Tag: Curtis Dunlap

August begins

August begins
and I remember

rarely at your grave —
geranium blooms freely
on your workshop stool

autumn leaves
the caregiver finds time
to rest

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“rarely at your grave” has been published over the years:

Modern Haiku, Fall 1996

Ellen Olinger – Three Questions Series, 2010
Edited by Curtis Dunlap

Charlotte Digregorio’s Writer’s Blog
Daily Haiku: July 11, 2017

“autumn leaves” was the Daily Haiku for August 14, 2019.
Charlotte Digregorio’s Writer’s Blog

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cross-stitch from the
grandmother I didn’t meet:
“Put the coffee on”

My poem was published first in Parnassus Literary Journal (2004); and then reprinted as part of my page, Ellen Olinger – Three Questions, a haiku series edited by Curtis Dunlap.

This haiku was also posted on March 29, 2015, as part of the Daily Haiku series at Charlotte Digregorio’s Writer’s Blog

Poems have their own paths . . . and times.  

Ellen Grace Olinger


at the local store…
Christmas at Nanna’s

“lingonberries” was published first in Parnassus Literary Journal (2004); and was reprinted as part of my page, Ellen Olinger – Three Questions, a haiku series edited by Curtis Dunlap.  

Haiku notes


I received the Winter-Spring 2013 issue of modern HAIKU An Independent Journal of Haiku and Haiku Studies.  Charlie Trumbull is the Editor and this spring they are transferring the editorship to Paul Miller.  Their board includes several people.  This is a print journal and their website is http://www.modernhaiku.org  I began with this journal in 1993, when Robert Spiess in Madison Wisconsin was the Editor (1978 – 2002).  He sent the kindest rejection notes–and promptly:  “not quite.”  I was honored simply to be read.

Modern Haiku published a haiku I wrote for my dad, which is included in my Three Questions Series response at Blogging Along Tobacco Road, edited by Curtis Dunlap.  This goes back to before this blog and helped inspire me too. http://www.tobaccoroadpoet.com.  I decided to leave my three poems there, keep them special for that article.  There are also two haiku for my grandmothers, published by Denver Stull in Parnassus.

Billie Wilson, a poet who works in so many ways for haiku, is Assistant Editor, Contests at Modern Haiku.  She is also a member of The Haiku Foundation Board.  Yesterday she posted information about the international contest archive kept current at THF.  http://www.thehaikufoundation.org

Some journals and contests allow poems previously published in blogs and some do not.  So important to read their submission rules carefully and information can change.

Please feel free to add more poetry news in the comments.  Soon it will be April, and National Poetry Month!


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Haiku – Three Questions Series with Curtis Dunlap

Yesterday, I had the privilege of being a guest on Blogging Along Tobacco Road,  which is written, edited, and published by Curtis Dunlap  http://tobaccoroadpoet.com/

The Poets in this Series respond to 3 questions:
1) Why do you write haiku?
2) What other poetic forms do you enjoy?
3) Of the many wonderful haiku you’ve written, what do you consider to be your top three?

Here is the link to my answers:  http://tobaccoroadpoet.blogspot.com/2010/04/ellen-olinger-three-questions.html.