welcome to this week’s hedgerow. in just a few weeks time we’ll be celebrating our 100th issue… this will be a special feature, available both online AND as a print copy! after the publication of #100, hedgerow will go into hibernation for a few weeks. no submissions will be kept on file. if you follow our fb page you will be notified once submissions reopen (https://www.facebook.com/hedgerowpoems/).

this week features work by Zee Zahava, Ron C. Moss, Simon Hanson, Johannes S. H. Bjerg, Alexis Rotella, Martha Magenta, Chase Gagnon, Kat Lehmann, Peter Jastermsky, Marietta McGregor, Paul Chambers, Lucia Fontana, Meik Blöttenberger, Nika, Jim Webster & Robert Epstein.

grateful to contributors & readers alike. click on the link below to enjoy #98!


with love & kindness,

caroline skanne
founding editor


welcome to #96. thrilled to announce that we’ll be celebrating our 100th issue in a few weeks time. this will be a special feature, available both online AND as a print copy!

this week features work by Johannes S. H. Bjerg, Robin White, Mike Rehling, Chase Gagnon, Rachel Sutcliffe, Mark Miller, Ian Willey, Barbara Kaufmann, Elizabeth McMunn-Tetangco, Miriam Sagan, E. Martin Pedersen & Gabriel Bates.

grateful to contributors & readers alike! click on the pdf link below to enjoy #96…


with love & kindness,

caroline skanne
founding editor


this week hedgerow comes early… with work by John Martone, Julie Warther, Debbie Strange, Angela Terry, John Hawkhead, Chen-ou Liu, Rachel Sutcliffe, Elmedin Kadric, Malintha Perera, Jennifer Hambrick & Ian Willey. as always grateful to contributors & readers alike. click on the pdf link below to enjoy #95.


with love & kindness,

caroline skanne
founding editor


welcome to the latest issue of hedgerow. i hope you all enjoyed last week’s special feature. kids poetry & art will be a standing feature of hedgerow. more updates about how to submit to ‘kid’s corner’ coming soon! grateful to readers & contributors alike. we are currently trying out a new format, please click on the pdf link below to read this friday’s offerings…




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.





with love & kindness,

caroline skanne
founding editor









tuning the fiddle
to the guitar
on an iphone


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.








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









that space within…
deep rock pool


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.












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

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

sitting quietly
in the meadow
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


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


prairie sky
the wide view
of childhood

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









welcome to #76 of hedgerow. this week features artwork by Brendan Slater. as always grateful to readers & contributors alike. please have a peek at our poetry / art book reviews page ( https://hedgerowpoems.wordpress.com/poetry-art-book-reviews/ ) as it has been updated. further we have some exciting news to announce in the near future, stay tuned…


with love & kindness,

caroline skanne
founding editor








she asks if I’m


express lane
a celebrity’s
post-baby bod


they must be fighting again
Dad’s playing
with the bristle blocks

Ian Willey is an American social scientist now living in Japan. He hopes to someday see senryu and haiku on the backs of cereal boxes.








this summer, I’ll clothe myself
in colors and fabrics
I want to wear, and not wait
to lose some undue weight
… I ask, how many summers remain?

Nancy Cross Dunham lives in Madison, Wisconsin, with her husband, Michael.  She writes poetry to try to figure out what she’s learning about herself, the world and the other people in it.








When we met there was a lot of noise. A lot of questions and getting to know each other. Now we know each other well. Predicted movements followed by finished sentences. We hold each other after making love. Hold hands while driving but don’t feel the need to force conversation. We graciously, humbly, excitedly live in the . . .

Gabriel Patterson (@GabePatterson77) lives in Las Vegas, Nevada (USA) with his family. He escapes the city’s neon lights by writing poetry.













Brendan Slater is a father and a writer of small poems. He was born and lives in Stoke-On-Trent, England, but he spent four years living in The Netherlands in a small village called Slagharen. He co-edits the E-zine Moongarlic (www.moongarlic.org) and is one of the partners at Yet To Be Named Free Press (www.yettobenamedfreepress.org).








three women
singing siren songs
by the beachfire
rowdy with real ale
blood-red port and pale saké


in the evergreen, singing
the old song –
a little bit of bread
and no cheese


the poet says
you are kind
and in my head
Robert Johnson
sings the blues

Joy McCall lives in Norwich, England, growing older but not much wiser. Most of her books are available on Amazon.








that summer sky
filled with our childhood dreams…
I sleep alone
under the water-stained ceiling
of a rooming house


this moonlit night
flirts with loneliness
no wine
I shoot the moon down
with an arrow of words


the shards
of our wedding plate
after the fight
I start to know
the sharper pieces of her

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)