under 16s

New work is added to the under 16s spot on a rolling basis—read it here!

ps Don’t forget to send in your submissions for the summer issue of hedgerow (#128).

all best,
Caroline Skanne
(Editor)

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vines #4 is up!

Excited to announce that #4 of vines is now up online… read it here!

ps Don’t forget to send in your submissions for the summer issue of hedgerow (#128).

all best,
Caroline Skanne
(Editor)

#126—the winter issue is here!

hedgerow #126 (the winter issue) is out! Thanks to contributors & readers alike. I look forward to reading your submissions for the spring issue (submissions accepted on a rolling basis).

The autumn issue can be purchased at the link below, or from Amazon.

hedgerow #126, the winter print issue, 2019

hedgerow #126 COVER front

kindly,

Caroline Skanne
editor

#123—the spring print issue is here!

hedgerow #123, the spring print issue, 2018

 

Kindly,

Caroline Skanne
founding editor

 

#106

welcome to #106 of hedgerow. this week features haiga by resident artist Debbie Strange.

if you missed it last week, the next special edition PRINT ISSUE of hedgerow is scheduled for early spring. it will feature one poem per poet, selected from the usual submissions.

further, if you would like to receive email updates of various calls for submissions, including future print issues of hedgerow / wildflower poetry press anthologies, new releases / special offers ( https://wildflowerpoetrypress.wordpress.com/ ), sign up to our mailing list by sending an email to hedgerowsubmission@gmail.com OR wildflowerpoetrypress@gmail.com with the subject line ‘MAILING LIST’. alternatively, to unsubscribe, simply put ‘UNSUBSCRIBE’ in the subject line. thank you!

as always grateful to to readers & contributors alike.

this week features work by Julie Warther, Ian Willey, Debbie Strange, Paul David Mena, Michael Dylan Welch, Margherita Petriccione, Kath Abela Wilson, Dave Read, Julie Kelsey, Pat Davis, Joy McCall, Christina Sng, Joshua Gage, Louise Hopewell, Rachel Sutcliffe & ai li.

 

to enjoy #106, simply click on the link below…

hedgerow-106-edited-by-caroline-skanne

with love & kindness,

Caroline Skanne,
founding editor

#104

welcome to #104 of hedgerow! this week features photo haiga by Ron C. Moss. as always grateful to readers & contributors alike…

if you missed it last week —

excited to announce that the talented Chase Gagnon has joined hedgerow as a resident artist! you can read more about him over at our resident artist / in conversation page —“Poetry is embedded in me. My mom used to read me Edgar Allan Poe every night before bed when I was a kid…” https://hedgerowpoems.wordpress.com/poet-artist-in-conversation/

this week features work by John Hawkhead, Ron C. Moss, Michael Dylan Welch, Andrea Cecon, Terri French, Martha Magenta, Sandi Pray, kjmunro, Barry George, Ola Lindberg, Paul Chambers, Angela Terry & Julie Warther.

to enjoy #104, simply click on the pdf link below…

hedgerow #104

with love & kindness,

Caroline Skanne,
founding editor

#103

welcome to this week’s packed issue of hedgerow! thanks to everyone for turning up week after week, readers & contributors alike.

excited to announce that the talented Chase Gagnon has joined hedgerow as a resident artist! you can read more about him over at our resident artist / in conversation page — “Poetry is embedded in me. My mom used to read me Edgar Allan Poe every night before bed when I was a kid…” https://hedgerowpoems.wordpress.com/poet-artist-in-conversation/

this week features work by Chase Gagnon, Veronika Zora Novak, Joy McCall, Ola Lindberg, Marta Chocilowska, Larry Kimmel, Elizabeth McMunn-Tetangco, Gabriel Bates, Deborah P Kolodji, David J Kelly, Barry George, Jennifer Hambrick, Terri French & Mike Rehling.

