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Published Haiku & Senryu Poetry

crown of thorns

the things we make

with our hands

river rain
these old lessons

again and again

leaf rustle uncovering my inner child

season’s end 

the things we sow

but don't harvest 

blackout curtains

it could be

any moon

falling snow
how quietly you take root

in my womb

shoes on the wrong feet

someday he'll ask a girl

to dance

our footprints

become a memory . . .

spring moon


a cicada
somewhere in the house

loneliness

drunk at noon
in my next life make me

a honeybee

 

Complete List of Haiku Publications

tinywords "silent clouds" (19.2 2019)

everyday haiku "sandals stowed away" (September 2019)

cattails "migrating geese" (October 2019)

Modern Haiku "my fingers stick" (50.3 2019)

Ephemerae "dogwood blossom rain" (2019)

Ephemerae "bassoon moon" (2019)

bottle rockets "crashing waves" (42 Winter 2020)

bottle rockets "changing" (41 Summer 2019)

Presence "family boots" (#64 2019)

Autumn Moon "softening rain" (2:2 Spring/Summer 2019)

Everyday Haiku "spring love" (April 2019)

Frogpond "spring clouds" (40.2, 2019)

Otata "considering the past" (April 2019)

Otata "sunlit rain" (April 2019)

Otata "spring breeze" (April 2019)

tinywords "quince buds" (19.1 2019)

Modern Haiku "the low necks" (50:2 2019)

hedgerow "summer moon" (#127, 2019)

cattails "her smile" (April 2019)

Autumn Moon “moonstones” (2:2, Autumn/Winter  2018)

Ephemerae “pansies…” (2:1 2018)

YTHS Members’ Anthology “strawberry moon” (2018)

YTHS Members’ Anthology “another sunrise…” (2018)

Modern Haiku “the places in dad” (50:1 2018)

Mariposa “crown of thorns” (#39 2018)

Mariposa “the clichés” (#39 2018)

cattails “morning glories” (October 2018)

Frogpond “still the scars” (Fall 2018)

Kokako “summer stars” (September 2018)

Akitsu Quarterly “firestorm remains” (Winter 2018)

The Haiku Foundation, A Sense of Place (sound) “leaning my ear” (July 2018)

The Haiku Foundation, A Sense of Place (smell) “attracting the gulls” (July 2018)

Ephemerae “a cicada” (1:2 2018)

Modern Haiku “the curved backs” (49:3 2018)

Modern Haiku “listening to her” (49:32 2018)

bottle rockets press “spring tease” (39 Fall 2018)

hedgerow: a journal of small poems “striking a match”(Summer 2018)

Wales Haiku Journal “forgetting to cap” (2018)

Autumn Moon “foxgloves” (1:2, Spring/Summer  2018)

Presence “a familiar song” (#61, 2018)

Presence “blowing out” (#61, 2018)

Chrysanthemum “cherry blossom stroll” (23, 2018)

Chrysanthemum “a new decade” (23, 2018)

Frogpond “farmstand” (forthcoming, 2018)

Otata “humility” (April 2018)

Otata “calla lily” (April 2018)

Otata “Brazilian waxing” (April 2018)

tinywords “drunk at noon” (18.1 2018)

tinywords “french lavender…” (18.1 2018)

Mariposa “wishing I had” (38, 2018)

hedgerow: a journal of small poems “spring buds”(Spring 2018)

Modern Haiku “watching her…” (49:2 2018)

Ephemerae “last spring” (1:1, 2018)

Ephemerae “sun spotted shoulders” (1:1, 2018)

Inner Voices “cloud wisps” 2018 International Women’s Haiku Festival

Inner Voices “old-growth forest” 2018 International Women’s Haiku Festival

Inner Voices “the look in his eyes” 2018 International Women’s Haiku Festival

Stardust “jasmine breeze” (February 2018)

Akitsu Quarterly “peach buds” (Summer 2018)

wild voices anthology “pale blue” (vol. 2, 2018)

wild voices anthology “the bird feeder” (vol. 2, 2018)

Haiku Canada Anthology “last quarter moon” (2018)

hedgerow: a journal of small poems “in the eye” (Winter 2017)

Modern Haiku “a little boy” (forthcoming 49:1 2017)

Autumn Moon “autumn moon” (forthcoming 2017)

hedgerow: a journal of small poems “leaf rustle” (Autumn 2017)

Stardust Haiku “yellow warbler” (September 2017)

Mariposa “swaying iris” (37, 2017)

Mariposa “new moon” (37, 2017)

Haiku Canada “filtered news—” (2017)

Haiku Foundation “the burnt coffee” (Haiku in the Workplace: BurnOut 2017)

Stardust Haiku “winter secrets…” (August 2017)

Yuki Teikei Haiku Society “a new year” (2018)

Yuki Teikei Haiku Society “sunburn” (2018)

Kokako “spring dusk” (27)

Kokako “the sting of jellyfish” (27)

hedgerow: a journal of small poems “wildflowers” (#120 Summer 2017)

NeverEnding Story “rainbow bubbles” (forthcoming 2017)

