Kudos to poets Steve Dalachinsky Alan Yount, Anggo Genorga, Arlene Corwin, Aurora Lewis, CJ Muchhala, David Lohrey, 
Ed Ruzicka, Erren Kelly, Felicia Chernesky, Freddington, 
Gerard Furey, Gerard Sarnat, John Grey, John Stupp, Kristofer Collins, michael newell, Michael Vander Does, 
Paula Puolakka, Phil Linz, Phyllis Wax, Robert Gibb, 
Robert Nisbet, Roger Singer, Russell Dupont, Susandale, 
Terrance Underwood—————————————————————-

Thank you Joshua Meander for publishing “The Mother Tree” in the Fall 2019, Vol. 27 Issue 4 of Nomad’s Choir.

Shout outs to Bob Barci, Bernard Block, Robert Gibbons, Gordon Gilbert, Patrick Hammer, Evelyn Katz, Ron Kolm, Linda Lerner, Efrayim Levensen, Erica Mapp, Joshua Meander, Yinka Meander, James McMenamin, Carrie M. Radna, Thaddeus Rutkowski, Joan Kitcher-White, and more.

Spring Publication News

Spring Publication News



1-Poetry Bay Presents Flash Boulevard, March 31

Sending a big thank you to Francine Witte and George Wallace for publishing my fiction pieces, “Nervous Butterflies (1958)” and “All She Had to Do Was Close Her Eyes.”

Check out the link below:


River Poets Journal

2-River Poets Journal 

Thank you Judith Lawrence for accepting my two haiku, for River Poets Journal Napkin/Pocket Poems for National Poetry Month. Honored to be posted with Iris N. Schwartz—Pocket-Poems.html



3-Bear Creek Haiku, #143 April

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

inside an old box

the calico seeks shelter

December snowstorm



when the lights go out

cries from the cat

take over the apartment



the mischievous cat

curls up on the windowsill

plans her next attack



early morning meows

outside the bedroom door

cat adoption blues


A shoutout to George Held, Steve Ausherman, Lone Crow, Julie A. Dickson, Bijoy Kumar Dubey, Deborah H. Doolittle, Stephanie Hiteshew, Roberta Beach Jacobson, Ellaraine Lockie, normal, Judith Partin-nielsen, Teresinka Pereira, Pogo, Juanita Torrence-Thompson, Dennis Rhodes, Tom Sacramona, Vivian Bolland Schroeder, R Soos, t. kilmore splake, Tseten Madison Sun, Ann Christine Tabaka, Diane Webster, Kelley Jean White, Paula Yup



4-Nomad’s Choir Spring 2018, Vol. 26 Issue 2 

Thanks Joshua Meander for another great issue and publishing:

“Mourning Haiku”


like tombstones

the rocks remember

each flower that died



on hallowed ground

a sanctuary grows

wild geraniums



like clouds

departing for sun

grief fades


Kudos to Bernard Block, Noel David Cohen, Jack Cooper, Erika Dagnino, Peggy Fitzgerald, Robert Gibbons, Penelope Maguffin, Josuha Meander, Jaroslav Eliah Sykora, Elisabeth Ann Todras, and more.

October-November Publication News

October-November Publication News

1-Mankh’s Haiku du Jour, October 20, 2017

Thank you Mankh for publishing one of my favorite haiku:

veins on leaves

my tree’s hands

touch mine


2-Bear Creek Haiku Blogspot, October 24, 2017

Thank you ayaz daryl neilsen. Check out these other poets:

Diane Webster, Cathy Porter, Nancy Shires, Teresinka Pereira, Candy Cooper-Towler, Ann Christine Tabaka, Jean Aldriedge, Carl Mayfield, and Toma Rosen.

pastoral silence
      inner cacophony
                trees having
                            an icicle meltdown

                            mid-winter blues

vapor clouds
rise from my teapot             a praia dorme
Winter cold blues                          a maré, um corbertor
                                                       a lua assiste

                                the beach sleeps
                                         the tide, a blanket
                                                   the moon watches


3-The Weekly Avocet #257, November 12, 2017

Thank you Charles Portolano for publishing my nature poetry. Honored to be with Carol Winter, Dave Jilk,Mary Jane Andrews, Wilda Morris, Ned Pendergast, Charles Portolano, Tim Grassley, Neil Creighton, Glenn Hubbard, Mike Witmer, Joel Savishinsky.

Autumn’s Chill

Autumn’s chill
paints leaves
in rich reds and gold – 

casts them six feet 

above chilled soil. 

become aged people. 

Green stalks turn gray, 

droop in defeat. 

Yellow petals shrivel, 

drop like ochre tears.

