XVIII:1, February, 2003


A Journal for Linking Poets  

Table of Contents






With the completion of this issue of Lynx, Werner and I celebrate ten years of the pleasure of bringing this magazine to an ever-wider audience of readers and writers. Without your support, your encouragement, and the loan of your thousands of poems, this would not have been possible. Thank you to each and every one!


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Late-breaking news: is now shipping the copies of Jane's  newest book - Writing and Enjoying Haiku: A Hands-on Guide.. In spite of the title, it does contain in-depth information on tanka, renga and sijo. Kirsty Karkow already writes: "I just love this book. So clear and simple. Touched by the sweet personality of its author."


 (Click on the bold-faced section names to find the individual works.)

SYMBIOTIC POETRY: ICSK by Jim Leftwich & John M. Bennett;  ONE WILD CHOOK CAFE by Patricia Prime & Catherine Mair; THE CLAPPED-OUT MICROPHONE by Patricia Prime & Catherine Mair;  A SUMMER FUNERAL  by John E. Carley & Deborah P. Kolodji;  FRIENDSHIP RENGA by Giselle Maya & Jane Reichhold; PROBABLY #14  'a deer' by Marlene Mountain & Francine Porad;  PROBABLY #15 'open house' by Francine Porad & Marlene Mountain;  PROBABLY #16 'discrimination' by Marlene Mountain & Francine Porad;  PROBABLY #17 'advances' by Francine Porad &  Marlene Mountain;  RENGA COMMENTS FOR: A BOX OF RENGA by Jane Reichhold & Werner Reichhold

SOLO WORKS: GHAZALS:  GHAZAL by Joshua Gage, PATRON SAINT GHAZAL by Joshua Gage, GHAZAL by Joshua Gage, THE FLYING DUTCHMAN by Ruth Holzer, LONG WATERS by Andrew MacArthur, STRONG RHYTHMS by Andrew MacArthur, WRONG ANSWERS by Andrew MacArthur

HAIBUN: IN THE MARKET by jim kacian, THE SECOND WEEK by jim kacian, WAVES by jim kacian, SLATE by Sheila Murphy

HAIKU SEQUENCE: Excerpts from THE TRIP TO AMERICA by Ion Codrescu, WINTER by Tomislav Z. Vujcic

SIJOTHREE SOLO SIJO by Susan Butler, A SIJO SEQUENCE by Kirsty Karkow,  ROMANTIC ESCAPADE by Victor P. Gendrano, INJURED DANCER by Victor P. Gendrano

TANKA:   THE CHEMICAL FACTORY by Tony Beyer, IN A FAVOURITE HARBOUR by Owen Bullock, FAR FROM NEWS AND CAUSES by Tom Clausen, TANKA FOR J.R. by Gerard J. Conforti, HOT OFF THE PRESS by paul conneally, ULSTERVILLE NIGHTS by brendan duffin, JANE'S GENJI by Sanford Goldstein, HIROSHIMA AND MAGASAKI by Annie Gustin,  Momi Kam Holifield, Ruth Holzer, ANTIQUE LACE by Elizabeth Howard, BIRCH TANKA by Kirsty Karkow, COLD MOUNTAIN BECKONS by Larry Kimmel, WHERE I CANNOT FOLLOW by Thelma Mariano, June Moreau,  K. Ramesh, TANKA by R K Singh, Bill West

CLASS by Sheila Murphy, SHAPE by John M. Bennett, IG NORE by John M. Bennett, R ANT by John M. Bennett, YANK by John M. Bennett, LUSTER by John M. Bennett, RUBE by John M. Bennett, OR by John M. Bennett, PACK by John M. Bennett


Crouched Under the Cherry Blossoms by Akistu Ei, translated by Leza Lowitz and Miyuki Aoiyama. A publication of  Hermitage West #6.  A folded broadsheet, 8.5 x 11" containing twenty of the poems taken from the online book Collected Tanka of AKITSU EI. A serial publication, Hermitage West is produced by The New American Imagist, P.O. Box 124, South Pasadena, CA 91031-0124. Price: $1.50 each ppd. or five copies of a single title for $5.00.

The Outer Coast by Edward Baranosky as EAB Pub. Saddle-stapled, 5.5 x 8.5, 40 pages, illustrated copiously by the author, with full color cover. Contact the author for price and ordering information.

Fountains Play by Amelia Fielden & Times Passes by Yuko Kawano: An anthology of tanka poems in English and Japanese with translations by Saeko Ogi & Amelia Fielden. Perfect bound, 6" x 8", 140 pp., US$15.00. Order from M. A. Fielden, 10 Delasala Drive, Macquarie Hills NSW 2285, Australia.

The Effects of Light – Haiku by Jack Galmitz. An AHA Online Book. that you can click on and read immediately.

a net of sunlight by Kirsty Karkow in Springbed Chapbook # 5 published by FootHills Publishing. Hand-tied spine, 5.5 x 8.5 , 24 pages, $6.00. Order from FootHills Publishing, P.O. Box 68, Kanona, NY 14856 or visit the website

Sacred Trees – Arbres Scrés – Heilige Bäume a tanka sequence by Giselle Maya and translated by Maryse Staiber. Hand-tied, 9.5" x 13", 52 pages, with black and white photographs by Sophia Gunther of the Luberon region of France, and Postscriptum by Jane Reichhold. Contact Giselle Maya, Koyama Press, 84750 Saint Martin de Castillon, France.

probably – ‘real’ renga sorta (one-line linked haiku) by Marlene Mountain & Francine Porad. Saddle-stapled, 5.5 x 8.5, 32 pages, illustrated by Francine Porad, $11.00 plus S&H of $1.50. Order from Vandina Press, 6944 SE 33rd, Mercer Island, WA 98040-3324.

freed from words, Choral Music of Mark Winges, CD, published by the American Composer Forum, 332 Minesota St. E.-145, St. Paul, MN 55010. U.S.A. Order from: The San Francisco Chamber Singers, P.O.Box 15576, CA 94115 for $15.

