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Wasp Shadows 

Haiku by Ben Moeller-Gaa, calligraphy by JS Graustein, Folded Word, 2014  ISBN 978-1-61019-215-6 (2014) 

In this Pushcart nominated collection of 20 haiku, Ben Moeller-Gaa takes us on a cyclical journey through what initially appears to be a typical Midwestern year. He notes the changing of the seasons and the effect those seasons have on human activity: snow to be shoveled, seeds to be planted, blooms to be weeded, fallen leaves to be raked. Ben’s haiku capture these everyday things, but with twists that reveal how the seemingly-everyday can send life spiraling forward through the circle of time.

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Haiku by Ben Moeller-Gaa, Illustrated by Ron Isom, Book Design by Erin Wiles of poor metaphor design (2014)

In this limited edition, hand made chapbook, bound as a Jacob's Ladder, we have a collection of 20 haiku by Ben Moeller-Gaa that move through the seasons with poignancy, precision, and depth perception. Each poem is carefully illustrated with symbols that speak both to the haiku as well as to each other, making the bound collection a rich tapestry of language ripe for enjoyment. The unique Jacob's Ladder binding technique serves the books title well, giving the book literal movement as it figuratively moves through time.

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Featured Poet Anthologies

Pegasus: The Haiku Anthology
Pegasus: The Haiku Anthology

Edited by Santos Kumar, Cyberwit,  2017 ISBN-10: 9386653052 / ISBN-13: 978-9386653055 (2017)

The latest book Pegasus: The Haiku Anthology includes highly appealing and attractive haiku by Albert Russo, Alan Summers, Ben Moeller-Gaa, John McDonald, Marta Knobloch and Suzie Palmer. It is good to remember that haiku was originally composed in Japan- not to write poetry but to reveal with 'full-throated ease' the feelings of Zen. The truth is that haiku expresses the world reflected in the poet s soul.
 
Edited by Jim Kacien and Dee Evetts, Red Moon Press, 2015  ISBN 978-1-936848-42-3 (2015)

New Resonance poets now number more than 150. They have won scads of contests, their subsequent books have been accorded the honor of serious and adulatory review and critique, and many are recognized amongst the leaders of literary haiku in their respective countries and around the world. These seventeen new members to this rather exclusive confederacy, then, have a very high standard against which to measure themselves, but equally high expectations of their ultimate position in the haiku community. This is the ninth volume in a series that has won several Haiku Society of America's Merit Book Award in its first eight appearances.


NR9 featured poets: Stewart Baker, Brad Bennett, Claire Everett, Kate S. Godsey, Cara Holman, P M F Johnson, Jonathan McKeown, Ben Moeller-Gaa, Beverly Acuff Momoi, Thomas Powell, William Sorlien, Scott Terrill, Julie Warther.


Available via Red Moon Press


Anthologies


Journals


Blogs

  • Butterfly Dream: Yawn Haiku by Ben Moeller-Gaa appears on 

    Never

     

    Ending Story by 

     

    Chen-ou Liu :

     11/9/17

     

    (*63)
  • Butterfly Dream: Shadow and Butterfly Haiku by Ben Moeller-Gaa appears on 

    Never

     

    Ending Story by 

     

    Chen-ou Liu :

     9/20/17

     

    (*59)
  • "country road" appears on Charlotte Digregorio's Writer's Blog8/20/17 ~ (*58)
  • Butterfly Dream: Country Road Haiku by Ben Moeller-Gaa appears on 

    Never

     

    Ending Story by 

     

    Chen-ou Liu :

     8/12/17

     

    (*57)
  • "just the two of us" appears on Charlotte Digregorio's Writer's Blog6/24/17 ~ (*56)
  • "dusk" appears on Charlotte Digregorio's Writer's Blog5/31/17 aka "deeper into red" ~ (*55)
  • Butterfly Dream: Morning Fog Haiku by Ben Moeller-Gaa appears on 

    Never

     

    Ending Story by 

     

    Chen-ou Liu :

     5/23/17

     

    (*54)
  • Butterfly Dream: Starlings Haiku by Ben Moeller-Gaa appears on 

    Never

     

    Ending Story by 

     

    Chen-ou Liu :

     4/5/17

     

    (*52)
  • "after the ice storm" appears on Charlotte Digregorio's Writer's Blog2/4/16 (*51)
  • Butterfly Dream: Seaside Cafe Haiku by Ben Moeller-Gaa appears on 

    Never

     

    Ending Story by 

     

    Chen-ou Liu :

     8/15/16

     

    (*46)
  • "Ben Moeller-Gaa Week" features seven haiku on 

    Charlotte Digregorio's Writer's Blog8/1/16-8/7/16 (*45)
  • Butterfly Dream: Grandpa's Story 

    by Ben Moeller-Gaa

     appears on 

    Never

     

    Ending Story by 

     

    Chen-ou Liu :

     7/11/16

     

    (*44)
  • "the pub" appears on Charlotte Digregorio's Writer's Blog4/30//16 (*43)
  • Butterfly Dream: All Day Rain Haiku

     

    by Ben Moeller-Gaa

     appears on 

    Never

     

    Ending Story by 

     

    Chen-ou Liu :

     4/21/16

     

    (*42)
  • "the time it takes to lose a street" appears on Charlotte Digregorio's Writer's Blog2/9/16 (*40)
  • Butterfly Dream: Dogs and Kids Haiku

     

    by Ben Moeller-Gaa

     appears on 

    Never

     

    Ending Story by 

     

    Chen-ou Liu :

     2/5/16

     ~ aka "dogs barking" ~ 

    (*39)
  • "watching my dad" appears on Charlotte Digregorio's Writer's Blog2/4/16 (*38)
  • "keynote speech" appears on Charlotte Digregorio's Writer's Blog1/14/16 (*36)
  • "chimney smoke" appears on Charlotte Digregorio's Writer's Blog: 10/19/15 (*33)
  • Butterfly Dream: Coffin Haiku

     

    by Ben Moeller-Gaa

     appears on 

    Never

     

    Ending Story by 

     

    Chen-ou Liu :

     

    9/21/15 ~ aka "watching my dad" ~ 

    (*31)
  • Butterfly Dream: Old Cherry Tree

     

    by Ben Moeller-Gaa

     appears on 

    Never

     