My sweater,
worn over a Summer top, 

feels no compassion.

An intricate weave
of utilitarian fiber
has me shiver
behind buttonholes.

But like flowers and leaves, 

I watch days fall apart. 

Autumn rubs my shoulders – 

a dubious sensation

born from wind,
devoid of love,
will die in Winter’s hands. 

Snow will come
to bury the past –
the trees will be at peace.

(Published in MOBIUS, The Poetry Magazine)

winds shake the trees 

goose bumps 

under my sweater


3-The Weekly Avocet #258, November 19, 2017

Thank you Charles Portolano for publishing my nature poetry. Honored to be with Floyd D. Anderson, Judith Lynn Sutton, John Swartz, Greg Gregory, Charles Portolano, Gene Rockwell Gant, Jackie Fellague, Michael Escoubas, Jane Lang, Walter Worden, Ray Zimmerman, Deenaz P. Coachbuilder

freezing toes

thinking about  

flip-flop retirement


4- Nomad’s Choir, Fall 2017, Vol. 25 Issue 4

Thank you Joshua Meander for publishing “Gray-White.”  Kudos to many fine poets: Bob Barci,

Jack Cooper, Robert Gibbons, Gordon Gilbert, Marvin Goldfarb, Jim Hart, Marilyn Thomas-King, Joshua Meander, Yinka Meander, Ros Rabin, Chris Robin, Sheryl H. Simler, and many more.


Gray-white—the sky looks old,

devoid of sunlit blue.

Like the overcast that covers Brooklyn,

the colors in my neighborhood diminish.

Melting snow,

devoid of youthful white,

hugs the cars and curbs.

The featherlike trees, 

devoid of chlorophyll expression,

stand like wrinkled silhouettes,

frozen in timeless sleep.

Sadness is everywhere—

gray-white paints the living room

to match my mood.


5-Diaphanous Journal of the Literary and Visual Arts, Vol. 1, Issue 2,  Fall 2017, November 22

Thank you Krysia Jopek and Meg Harris for publishing, “Déjà Vu.” I’m happy to be in the same issue with Jennifer Juneau, Javad Ahmadi, R. Bremner, Tree Riesener, Krysia Jopek, Meg Harris, and more.

Publication News Updates

Publication News Updates:

Eternal Snow: A Worldwide Anthology of over One Hundred Twenty Five Poetic Intersections with Himalayan Poet Yuyutsu RD Sharma

Many thanks to Yuyutsu RD Sharma for including my 2 poems “Living In Silence” and “Outdoor Yoga Meditation Haiku” in the Eternal Snow: A Worldwide Anthology of over One Hundred Twenty Five Poetic Intersections with Himalayan Poet Yuyutsu RD Sharma, Edited by David Austell, Nirala Publications, 2017. Congrats to David Austell, Ruth Danon​, Carolyn Wells, Cathy Gigante-Brown​, Jack Tar​, Nancy R. Lange​, Bill Wolak, Mindy Kronenberg​ Su Polo​, Robert Scotto​, Michael Graves​, Christi Shannon Kline, Dan Szczesny​, Kymberly Brown​, James Romano​, Eugene Hyon​, Jan Garden Castro, and more. It was an honor to read at YogaSole on Saturday, October 21.

Available on Amazon.Com

Poems ’bout Love and Hate, Poetry Anthology #1, Edited by Jaroslav E. Sykora, 2017.

A shout out to Jaroslav E. Sykora for including my 4 poems “Living In Silence,” ”Open Space,” “Rage,” and “The Corneal Gates” in Poems ’bout Love and Hate, Poetry Anthology #1, Edited by Jaroslav E. Sykora, 2017. Happy to be on board with: John A. Todras, Joshua Meander, Noel Cohen, Linda Kleinbub, Rp Verlaine, Patrick Hammer Jr., Rosalie Calabrese, Anoek van Praag, James McMenamin, Barbara Hall, Julia Griffin, ff. white, Gabriel A. Levicky, Chris Robin, Jaroslav E. Sýkora, KenJazzo.

