Prune Juice Issue #9

A new issue of Prune Juice: Journal of Senryu, Kyoka & Haiga has just been released. This will be the last issue edited by Liam Wilkinson, before he turns it over to Curtis Dunlap. I’m pleased to have three of my senryu in this issue, and to share the pages with so many haiku poets I know from Facebook or other journals, including: Johnny Baranski, Mark Brager, Susan Constable, Curtis Dunlap, Lorin Ford, Terri French, Christina Nguyen, Stella Pierides, Lucas Stensland, Alan Summers, and Kath Abela Wilson. Here are my three:

false spring
the dryer vent
full of lint

agreeing to disagree
I set my wipers
to intermittent

airport security
she hugs her teddy bear
a little closer

Poet Showcase: Curtis Dunlap

Name: Curtis Dunlap
Location: Mayodan, NC

Blog(s): The Frugal Poet

Tobacco Road Poet

Blogging Along Tobacco Road

How do you know Cara? Blog and Facebook

How long have you been writing poetry? Nearly all my life, but heavily for the last decade.

What kind of poetry do you write? free verse with an occasional ‘ku or related genre of poetry

Please share a poem:

love poem

sometimes
I like to imagine
that she’s
googled me;
she’ll read
a few
of my poems
in an online
journal,
remember
the one
I penned for her
decades ago.
she’ll rise from her chair,
retrieve an old shoe box
from a closet,
sit down
at the kitchen table
with a cup of coffee,
tenderly lift
and unfold
a yellowed scrap
of notebook paper,
read that love poem
aloud,
smile,
look wistfully
out the window
into
her rose garden
and say,
“I’m glad
I didn’t marry
that poor bastard.”

The Wild Goose Poetry Review Volume 4, Issue 4 Winter 2009