#104

welcome to #104 of hedgerow! this week features photo haiga by Ron C. Moss. as always grateful to readers & contributors alike…

if you missed it last week —

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 John Hawkhead, Ron C. Moss, Michael Dylan Welch, Andrea Cecon, Terri French, Martha Magenta, Sandi Pray, kjmunro, Barry George, Ola Lindberg, Paul Chambers, Angela Terry & Julie Warther.

to enjoy #104, simply click on the pdf link below…

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with love & kindness,

Caroline Skanne,
founding editor

#103

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…

hedgerow-103-edited-by-caroline-skanne

with love & kindness,

Caroline Skanne,
founding editor

#102

welcome to #102 of hedgerow. as always, grateful to readers & contributors alike!

this week features work by Larry Kimmel, Debbie Strange, Deborah P Kolodji, Dietmar Tauchner, Joy McCall, Rachel Sutcliffe, Zee Zahava, Christina Sng, Chen-ou Liu, Julie Warther, Elmedin Kadric, Anna Cates, Maria Laura Valente, Michael Rehling & Ron C. Moss.

to enjoy this issue click on the link below…

hedgerow-102

with love & kindness,

Caroline Skanne,
founding editor

 

if you wish to purchase the print edition of hedgerow #100, you can do so here —

https://wildflowerpoetrypress.wordpress.com/

 

#101

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 —

https://wildflowerpoetrypress.wordpress.com/2016/12/18/new-title-hedgerow-100/

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!

hedgerow-101-edited-by-caroline-skanne

with love & kindness,

Caroline Skanne,
founding editor

 

#99

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.

https://www.facebook.com/hedgerowpoems/

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!

hedgerow-99-edited-by-caroline-skanne

with love & kindness

caroline skanne,
founding editor

#98

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!

hedgerow-98

with love & kindness,

caroline skanne
founding editor

#97

welcome to the latest issue of hedgerow! for those who missed it last week — we’re thrilled to be celebrating our 100th issue in a few weeks time. this will be a special feature, available both online AND as a print copy!

this week features work by Mark Miller, Chase Gagnon, Amy Losak, Alexis Rotella, Johannes S. H. Bjerg, Julie Warther, Michael O’Brien, Dave Read, Pat Davis, Elizabeth Alford, Maeve O’Sullivan & Meik Blöttenberger.

as always, grateful to both contributors & readers. click on the link below to enjoy #97!

hedgerow-97

with love & kindness,

caroline skanne
founding editor

#96

welcome to #96. thrilled to announce that we’ll be celebrating our 100th issue in a few weeks time. this will be a special feature, available both online AND as a print copy!

this week features work by Johannes S. H. Bjerg, Robin White, Mike Rehling, Chase Gagnon, Rachel Sutcliffe, Mark Miller, Ian Willey, Barbara Kaufmann, Elizabeth McMunn-Tetangco, Miriam Sagan, E. Martin Pedersen & Gabriel Bates.

grateful to contributors & readers alike! click on the pdf link below to enjoy #96…

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with love & kindness,

caroline skanne
founding editor

#85

welcome to #85 of hedgerow. this week features art by Debbie Strange. you can visit her blog here — http://www.debbiemstrange.blogspot.ca/. as always, grateful to contributors & readers alike. enjoy!

 

please note —

submissions are now closed, as hedgerow is taking a summer break after #86 (15th July). you will be notified once submissions reopen, on our facebook page below!

 

https://www.facebook.com/hedgerowpoems/

https://www.facebook.com/wildflowerpoetrypress/

 

with love & kindness,

caroline skanne
founding editor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

the distance
of the harrier’s cry
withered moor

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freeing itself
of itself
the thawing stream

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mayfly
rippling
stars 

Paul Chambers is a haiku author from Newport, South Wales. His work can be viewed at www.paulchambershaiku.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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fluffy white cloud
our old cat
is gone

Ben Moeller-Gaa is the author of two haiku chapbooks, the Pushcart nominated Wasp Shadows (Folded Word Press 2014) and Blowing on a Hot Soup Spoon (poor metaphor design 2014). Learn more about Ben at www.benmoellergaa.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

protection
this rune resembles a tree
arms lifted up
to the maddening sky…I raise
my arms and dance with myself

transformation
rune like mountain peaks
daring us
to leap like warriors
ready to crash or fly

gateway rune
like a deer among woods
meditating
on the space “between
heaven and mundane”

Carole Johnston lives in her imagination most of the time, but sometimes, she lives in Lexington, Kentucky. She writes short poems every day and has published two books of poetry: “Journeys-Getting Lost” and “Manic Dawn.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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sand dunes
the deepening creases
in my skin

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wind chimes
the fledgling’s
first flight

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

long road trip…
reaching the dead end
of our relationship

Debbi Antebi (@debbisland) exhales oxygen while writing poems. She lives in Istanbul, Turkey, with her husband and books.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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roar of chainsaws
the green man
sobs

Pat Davis lives in Pembroke, New Hampshire, USA.  She enjoys her family, reading, writing, painting, and going places with her husband.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

parked bulldozer
a field of daises
overtakes the blade

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“RV/ Camping”
black snags poke
out of a swamp

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no scarves, no pipes
since when did the snowmen
quit smoking?

Richard Stevenson, Nanaimo, BC, Canada

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

winter moon
a coat of mismatched buttons
left on the curb

Nika is the pen name of Jim Force. He has published two chapbooks: frogs singing (1993) and snail my friend (2015). Nika lives in Victoria BC where he writes with The Heron’s Quill. He is a member of Haiku Arbutus as well as Haiku Canada.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

for fifteen years
my mother walks back
through time
returning at the end
to where it all began

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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the art in this issue was brought to you  by Debbie Strange. you can read more about her here — http://www.hedgerowpoems.wordpress.com/poet-artist-in-conversation/

 

 

publication credits —

 

Debbie Strange – torn petals – Failed Haiku, May 2016

Debbie Strange – folding unfolding – brass bell, September 2015

Debbie Strange – sunrise sunflower – brass bell, November 2015

Debbie Strange – summer storm – Frameless Sky, June 2015