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






        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




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




sunflower paintings


roasted seeds 

muffled ears

open your eyes




green goddess


the part


broken drier


sun dried tomatoes 

water boils

frog doesn’t care



Kati Mohr

& Jerome Berglund


Carnival of the Animals


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

barely scratching at

            sound of dew
            a sand gecko licks
            its eyeballs


            flood waters
            reach the roof
            sob story



 Jerome Berglund

          & Sherry Grant




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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