Francine Porad

Francine Porad was the first editor to publish one of my haiku, back in
the glory days of "Brussels Sprout". Truth be told, she did far more than that - she patiently endured the well-meaning but ultimately mediocre submissions of a haiku neophyte and provided constructive criticism with each reply. And when one of my haiku finally passed the test, she shared in my celebration. She is, has been, and continues to be a mentor and an inspiration.

Fittingly, the first of my haiku to grace the pages of her journal were
about writer's block:

at a blank sheet of paper -
a night
without words

Paul David Mena





Francine Porad
Carmen's Selections

Pamela A. Babusci

Jerry Ball

Marjorie Buettner

Darrell Byrd

Yu Chang

Tom Clausen

Carlos Colon

Paul Conneally

Connie Donleycott

Carol 'Blackbird' Edson

Jeanne Emrich

Gerald England

Stanford M.Forrester

Garry Gay

Ferris Gilli

Raffael de Gruttola

Yvonne Hardenbrook

Christopher Herold

Dorothy Howard

Connie Hutchison

Winifred Jaeger

Betty Kaplan

Karen Klein

Karina Klesko

Joann Klontz

Elizabeth Searle Lamb

Peggy Willis Lyles


Mary Lee McClure

Michael McClintock

Robert Major

Paul David Mena

Paul Miller

Marlene Mountain

Marian Olson

Tom Painting

Doris Pearson

Elbert Pruitt

Joan Reeves

Bruce Ross

Carmen Sterba

John Stevenson

Alan Summers

George Swede

Hilary Tann

Cindy Tebo

Doris Thurston

Serge Tome

Max Verhart

Michael Dylan Welch

Billie Wilson

Ruth Yarrow

Cindy Zackowitz


a renga collection:

with Ruby Spriggs

with Yvonne Hardenbrook

with Marlene Mountain


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