    Ending Story by 

     

    Chen-ou Liu :

     

    8/15/15 ~ aka "from the stump" ~ 

    (*30)
  • "reunion dinner" appears on Charlotte Digregorio's Writer's Blog7/22/15 (*29)
  • Butterfly Dream: Talk of War Haiku

     

    by Ben Moeller-Gaa

     appears on 

    Never

     

    Ending Story by 

     

    Chen-ou Liu :

     

    7/4/15 (*28)

  • "fishermen" appears on Charlotte Digregorio's Writer's Blog: 6/5/15 (*27)
  • "Poetry Friday: Haiku from the EarthRise Rolling Haiku Collaboration" features "morning fog" on Life on the Deckle Edge by Robin Hood Black : 4/23/15 (*26)
  • "anniversary" appears on Charlotte Digregorio's Writer's Blog4/18/15 

    (*25)
  • Butterfly Dream: Plastic Bag Haiku

     

    by Ben Moeller-Gaa

     appears on 

    Never

     

    Ending Story by 

     

    Chen-ou Liu :

     

    4/15/15 (*24)

  • Folded Word Lab: Haiku features "first spring day" on Folded Word Press 4/2/15 (*23)
  • Day 11: January Mindful Writing Challenge features "the leaves" on Writing Our Way Home 

    (*22)
  • "moving from house to house" appears on Charlotte Digregorio's Writer's Blog: 3/22/15 

    (*21)
  • Butterfly Dream: Visual God Haiku

    by Ben Moeller-Gaa

     appears on 

    Never

    Ending Story by 

    Chen-ou Liu :

     

    12/22/14 (*18)

  • Butterfly Dream: Evening Rain Haiku by Ben Moeller-Gaa appears on 

    Never

    Ending Story by Chen-ou Liu : 1/12/14 

    (*12)

  • Butterfly Dream: Sudden Storm Haiku by Ben Moeller-Gaa appears on

     

    Never

    Ending Story by Chen-ou Liu : 12/8/13

    (*11)

  • Butterfly Dream: Empty Pages Haiku by Ben Moeller-Gaa appears on 

    Never

    Ending Story by 

    Chen-ou Liu :

     10/30/13 

    (*10)

  • Butterfly Dream: Old Argument Haiku

     by Ben Moeller-Gaa 

    appears on 

    Never

    Ending Story by 

    Chen-ou Liu :

     

    6/8/13 (*6)

  • Butterfly Dream: A Haiku About Obituaries

     by Ben Moeller-Gaa

    appears on 

    Never

    Ending Story by 

    Chen-ou Liu :

     3/2/2013 

    (*5)


Book Reviews

Broadsides
  • "the deep glow of coals" and "heat lightning" were printed on a single broadside as part of the Firecracker Press Poetry Reading Series POETRY02: 9/3/2011 (2011)
  • "Two Green Pears" (excerpt) was printed on a broadside as part of the Firecracker Press Poetry Reading Series POETRY01: 10/16/2010 (2010)

Essays

  • "Stars between Stars: Re-Reading Books of Haiku" appears in Cantos: 2016 (2016)
  • "Working Out a Writing Process" appears in Cantos: 2014 (2014)
  • "Haiku and Me: An Essay" appears in Cantos: 2013 (2013)

Presentations, Talks & Workshops


Interviews & Articles


On-Line/Collaborative Projects


Poems    Note: Poems marked with a (*) also appear in an anthology and/or blog.

  • "

    the surfing channel" 

    appears in Prune Juice: November 2017 (2017)
  • "

    aiming for the scent" 

    appears in Prune Juice: November 2017 (2017)
  • "

    a thin white shirt" 

    appears in Prune Juice: November 2017 (2017)
  • "

    a leaf print" 

    appears in Prune Juice: November 2017 (2017)
  • "one headlight" 

    appears in Acorn: 39 (2017)
  • "

    cricket" 

    appears in Modern Haiku: 48.3 (2017)
  • "

    one white lie" 

    appears in Modern Haiku: 48.3 (2017)
  • "

    caf

    é umbrellas

    appears in Chrysanthemum: 22 (2017)
  • "

    scenic overlook" 

    appears in Chrysanthemum: 22 (2017)
  • "

    fireflies..." 

    appears in Cattails: October 2017 (2017)
  • "

    weekday morningappears in tinywords: 17.2 (2016)
  • "

    the heron and i" 

    appears in Shamrock: 38 (2017)
  • "

    passing shadows" 

    appears in Shamrock: 38 (2017)
  • "

    far from home" 

    appears in hedgerow: 120 (2017)
  • "wild onions

    appears in Pegasus: The Haiku Anthology (2017)
  • "autumn ginkgo

    appears in Pegasus: The Haiku Anthology (2017)
  • "the heron moves

    appears in Pegasus: The Haiku Anthology (2017)
  • "grandpa's banjo

    appears in Pegasus: The Haiku Anthology (2017)
  • "a cold sweat

    appears in Pegasus: The Haiku Anthology (2017)
  • "page after page

    appears in Pegasus: The Haiku Anthology (2017)
  • "wooly worm

    appears in Pegasus: The Haiku Anthology (2017)
  • "beach side lanai

    appears in Pegasus: The Haiku Anthology (2017)
  • "the tide

    appears in Pegasus: The Haiku Anthology (2017)
  • "snow upon snow

    appears in Pegasus: The Haiku Anthology (2017)
  • "the suddenness

    appears in Pegasus: The Haiku Anthology (2017)
  • "settling into birdsong

    appears in Pegasus: The Haiku Anthology (2017)
  • "the bobbing buds

    appears in Pegasus: The Haiku Anthology (2017)
  • "thistle bloom

    appears in Pegasus: The Haiku Anthology (2017)
  • "three small beaks

    appears in Pegasus: The Haiku Anthology (2017)
  • "streetlights

    appears in Pegasus: The Haiku Anthology (2017)
  • "her sundress

    appears in Pegasus: The Haiku Anthology (2017)
  • "watermelon 

    appears in Pegasus: The Haiku Anthology (2017)
  • "concentration camp

    appears in Pegasus: The Haiku Anthology (2017)
  • "half a spider

    appears in Pegasus: The Haiku Anthology (2017)
  • "the stove clock

    appears in Pegasus: The Haiku Anthology (2017)
  • "leaving the pub

    appears in Pegasus: The Haiku Anthology (2017)
  • "loose change

    appears in Pegasus: The Haiku Anthology (2017)
  • "a cuckoo's call

    appears in Pegasus: The Haiku Anthology (2017)
  • "the dimming

    appears in Pegasus: The Haiku Anthology (2017)
  • "donut sunday" appears in Under the Basho 2017 (2017)
  • "the shadows of pigeaons" appears in Under the Basho 2017 (2017)
  • "spinning the barstool" appears in Under the Basho 2017 (2017)
  • "driftwood" appears in Under the Basho 2017 (2017)
  • "midlife" appears in Under the Basho 2017 (2017)
  • "bar lights" appears in Under the Basho 2017 (2017)
  • "flight delay

