XXII:1 February, 2007
A Journal for Linking Poets
THE SADDEST BIRTHDAYS IN DECEMBER by Sammer Al-Mashaqbeh
CRUMBS by CW Hawes
MACCRIMMON'S LAMENT by Ruth Holzer
THE DARKNESS OF A DEEP WELL by Kevin Paul Miller
BUTTERFLY TATTOO DREAM by Kevin Paul Miller
SUCH by Jane Reichhold
AVE MARIA by CW Hawes
TRESPASS by Gary LeBel
SIGNALS by Roger Jones
COMMON THEME by Sheila E. Murphy
DOVE LIGHT by Sheila E. Murphy
MONITOR THE MORNING by Sheila E. Murphy
MIMI by Zane Parks
COMMUTE by Zane Parks
A MINUTE’S PAUSE by Patricia Prime
TE WHAHAPU BAY by Patricia Prime
PISA by Gemma Bristow
ENTER JULIA ALOFT by Christopher Barnes
ENEMY NO.1 by Christopher Barnes
THE QUARREL by John Daleiden
AUF WIEDERSEHEN by John Daleiden
IN THE YEAR OF THE DOG by Amelia Fielden
HOLY COMMUNION by Amelia Fielden
GREEN FLASH by Ruth Holzer
YEAR OF THE FAWN by Elizabeth Howard
THE PATRIARCH by Thomas Land
NEW YEAR'S DAWN by M. Kei
CARVE AN EXISTENCE by Sharon Cooper
NEEDS CHOKE by Sharon Cooper
SILENCE OF WINTER by Sharon Cooper
RIVER BEND by Linda Papanicolau
TWENTY-FOUR HOURS by Werner Reichhold
FOUR SEASONS OF LOVE by Natalia L. Rudychev
MARITAL TENSION by R.K. Singh
WINTER MEETS SPRING by Barbara A Taylor
UNTITLED by robert d. wilson
BOTTOM OF THE BARREL by Jane Reichhold
ELEGY FOR ALAN GINSBERG by Christopher Barnes
AGE by R.K.Singh
CW Hawes, Jeanne Emrich, Sanford Goldstein, Giselle Maya, June Moreau, Kevin Paul Miller, Gautam Nadkarni
WHEN VENUS IS ENOUGH by suhni bell & hortensia anderson
UITATA – FORGOTTEN BANDANNA by Cristian Mocanu, Dana-Maria Onica &
WHAT HAVE YOU DONE WITH MY HEAD? by Norman Darlington, Kala Ramesh, Moira Richards, Brian Zimmer & Ranzan
AFTER FIREWORKS by Carol Purington & Larry Kimmel
A BLOSSOM RETURNING TO ITS BRANCH by Betty Kaplan, Max Verhart & Moritake
GNATS by Patricia Prime & Catherine Mair
CYBERCAFE by Zane Parks, Lorin Ford & CW Hawes
SPIDER WEBS by Alexis Rotella & Carlos Colón
SILENT EXPLOSIONS by Joan Payne Kincaid & Sundiata Acoli
POST GONDWANA: A CHAIN REACTION by Moira Richards & Barbara A Taylor
FACING THE TRUTH by Barbara A Taylor & Moira Richards
FOOD FOR THOUGHT by Barbara A Taylor, Shayla Mollohan & Moira Richards
A RIPPLE OF SHADOWS by Frank Williams & Andrew Shimield
PAST THE BROKEN GATE by Frank Williams & Doreen King
CIRCLING THE PIVOT AGAIN by Jane Reichhold
From: Connie Hutchison, Raffael de Gruttola, Johnny Baranski, Lenard D. Moore, Michael Dylan Welch, Alexis Rotella, Sharon Rothenfluch Cooper, Kokkie-san aka Ed Baker, Gilles Fabre, M. Kei, Michael McClintock, Denis M. Garrison , Gary Blankenship , Haiku Constantza Society- Ms Laura Vaceanu, Gino Peregrini, Jörgen Johansson, John J. Dunphy, Beverley George, Peter Schmideg, Ken Jones, Jim Kacian, Bruce Ross, Mariko Kitakubo, Larry Kimmel, Denis Garrison, Jim Kacian, Tony A. Thompson
2007 ukiaHaiku Festival. Deadline March 17
THE HAIKU CALENDAR COMPETITION 2007 by Snapshot Press deadline for submissions arrival is April 30, 2007 Check the website.
Special for this issue: Vogeline the complete English translation of Silva Ley's book of haiku and tanka, Vogeline published in Dutch in 2006 by A3 Books.
BOOK REVIEWS by M. Kei
Slow Spring Water: The Life Poetry of Melissa Dixon by Melissa Dixon. Introduction by Michael McClintock. Slowspringpress, 213-2075 Milton Street, Victoria, BC, Canada, V8R 1N8. ISBN 0-9780815-0-1. Perfect bound, 61 pages 5.25 x 7.5 inches, $10.00 US / $12.00 Canada.
