welcome to this week’s packed issue of hedgerow! thanks to everyone for turning up week after week, readers & contributors alike.

excited to announce that the talented Chase Gagnon has joined hedgerow as a resident artist! you can read more about him over at our resident artist / in conversation page — “Poetry is embedded in me. My mom used to read me Edgar Allan Poe every night before bed when I was a kid…” https://hedgerowpoems.wordpress.com/poet-artist-in-conversation/

this week features work by Chase Gagnon, Veronika Zora Novak, Joy McCall, Ola Lindberg, Marta Chocilowska, Larry Kimmel, Elizabeth McMunn-Tetangco, Gabriel Bates, Deborah P Kolodji, David J Kelly, Barry George, Jennifer Hambrick, Terri French & Mike Rehling.

to enjoy #103, simply click on the pdf link below…


with love & kindness,

Caroline Skanne,
founding editor


welcome to #101 of hedgerow. it’s good to be back! following the success of the print edition of hedgerow #100, it has been decided that hedgerow will be available as a print edition 4 times a year, beginning with spring. thanks to everyone who purchased ‘hedgerow #100’. if you haven’t yet, simply click on the link below —


this week features work by Dietmar Tauchner, Chase Gagnon, David Serjeant, Robert Epstein, Joy McCall, Marta Chocilowska, Michael Rehling, Larry Kimmel, David He Zhuanglang, Louise Hopewell, Tony Burfield, Lynn Edge, Maeve O’Sullivan & Ben Moeller-Gaa.

enjoy #101 by clicking on the pdf link below, thank you!


with love & kindness,

Caroline Skanne,
founding editor



welcome to #99 of hedgerow.

this week features work by Chad Lee Robinson, Robert Epstein, Christina Martin, Mary Kendall & R.D. Kendall, Mary Jo Balistreri, Alan Summers, Mike Rehling, Chen-ou Liu, Jan Benson, Ken Slaughter, Louise Hopewell, Pat Davis, Julie Warther, Zee Zahava, Fred Andrle, Mike Gallagher, Billy Antonio & Elizabeth McMunn-Tetangco.

please note that submissions to hedgerow are now closed. there will be an announcement on our fb page once we open for submissions in the new year.


please also note that bios are no longer included in the journal. if you have a new book out or other important news you wish to share, do ask & we might make an exception.

to enjoy this week’s bumper issue, click on the link below!


with love & kindness

caroline skanne,
founding editor


welcome to this week’s hedgerow. in just a few weeks time we’ll be celebrating our 100th issue… this will be a special feature, available both online AND as a print copy! after the publication of #100, hedgerow will go into hibernation for a few weeks. no submissions will be kept on file. if you follow our fb page you will be notified once submissions reopen (https://www.facebook.com/hedgerowpoems/).

this week features work by Zee Zahava, Ron C. Moss, Simon Hanson, Johannes S. H. Bjerg, Alexis Rotella, Martha Magenta, Chase Gagnon, Kat Lehmann, Peter Jastermsky, Marietta McGregor, Paul Chambers, Lucia Fontana, Meik Blöttenberger, Nika, Jim Webster & Robert Epstein.

grateful to contributors & readers alike. click on the link below to enjoy #98!


with love & kindness,

caroline skanne
founding editor


this week hedgerow comes early… with work by John Martone, Julie Warther, Debbie Strange, Angela Terry, John Hawkhead, Chen-ou Liu, Rachel Sutcliffe, Elmedin Kadric, Malintha Perera, Jennifer Hambrick & Ian Willey. as always grateful to contributors & readers alike. click on the pdf link below to enjoy #95.


with love & kindness,

caroline skanne
founding editor


welcome to the last issue of hedgerow before the summer break. as always, grateful to contributors & readers alike. happy summer everyone!


please note —

submissions are now closed. you will be notified once submissions reopen, on our facebook page below. something special prepared for the first issue back… stay tuned!




