Tuesday 6 June 2023

Five Linked Form Collaborative Poems Jerome Berglund, Michele Rule, Christina Chin, Marjorie Pezzoli, Kati Mohr and Sherry Grant

 



Jerome Berglund

& Michele Rule

 

        Sunflower

 

bat 

 

        longer days

        confuse circadian rhythms

        maple tree

    

sleeping sunlit

 

        last snow

        treading newly mopped floor

        near closing time 

 

hanged man reversed

 

        cat walks backward

        under a black ladder

        good-luck charm

 


 

Christina Chin

          & Jerome Berglund

 

Snickering

 

escalating tensions

 

posterity —

giving directions

to a place you don’t know

 

noisy blackbirds

 

the empty swing

hangs from a huge bough

wind creaks the chains

 

at the birdfeeder

 

maybe they’ll

send help back

ten of swords

 


  

Jerome Berglund

& Marjorie Pezzoli

 

Masterpiece

 

sunflower paintings

 

roasted seeds 

muffled ears

open your eyes

 

underwater 

 

green goddess

dressing

the part

 

broken drier

 

sun dried tomatoes 

water boils

frog doesn’t care

 


  

Kati Mohr

& Jerome Berglund

 

Carnival of the Animals

squirrels

            angel wings of decay
            on the red tenement:
            pose for photos

barely scratching at

            sound of dew
            a sand gecko licks
            its eyeballs


sorry

            flood waters
            reach the roof
            sob story

 

 


 Jerome Berglund

          & Sherry Grant

 

      Collapse

 

armageddon genre:

home videos

every channel

 

        woollen blankets

        over the snow

 

slugs from magnum 

with gleeful abandon

Virgil’s chicken scratch

 

        scorching sun

        dwindling eyes

        of a whale

 

floating barriers catch offal

theoretical physics

 

        twin moons 

        an ancient name

        long forgotten

 

 



Michele Rule is a disabled poet from Kelowna BC. She is especially interested in the topics of chronic illness, relationships and nature. Michele is published in OYEDrum, Five Minute Lit, Pocket Lint, WordCityLit, the Lothlorien, and the anthology Poets for Ukraine, among others. She is an associate member of the League of Canadian Poets. Michele’s first chapbook is Around the World in Fifteen Haiku. She lives with a sleepy dog, two cats, and a fantastic partner.  

 



Christina Chin is a painter and haiku poet from Malaysia. She is a four-time recipient of top 100 in the mDAC Summit Contests, exhibited at the Palo Alto Art Center, California. 1st prize winner of the 34th Annual Cherry Blossom Sakura Festival 2020 Haiku Contest. 1st prize winner in the 8th Setouchi Matsuyama 2019 Photohaiku Contest. She has been published in numerous journals, multilingual journals, and anthologies, including Japan's prestigious monthly Haikukai Magazine.

 



Marjorie Pezzoli is a visual artist who took up poetry in 2018. Her artwork and observations inspire many of her poems. Writing helps Marjorie find clarity and insights to life. Finding the words worth more than 1000 images is a wonderful and powerful pursuit that brings Ms. Pezzoli joy. www.Pezzoliart.com 

 



Kati Mohr (she/they), born 1976, is a disabled, intuitive artist, known online as pi & anne, who lives in Germany with her family and two rabbits. She likes to jump into old ponds to pull up lost cargo, mostly in the form of poetry (but not exclusively!). Her art aims at tracing the filters humans apply; as how we see things says more about us than about the things themselves. Being a member of her city’s disability council is one of the means she chooses to empower and support people. Her heart beats for minimalist art, coffee, cuddles & pancakes.



 

Sherry Grant is a Taiwan-born NZ concert pianist, cellist, poet and translator. She is the author of ‘Bat Girl’ and the inventor of ‘nonaku’ poetry form. Sherry organised and performed 12 concerts in 2019, mostly with viola. Her youngest daughter, 7-year-old Zoe Grant, writes with her frequently. Sherry is the national/international outreach officer at NZPS since 2021. Apart from music, she also has a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science.

 

 

Jerome Berglund has a background in film, television, and fine art photography.  His poetry work includes published or forthcoming haiku, senryu and tanka in Frogpond, Modern Haiku, Ribbons, rengay in Otoroshi and Starlight, split sequences in Scarlet Dragonfly, tan-renga in Five Fleas. His first full-length collection Bathtub Poems was just released by Setu Press. Writing Publications.

  

 


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