Modern English Tanka, 1:1, Fall, 2006. 252 pages, trade
paperback, color covers, b/w interior art. Denis M. Garrison, editor;
Michael McClintock, contributing editor. Available through Lulu.com.
but then you danced. Jeanne Lupton. Oakland, CA: 2006. Saddle-stitched 4.25 x 5.5 in., 60 pages, black and white cover with an interior illustrations by the author.
Blue Night & The Inadequacy Of Long-Stemmed Roses by Larry Kimmel. Winfred Press, 364 Wilson Hill Road, Colrain, MA 01340. Comb-bound, 6 x 9 inches, 95 pages, $11.95 USD. ISBN: 978-0-9743856-9-3.
Utamaro: A Chorus of Birds. Metropolitan Museum of Art. Akamatsu no Kinkei, ed. Kitagawa Utamaro, illus. James T. Kenny, trans. New York: Viking Press, 1981 [Tokyo, 1790]. Accordion fold art book, color interiors, unpaginated. Out of print. Perhaps available online as used or rare book.
Obon: The Festival of the Dead by Terry Watada. Thistledown Press, 633 Main Street, Saskatoon, SK S7H 0J8 Canada, ISBN 978-1-897235-14-0, $15.95 CDN / $14.95 USD. Perfect bound, 94 pp 5.5 x 8.5 inches.
BOOK REVIEWS by Jane Reichhold
Ferris Wheel: 101 Modern and Contemporary Tanka translated by Kozue Uzawa and Amelia Fielden. Cheng & Tsui Asian Literature Series: 2006. ISBN: 0-88727-494-3. Perfect bound, 5 x 8 inches, 132 pages, bilingual Japanese & English with biographies.
The Pleiades at Dawn: A tanka Collection by Jeanne Emrich. Lone Egret Press, Edina Minnesota: 2006. Perfect bound, 5 x 8 inches, 72 pages, US$14; Canada $16, add $2 for postage and handling in USA and Canada; $4 elsewhere.
Sweeps Of Rain a haibun book about dementia, published in the Nederlands as Vegen van Regen by Geert Verbeke. Now available in English ISBN - 81-8253-06-87. Paperback A5, 128 pages, US$ 18. Publisher Dr. Santosh Kumar Website: India. Geert Verbeke, Leo Baekelandlaan 14, B-8500 Kortrijk , Flanders - Belgium - Europe.
Fire Pearls: Short Masterpieces Of The Human Heart. Edited by M. Kei. Trade paperback, 160 pages, $14.95 USD. Available from Lulu.com or M. Kei, P. O. Box 1118, Elkton, MD, 21922-1118 or major booksellers.
Cherry Blossom Epiphany " the poetry and philosophy of
a flowering tree "
You can read Silva Ley's complete translations of her book, Vogeline, first published in Dutch as a supplement to this issue of Lynx.
BOOKS WANTING REVIEWERS
Growing Late by Tom Clausen
Tanka Fields by Robert D. Wilson
Opal by Sue Stanford
Blue Smoke - a two voice improvisation by Sheila Windsor and Larry Kimmel.
The Embrace of Planets: 111 haiku by Ban'ya Natsuishi and translated into Romanian by Vasile Moldovan
Flori de tei - Lime-tree flowers a collection of haiku from Romania on the subject of Lime Trees that is bilingual with translations by Vasile Moldovan.
Amber: dementia - haiku by Geert Verbeke in Dutch and English
In the Grip of Sirens: Renegade Renga, Tenacious Tanka, Outlaw Haiku by R. W. Watkins / Robin Tilley
Firepearls: Short masterpieces of the Human Heart edited by M. Kei
Raffaello's Azure by Ruri Hazama, assisted by Amelia Fielden.
All I Can Do by Aya Yuhki
Reeds: Contemporary Haiga 2006, editor Jeanne Emrich
Wazowski Himself and other poems by Ed Baranosky
On This Same Star, selections from the tanka collection Will by Mariko Kitakubo translated by Amelia Fielden
The Solitude of Cities by Ruth Holzer
Things Just Come Through by Ed Baker
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; GV - Geert Verbeke; 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.
This issue of Lynx is dedicated to
She was the former president of the Haiku Society of America, founder of the Haiku Northwest group, longtime editor of the haiku journal Brussels Sprout, painter, poet, and friend, was a major force in haiku, tanka, and renga poetry. We will miss her buoyant, encouraging, and nurturing spirit.
Detail of "Sunlight Comes and Goes"
You can read her renga in past issues of Lynx done with Marlene Mountain or her many renga listed in the index of Werner Reichhold's online book, Symbiotic Poetry.
In this issue, in the Participation Renga, Carlos Colón had this link in her honor in the poem "Blackout"
food bowl cat’s date of birth added
in calligraphy Francis P. Attard
Back issues of Lynx:
Next Lynx is scheduled for June, 2007.