Overdue Updates

I’ve been so busy I haven’t had time to update properly. Here are some chronological highlights since January of this year (2012):

I enjoyed a wonderful long weekend at Peter Murphy’s “Winter Poetry and Prose Getaway” at the Seaview Resort, January 13-16, and wrote both poems and  haibun to Peter’s wonderful prompts. It was great to see many old poet friends from North Jersey, as well as good poet friends from South Jersey. The whole long weekend was absolutely wonderful, from workshop and sharing sessions, the one-on-one feedback sessions, and the readings, to the buffet food the Seaview prepared .


Because I could commute to the Getaway, this was the first year since moving to South Jersey that I’ve been able to afford to go; the Seaview is only about twenty minutes from where I live. Thanks to Peter and all who participated! I will go again every year I can. I’ll come back soon and add some photos I took while there.


My books on the table at the 2012 Getaway


The wonderful Seaview Hotel buffet at the 2012 Getaway

All three of the haibun I wrote there have either been already published or accepted for publication. Two of them will be coming out in Contemporary Haibun Online (CHO), and I’ll  add the links for accessing them soon.  The third haibun is featured in an interview I had with Richard Krawiec, haibun editor for Notes from the Gean, about my haibun “Into the Sky. (pp. 14-18). You can use the flip page feature to access the table of contents.


In addition, in this new issue of Notes from the Gean, I have a verse in a renray with Susan Meyers Nelson, Curtis Dunlap, and Terri L. French on page 29. And one of my haiku (and one of Bill’s) are thoughtfully  in a thoughtful commentary by Susan Shand on pp. 100-101.

It’s a wonderful on-line journal and I encourage everyone to read through it in its very accessible new on-line format.


I’ll update again soon. Lots of good things have been happening.

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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