Tanka Published in “Moonbathing”

I’m happy to share that my  tanka “Surfacing From Sleep” appears in Issue 5, Fall/Winter 2011-2012 of Moonbathing: A Journal of Women’s Tanka. It’s a fine collection of tanka by any number of very talented woman poets. Thanks to Pamela Babusci for editing and publishing it.

Also, I spent a wonderful four day weekend last week at Peter Murphy’s Poetry and Prose Getaway. After I get photos into my computer, I’ll write about it. It’s been a busy time, and I really enjoyed the entire weekend—workshopping poems written to Peter’s prompts, seeing old poet friends from North Jersey. It was at the Seaview Hotel in Galloway, now part of Stockton University, a lovely venue. A great time was had by all, and I plan to attend from now on every chance I get.


About penhart

I am a poet and writer, published widely in journals and anthologies, and my literary autobiography appears as an extended essay in "Contemporary Authors." My poems have recently appeared in "Rattle" ,"Tiferet," and "U.S. 1 Worksheets". Work has also appeared in "The Valparaiso Poetry Review," and "Umbrella." Recent books include 'One Bowl" (2012); "Recycling Starlight" (2010); and "The Night Marsh" (2008).. Earlier collections include "Along River Road"; "Lizard Light: Poems From the Earth"; and "Buried in the Sky." My illustrated alphabestiary for children, "The Beastie Book," was published in the December, 2009, by Shenanigan Books. I have won three poetry fellowships from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, as well as awards from the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, the Mary Carolyn Davies Memorial Award from the Poetry Society of America, and the first William O. Douglas Nature Writing Award for my work in the anthology "American Nature Writing 2002." I was invited to be a "featured poet" and read at the 2010 Dodge Poetry Festival, and was awarded a residency / fellowship for January, 2011, at VCCA (Virginia Center for the Creative Arts." I live in the South Jersey shore area, and work as a visiting poet in the schools through programs sponsored by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts and various other agencies. I'm still fairly new at blogging and hope to add more graphics, etc., as I learn more.
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