cattails – Editor’s Choice Haiku

The latest issue of cattails, under the new editorial direction of Sonam Chhoki, went live today, and I’m most grateful to Sonam Chhoki, Geethanjali Rajan, and Gautam Nadkarni for my poems inclusion in the journal.

I am especially thankful to Haiku Editor Geethanjali Rajan for selecting my poem, below, as an Editor’s Choice haiku.  This is the first time I’ve received this recognition – thank you!

Go to cattails April 2017 Issue to read more!

cattails Editor's Choice Haiku

Hedgerow #100

Caroline Skanne, founding editor of hedgerow: a journal of small poems, just released the special year-end issue and the publications 100th issue! Congratulations, hedgerow!

I have two poems in it, my first appearance in hedgerow – many thanks again, Caroline! I’m always proud to have a poem standing beside favorite haiku authors I admire and revere.

Check out this issue available online and in print.

open mic night
the harmonica player
starts to sing

© Tom Sacramona

Hedgerow & City and Sea

I’m very pleased to have two poems appearing in issue #100 of hedgerow: a journal of small poems—thank you, Caroline Skanne! This is also a rare print & online hedgerow issue.

Frequency Writers replied to me this week, too, saying they will include one of my “long” poems in their up-coming City and Sea Anthology. This is the second year of this anthology, featuring work inspired by Rhode Island’s urban and ocean ecosystems. The spring release will be commemorated with an author reading—more details to follow. Thank you, too, Frequency!

—Tom Sacramona

moongarlic issue 7

I am very happy to have a poem appearing in issue 7 of moongarlic!

Many thanks to editors Sheila Windsor and Brendan Slater! Back in August I was so excited to learn that they accepted my one-line haiku, written only days prior in July—and for my girlfriend, Lisa.

In the haiku scene, moongarlic occupies a place for gendai and traditional haiku. Mostly focusing on new approaches to this ancient form makes moongarlic contemporaries with Bones, is/let, NOON, and the former R’R. In the past they have published some of my favorite poets: David J. Kelly, Simon Hanson, LeRoy Gorman, Helen Buckingham, Larry Kimmel, Carolyn Hall, Johnny Baranski, Melissa Allen, Dan Scherwin—I could go on and on, so many great poets have appeared here, including current Haiku Society of America President, Fay Aoyagi.

Here is my published poem below:

her skin not a petal yet in bloom

Go visit moongarlic and see the other wonderful poets!

—Tom Sacramona

Migration – The Asahi Haikuist Network

The Asahi Haikuist Network column features haiku every other Friday. Editor David McMurray featured a poem of mine in his column on October 21st, migration was the theme. The Asahi Haikuist Network site can be found here.

Make sure to visit David McMurray’s column to read the latest from regularly featured poets such as Patrick Sweeney, Marion Clarke, Alexey Andreev, Debbie Strange, Simon Hanson, Djurdja Vukelic Rozic, and Alan Summers. The next issue appears November 4th.

Happy reading!

-Tom Sacramona