Creative Reading Note: Gary Hotham

I am reading Park Bench Memories: Haiku Tailwinds, by Gary Hotham. As stated in the book, he has been writing haiku since 1966. The haiku in this book were previously published in the last ten years, in many publications. Gary Hotham states, “Making moments wear words.” Wonderful book.

Yiqralo Press, 2020
Maryland, USA
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Photos by the author

Spring Poetry Journals

Spring poetry journals
arrive in the mail
gifted editors,
poets, and
publishers
I would like
to read them all
yet the week
has been busy
with art at home
I admire the journals
and set them aside
for the morning
and will give them
a season of my time

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Poem by Ellen Grace Olinger

Welcoming Hope: Poems for those in need

Welcoming Hope: Poems for those in need is a book that we published with Time of Singing poetry journal. I reread the book recently, and the poems are strong and timeless.

Lora Homan Zill and I served as the Editors. Charles A. Waugaman was the Art Editor and Illustrator.

The book includes poems by many poets. With the universal themes of faith and hope, the book continues to be a beautiful work of art.

Welcoming Hope: Poems for those in need
2007, Elin Grace Publishing
Oostburg, Wisconsin
ISBN 978-0-9729848-4-3