Saturday, January 2, 2021

Hot News: "Pandemic: A Worldwide Community Poem," Nominated for the Pushcart Prize

Every age has its own poetry, in every age the circumstances of history choose a nation, a race, a class to take up the torch by creating situations that can be expressed or transcended only through poetry. 
-- Jean- Paul Sartre

Poets of all ages contributed to one Great Poem perpetually in progress
-- Percy Bysshe Shelley

My Dear Friends: 

Pandemic: A Worldwide Community Poem, of which I am one of co-authors, was selected by Muse-Pie Press for the Pushcart Prize.

"Pandemic: A Worldwide Community Poem" is a poem comprised of lines submitted by 220 poets from sixteen countries around the world. Each poet submitted one line, and every single line submitted was used in the poem with no additional lines added. Compiled and Crafted by R.G. Rader, publisher of Muse-Pie Press, the poem represents a range of emotions and thoughts on how this pandemic has affected our lives and our world. 

And the Fifth Mt. Fujisan Taisho results were just announced. My tanka won a honourable mention:

shelter in place ...
seen from the attic window
this view
of snow-capped Mt. Fuji,
the fifth corner of my world

Thanks for your continued support of my writing.

Stay safe and well

Wishing you a Happy and Healthy New Year


FYI: In "Pandemic: A Worldwide Community Poem," a collective work, the name of a poet is not put after/below the line/monostich s/he submitted. Below is the monostich I submitted:

I elbow-bump my drunken shadow on the wall

And you can read my Coronavirus Poetry Diary and published poems about Covid-19.

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