Back from Australia, plus two new publications

I just got back night before last from a month’s visit in Australia I stayed with friends in Victoria (a small town near Melbourne) and then went on vacation with them in both Victoria and New South Wales, visiting Sydney, the Blue Mountains, and Canberra.

While there, I also led a ginko in the Melbourne Botanical Gardens and visited with various haiku poets in Sydney and elsewhere. Special thanks to Cynthia and Bruce Rowe for the tour of Sydney. What a beautiful landscape! Will share more on all that later—after I recover from jet-lag and organize my many photos.

Meanwhile, this good news, which I couldn’t easily post last week:

My poem “In That Far Haven” appears in Issue Number 3 / Winter 2012 of the *Red Rose Review*:

And my haibun, “Once in a Blue Moon” appears in the Winter 2012 issue of *A Hundred Gourds*:


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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