1 October 2023

September has been another quiet month for Graceguts additions (even quieter than August). Here are my recent shenanigans:

longing . . .

the present tense

of fireworks

September’s first chill—

the bees seem to know

their keeper is gone

New on my Rengay website are the following collaborations, recently published in Blithe Spirit (first two) and Raining Rengay (last three):

Every month I also update listings for the monthly readings I curate and MC at SoulFood Poetry Night, now in its 18th year, and I post recent event photos on the Facebook page.


I’m also busy with preparations for Haiku Northwest’s 16th annual Seabeck Haiku Getaway, which I’ve been directing all these years. This year’s retreat runs from October 26 to 29, 2023, and will feature Jeff Hoagland as our special guest, along with David Lasky talking about haiku comics and Lucien Zell visiting from Prague. See the registration and schedule pages. And if you can’t come this year, let’s hope for next year!

As before, thank you for exploring Graceguts!