    appears in The Heron's Nest: XIX:3 (2017)
  • "day moon

    appears in World Haiku Review: August 2017 (2017)
  • "my plane

    appears in World Haiku Review: August 2017 (2017)
  • "dark roast coffee" 

    appears in Frogpond: 40:2 (2017)
  • "glass emptied

    appears in Frogpond: 40:2 (2017)
  • "evening breeze" 

    appears in hedgerow: 119 (2017)
  • "the indian 

    restaurant" appears in Cantos 2017 (2017)
  • "thickening fog" 

    appears in Cantos 2017 (2017)
  • "safe within these walls" 

    appears in Cantos 2017 (2017)
  • "the spot where the cat" 

    appears in Cantos 2017 (2017)
  • "the pace of stars" 

    appears in Cantos 2017 (2017)
  • "switching out the light" 

    appears in Cantos 2017 (2017)
  • "pinching the screen" 

    appears in Cantos 2017 (2017)
  • "the sound of a cyclist" 

    appears in Cantos 2017 (2017)
  • "through the leaves of the tree" 

    appears in Cantos 2017 (2017)
  • "old cat gone" 

    appears in Cantos 2017 (2017)
  • "a cloud becoming" 

    appears in Cantos 2017(2017)
  • "atop the streetlight" 

    appears in Cantos 2017 (2017)
  • "into lavender" 

    appears in Cantos 2017 (2017)
  • "from the crosswalk" 

    appears in Cantos 2017 (2017)
  • "origin story" 

    appears in Cantos 2017 (2017)
  • "finger picking" 

    appears in Cantos 2017 (2017)
  • "the stillness of cob webs" 

    appears in Cantos 2017 (2017)
  • "moving cinderblocks" 

    appears in Cantos 2017 (2017)
  • "thunder snow" 

    appears in Cantos 2017 (2017)
  • "the snoring cat" 

    appears in Cantos 2017 (2017)
  • "forest path" 

    appears in Cantos 2017 (2017)
  • "the line for donuts" 

    appears in Cantos 2017 (2017)
  • "moon viewing" 

    appears in Cantos 2017 (2017)
  • "milky clouds converge" 

    appears in Cantos 2017 (2017)
  • "watching a small life" 

    appears in Cantos 2017 (2017)
  • "pub crawl" 

    appears in Cantos 2017 (2017)
  • "letting go" 

    appears in Cantos 2017 (2017)
  • "going where it goes" 

    appears in Cantos 2017 (2017)
  • "news of the war" 

    appears in Cantos 2017 (2017)
  • "sudden breeze" 

    appears in Cantos 2017 (2017)
  • "wedding album" 

    appears in Cantos 2017 (2017)
  • "taking shape" 

    appears in Cantos 2017 (2017)
  • "sasquatch photo" 

    appears in Cantos 2017 (2017)
  • "New Coke" 

    appears in Cantos 2017 (2017)
  • "bathing" 

    appears in Cantos 2017 (2017)
  • "chili bowl" 

    appears in Cantos 2017 (2017)
  • "apple picking" 

    appears in Cantos 2017 (2017)
  • "scratch an ear" 

    appears in Cantos 2017 (2017)
  • "all i'll ever know" 

    appears in Cantos 2017 (2017)
  • "lumbering through" appears in Cantos 2017 (2017)

  • "barstool" appears in Modern Haiku: 48.2 (2017)

  • "glazed donut" appears in Fireflies Light: 7 (2017)
  • "sleet" appears in Fireflies Light: 7 (2017)
  • "two strangers" appears in Fireflies Light: 7 (2017)
  • "pausing at the old gate" appears in Fireflies Light: 7 (2017)
  • "evening stillness" appears in Fireflies Light: 7 (2017)
  • "cloud across the moonappears in hedgerow: 117 (2017)

  • "wine buzzappears in hedgerow: 117 (2017)

  • "river moonappears in The Heron's Nest: XIX:2 (2017)
  • "blues bar" appears in Failed Haiku: 18 (2017)
  • "shifting wind" appears in Failed Haiku: 18 (2017)
  • "licking the tip" appears in Failed Haiku: 18 (2017)
  • "bar lights" appears in Failed Haiku: 18 (2017)
  • "after the party" appears in The Bamboo Hut: Spring 2017 (2017)
  • "from me to you" appears in The Bamboo Hut: Spring 2017 (2017)
  • "freezing rain" appears in The Bamboo Hut: Spring 2017 (2017)
  • "old hobo tune" appears in The Bamboo Hut: Spring 2017 (2017)
  • "the mousetrap" appears in The Bamboo Hut: Spring 2017 (2017)
  • "catching my gaze" appears in Acorn: 38 (2017)
  • "winter solitude" appears in Chrysanthemum: 21 (2017) 
  • "farm pond --" appears in Cattails: April 2017 (2017) 
  • "unfolding a mapappears in tinywords: 17:1 (2017)
  • "shooting star" appears in Sonic Boom: 8 (2017)
  • "leaning over the rail" appears in Akitsu Quarterly: Spring 2017 (2017)
  • "run-on sentence" appears in Akitsu Quarterly: Spring 2017 (2017)
  • "blue billed ducks" appears in Akitsu Quarterly: Spring 2017 (2017)
  • "the sway of cobwebs" appears in Akitsu Quarterly: Spring 2017 (2017)
  • "shifting embersappears in The Heron's Nest: XIX:1 (2017) 