A String of Flowers, Untied . . . Love poems from The Tale of Genji translated by Jane Reichhold with Hatsue Kawamura.  Stone Bridge Press P.O. Box 8208, Berkeley, CA 94707.  Perfect bound, 6 x 8, 224 pp., 2003, $18.95. Available for 30% off on

My California: 24 tanka sequences by David Rice. Hand-tied flat spine, 5.5 x 8.5, 32 pages, $8.00. Order from David Rice, 1470 Keoncrest Drive, Berkeley, CA 94702.

A Breath of Haiku by Helen J. Sherry. Perfect bound, 5.5 x 8.5, 98 pages, full color cover of a photograph by Ed Sherry, with ink illustrations by the author. Price: USA and Canada $12.00 ppd., elsewhere $14.00 ppd. ISBN: 0922273-02-2. Available from Chocho Books, 11929 Caminito Corriente, San Diego, CA 92128.

Kiyoko’s Sky – The Haiku of Kiyoko Tokutomi. Translated from the Japanese by Patricia J. Machmiller & Fay Aoyagi. Perfect bound, 8.5 x 5.5, 128 pages, ISBN: 1-929820-04-6, $16.00. Order from Brooks Books, 3720 N. Woodridge Dr., Decatur, IL 62526 or visit their web site.

Recovering English Ghazal by Erin A. Thomas. Saddle-stapled, 8.5 x 5.5, 36 pages. For price or ordering, contact the web site or write to Erin A. Thomas, Journeys Into Poetic Forms, 27441 Coyote Place, Willits, CA 95490.


Francine Porad with the news of the passing of her husband, Bernard, Yukiko Northon reporting on the death of her mother, Kiyoko Tokutomi, founder of the Yuki Teikei Haiku Society, Jon Jameson with news of the passing of his mother, Helen Jameson known as Ronan, Bob Gibson,  Sanford Goldstein, from NEWSWEEK 9/16/02,  Lorraine Ellis Harr, Owen Bullock, Annie Gustin,  paul conneally, Tony Beyer, Werner Reichhold, Brendan Duffin, Richard Gilbert, Kat, Jane, Bob Flannery, Jim Wilson, Karma Tenzing Wangchuk

ANNOUNCEMENTS from: Olwen Williams,  The owner of the Haiku Hut, Jenifer Lawrence, Lisa Janice Cohen, Deborah P. Kolodji, Janine Beichman, Joan Payne Kincain, Laura Maffei, Lenard D. Moore 

CONTEST NEWS: 2002 Tanka Splendor Contest, Winners from John Barlow's Snapshot Press Haiku Collection Competition 2002, Beverley George, announces the haiku winners  Yellow Moon #12.

INTERNATIONAL HAIKU CONTEST 2003 Sponsored by The Palomar Branch National League of American Pen Women, 4th International Tanka Convention Contest.
Hatsue Kawamura announces the tanka contest in conjunction with the Fourth International Tanka Convention to be held in Bangkok, Thailand.

PARTICIPATION RENGA by AB - Alice Benedict; CC - Carlos Colón; CF - Vikki Maldonado; cg  - Cindy Guntherman; CSK - Carol Stroh Kemp; dht - Doris H. Thurston; DPK -Deborah P. Kolidji, DR - David Rice; DWP - Darrel W. Parry; EF - Eric Folsom; ESJ - Elizabeth St Jacques;  FA - Fay Aoyagi,  FP - Francine Porad;  FPA - Francis (Paul) Attard; GD - Gene Doty; GM - Giselle Maya;  GR - George Ralph; JAJ -Jean Jorgensen; JC -Jeanne Cassler;  JMB - John M. Bennett; JR - Jane Reichhold; JS -John Sheirer; JSJ - Joyce Sandeen Johnson; KCL - Kenneth C. Leibman; LCG - Larry Gross; LE - Lesley Einer; LJ  - Lael Johnson; MHH  - Madeline Hoffer; ML - Minna Lerman; MM - Marianne Marks; MWM   - Mary Wittry-Mason; N - Nika; NA -Nasira Alma; PC - Penny Crosby;  PGC - Pamela Connor; PJS - P.J. Sharpe; PS - Pat Shelley; R - Ronan; RF - Robert Flannery; SCH - Suzette Hains,  SD - Simon Doubleday; SMc - Steve McComas;  TLG -Terri Lee Grell; TV - Teresa Volz;  TW - Tundra (Jim Wilson) Wind; WEG - Elliot Greig; WR - Werner Reichhold; YH - Yvonne Hardenbrook; ZP - Zane Parks.



This issue of Lynx is dedicated to the memories and the works of 

Helen Ronan Jameson 
April 21, 1922 - Oct. 14, 2002


Kiyoko Tokutomi
December 28, 1928  - December 25, 2002

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