to enjoy #103, simply click on the pdf link below…

hedgerow-103-edited-by-caroline-skanne

with love & kindness,

Caroline Skanne,
founding editor

#102

welcome to #102 of hedgerow. as always, grateful to readers & contributors alike!

this week features work by Larry Kimmel, Debbie Strange, Deborah P Kolodji, Dietmar Tauchner, Joy McCall, Rachel Sutcliffe, Zee Zahava, Christina Sng, Chen-ou Liu, Julie Warther, Elmedin Kadric, Anna Cates, Maria Laura Valente, Michael Rehling & Ron C. Moss.

to enjoy this issue click on the link below…

hedgerow-102

with love & kindness,

Caroline Skanne,
founding editor

 

if you wish to purchase the print edition of hedgerow #100, you can do so here —

https://wildflowerpoetrypress.wordpress.com/

 

#84

welcome to #84 of hedgerow. this week features haiga & photographs by Chase Gagnon. grateful to contributors & readers alike, thank you all for being here… enjoy!

please note —

submissions are now closed, as hedgerow is taking a summer break after #86 (15th July). you will be notified once submissions reopen, on our facebook page below.

 

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with love & kindness,

caroline skanne
founding editor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

tuning the fiddle
to the guitar
on an iphone

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rising
with the delta kite
my inner child’s laughter

Ben Moeller-Gaa is the author of two haiku chapbooks, the Pushcart nominated Wasp Shadows (Folded Word Press 2014) and Blowing on a Hot Soup Spoon (poor metaphor design 2014). Learn more about Ben at www.benmoellergaa.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
wet leaves –
memory of “Wildwood Flower”
on Dad’s harmonica

A classical musician and public radio broadcaster, producer, and blogger, Jennifer Hambrick lives in Columbus, Ohio, USA.  Visit her on Facebook, or on Twitter at @JenHambrick.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Dawn

Blind since birth,
the old man says
he’s seen thirty
thousand sunrises.

They were described to him
far better than folklore
by peals of birdsong
through his open window.

Ben Banyard lives in Portishead, UK. His debut pamphlet, Communing, was published by Indigo Dreams in February 2016. Ben edits Clear Poetry, a web journal dedicated to promoting accessible work by newcomers and old hands alike – https://clearpoetry.wordpress.com. Blog: https://benbanyard.wordpress.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

finding
that space within…
deep rock pool

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seaweed
spills a hand
over rock
green threads on
dry reds

Christina Martin has always enjoyed writing and is inspired by nature and the beautiful surroundings of Pembrokeshire in West Wales where she lives with her husband.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

puddle.jpg

ghostriver.jpg

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Chase Gagnon is an amateur photographer and poet living in Detroit, Michigan who enjoys long walks on the streets taking pictures of people and urban scenery.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

the scent
of burning sage
the sound
of low slow blues
– logs on the fire

I decide
to plant my grave
before I die
buttercups, cow parsley
forget-me-nots

walking around
in the long grass
at end of day
the circle
completes itself

sitting quietly
in the meadow
watching
small field mice
gathering seeds

After decades of living in the States and Canada, Joy McCall now lives in her birthplace of Norwich, England, growing older but not much wiser.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

notes of
       a meadow’s song
             down the page
   cabbage whites

Julie Warther (@JulieWarther) lives in Ohio and serves as Midwest Regional Coordinator for the Haiku Society of America. (http://www.hsa-haiku.org)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

what keeps me here
in this place I don’t belong?
rolling green hills
endless wild flower sky
solitude of country roads

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four a.m.
owl at the window rattles
me awake
is this a warning or
a call to adventure?

Carole Johnston lives in her imagination most of the time, but sometimes, she lives in Lexington,Kentucky. She writes short poems every day and has published two books of poetry: “Journeys-Getting Lost” and “Manic Dawn.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

night train
a whistle sounds
from the toy box

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prairie sky
the wide view
of childhood

Dave Read is a Canadian poet.  His work can be found on his blog, davereadpoetry.blogspot.ca.