    (*60)

  • "electric candles" appears in Shamrock: 36 (2017)
  • "autumn chill" appears in Shamrock: 36 (2017)
  • "bar stool" appears in Failed Haiku: 14 (2017)
  • "super moon" appears in Failed Haiku: 14 (2017) 
  • "silly putty" appears in Failed Haiku: 14 (2017)
  • "autumn lonliness" appears in Failed Haiku: 14 (2017)
  • "i update my visa" appears in Failed Haiku: 14 (2017)
  • "one fox" appears in World Haiku Review: Winter 2017 ~ Second Place Neo-classical Haiku ~ (2017)
  • "winter oak" appears in World Haiku Review: Winter 2017 (2017)

  • "fiddle bowappears in hedgerow: 101 (2017)

  • "the mothappears in hedgerow: 101 (2017)

  • "bending spoonsappears in hedgerow: 101 (2017)

  • "the coal train's clatter" appears in The New English Verse (2017) 

    (*50)

  • "adding cream to the coffee" appears in The New English Verse (2017) 

    (*50)

  • "the mailman's shirt" appears in The New English Verse (2017) 

    (*50)

  • "her fish tattoo" appears in The New English Verse (2017) 

    (*50)

  • "bagworms" appears in The New English Verse (2017) 

    (*50)

  • "grilled corn" appears in The New English Verse (2017) 

    (*50)

  • "the stove clock" appears in The New English Verse (2017) 

    (*50)

  • "columbus day" appears in The New English Verse (2017) 

    (*50)

  • "the brittle buzz" appears in The New English Verse (2017) 

    (*50)

  • "slow jazz" appears in The New English Verse (2017) 

    (*50)

  • "awakening" appears in Failed Haiku: 13 (2017)

  • "squeezing lemons" appears in Failed Haiku: 13 (2017)

  • "morning rain" appears in Failed Haiku: 13 (2017)

  • "the open mouths" appears in Frogpond: 39:3 (2016)

  • "high noon" appears in Cattails: September 2016 (2016)
  • "getting biggerappears in tinywords: 16.2 (2016)
  • "the pull of breath" appears in Sonic Boom: 7 (2016)
  • "moon viewing" appears in Failed Haiku: 11 (2016)

  • "last call" appears in Failed Haiku: 11 (2016)

  • "open mic" appears in Failed Haiku: 11 (2016)

  • "keeping her secret" appears in Failed Haiku: 11 (2016)

  • "a fly" appears in Failed Haiku: 11 (2016)

  • "the parking lot" appears in Chrysanthemum: 20 (2016) 2016 Touchstone Awards Shortlist

  • "the weight of trees" appears in Modern Haiku: 47.3 (2016)

  • "last light of dayappears in The Bamboo Hut: Autumn 2016 (2016)

  • "heckled by starlingsappears in The Bamboo Hut: Autumn 2016 (2016)

  • "walking in the parkappears in The Bamboo Hut: Autumn 2016 (2016)

  • "between burstsappears in The Bamboo Hut: Autumn 2016 (2016)

  • "grandpa's bibleappears in The Bamboo Hut: Autumn 2016 (2016) (*62)

  • "lawnmowers" appears in The Bamboo Hut: Autumn 2016 (2016)

  • "the fallen fence" appears in The Bamboo Hut: Autumn 2016 (2016)
  • "atop the telephone pole" appears in The Bamboo Hut: Autumn 2016 (2016)
  • "the old cat's bed" appears in The Bamboo Hut: Autumn 2016 (2016)
  • "i brighten the sky" appears in hedgerow: 92 (2016)
  • "the suddenness" appears in Acorn: 37 (2016) (*54)

  • "honey bee -appears in Mystic Illuminations:  (2016)

  • "at first a shadowappears in Mystic Illuminations: (2016) (*59)

  • "hill after hill of olive treesappears in The Heron's Nest: XVIII:3 (2016)

  • "picnic hillappears in The Heron's Nest: XVIII:3 (2016)

  • "stone before stone" from Seven Shades of a Squirrel which appears in Cantos: 2016 (2016)

  • "the last stars" from Seven Shades of a Squirrel which appears in Cantos: 2016 (2016)

  • "now higher in the old oakfrom Seven Shades of a Squirrel which appears in Cantos: 2016 (2016)

  • "last year's leaves" from Seven Shades of a Squirrel which appears in Cantos: 2016 (2016)
  • "moving from tree to tree" from Seven Shades of a Squirrel which appears in Cantos: 2016 (2016)
  • "a squirrel's tail" from Seven Shades of a Squirrel which appears in Cantos: 2016 (2016)
  • "the curl" from Seven Shades of a Squirrel which appears in Cantos: 2016 (2016)
  • "40,00 feetappears in Sonic Boom: 6 (2016)

  • "fluffy white cloudappears in hedgerow: 85 (2016)

  • "rising" appears in hedgerow: hedgerow: 84 (2016)

  • "tuning the fiddle" appears in hedgerow: 84 (2016)
  • "evening light" appears in Shamrock: 34 (2016)

  • "after the funeral" appears in Shamrock: 34 (2016) 

    (*62)

  • "park bench" appears in Shamrock: 34 (2016)

  • "the singer's mandolin --" appears in Modern Haiku: 47.2 (2016) 

    (*57)(*58)
  • "midday sun" appears in tinywords: 16.1 (2016) (*45)

  • "

    jazz pianist" appears in The Heron's Nest: XVIII:2 (2016)
  • "twilight" appears in A Hundred Gourds: 5.3 (2016) (*52)

  • "standing up" appears in A Hundred Gourds: 5.3 (2016) 

  • "in and out" appears in Cattails: May 2016 (2016)

  • "the old gate sags" appears in Cattails: May 2016 (2016)

  • "precipice -- " appears in December: 27.1 with WHITEBIRD from the Watershed Cairns project by Artist Libby Reuter & Photographer Joshua D. Rowan (2016)

  • "bend in the river" appears in December: 27.1 with GREEN KNEES from the Watershed Cairns project by Artist Libby Reuter & Photographer Joshua D. Rowan (2016)

  • "first day at the beach" appears in Frogpond: 39:1 (2016)

