Guest Posts

This post highlights a few guest posts/poems from over the years.
The 1,000 Posts Review series is a work-in-progress, and will include many different posts.

Three Tanka by Margarita Engle
(post from this site, December 31, 2012)

Please visit Margarita Engle’s website for much more information about her work and books.

This tanka by Carol Purington is from January 12, 2018 (this site), and reprinted from a journal.

From the root-cellar
the last of the winter squash
still succulent,
the poem you wrote recalling
a grandmother’s hearty soup

by Carol Purington
All Rights Reserved
Published in GUSTSFall/Winter 2008.
“Canada’s First English Tanka Journal.”

Carol Purington’s Poet Profile at The Haiku Foundation Haiku Registry includes a short biography, a summary of her awards and books, and selected work.

The images are by Kate Greenaway and courtesy of Reusable Art.

1,000 Posts Review

Resources and Poem

Some of the past posts and pages here link to content at other sites. For this review post, I simply link directly to the other sites. Thank you.

My Poet Profile Page at the Haiku Registry, The Haiku Foundation. Billie Wilson was editor when we created my page. I was also serving as a volunteer in education at The Haiku Foundation.

The Haiku Foundation Education Resources

The Heron’s Nest

shoveling . . .
scent of mint
through snow

This haiku was selected for the 25th Anniversary Volume, Time Of Singing, in 1998.

Ellen Grace Olinger

1,000 posts review series

Blog Review – 1,000 Posts

Thanks to WordPress for the notifications. I had not realized this site had reached 1,000 posts. My post today continues the review I began yesterday.

The titles in this post link to the original posts here at Haiku Art Site, which in turn link to the other sites and content mentioned.

Hope you enjoy the past posts – and discover other sites and haiku resources that may be new for you today.

“In the acorn lies the Oak” – this saying is from a vintage drawing by William Walker at Reusable Art. I am grateful for the public domain art sites.

Thanks to all the editors, artists, and publishers in general. And how amazing that vintage art can be shared again online. I learn more about art history.

Mann Library’s Daily Haiku – edited by Tom Clausen. In the post I mention this good resource for haiku.

The Archives there are organized by author and month.

This Creative Notes post links to a haiku book by Margarita Engle that you can read at The Haiku Foundation (THF). The introduction at THF is by Garry Eaton.

You may also wish to visit The Haiku Foundation Forums.

In a future post, I’ll review some of my haiku and tanka so far, along with other resources that may be of interest and useful to you. 

Thank you,
Ellen Grace Olinger

Images are courtesy of Reusable Art.

Charlotte Digregorio’s Writer’s Blog

Charlotte Digregorio’s Writer’s Blog is a good resource. She features a poet and poem every day, and sometimes I reblog a post here. The poet may be someone I know through our WordPress sites, through volunteer work at The Haiku Foundation, or another reason. I love to learn, and read all the poems.

Charlotte was the Regional Coordinator for the Midwest at the Haiku Society of America, when I reconnected years ago with that organization. Julie Warther is our current Coordinator for the Midwest Region.

I have always lived in the Midwest, USA. I am retired now, and blog in an informal way. Thank you for your visits!

Ellen Grace Olinger