monsoon

by on Nov 14, 2016

 

monsoon
silence fermenting
in the prayer book

 


Goran Gatalica (Virovitica, Croatia, 1982.) graduated physics and chemistry at the Faculty of Science in Zagreb after which he entered doctoral study. He publishes poetry, haiku and prose in literary magazines, journals and anthologies. He has won several awards for poetry and haiku in Croatia and abroad. He is a member of the Croatian Writers’ Association.

still not yet done

by on Oct 26, 2016

 

still not yet done
with his youth
an old man
passing smoke
through his nose

 


Adjei Agyei-Baah is co-founder of the Africa Haiku Network and Poetry Foundation Ghana. He also serves as the co-editor of Mamba Journal, Africa’s first haiku periodical and champions an avant-garde type of haiku dubbed “Afriku,” which seeks to project the unique sights, sounds, and settings of Africa. His short Japanese poetry form has appeared in many international journals. He was picked for the Editors’ Choice Award at Cattails and The Heron’s Nest Journal and is the winner of The Heron’s Nest Award, March 2016 and the Akita Chamber of Commerce and Industry President Award of the 3rd Japan-Russia Haiku Contest, 2014. Adjei recently released his first haiku collection Afriku, published by Red Moon Press (2016) in the US and hopes to publish more collections as well of the other short forms of Japanese poetry.

dark water

by on Oct 21, 2016

 

dark water
my ambiguous
mammogram

 


Martha Magenta lives in England, UK. Her poems focus on a wide variety of topics including love, loss, spirituality and meditation. Recently, she has begun to write haiku. A number of her poems and haiku have been published in online journals. She is co-owner of POETS, the second largest poetry community on Google Plus.

old footbridge–

by on Aug 17, 2016

 

old footbridge–
the school kids busy counting
cherry blossoms

 


Pravat Kumar Padhy, a poet-scientist, did his Masters and Ph.D from IIT-Dhanbad, India. Work referred in Spectrum History of Indian Literature in English, Alienation in Contemporary Indian English Poetry etc. His Japanese short form poetry has appeared in many international journals. His poetry has won the Editors’ Choice Award at Asia-American Poetry, Poetbay, USA; Writers’ Guild of India; the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival, Canada; UNESCO International Year of Water Co-operation; and the Kloštar Ivanić International Haiku Commendation award. Songs of Love: A Celebration, published by Writers Workshop, Calcutta is his latest collection of poetry.

brushstrokes

by on May 26, 2016

brushstrokes

 


Marianne Paul is a Canadian novelist and poet. In recent years, she has become fascinated with minimalist poetry, studying haiku, tanka, haiga, and haibun. Her work has been published in many contemporary journals, both online and in print. Learn more about Marianne’s writing at literarykayak.com and on twitter @mariannpaul.

high

by on May 16, 2016

 

high
on the branch
the
snow-hearted
Sun

l l  p o m e g r a n a t e s  s m i e

 


Güliz Vural is museologist and classical philologist. She lives and works in Ankara, Turkey. She is a francophone poetess of six books and she has many literary prizes in France: Prize Renée Vivien 2011, Grand Prize of Francophone Writing 2012, Special Prize of Jean Aicard 2012 etc.