  • "the budding oak" appears in hedgerow: hedgerow: 74 (2016)

  • "from the curl of a blanket" appears in Chrysanthemum: 19 (2016) 

    (*63)
  • "winter loneliness" appears in Chrysanthemum: 19 (2016)

  • "the pub" appears in Acorn: 36 (2016) (*43)
  • "we immigrate" appears in Sonic Boom: 5 (2016) 

  • "leaving the wake" appears in Heart Breaths: Book of Contemporary Haiku (2016) (*41)

  • "

    amid the driftwood" appears in Heart Breaths: Book of Contemporary Haiku (2016) (*41)

  • "

    going at it" appears in Heart Breaths: Book of Contemporary Haiku (2016) (*41)

  • "the scent of the flower" appears in Heart Breaths: Book of Contemporary Haiku (2016) (*41)

  • "what remainsappears in Heart Breaths: Book of Contemporary Haiku (2016) (*41)

  • "in the dark corner" appears in Heart Breaths: Book of Contemporary Haiku (2016) (*41)

  • "cloud mountain" appears in Heart Breaths: Book of Contemporary Haiku (2016) (*41)

  • "for my lover" appears in Heart Breaths: Book of Contemporary Haiku (2016) (*41)

  • "the coolness of deck boards"appears in Heart Breaths: Book of Contemporary Haiku (2016) (*41)

  • "the language of birds"appears in Heart Breaths: Book of Contemporary Haiku (2016) (*41)

  • "hanging onappears in A Hundred Gourds 5:2 (2016)
  • "one treeappears in The Heron's Nest: XVIII:1 (2016)
  • "the tartness of raspberries" appears in hedgerow: 64 (2016)
  • "the purr of the cat" appears in hedgerow: 64 (2016)
  • "the refugee" appears in Modern Haiku: 47.1 (2016)
  • "cold front" appears in Cattails: January 2016 (2016)
  • "the shanty townappears in Fri Haiku: Nr 2 2015 / Nr 1 2016 (2016)
  • "irish piperappears in Fri Haiku: Nr 2 2015 / Nr 1 2016 (2016)
  • "a round of shotsappears in Fri Haiku: Nr 2 2015 / Nr 1 2016 (2016)
  • "the barkeep's babyappears in Fri Haiku: Nr 2 2015 / Nr 1 2016 (2016)
  • "the neighbor's dogappears in Fri Haiku: Nr 2 2015 / Nr 1 2016 (2016)
  • "after the argument" appears in Fri Haiku: Nr 2 2015 / Nr 1 2016 (2016)
  • "the silent shuffle of cardsappears in The Heron's Nest: XVII:4 (2015)
  • "still" appears in A Hundred Gourds: 5:1 (2015)
  • "all day rain" appears in Modern Haiku: 46.3 (2015) (*42)(*45)
  • "starting the album" appears in Under the Basho: 2015 ~ Modern Haiku (2015)
  • "afternoon stillness" appears in Under the Basho: 2015 ~ Modern Haiku (2015)
  • "picking up" appears in Under the Basho: 2015 -- Stand-alone hokku (2015)
  • "just the two of us" appears in Frozen Butterfly: Issue 3 (2015) 

    (*48)

    (*56)
  • "clip-on tie" appears in Frogpond: 38:3 (2015)
  • "procrastinating" appears in Frogpond: 38:3 (2015)
  • "the big fat cloud" appears in Chrysanthemum: 18 (2015)
  • "gone dry" appears in Chrysanthemum: 18 (2015)

  • "pond's edge" appears in Shamrock: 32 (2015)

  • "a spider webbing" appears in Shamrock: 32 (2015) 2015 Touchstone Award Shortlist

  • "bumblebee" appears in Shamrock: 32 (2015)

  • "a cricket then crickets" appears in Shamrock: 32 (2015)

  • "the white of the white koi" appears in Shamrock: 32 (2015)

  • "losing count of blackberriesappears in tinywords: 15.2 (2015)
  • "Car Talkappears on St. Louis Public Radio (2015)

  • "Wait Wait Don't Tell Meappears on St. Louis Public Radio (2015)

  • "swirling colorsappears in Cattails: September 2015 (2015)

  • "spring salamander" appears on The Haiku Walk as part of the Open Air Art Museum in Holmes County, Ohio (2015) (*32)

  • "dogs barkingappears in A Hundred Gourds: 4:4 (2015) (*39)

  • "young koiappears in A Hundred Gourds: 4:4 ~ Illustrated Haiku (2015) (*49)

  • "tasting our wayappears in The Heron's Nest: XVII:3 (2015) (*37)
  • "Fresh Airappears on St. Louis Public Radio & stlpublicradio.org August 27, 2015 (2015)
  • "her pulse" appears in hedgerow: 44 (2015)
  • "first crocus" appears in World Haiku Review: June 2015 ~ Shintai Honorable Mention ~ (2015)

  • "over the plain" from "mid flight: haiku sequence" appears in Cantos: 2015 (2015)

  • "reading a book" from "mid flight: haiku sequence" appears in Cantos: 2015 (2015)
  • "reshaping clouds" from "mid flight: haiku sequence" appears in Cantos: 2015 (2015)
  • "watching a kid watching" from "mid flight: haiku sequence" appears in Cantos: 2015 (2015)
  • "opening a can" from "mid flight: haiku sequence" appears in Cantos: 2015 (2015)
  • "the roar of the engine" from "mid flight: haiku sequence" appears in Cantos: 2015 (2015)
  • "taking in the view" from "mid flight: haiku sequence" appears in Cantos: 2015 (2015)
  • "meow" appears in Cantos: 2015 (2015)
  • "our silence" appears in Cattails: May 2015 (2015)

