XIX:2 June, 2004

A Journal for Linking Poets  
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Deadline for the Tanka Splendor Awards is September 30, 2004. Remember you need to have entered your tanka in order to be able to vote. Read all the rules and send your poems in at TANKA SPLENDOR Contest Rules


 (Click on the bold-faced section names to find the individual works.)

TIME OUT by Edward Baranosky & Melisa Fauceglia; SUGGESTED ENDLESS FRAGMENTS by John M. Bennett as found in Ivan Arguelles' “Suggested and Endless Fragments”; RAIN by John M. Bennett & Stacey Allam; G NAWS SUN by John M. Bennett & Jim Leftwich;  A LILAC BREEZE by Michael L. Evans & Connie Donleycott; CHOCOLATE FINGERPRINTS by Betty Kaplan & Max Verhart; MARRY ME ALICE by Betty Kaplan & Max Verhart; JEWEL-BEETLE by Larry Kimmel & Ron Moss; PICK-UP-STICKS by Karina Klesko & Cindy Tebo; 'TALK DIRTY' by Marlene Mountain & Suhni Bell,  THE PRISONER’S BLACKBIRD by Dick Pettit (Denmark) & Francis Attard (Malta), LANDSCAPE by Patricia Prime & Catherine Mair; MORNING SONG by Patricia Prime and Catherine Mair;  AOTEAROA by
Patricia Prime & Ron Moss;
PLACE WHERE NAMES ARE LOST by Yuri Runov & Karina Klesko & CindyTebo; THE FRAGRANCE OF SUNLIGHT by Maria Steyn (South Africa) & Marjorie Buettner (USA); SPRING RAIN by zhanna p. rader & karina klesko; A LEAF FLOATS TO EARTH by john white UK &  karina klesko USA; PUTTING ON THE DOG by Max Verhart & Betty Kaplan

LO ! TIME … by T. Ashok Chakravarthy, THE TWINKLE OF PEACE by T. Ashok Chakravarthy,
POET/PROFESSOR by Gene Doty, BLUES by Ruth Holzer,  AGAIN by Barbara (Abra) MacKay,  A COMMON LANGUAGE byBarbara (Abra) MacKay, AUTUMN by Barbara (Abra) MacKay, THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST, THE MOVIE by Tree Riesener, 

JUST FOR YOU For Sarah Tuchinsky by Gerard John Conforti

CITIES HIDDEN BY RAIN Beginning two series from a book by the same name by
Rob Cook
, LAST JUNE by Ruth Holzer,
SAPPHO (adapted from Fragments 98a, 98b) by Andrew MacArthur, SUNSET MANOR by Fran Masat, SMALL DEEDS by Fran Masat, SILENCE by ron moss, SEEKER by  maria van dongen

BARBED WIRE by Gino Peregrini, CREEK-BANK by Gino Peregrini, Four Sijo by Daniel W. Schwerin

AWAKENINGS by Ed Baranosky, JAPANESE IRISES by Tony Beyer, YOUR MEMORY FILLS MY HEART by shirley cahayom, THIS MEASURED SENSE by Tom Clausen, SNAIL SHELLS by Elizabeth Howard, joan payne kincaid,
SAMPLING ALL THE FLOWERS by kirsty karkow, THE WAY OF THINGS by Larry Kimmel,  Andrew Lansdown, EIGHT TANKA by M. L. Mackie, Four tanka by Sanford Goldstein, CHANGE OF HEART by Thelma Mariano, ODE TO ONE OF THIRTY-TWO WINDS IN PROVENCE by Giselle Maya, QUEER LOVE by Mrinalini, MOTHER'S DAY 2004 by Ellen G. Olinger, Six Tanka by Patricia Prime, ON THE BEACH by R. K. Singh, MIDNIGHT SENSATIONS by R.K.Singh   

TWILLINGATE by Gregory Vincent St. Thomasino, GREEN IS GREEN by Seth Stratton


a zen firecracker: selected haiku, by Graham Nunn (2003), illustrated by Rowan Donovan, with an introduction by Janice M. Bostok. Out now through Impressed Publishing, 50 Baynes St. Highgate Hill, Brisbane, Queensland, 4101. ISBN 0-9751618-1-4. Available from Impressed by emailing David Weekes - or by emailing the author AU$16.50 + AU$1.50 S&H per copy. Reviewed by John Bird.

Early Evening Pieces by Marianne Bluger. BuschekBooks, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada: 2004. Trade paperback, 8.5 x 5.5, 84 pages, ISBN:1-894543-14-9, $15.00. Order from The Literary Press Group of Canada, 192 Spadina Ave., Suite 501, Toronto, ON M5T 2C2, Canada. Phone:514.605.6931 or web site

The Sound of One Thigh Clapping: Haiku for a Thinner You by Meredith Clair. Workman Publishing, New York: 2004. Hardcover with glossy dust jacket, 4 x 6 inches, 124 pages, ISBN:0-7611-3142-6, US$10.95 $15.95 in Canada.

