welcome to #44 of hedgerow. this week’s issue features The Altered Reality Series by august’s resident artist… thanks for this month Debbie Strange! thanks also to the five other poets contributing to this issue & of course the readers. next week we’ll have a new resident artist & hopefully a few new reviews. stay tuned…
with love & kindness.
slow revolutions . . .
the soft clay
of a collapsed bowl
Julie Warther (@JulieWarther) lives in Dover, Ohio and serves as Midwest Regional Coordinator for the Haiku Society of America. (www.hsa-haiku.org). Her haiku chapbook “What Was Here” is available through Folded Word Press. http://foldedword.bigcartel.com/product/what-was-here
3rd Place, UHTS Second Annual “AHA” Awards, 2014
poem published in Cattails, May 2014
my reading glasses
for the tree
where the redbird sings
Ken Slaughter has been writing and publishing tanka since 2011. In 2015 he won the Tanka Society of America International contest and had two honorable mentions. He maintains a website: https://tankanews.wordpress.com/ to help tanka writers keep track of submissions deadlines. Ken lives in Massachusetts with his wife and two cats.
Runner-up, British Haiku Society Tanka Awards, 2014/15
poem published in Soft Thunder, 2015
upon my chest
Ben Moeller-Gaa is the author of two haiku chapbooks, the Pushcart nominatedWasp Shadows (Folded Word Press 2014) and Blowing on a Hot Soup Spoon (poor metaphor design 2014). His work has appeared in numerous journals and anthologies. Learn more about Ben at http://www.benmoellergaa.com.
poem published in Undertow Tanka Review, Issue 1, August 2014
thrift store scent
a mint green shirt
Anna Cates resides in Wilmington, Ohio with her two cats, Freddie and Christine. She holds an M.F.A. in Creative Writing, and several other advanced degrees related to English studies, and teaches English online for several universities. She is a regular contributor to short form poetry publications, and her first full length collection of haiku and other poems, “The Meaning of Life,” from Cyberwit.net, is now available on Amazon.
Honourable Mention, World Tanka Competition, 2013
poem published in Lyrical Passion Poetry E-zine, October 2013
waking from a dream
I cry out for my sister
the crow also cries
not a single person
returns my hello —
the crow the crow the crow
the crow — your departure
the crow — your return
with your drum and kazoo
flying off to welcome spring
my only regret —
I never invited you for tea
Zee Zahava edits an online haiku journal called Brass Bell. The next issue will come out on September 1st.
poem published in Moonbathing, Issue 11, Fall/Winter 2014
The Altered Reality Series by Debbie Strange —
I have a lot of fun enhancing my photographs with a variety of digital techniques. This gives me double the creative pleasure and helps to extend the reach of the original works…
read more about the artist behind the art here —https://hedgerowpoems.wordpress.com/poet-artist-in-conversation/