  • "cobwebs" appears in Cattails: May 2015 (2015)
  • "she loves me" appears in A Hundred Gourds: 4:3 (2015)
  • "peat fire" appears in A Hundred Gourds: 4:3 (2015)
  • "morning stillness" appears in hedgerow: 29 (2015)
  • "from the budding oak" appears in hedgerow: 29 (2015)
  • "the cat on my lap" appears in hedgerow: 29 (2015)
  • "broken levee--" appears in Cairns in Verse (2015)
  • "accordion" appears in hedgerow: 28 (2015)
  • "chicken wings" appears in Chrysanthemum: 17 (2015)
  • "the glacier" appears in the zen space: Spring 2015 Showcase (2015)
  • "my god" appears in the zen space: Spring 2015 Showcase (2015)
  • "i no longer remember" appears in the zen space: Spring 2015 Showcase (2015)
  • "taking in the volume" appears in the zen space: Spring 2015 Showcase (2015)
  • "turtledoves--" appears in the zen space: Spring 2015 Showcase (2015)
  • "while debating religion" appears in the zen space: Spring 2015 Showcase (2015) 

    (*62)

  • "cat whiskers" appears in Acorn: #34 Spring 2015 (2015)

  • "grandpa's story" appears in Frozen Butterfly: Issue 2 (2015) (*35)(*44)(*45)

    (*53)

    (*62)

  • "first spring day" appears in Folded Word Lab: Haiku at Folded Word Press 4/2/15 (2015) (*23)
  • "cigars" appears in The Mainichi: March 30, 2015 (2015)
  • "shaking off the night" appears in The Heron's Nest: XVII:1 (2015)
  • "page" appears in A Hundred Gourds: 4:2 (2015)
  • "snow day" appears in A Hundred Gourds: 4:2 (2015)
  • "the clarity of the riot" appears in A Hundred Gourds: 4:2 (2015)
  • "seaside caféappears in Frogpond: 38:1 (2015) (*46)
  • "the lift of a frisbee" appears in Frogpond: 38:1 (2015)
  • "reading the stock report" appears in Modern Haiku: 46.1 (2015)
  • "an old grain silo" appears in Shamrock: 30 (2015)
  • "the hollow spot" appears in World Haiku Review: January 2015 (2015)
  • "the stillness of the hornets' nest" appears in World Haiku Review: January 2015 (2015)
  • "pub patio" appears in Cattails: January 2015 (2015)
  • "pumpkin carving" appears in Speed Bump Journal: 1.1 (2015) (*45)
  • "different clouds" appears in Fireflies' Light: Issue 5 (2014)
  • "from the left field lights" appears in Fireflies' Light: Issue 5 (2014)
  • "lost" appears in Fireflies' Light: Issue 5 (2014)
  • "chasing the lawnmower" appears in Fireflies' Light: Issue 5 (2014)
  • "during the argument" appears in Fireflies' Light: Issue 5 (2014)
  • "stuck" appears in Fireflies' Light: Issue 5 (2014)
  • "unafraid" appears in The Heron's Nest: XVI:4 (2014) (*20)(*35)
  • "a slug" appears in A Hundred Gourds: 4:1 (2014) 

    (*49)

  • "morning drizzle" appears in A Hundred Gourds: 4:1 (2014)
  • "getting deeper into red" appears in Frogpond: 37:3 (2014) (*55)
  • "bus stop" appears in Acorn: 33 (2014) (*24)(*45)(*47)
  • "locust shells" appears in Modern Haiku: 45.3 (2014)
  • "hot summer nightappears in Modern Haiku: 45.3 (2014) ~ Favorite Haiku of 45.3*
  • "milk thistle -- " appears in Under the Basho: 2014 Issue (2014)
  • "confluence -- appears in Under the Basho: 2014 Issue (2014)
  • "spring breeze -- appears in Under the Basho: 2014 Issue (2014)
  • "whiskey moon" appears in Chrysanthemum: 16 (2014)
  • "one mosquito" appears in Chrysanthemum: 16 (2014)
  • "morning hike" appears in Chrysanthemum: 16 (2014)
  • "watching my dad" appears in Frozen Butterfly: Issue 1 (2014) (*31)(*38)

    (*62)

  • "summer starsappears in Cattails: September 2014 (2014)
  • "the willow loosens" appears in Cattails: September 2014 (2014)
  • "twitchingappears in Cattails: September 2014 (2014)
  • "still night..." appears in A Hundred Gourds: 3:4 (2014)
  • "looking past the weeds" appears in Cantos: 2014 (2014)
  • "back and forth" appears in Cantos: 2014 (2014)
  • "jazz combo" appears in Cantos: 2014 (2014)
  • "morning mosquito" appears in Cantos: 2014 (2014)
  • "an old rabbit" appears in Cantos: 2014 (2014)
  • "just like that--" appears in Cantos: 2014 (2014)
  • "barmaids gossiping" 

    appears in 
    Frogpond: 37.2 (2014)
  • "the neighborhood cat" appears in Modern Haiku: 45.2 (2014)
  • "delivering wind" appears in Shamrock: 28 (2014)
  • "abandoned house" appears in Shamrock: 28 (2014)
  • "chasing a fly" appears in Shamrock: 28 (2014)
  • "polar vortexappears in A Hundred Gourds: 3:3 (2014)
  • "getting deeper" appears in Cattails: May 2014 (2014)
  • "alone again" appears in OnStL.com "Inside the Mind of a Haiku Poet" 5/19/14 (2014)
  • "one/god" appears in Moongarlic: 2 (2014) 

    (*18)

  • "sound" appears in Moongarlic: 2 (2014)
  • "talk of war" appears in World Haiku Review: April 2014 ~Vanguard Honorable Mention ~ (2014) 

    (*28)

    (*45)
  • "unable to smell" appears in Chrysanthemum: 15 (2014)
  • "awake"

     appears in Chrysanthemum: 15 (2014)

  • "from the stump" appears in Acorn: 32 (2014) (*30)
  • "a porch step conversation" 

     appears in 

    Wasp ShadowsFolded Word2014  ISBN 978-1-61019-215-6 

    (2014) 

    (*62)

  • "morning moon" 

     appears in 

    Wasp Shadows, Folded Word, 2014  ISBN 978-1-61019-215-6

    (2014)

  • "

    an old koi slips through" appears in Architrave Press: Edition 6 (2014)
  • "moving from house to house" appears in Architrave Press: Edition 6 

