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bleed-through
the embassy's
fresh paint


-- Ann K. Schwader
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strict liquid diet
organic and gluten-free
the undead live well


-- Ann K. Schwader
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I've just received my early contributor's copy of Wishbone Moon (Jacar Press), a really lovely little haiku anthology.

Billing itself as "a groundbreaking anthology of haiku by women in the international haiku community," this perfect-bound volume is edited by Roberta Beary, Ellen Compton, & Kala Ramesh.

These three editors hail from Ireland, the USA, and India respectively, and their selections are equally diverse. I haven't finished this anthology yet -- it begs to be nibbled through and paused over! -- but a quick flip through its pages reveals haiku poets from Singapore, Canada, the UK, Australia, New Zealand, and many other places. This is not a themed anthology, so there's a lot of variety in the haiku themselves as well.

The official publication date for this one is September. It will be available on both Amazon & the Jacar Press website, http://www.jacarpress.com/
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with room
to spare now
moon dust footprints


-- Ann K. Schwader
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apollo_11
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the stretch
of one man's shadow
Tiananmen


-- Ann K. Schwader


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tiananmen_Square_protests_of_1989
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big blue pin
in their invasion map
Earth Day


-- Ann K. Schwader
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fifty years later
still waiting for HAL
pod bay door


-- Ann K. Schwader

https://tinyurl.com/y7dbo8nd
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half the sky
is half the stars
alien sisters

-- Ann K. Schwader


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Women%27s_Day
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and yet it moves Galileo's seatbelt


-- Ann K. Schwader

for the 454th birthday of Galileo Galilei
https://tinyurl.com/y9kppm3f
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five years
of blue dust sunsets
still curious

-- Ann K. Schwader

In honor of rover Curiosity's first five years on Mars

https://mars.nasa.gov/imgs/2018/01/MSL_TraverseMap_Sol1949-full.jpg
https://tinyurl.com/y9bzhxjd
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I have a haiku -- my second -- up today, October 2nd, on Haikuniverse. This one is both speculative (I hope only speculative!) & decidedly dark.

Find it here:

http://www.haikuniverse.com/

If you're visiting the site after today, it will give you an option to view previous haiku.
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summer thunder
Tiananmen ghosts
roll on


-- Ann K. Schwader
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I have a somewhat speculative haiku up today (April 29th) on the Haikuniverse site:


http://www.haikuniverse.com/

If you're reading this after 4/29, the site will give you options to view previous haiku.
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dust
of a waning moon
last footprints


                      -- Ann K. Schwader

                Gene Cernan, last astronaut on the moon, is gone at 82
                http://wapo.st/2jpCsXf
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Highway of Sleeping TownsHighway of Sleeping Towns by Deborah P Kolodji

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


I nibbled through this one, a few at a time last thing in the evening. Haiku are concentrated things, & it seemed like the perfect way to consume this remarkable, very 21st century collection.

Although nature is not neglected in these pages, the overall tone is deeply personal & highly individual. There's a touch of the cosmic, as well -- Kolodji acknowledges science as a full part of nature, & the reader benefits.

Recommended for all haiku enthusiasts, or anyone interested in experiencing this form at a very high -- yet accessible -- level of quality.







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