Monday, March 7, 2016

Haiku by A.J. Huffman

Diana's eye blinks
as she hunts alone
in night's unruffled expanse.

Moon rises
against midnight surf.  Skyline erupts
in mirrored brilliance.

An astronaut's dreams:
to float in airless orbit,
walk on powdered form.

Cycle complete.  Full moon
calls my inner nature.
I howl at the wind.

A.J. Huffman has published twelve full-length poetry collections, thirteen solo poetry chapbooks and one joint poetry chapbook through various small presses.  Her most recent releases, Degeneration (Pink Girl Ink), A Bizarre Burning of Bees (Transcendent Zero Press), and Familiar Illusions (Flutter Press) are now available from their respective publishers.  She is a five-time Pushcart Prize nominee, a two-time Best of Net nominee, and has published over 2500 poems in various national and international journals, including Labletter, The James Dickey Review, The Bookends Review, Bone Orchard, Corvus Review, EgoPHobia, and Kritya.  She is also the founding editor of Kind of a Hurricane Press.

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Haiku by Iain Macdonald

hot soup
in a red bowl,
rain on the window

prized First Edition,
but the bored puppy
doesn't care

scalding shower;
the scent of your skin
rising from mine

three days of rain
and the frogpond
is reborn

alien sighting--
keeper at work
among the hives

Born and raised in Glasgow, Scotland, Iain Macdonald currently lives in Arcata, California.  He has earned his bread and beer in various ways, from flower picker to factory hand, merchant marine officer to high school teacher.  His first two chapbooks, Plotting the Course and Transit Report, were published by March Street Press, and a third, The Wrecker's Yard, was published in 2015 by Kattywompus Press.

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Haiku by Stefanie Bennett


Look to that cued-up lemon rind
. . . We're all experts
At something

The Scarlet Tattoo

I am content in this day & age
Since owls now patrol
The avenue

Russet Monastery

I cam calling & gladly
Your door-knocker
Was in disarray . . .

Stefanie Bennett has published several volumes of poetry and had poems appear with Dead Snakes, The Fib Review, Poetry Pacific, The Mind[less] Muse and others.  Of mixed ancestry [Irish/Italian/Paugussett-Shawnee], she was born in Queensland, Australia.  Stefanie's latest poetry title "the Vanishing" 2015 is published by Walleah Press and available from the publisher [Walleah Press], Amazon and Fishpond.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Haiku by Linda M. Crate

burn your grief.

silver moon spun dream
fading oblivion.

moon flower dream
geese fly.

song of death

make my own destiny
blowing leaf.

Linda M. Crate is a Pennsylvania native born in Pittsburgh yet raised in the rural town of Conneautville.  Her poetry, short stories, articles, and reviews have been published in a myriad of magazines both online and in print.  Recently her two chapbooks, A Mermaid Crashing Into Dawn (Fowlpox Press--June 2013) and Less Than A Man (The Camel Saloon--January 2014) were published.  Her fantasy novel Blood & Magic was published in March 2015.  Her novel Dragons & Magic was published in October 2015.