    (2014) (*21)
  • "keynote speechappears in Frogpond 37:1 (2014) (*36)
  • "farmer's marketappears in A Hundred Gourds: 3:2 (2014) (*14)
  • "koi pond" appears in Modern Haiku: 45.1 (2014) (*17)(*19)
  • "from the couch" appears in A Handful of Stones: Monday, 10 February 2014 (2014)
  • "nothing left to say..." appears in A Handful of Stones: Wednesday, 22 January 2014 (2014)
  • "sick day" appears in World Haiku Review: January 2014 (2014)
  • "the leaves" appears in A Handful of Stones: Sunday, 11 January 2014 (2014) (*22)
  • "goldfinch" appears in Cattails: January 2014 (2014)
  • "empty bucket" appears in Cattails: January 2014 (2014) (*14)
  • "letting go" appears in A Handful of Stones: Sunday, 29 December 2013 (2013)
  • "after the storm" appears in Fireflies' Light: Issue 4 (2013)
  • "bathroom stall" appears in Fireflies' Light: Issue 4 (2013)
  • "writing again" appears in Fireflies' Light: Issue 4 (2013)
  • "network issues..." appears in Fireflies' Light: Issue 4 (2013)
  • "strange bug" appears in Fireflies' Light: Issue 4 (2013)
  • "the hammock" appears in A Hundred Gourds: 3:1 (2013)
  • "a carp and i" appears in A Hundred Gourds: 3:1 (2013)
  • "reunion dinner" appears in tinywords: 13.3 (2013) (*29)
  • "heat lightning" appears in Frogpond: 36:3 (2013)
  • "snow becomes" appears in South by Southeast: 20:2 (2013)
  • "the window" appears in South by Southeast: 20:2 (2013)
  • "empty sky" appears in Chrysanthemum: 14 (2013), Mystic Illuminations: 1 (2015)
  • "watching people watching me" appears in Chrysanthemum: 14 (2013)
  • "weekend getaway" appears in Shamrock: 26 (2013)
  • "evening rain...appears in Under the Basho: Vol 1.1 (2013) 

    (*12)

  • "dusk --appears in Under the Basho: Vol 1.1 (2013)
  • "the time it takes for clouds" appears in Under the Basho: Vol 1.1 (2013)
  • "afternoon breeze" appears in The Heron's Nest: XV:3 (2013)
  • "my first paid poetry gig" appears in Now This: Contemporary Poems of Beginnings, Renewals, and Firsts Wasteland Press (2013) (*8)
  • "late evening" appears in A Hundred Gourds: 2:4 (2013)
  • "summer night" appears in A Hundred Gourds: 2:4 (2013)
  • "telling our stories..." appears in A Hundred Gourds: 2:4 (2013)
  • "the wind" appears in Four and Twenty: August 2013 (2013)
  • "the book's empty pages" appears in World Haiku Review: Summer 2013 (2013) 

    (*10)

  • "fat old possum" appears in World Haiku Review: Summer 2013 ~ Shintai Honorable Mention ~ (2013) 

    (*49)

  • "nightfall" appears in Frogpond: 36.2 (2013)
  • "losing power" appears in Kernels: Summer 2013 (2013) 

    (*11)

  • "field clover" appears in Kernels: Summer 2013 (2013)
  • "clear fall sky" appears in Cantos: 2013 (2013)
  • "laughing" appears in Cantos: 2013 (2013)
  • "late autumn" appears in Cantos: 2013 (2013)
  • "lilacs" appears in Cantos: 2013 (2013)
  • "radio towers" appears in Cantos: 2013 (2013)
  • "power lines" appears in Cantos: 2013 (2013)
  • "the guy at the bar" appears in Modern Haiku: 44.2 (2013)
  • "the vet feeling" appears in Modern Haiku: 44.2 (2013) 

    (*49)

  • "snowy morning" appears in Modern Haiku: 44.2 (2013)
  • "blue moon" appears in Shamrock: 25 (2013)
  • "storm clouds" appears in Shamrock: 25 (2013)
  • "the time it takes to lose a street" appears in The Heron's Nest: XV:2 ~ Editor's Choice ~ (2013) (*40)(*52)
  • "after the ice storm" appears in A Hundred Gourds: 2.3 (2013) (*34)(*51)
  • "steeping tea" appears in A Hundred Gourds: 2.3 Illustrated Haiku (2013) (*13)(*16)
  • "snowy morning" appears in A Hundred Gourds: 2.3 (2013)
  • "morning mist" appears in Kernels: Spring 2013 (2013)
  • "late winter night" appears in Kernels: Spring 2013 (2013)
  • "first snowfall" appears in Acorn: 30 (2013)
  • "an echo" appears in Notes from the Gean 18: April 2013 (2013)
  • "fart--" appears in World Haiku Review: Spring 2013 (2013)
  • "all down the road" appears in World Haiku Review: Spring 2013 (2013)
  • "the whiteness" appears in World Haiku Review: Spring 2013 ~ Neo Classical Honorable Mention ~ (2013)
  • "indian summer sun" appears in A Hundred Gourds: 2.2 (2013)
  • "happy hour" appears in A Hundred Gourds: 2.2 (2013)
  • "afternoon sun. . ." appears in Simply Haiku: Winter 2013 (2013)
  • "hawk feathers" appears in Simply Haiku: Winter 2013 (2013)
  • "butterfly" appears in Simply Haiku: Winter 2013 (2013)
  • "puddled leaves. . ." appears in Simply Haiku: Winter 2013 (2013)
  • "lightning" appears in Simply Haiku: Winter 2013 (2013)
  • "valentine's day" appears in Modern Haiku: 44.1 (2013) (*7)(*9)
  • "afternoon sun" appears in Modern Haiku: 44.1 (2013)
  • "daybreak" appears in Notes from the Gean 15: January 2013 (2013)
  • "railroad crossing" appears in World Haiku Review: December 2012 (2012)
  • "the pub floor" appears in World Haiku Review: December 2012 (2012) (*16)
  • "talking over living wills" appears in World Haiku Review: December 2012 (2012)
  • "stretching my back" appears in Fireflies' Light: Issue 2 (2012)A Hundred Gourds: 2.2 (2013)
  • "tug boat" appears in Fireflies' Light: Issue 2 (2012)
  • "homecoming game" appears in Fireflies' Light: Issue 2 (2012)
  • "gunshot or backfire" appears in Fireflies' Light: Issue 2 (2012)
  • "spring sun" appears in Fireflies' Light: Issue 2 (2012)
  • "at the river" appears in The Mainichi Daily: Nov 28, 2012 (2012)
  • "from the hammock" appears in Frogpond: 35.3 (2012), Wilderness: 10 Spring 2013 (2013) (*7)
  • "reading obituaries" appears in Frogpond: 35.3 (2012), Wilderness: 10 Spring 2013 (2013) (*4)(*5)(*15)
  • "autumn wind" appears in The Heron's Nest: XIV:4 (2012), Wilderness: 10 Spring 2013 (2013) (*7)(*61)
  • "halftime" appears in A Hundred Gourds: 2.1 (2012)
  • "strip mine hills" appears in A Hundred Gourds: 2.1 (2012)
  • "autumn dusk" appears in Acorn: 29 (2012)
  • "the talk" appears in Chrysanthemum: 12 (2012)Wilderness: 10 Spring 2013 (2013)
  • "father's day" appears in Chrysanthemum: 12 (2012) 