NeverEnding Story “a raven moves” (forthcoming 2017)

hedgerow: a journal of small poems “suburban summer nights” (#119 Summer 2017)

hedgerow: a journal of small poems “fado moon” (#119 Summer 2017)

hedgerow: a journal of small poems “buttercup dream” (#118 Summer 2017)

hedgerow: a journal of small poems “river rain” (#118 Summer 2017)

hedgerow: a journal of small poems “lotus mud” (#118 Summer 2017)

hedgerow: a journal of small poems “summer night” (#117 Summer 2017)

Haiku Foundation “new girl” (Haiku in the Workplace: First Day at the New Job 2017)

Akitsu Quarterly “budding olive moon” (Fall 2017)

Akitsu Quarterly “jasmine dawn” (Fall 2017)

Modern Haiku “body scan” (48:3 2017)

bottle rockets press “the way he plays” (37 Fall 2017)

Haikuniverse “black butterfly” (May 2017)

Snapshot Press “tadpoles” (2018 Calendar)

Snapshot Press “valentine’s day” (2018 Calendar)

Wild Plum “shoes on the wrong feet” (Fall/Winter 2017)

hedgerow: a journal of small poems “long drive” (#114 Spring 2017)

hedgerow: a journal of small poems “dandelion fluff” (#113 Spring 2017)

hedgerow: a journal of small poems “wild lupine” (#113 Spring 2017)

hedgerow: a journal of small poems “another full moon” (#113 Spring 2017)

Modern Haiku “gingko leaves” (48:1 2017)

bottle rockets press “felt hearts” (36 2017)

Mariposa “star gazing” (35 Autumn 2016)

tinywords “skipping stones…” (16.2 2016)

Acorn “one drink too many” (Autumn 2016)

bottle rockets press “eucalyptus” (35 Autumn 2016)

Modern Haiku “pomegranate moon” (47.3  2016)

Frogpond “first day of school” (38.3 Autumn 2015)

Modern Haiku “therapy” (46.3 Autumn 2015)

tinywords “I tell my son” (5.2 2015)

Modern Haiku “unplanned c-section” (45.2 2014)

Modern Haiku “wolf moon” (44.3 Fall 2013)

Tinywords “week fourteen” (13.2 September 2013)

Message to Mars Haiku Contest “babymoon” (July 2013)

Heron’s Nest “white-tailed deer” (June 2013)

Heron’s Nest “goodwill” (June 2013)

GEPPO: YTHS “autumn leaf blower” (September 2012)

GEPPO: YTHS “three quail scurry” (September 2012)

 

Complete List of Senryu Publications

Prune Juice “brother’s calligraphy” (November 2017)

Prune Juice “silk orchids” (November 2017)

Failed Haiku “blackout curtains” (July 2017)

Failed Haiku “welcome mat” (July 2017)

Failed Haiku “teething necklace” (July 2017)

Failed Haiku “stardust” (July 2017)

Failed Haiku “first piggy bank” (July 2017)

Failed Haiku “eggplant dress” (18 June 2018)

Failed Haiku “Madonna afternoon” (18 June 2018)

Failed Haiku “lobster night” (18 June 2018)

Failed Haiku “pac-man date” (18 June 2018)

Wild Plum “shoes on the wrong feet” (Fall/Winter 2017)

Prune Juice “pierced tongue” (12 March 2014)

Prune Juice “waxing” (11 November 2013)

 

Complete List of Awards and Features

Awards and Nominations 

Honorable Mention "ornamental cabbage" 2019 Golden Haiku Contest

Honorable Mention, “season’s end” 2018 UHTS “AHA” Haiku Contest

Shortlisted, Touchstone Distinguished Book Award (2017)

Runner-up, “how openly” The Haiku Calendar Competition (2018)

Honorable Mention “sparrows” 2017 World Tanka Contest Lyrical Passion Poetry E-zine (2018)

Semi-finalist “the millions of poets” Art of Haiku Grand Prix (February 2018)

Nominee, 2018-2019 Sonoma County Poet Laureate

Winner, Vancouver Cherry Blossom Sakura Award (2017)

Runner-up, The Haiku Calendar Competition (2017)

Semi-finalist “ripening peaches” Art of Haiku Grand Prix (May 2017)

Runner-up, Skylark’s Nest, (5:2, Winter 2017)

Features

A New Resonance 11 Featured Poet

Tanka Society of America’s 19th Sanford Goldstein’s International Tanka Contest Co-Judge (alongside Neal Whitman), 2018

Butterfly Dream “a raven flies”, featured poet April 2018

Berkeley Public Library “running my hand” and “deep in his novel” Poem In Your Pocket Day 2018

Inner Voices “cloud wisps” 2018 International Women’s Haiku Festival

Inner Voices “old-growth forest” 2018 International Women’s Haiku Festival

Inner Voices “the look in his eyes” 2018 International Women’s Haiku Festival

Haikuniverse, Valentine’s Day 2018, featured poet #13

Mann’s Daily Haiku, January 2018 featured poet

Daily Haiku January 2018 featured poem

(Fall/Winter 2017)

Prune Juice “pierced tongue” (12 March 2014)

Prune Juice “waxing” (11 November 2013)