welcome to #59 of hedgerow. as always grateful to contributors & readers alike. this month’s resident artist is Paula Dawn Lietz. if you enjoy the art featured in this issue, stop by her website (http://www.pdlietzphotography.com).

to read our latest book reviews click on the link below –https://hedgerowpoems.wordpress.com/poetry-art-book-reviews/

next week’s issue will be the last for this year. keep your eyes peeled as we have an exciting announcement to make…

after #60 we are taking a short winter break, submissions will reopen in the new year! stay updated by following on twitter or fb.









in wrack and blue netting
a weedy seadragon


twilight fishing
with each cast
more and more stars

Mark Miller lives in a village on the east coast of Australia, where he regularly combs the beach and nearby island for small treasures, and where he is committed to removing plastic debris out of harm’s way of fish and birds.












near Buddha’s temple
through the cold rain
my heart still warm

Michael Smeer was born in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. He has published two books of poetry. His preferred style is the English language haiku. The quiet of a zen moment encapsulated by haiku fits perfectly with his Buddhist soul.












i micromanage
my thoughts

Shloka Shankar is a freelance writer from Bangalore, India. She loves experimenting with found poetry and Japanese short-forms from time to time. Shloka is also the founding editor of Sonic Boom.












in rain
the red geraniums
speak even louder–
dipping my brush
in water I paint
the sky

Robyn Cairns is a Melbourne poet who has a passion for the environment and is constantly inspired to write about the beauty of nature and also her local industrial landscape. She can be found on twitter at @robbiepoet where she shares her poetry and photography.














scribbles on scrap paper
in spiral bound notebooks
a mix of short and long hand scrawl
hastily typed paragraphs
no punctuation or line breaks
stream of consciousness recorded
exactly as it flows from my head
internet with multiple tabs
books opened, stacked high
I research, pull the disparate threads together
organise my ideas into themes,
plots, actions and resolutions;
my next novel emerges
tomorrow I start to write

Freya Pickard, England, can be found at either http://dragonscaleclippings.wordpress.com or http://purehaiku.wordpress.com. Her first novel, Dragonscale Leggings, is a parody of the genre she loves best; fantasy.









the art is this issue was brought to you by Paula Dawn Lietz

an accomplished published poet.  She is as well a multi-genre artist and photographer specializing in digital media. Lietz has garnered an impressive range of credits working with various publishers and authors, and revels in the creative energy generated within the artistic and literary community…

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