Sunday, February 28, 2016

Haiku by John Tustin

Always roll sevens
--Leave my bills on the table--
On the second roll

John Tustin graduated from nowhere, edits nothing and has no awards.  His poetry is forthcoming in Oyez Review, Wordland, Newtown Literary Review and others. is a link to his poetry online.

Friday, February 26, 2016

Haiku by Glenn Munroe

three haiku on the subject of self-discipline

my cubicle walls
stand upright and firm today
do not play they say

a deadline looms large
the damn clock quickens its ticks
gearshift stuck in low

computer calls out
my screen needs your attention
Jack Daniels just laughs

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Haiku by ayaz daryl nielsen

a warm melody
on the orchestra playlist
that's when my heart sings

the shades weren't lowered
white moonlight fills her bedroom
in a dream, she smiles

tranquil day
rinds around the melons
peas in their pods

waking birds call
shirts flapping on clotheslines
this peopled earth

endless snow
listening between flakes I can hear
April's butterfly wings

ayaz daryl nielsen, x-roughneck (as on oil rigs)/hospice nurse, editor of bear creek haiku (25+ years/125+ issues), homes for poems include Lilliput Review, SCIFAIKUEST, Shemom, Shamrock, Kind of a Hurricane Press and online at bear creek haiku.

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Haiku by Marvel Chukwudi Pephel

Haiku for an Interesting Backyard

A wolf eating your
Pet:  possession is nine tenths
Of the law.  So true!

Venus flytrap:
Watching the dancing sweet fly.
Zoom!  A fly turns a meal.

A chameleon d.b.a
Mister Greenish Grass.

Marvel Chukwudi Pephel is a prolific poet whose works have appeared or are forthcoming in Kalahari Review, Jellyfish Whispers, Peeking Cat Poetry Magazine, PIN Quarterly Journal, Praxis Magazine for Arts and Literature, Poetry Tree on the Charles, amongst others.  When he is not writing, he spends time face painting.

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Haiku by April Salzano

Snow has receded
from lawn.  Birds demand answers.
Crow speaks from his throat.

Mid-polar vortex,
accumulation measured
in feet, not inches

Silence Seems

the only option, weaves
one mile into the next.
Buzz of fly.  End of life.

April Salzano teaches college writing in Pennsylvania where she lives with her husband and two sons.  She is currently working on a memoir on raising a child with autism and several collections of poetry.  Her work has been twice nominated for a Pushcart Prize and has appeared in journals such as Convergence, Ascent Aspirations, The Camel Saloon, Centrifugal Eye, DeadSnakes, Visceral Uterus, Salome, Poetry Quarterly, Writing Tomorrow and Rattle.  Her first chapbook, The Girl of My Dreams, is available from Dancing Girl Press.  The author serves as co-editor of Kind of a Hurricane Press (

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Haiku by Denny Marshall

mirror eyes look out
between folds of beating heart
in blue veins of dreams

Denny Marshall has had art, poetry, and fiction published.  Some recently.  Most does artwork.  He is plain.  See more of his works at

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Haiku by ayaz daryl nielsen

last chance
my big bowl of excuses

ayaz daryl nielsen, x-roughneck (as on oil rigs)/hospice nurse, editor of bear creek haiku (25+ years/125+ issues), homes for poems include Lilliput Review, SCIFAIKUEST, Shemom, Shamrock, Kind of a Hurricane Press and online at bear creek haiku.

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Haiku by Adam Levon Brown

Electric Elegance

Crackling thunder booms
underneath the sanguine sky
Excitement fills me

Solar Significance

Sun high in the sky
Treading the luminescent
We are one with earth

Adam Levon Brown is a poet residing in Eugene, Oregon.  He started writing in winter of 2014 to express his thoughts and emotions as a way of finding catharsis.  He suffers from Schizoaffective disorder and identifies as queer.  He has two collections of poetry published with the independent publishing group Creative Talents Unleashed.  He has been featured in several places including Section 8 Magazine, Leaves of Ink, and The Bitchin' Kitsch.

Friday, February 5, 2016

Haiku by DJ Tyrer

Late-night drink, a few
Hop into car, go for drive
Wrap it round a tree

Body count rising
Summer sun shining on death
Revel in warfare

Childbirth:  Blood, Sweat, Tears
Present a child to the world
Hope and pain combine

DJ Tyrer is the person behind Atlantean Publishing, was placed second in the 2015 Data Dump Award for Genre Poetry, and has been widely published in anthologies and magazines in the UK, USA and elsewhere, including issues of Cyaegha, Carillion, Frostfire Worlds, Handshake, Illumen, The Pen, Scifaikuest, Tigershark, and Anthology 29, and online at Staxtes English Wednesday, Poetry Bulawayo, Poetry Pacific, Siren's Call and The Muse, as well as releasing several chapbooks, including the critically acclaimed Our Story.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Haiku by Jonathan Torn

Wind divides nature
sorting what falls from heaven
An OCD canvass

Jonathan Thorn is a stay at home dad, working a few hours a week at a grocery store.  He lives in Columbus, Ohio with his wife and five children.  He has always loved writing.  Poetry is an outlet that allows him to express the way he sees things, a medium to clarify his world to the world, and a way to encourage others.  He has a chapbook published by Crisis Chronicles, Cutting the Mobius.  He has also been published in anthologies by Writing Knights Press.  He was also one of the finalists at the Grand Tournament through the Writing Knights Press.  He has been published in Stroke Connections Magazine Fall 2015 edition.  He has been invited to be featured at several events.

Monday, February 1, 2016

Haiku by Niall McDevitt

from Jerusalem Haiku


                photoing walls
groups from Korea, Ireland, Peru

platform above all platforms

         higher than esplanades



broom waterwaves to conduits

torn drapings

vegetable sellers squat on cardboard palettes

                                  bruised women


thousands on the terraces


                                          Kidron beds

Niall McDevitt is a London-based poet, author of two collections, b/w (Waterloo Press, 2010) and Porterloo(International Times, 2013), both of which included haiku sequences.  He is an urban explorer who does literary walks on Shakespeare, Blake, Rimbaud, Yeats and others.  He is currently writing a book about Jerusalem.  He blogs at