#128—the summer issue is here!

hedgerow #128 (the summer issue) is finally out! Thanks to contributors & readers alike. I look forward to reading your work for the upcoming autumn issue (submissions accepted on a rolling basis).

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The summer issue can be purchased here, or from Amazon.




Caroline Skanne


#127—the spring issue is here!

hedgerow #127 (the spring issue) is finally out! Thanks to contributors & readers alike. I look forward to reading your work for the upcoming summer issue (submissions accepted on a rolling basis).

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

hedgerow #127

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Caroline Skanne

#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


Caroline Skanne

#123—the spring print issue is here!

hedgerow #123, the spring print issue, 2018



Caroline Skanne
founding editor


new e-book (free download)!

yes, hedgerow is still on spring break… but in the meantime, you can download & enjoy the first e-book published by wildflower poetry press for free! see details below.

happy spring everyone!


‘Ancient Bloodlines’ by Simon Hanson & Ron C. Moss

a collection of 11 Australian collaborative rengay paired with artwork by Ron C. Moss. Each rengay is presented in the newly developed ‘Mossy Ripple Effect’ to optimise the reading experience.

to enjoy, simply click on the link below!



‘Ancient Bloodlines’ is offered as a free download for personal use only, all material copyrighted. while the download of this e-book is free, a link to the Australian Wildlife Conservancy (AWC) has been added below, where you can make a donation, at your own wish.




* the ‘Mossy Ripple Effect’ was developed by Ron C. Moss



welcome to #78 of hedgerow. this week features artwork by Paula Dawn Lietz. as always, grateful to contributors & readers alike…enjoy!


with love & kindness,


caroline skanne
founding editor









unread books
are piling up
beside the bed
dunnocks carry twigs
nesting under the hedge


making supper
my heart sitting
on that hill
writing poems
above Quaker bones


I am trying
to learn to live with pain
the way I live with slugs
not running over them
but taking another path

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.


















dawn chorus
and response
and response
and response

Patti Niehoff (Cincinnati, Ohio USA) lives in southwestern Ohio with her husband and cats.









which apple
to peck

Christina Martin has been writing poetry since as far back as she can remember. She lives in West Wales in the UK where she takes much of her inspiration from the sea and her natural surroundings. She also paints.


















fairy princess
a missing tooth smile
as bright as her tiara


tabernacle lamp
the warm red glow
of sunset

Simon Hanson lives in Queensland Australia, grateful for another day . . .










wind chimes-
the rocking chair
starts without me

Steve Smolak lives in Herrin, IL, Usa. He reads, writes, and studies haiku daily.



















chiffon strap
the immodesty
of moonlight


gas flare
the midnight sea
awash in light

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









paper boats
sailing through a puddle
in the refugee camp

Chen-ou Liu is currently the editor and translator of NeverEnding Story, http://neverendingstoryhaikutanka.blogspot.ca/, and the author of five books, including Following the Moon to the Maple Land (First Prize, 2011 Haiku Pix Chapbook Contest) and A Life in Transition and Translation (Honorable Mention, 2014 Turtle Light Press Biennial Haiku Chapbook Competition)












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

Paula Dawn Lietz 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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