    (*62)

  • "blowing through the darkness" appears in Chrysanthemum: 12 (2012)
  • "rain through a broken gutter" appears in Bad Shoe: Vol 3 Issue 2 (2012)
  • "red hot chili peppers" appears in Bad Shoe: Vol 3 Issue 2 (2012)
  • "sudden storm" appears in Shamrock: 23 (2012)
  • "evening calm" appears in Shamrock: 23 (2012)Wilderness: 10 Spring 2013 (2013) (*45)

    (*49)

  • "eventideappears in A Hundred Gourds: 1:4 (2012)Wilderness: 10 Spring 2013 (2013)
  • "frog songsappears in A Hundred Gourds: 1:4 (2012)Wilderness: 10 Spring 2013 (2013)
  • "skinny dippingappears in A Hundred Gourds: 1:4 ~ Illustrated Haiku ~ (2012)Wilderness: 10 Spring 2013 (2013), A Hundred Gourds: 2:4 ~ Illustrated Haiku ~ (2013)
  • "evening chill" appears in World Haiku Review: August 2012 (2012)Wilderness: 10 Spring 2013 (2013)
  • "in the jury pool room" appears in Frogpond: 35.2 (2012)
  • "two green pearsappears in Notes from the Gean: 4:1 (2012)
  • "an empty bench" appears in Notes from the Gean: 4:1 (2012)
  • "winter wind" appears in Multiverses: 1.1 (2012)Wilderness: 10 Sprint 2013 (2013)
  • "counting hawks" appears in Multiverses: 1.1 (2012)
  • "the night trainappears in A Hundred Gourds: 1:3 (2012)
  • "opening the blindsappears in A Hundred Gourds: 1:3 (2012) (*7)
  • "winter moonappears in A Hundred Gourds: 1:3 (2012)Wilderness: 10 Spring 2013 (2013)
  • "fishermenappears in A Hundred Gourds: 1:3 (2012)Wilderness: 10 Spring 2013 (2013) (*27)
  • "paper beats rock" appears in A Hundred Gourds: 1:3 (2012)
  • "the singer's whiskey" appears in World Haiku Review: April 2012 (2012)
  • "an old argument" appears in Notes from the Gean: 3:4 (2012) (*6)
  • "the shadows of strangers" appears in Notes from the Gean: 3:4 (2012)
  • "gnat" appears in Shamrock: 21 (2012)
  • "chimney smoke" appears in A Hundred Gourds: 1:2 (2012) (*33)
  • "morning fog" appears in A Hundred Gourds: 1:2  (2012)Wilderness: 10 Spring 2013 (2013) (*7)(*26)
  • "the deep glow of coals" appears in Shamrock: 20 (2011)Wilderness: 10 Spring 2013 (2013)
  • "silverfish" appears in Shamrock: 20 (2011)
  • "spring afternoon" appears in A Hundred Gourds 1:1 (2011)
  • "tornado sirens" appears in A Hundred Gourds 1:1 (2011)
  • "sunrise" appears in The Heron's Nest: XIII:4 (2011)Wilderness: 10 Spring 2013 (2013)
  • "cicadas" appears in Notes from the Gean: 3:2 (2011)Wilderness: 10 Spring 2013 (2013)
  • "a little frog" appears in Notes from the Gean: 3:2 (2011)
  • "a deeper glow" appears in Chrysanthemum: 10 (2011) (*16)
  • "in our ship's wake" appears in Chrysanthemum: 10 (2011)
  • "every sound" appears in Chrysanthemum: 10 (2011)
  • "Adirondack Poem" appears in Scintilla Magazine: 1 (2011)
  • "Weekend Breakfastappears in Scintilla Magazine: 1 (2011) 
  • "at the campfire" appears in The Heron's Nest: XIII:3 (2011) (*2)
  • "wasp shadows" appears in Shamrock: 19 (2011)Wilderness: 10 Spring 2013 (2013) (*3)
  • "picking the garden" appears inShamrock19 (2011)
  • "sleepless night--" appears in Shamrock18 (2011)Wilderness: 10 Spring 2013 (2013)
  • "falling snow..." appears in Shamrock18 (2011)
  • "one siren" appears in Acorn: 26 (2011)Wilderness: 10 Sprint 2013 (2013)
  • "on hold--" appears in The Heron's Nest: XIII:1 (2011) 
  • "october wind" appears in The Heron's Nest: XIII:1 (2011)Wilderness: 10 Spring 2013 (2013)
  • "what she said" appears in The Heron's Nest: XII:4 (2010)
  • "in the chimneys" appears in Haiku Ramblings: II:III (2010)
  • "the geese" appears in Haiku Ramblings: II:III (2010)
  • "saturday morning" appears in Haiku Ramblings: II:III (2010)
  • "Little Desk Frog" appears in Glint: I (2010)
  • "october sun" appears in Haiku Ramblings: II:I (2010)
  • "hanging up the phone" appears in Roadrunner: X:2 (2010) (*1)
  • "anniversary" appears in The Heron's Nest: XII:I (2010) (*25)
  • "oh bale of hay" appears in Haiku Ramblings: I:III (2009)
  • "The Cats" appears in The Cape Rock: 38:2 (2008)
  • "After They Leave" appears in The Cape Rock: 38:2 (2008)