Wednesday, August 4, 2021

Failed Haiku, Volume 6 Issue 68

So happy to have two collaborative split sequences published in the latest issue of Failed Haiku! Here's one. So honored to write this with Susan Burch. Thank you so much, Bryan Rickert, for publishing this. You can read the full issue here.

Monday, August 2, 2021

Behold Issue 6 on Beautiful Defect edited by Susan Furst

My collaborative split sequence and artwork published in Behold, Issue 6, Peace. You can find more poetry and artwork in this wonderful issue edited by Susan Furst here. Thank you, publication twin Susan Furst!

on a bigger and more blessed issue!

Monday, July 19, 2021

Ribbons Spring/Summer 2021: Volume 17, Number 2

Got my copy of Ribbons today! I forgot to submit a tanka for this issue, but I'm happy to see my scratch artwork with Susan Weaver's tanka. For the next issue, I will submit again another collaboration. I will ask the poet, whose tanka was previously selected for the back cover, to write a tanka for my artwork. That means I will be asking Marcyn Del Clements next. 😊

*This scratch works looks better in the issue because it's smaller. You don't get to see the imperfections of my scratching. lol

Sunday, July 11, 2021

Pandemic Special (Tanka Society of America)

Watch the video I made for the Pandemic Special compiled by Susan Burch!

to all the poets who are included in this wonderful collection, a daily post of tanka to celebrate National Poetry Month, April 2021. Contributing poets in order of appearance are Debbie Strange, James Chessing, Sara Ellison, Steve Black, Margaret Chula, Grix Seven, Alexis Rotella, Marc Thompson, Marilyn Humbert, Keitha Keyes, Chen-ou Liu, Pris Campbell, Peggy Hale Bilbro, Jenny Angyal, Lesley Anne Swanson, Marcyn Clements, Seren Fargo, Michelle Brock, Julia Wakefield, Cynthia Anderson, Charles Harmon, Tish Davis, Carol Raisfeld, Susan Weaver, Susan Burch, Sheila Sondik, Mary Davila, Adelaide B. Shaw, LeRoy Gorman, and Christine L. Villa.

Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Vispo Contest in Sonic Boom Journal

So honored to be included in Sonic Boom Journal's Vispo Gallery 2021. There were 93 entries and only 19 were selected. Yahoo! Clink here to see all the artwork. CONTESTS | sonicboom (

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Fireflies' Light, Issue 23

Here are my poems published in Fireflies' Light:


biscuit crumbs 

between the couch cushions . . . 

forgotten lies 


sour milk 

too late to say 

I'm sorry 


releasing the butterfly 

in my obi 


park walk 

in Valentine t-shirts 

my dog and I 




before sundown 

the fiery glow 

of a waterfall 


cherry blossoms 

the way my dog and I 

glance at each other 


summer night 

swaying to the beat 

of calabash maracas 




cherry petals 

float down the river . . . 

how I wish 

I could tell you 

one more time 


between seedlings 

and unfolding petals . . . 

all the waiting 

sweetened by the songs 

of a nightingale 




the last fallen leaf 

balances desperately 

on another branch

like my final words 


hanging recklessly 

with yours

enfolding myself 

with the scent of wildflowers 


I stay in this moment 


where everything 

sounds better 

in my head

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Fireflies' Light, Issue 23

First time in Fireflies' LIght! I have a bunch of haiku, senryu, tanka, cherita, and haiga included in the current issue. These are my haiga created by playing with alcohol ink, gel prints, and doodlng. If you want to read the full issue, here it is. Missouri Baptist University (

Friday, June 4, 2021

Moonbathing, Issue 21 (Spring/Summer 2021)

My tanka appearing in the current issue of Moonbathing! Thank you so much, editor Pamela Babusci. I'm sure there are some women out other who can related to this.