Available on Amazon.Com

Nomad’s Choir, Fall 2017, Vol.25 Issue 4
Thank You Joshua Meander for accepting “Gray-White” for Nomad’s Choir, Fall 2017, Vol.25 Issue 4. Kudos to Bob Barci, Jack Cooper, Robert Gibbons, Gordon Gilbert, Jim Hart, Marilyn Thomas-King, Joshua Meander, Chris Robin, Sheryl H. Simler, Ros Rabin.
Bear Creek Haiku Blogspot, Sunday, October 22, 2017
Pleased to be part of the Haiku group again. Thank you ayaz daryl nielsen. Kudos to Jo Balistreri, Dorothy McLaughlin, Dennis Rhodes, Carl Mayfield, t. kilgore splake, Greg Gregory, pl. wick
Click below and enjoy:
Mankh’s haiku du jour, October 20, 2017
Thank you Mankh for selecting one of my tree haiku:
veins of leaves
my tree’s hands
touch mine
Bear Creek Haiku, Issue #140, October 2017
Thank you ayaz daryl nielsen for including me in this issue with Sharon Anderson, Michael Ceraolo,
Lysa Collins, Bijay Kank Dubey,June Forte, Peggy Dugan French, Dean Wiseman Golden, Gene Gryniewicz, Stephanie Hiteshew, Jeff Howell, Judy Katz-Levine, Dennis S. Malan, Celine Rose Mariotti, Carl Mayfield, Gerald A. McBreen, Dorothy McLaughlin, Edir Meirelles, Ndongolera C. Mwangupili, normal, Karen O’Leary, James B. Peters, Cathy Porter, Dennis Rhodes, Toma Rosen, Don A. Ryan, Dennis Saleh, Vivian Bolland Schulklapper, t. kilgore splake, Jane Stuart, Tseten Madison Sun, Diane Webster,Michael Dylan Welch, Joanne Weston, Simone Wheeler, pl wick, Yates Young, Paula Yup
by the window
a snowflake meltdown
amuses the cat
the cat enjoys fresh snowfall
but the squirrel hides
under the a/c
dinner table scraps
trash bags ripped for survival
hungry kittens eat
like cat’s eyes
doors to inner peace
open and shut
keep your pussy
kick him in the ballot!
(for Alison Ross)
progressive claws
send political machines
to the shredder
after grieving
sun gets brighter
days get warmer
on hallowed ground
a sanctuary grows
wild geraniums
wild geraniums
remember the holiness
that greed demolished
inside this kaleidoscope
souls of flowers
like clouds
departing for sun
grief fades


More January Publication News

More January Publication News:

Bear Creek Haiku Blogspot, Issue #130, Wednesday, January 24, 2016 with the moon in Mary Jo Balistreri’s Merlot!

Photo Credit:

Sharing the Purrs and Meows with Alan Caitlin, Peggy Dugan French, Judith Partin-Nielsen, Paula Yup, and Cathy Porter.

My haiku inspired by my neighborhood:

firefly light show
donkey cart planter
going nowhere


Nomad’s Choir, Winter 2016, Vol. 24, Issue 1

My poem “Living In Silence,” is in this issue.

Also in this issue are these terrific poets:

Evie Ivy, Garrett Robinson, Anoek Van Praag, KenJazzo, Ekiwah Adler-Belendez, Ankita Chaturvedi, Bradford Vickers, Erica Mapp, Matthew Anish, Yinka Meander, Marvin Goldfarb, Cherise Wyneken, Jack McCabe, Joshua Meander, and more.

E-mail submissions to:
Joshua Meander, Editor

For more info on Joshua and Nomad’s Choir, please check out this article below:

My poem in Nomad’s Choir:

I live in silence,
make my bed with your thoughts.
My tongue is numb,
unable to speak your name.
The color of your eyes,
the texture of your hair,
the touch of your hands,
the whisper of your words
must be kept secret.
You’re my guardian,
teacher, friend, lover—
you’re also my prisoner,
the one who gave 
back my life.
You’ve left this physical plane,
but my free will brought you back.
Only the caverns of imagination
and the stillness of moonlight
can understand and protect
what became sacred.
I am the “x,”
you are the “y,”
but no formula can prove
what we’re experiencing.
Only when I die,
this silence will shatter
the temporal world


and love will occupy the universe.  


August Publication News

August Publication News

Some happy news from Brooklyn:

“Mr. Lipson” is the featured poem for Yellow Chair Review for August 26, 2015

Also, my poem, “White Flag,” is in Nomad’s Choir, Summer 2015, Vol. 23, Issue 3, with other poets:

Bradford Vickers, Joan Kitcher-White, Fred Simpson, James McMenamin, Elyzabeth Ahne, Bernard Block, Marjorie Desinor, Jack Cooper, Robert Gibbons, Diane Alexy. Anthony Vigorito, Alexandra Portal, Lyn Lifshin, Efrayim Levenson, Rick Bonner, Anoek Van Praag, Chris Robin/ M.T.K., Joshua Meander, Theresa Rose, Dawn Zapletal, Valerie Stephens, Laurence Overmire, Ankita Chaturvedi, Donnelle McGee, Fide Erken, Rachel Smith, Peter Coca, Diane Alexy, Betty J. Sayles, and Robert Paczkowski.