29 September 2009

Three Questions - Tobacco Road

Just to let you know I have answered Curtis Dunlap's three questions and I am featured on the Tobacco Road blog this week.

If you haven't answered the questions yet yourself, why not give it a go?

28 September 2009

25 September 2009

the late film
I wake
for each subtitle




published Blithe Spirit 18:1

24 September 2009

down country lanes -
at every bend
jackdaws




first appeared in slightly different form in Shamrock #5

17 September 2009

Limboland in Lynx

Hey, remember my MS sequence "Limboland?"

It has just been published in the latest edition of Lynx

by way of a prologue:

football match
we speculate the nature
of the symptoms

15 September 2009

small children crowding round
suddenly I become
the moth expert
indian summer -
across my desk
a butterfly shadow



published Blithe Spirit 17:4

11 September 2009

look away now if you're squeamish

the sound of my blood
squirting into the tube -
the phlebotomist and I
share a silent smile

9 September 2009

8 September 2009

7 September 2009

Shamrock 11 online

The latest issue of Shamrock is now online. Shamrock is the online journal of the Irish Haiku Society. It has a couple of pieces by myself that have previously featured on this blog.

A feature of Shamrock that I particularly like is it's haiku tour of Europe, featuring work by prominent poets and potted histories of featured regions. This issue focusses on the Benelux countries.

Work by Adri van den Berg, Marc Hendrickx, Werner Lambersy, Bart Mesotten and Ida Gorter caught my eye in particular and a fascinating history of Dutch haiku has been provided by Max Verhart.

It's also pleasing, given that the Irish Haiku Society is still relatively young, that Irish writers are starting to dominate the content.

Shamrock 11 is available at http://shamrockhaiku.webs.com/currentissue.htm
first day of term -
an earthworm inches
across the playground
September dawn -
resting in the dead rose
a dead bee

4 September 2009

Prune Juice resurrected

Good news for Senryu lovers, after being ditched by Modern English Tanka Press, the journal Prune Juice is now under the editorship of Liam Wilkinson (also "curator" of Three Lights Gallery).

Prune Juice will be a web-only publication from now on and it's online home is at http://prunejuice.wordpress.com

Submissions are currently being accepted for Issue 3 which will be published in 2010.

2 September 2009

Notes from the Gean - Issue 2 now online


Just a note to let you know I have five pieces in Issue 2 of Notes from the Gean - just published and available at: http://www.geantree.com/indexcover.html
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