July 1st, 2009

ReadingBasho

Frogpond

The Spring/Summer issue of Frogpond is out now. It landed in my mailbox today with some other poetry journals. It seems as if the USPS decided to save up all my poetry reading for one big delivery.

I have two poems in this issue of Frogpond:

* A haiku on page 36 written during one of my visits to the Los Angeles County Arboretum

* A haibun on page 61 inspired by my 2007 road trip from Los Angeles to Montana.

Another highlight for me is a haiku by ankh_hpl on page 10 that pushes the boundary between speculative and mainstream. I also enjoyed John Dunphy's haiku and Michael Dylan Welch's humorous essay "Haikuholics Anonymous."

And I've barely started to read it!

Speaking of the Arboretum, there are extended summer hours for members right now. I keep saying I'm going to go there early and take a 7 am walk before work, but here I am again, burning the midnight oil.