On Cat Time by William Hart. Timberline Press: 2004. Flat-spine, 5 x 5 inches, illustrations by Jayasri Majumdar, 32 pages, ISBN:0-944049-31-5, $7.50 + $2.00 S&H. Order from Timberline Press, Clarence Wolfshohl, 6281 Red Bud, Fulton, MO 65251.

Insects - Mushi and other Small Creature: Three Haiku Sequences by June Moreau, Jane Reichhold and Giselle Maya. Koyama Press, Saint Martin de Castillon, Provence, France:2004. Hand-tied, hand-made paper covers, 6 x 10 inches, 48 pages, illustrated by Dao Yan Hu with calligraphy by Yasuo Mizui, $18.00. E-mail Giselle Maya  or Jane.

Sunlight Comes and Goes: haiku by Francine Porad. Vandina Press, Bellevue Washington:2004. Saddle-stapled, 8.5 x 5.5 inches, 24 pages, color illustrations by Francine Porad, Introduction by John Stevenson, ISBN: 1-88738-24-4, $15.00. Order from the author at 10392 NE 12th Street, I-307, Bellevue, WA 98004.

Kokoro: Haiku and Senryu by Geert Verbeke. Empty Sky, Kortrijk, Flanders:2004. Trade paperback, 8.5 x 5.5 inches, 68 pages, ISBN: 90-805634-63, $25. Email Geert Verbeke for your best method of payment.

Breasts of Snow Fumiko Nakajo: Her tanka and her life written by Hatsue Kawamura and Jane Reichhold. The Japan Times Book Division, Tokyo, Japan:2004. Trade paperback, 8.5 x 5.5 inches, 152 pages, ISBN:4-7890-1161-5, $20.00, ¥2000E. In the States, copies can be ordered from Jane Reichhold.


Ed Baranosky explains the glosa renga and his work with Melisa Fauceglia, Jen Findlay and Holly Briesmaster; Tom Clausen discusses his work with Werner Reichhold; Dick Pettit discusses his work in renga with Francis Attard (Malta) John Carley and  Colin Blundell; Larry Kimmel writes in response to Werner's poem, "The Apparition Gyrated" in the last issue of Lynx.; Karina Klesko describes a new form she has devised with Cindy TeboDaniel W. Schwerin, winner of several Tanka Splendor Awards introduces his sijo;  Francis P. Attard explains why he had stopped submitting to Participation Renga (but has returned again, anyhow!); Haiku Reality is a new Serbian and English magazine from the editor - Sasa Vazic  as reported by  Zoran Doderovic; suhni reminds us of the newest from Mother Tongued; Kenneth P. Gurney, editor of and Joan Payne Kincaid report on Kincaid's newest online book - Snap Shoots; . - Gino Peregrini invites readers to visit  The Ghazal Page; A new Literary Ezine - MindFire Renewed – launched and in the hands of Gary Blankenship;  Zolo reports on his workshop at  the New York BOCES (board of cooperative educational services) and includes the latest zen-bo poems; Alec Findlay sends the Renga Calendar 2004 of events in Scotland. Linda Jeannette Ward sends the scoop on a tanka contest with a deadline of July 15th; Jane Reichhold includes the "100 link renga form for summer." 

PARTICIPATION RENGA by AB - Alice Benedict; CC - Carlos Colón; CF - Vikki Celeste Fannin; cg  - Cindy Guntherman; CSK - Carol Stroh Kemp; dht - Doris H. Thurston; DPK -Deborah P. Kolidji, DR - David Rice; DWP - Darrel W. Parry; EF - Eric Folsom; ESJ - Elizabeth St Jacques;  FA - Fay Aoyagi,  FP - Francine Porad;  FPA - Francis (Paul) Attard; GD - Gene Doty; GM - Giselle Maya;  GR - George Ralph; JAJ - Jean Jorgensen; JC - Jeanne Cassler;  JMB - John M. Bennett; JR - Jane Reichhold; JS - John Sheirer; JSJ - Joyce Sandeen Johnson; KCL - Kenneth C. Leibman; LCG - Larry Gross; LE - Lesley Einer; LJ  - Lael Johnson; MHH  - Madeline Hoffer; ML - Minna Lerman; MM - Marianne Marks; MWM   - Mary Wittry-Mason; N - Nika; NA -Nasira Alma; PC - Penny Crosby;  PGC - Pamela Connor; PJS - P.J. Sharpe; PS - Pat Shelley; R - Ronan; RF - Robert Flannery; SCH - Suzette Hains,  SD - Simon Doubleday; SMc - Steve McComas;  TLG -Terri Lee Grell; TV - Teresa Volz;  TW - Tundra (Jim Wilson) Wind; WEG - Elliot Greig; WR - Werner Reichhold; YH - Yvonne Hardenbrook; ZP - Zane Parks. Happy to have Vikki Celeste Fannin, one of the earliest contributors to the beginning publication of Lynx, then known as APA Renga (now twenty years ago!), again contributing links.



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