with love & kindness,

caroline skanne
founding editor









sandbox castles
toddlers choose
not to wage war


boxed up
the weight
of my childhood


peeling apples
not a word about
their sweetness

Elmedin Kadric was born in Novi Pazar, Serbia, but writes out of Helsingborg, Sweden. A student of both longer and shorter forms of poetry, and an avid observer of everything else.









a nodule
appears on the trunk
of a healthy tree …
the touch of her hand
up and down his back


saying nothing
we walk hand in hand …
silence stolen
by the crunch of footsteps
on a frost-covered trail

Susan Constable lives on the west coast of Canada, where she’s been writing haiku and tanka for the past ten years. She was the tanka editor from 2012-2016 for the online journal, A Hundred Gourds.









no longer sure
of who I am
shifting sands


looking into the darkness
of time

Rachel Sutcliffe, from Yorkshire, UK, has suffered from a serious immune disorder for the past 15 years, throughout this time writing has been her therapy, it’s what keeps her from going insane!









heron pose how flexible the bending river

Elizabeth Alford is a magna cum laude graduate of California State University, East Bay (B.A. English, 2014). She currently lives in Hayward, California, is an amateur photographer, and spends most of her time writing Japanese short forms. Follow her poetry adventures @ http://www.facebook.com/ElizabethAlfordPoetry












Subhashini is a poet, artist and gardener. Her poetry book, “From the Anklets of a Homemaker” was published in 2013. She posts her art on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook as @neelavanam which means the “blue sky.” http://bluesky-gardenart.tumblr.com









My new jade Buddha
Small enough for my pocket
Big enough for luck

Stacey Crawford Murphy likes having short thoughts, especially when they turn into poems. She enjoys life in Ithaca NY with family and most of her other favorite people.










a bit rusty squeak of his grandkids swinging


community yardsale
the clutter
we’ve kept inside


freezing moon
a caged dog’s howl
lets out all i’ve repressed

Matthew Moffett lives in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan, with his wife, two kids, and a Shetland sheepdog. He thanks you for reading his poems!









my tongue tastes
the saltiness of you
this need I have
for water
when you are gone

Lynda Monahan is a Canadian poet living in the Nesbit Forest of north central Saskatchewan. She is the author of three poetry collections. Her latest book, Verge, was published in spring of 2015.









Taste of Summer

fever point
the taste of summer

ghost peppers hanging
in crowded clusters

food trucks
at the farmers’ market
so many recipes using kale

community garden –
the tomato worm eats
more than his share

the toddler’s first radish –
puckering up

expanding horizons –
she brings home
a vegan

Angela Terry (Washington) and Julie Warther (Ohio) met at a Haiku North America Conference five years ago where they attended a workshop on writing rengay, a six verse collaborative poem.  They’ve been writing together via email ever since.  Both are regional coordinators for the Haiku Society of America (hsa-haiku.org)









summer dinner
after the last guest
feet on table

Aparna Pathak is freelance writer from Gurugram, India.









shifting shadows
of oak leaves in the wind
– the bog turtle’s eyes

Mike Andrelczyk is currently living in Strasburg, PA. Also lived in Los Angeles, Ca. and Lewes, De. He likes writing haiku about the ocean, potatoes, moons, plants – mostly little things except the ocean which is huge, and the moon which looks little but isn’t. Follow on Twitter @MikeAndrelczyk.









summer rain
finally I am all
cried out


white lilies
the empty pet bed
in the corner


desert rain
our footprints
washed away

Christina Sng writes haiku to immerse in nature amid life in the city. She finds joy in gardening, birdsong, and sakura tea. Find her at christinasng.com.









©2011 rain patterns 1.jpg

For nearly thirty years Rick Daddario of 19 Planets has lived on a rock in the middle of the Pacific Pond—Kailua, Oahu Hawaii USA. As a visual artist he plays with words in Haiku and Related Forms.