Poet Showcase: Lucas Stensland

Name: Lucas Stensland
St.Cloud, MN. I now live in NYC.

Blog: I do not have a blog, but I post poems on my Facebook page Haiku Cowboy Productions. You can “like” it to follow.

How do you know Cara? Facebook and then her blog. Also, Terri Hale French introduced us, and we wrote a renray together, along with Johnny Baranski and Terri.

How long have you been writing poetry? It will be two years this summer.

What kind of poetry do you write? I think of myself as a micropoet, but I guess I mostly write senryu and other Japanese-inspired forms. I do a lot of haibun.

Please share a poem:
I purchase a
Bar Hemingway t-shirt
Paris changed
(Notes from the Gean)

his tattoo
(Notes from the Gean)

Scotch and water
no straw or reason
is needed
(Seven By Twenty)


I always enjoy seeing what my creative haiku friends come up with next. And I am rarely disappointed. Today on her Yay Words blog, Aubrie Cox posted a collection of conversations and haiku she shared with Melissa Allen and Lucas Stensland, in the post open mail. I smiled all the way through it, and couldn’t resist posting this response in the comments. I’d call it a rengay, except that I’m not sure one person can write a rengay. So perhaps it a haiku sequence or… whatever. Anyway, here it is:

on a conversation
winter rain

things don’t always
make cents

entering into
the spirit
ghost moon

70 is
the new 40

not sleeping
saltine crackers

can’t find the like button
rain again