Friday, November 1, 2013

Clearing the cobwebs

Hello all,

yes, it's been some time since I've last posted, but that doesn't mean exciting things haven't been going on with Pieces Of Her Mind Authors.

Lois J. Funk finally had her poem, "Under the Wire", published in the 2013 Fall issue of  "Teachers of Vision" magazine, Vol. LVIV, NO. 2 with a blurb about Pieces Of Her Mind. Congratulations Lois, we're all very proud of you.

Here's a little bit of information on Lois you might like to know:

Lois J. Funk was born and raised in Pekin, Illinois. She is a published poet and children's author since 1981. Her work has appeared in a wide range of publications, the latest being a book of Japanese  senryu (Japanese form of short poetry similar to haiku) by women, entitled Pieces of Her Mind.

Sue Campion had one of her senryu published in the "Under the Basho" journal. Here's the lovely senryu that was accepted:

fine champagne,
wine and words
are better sipped

As senryu writers, we're always excited to see what's going on with Prune Juice. Terri French has done a great job in editing the on-line magazine and also in selecting great poems which represent the character and personality of senryu so well.  Please check out this great magazine by clicking on the highlighted link within this paragraph.

I'm sure there is lots more going on with the other authors, but with everyone busy with life I haven't heard from them. Now the holiday season is upon us all.

As for myself, I'm busy being the senryu specialist on Helium.  My ability to share what I've learned, regarding Japanese senryu, is a bit limited as they only accept senryu written in the 5/7/5 form. I know...I know don't groan,  I've done enough for us all, but since so many writers from all over the world contribute to this site they were looking for a uniformed form that everyone could share in and perhaps stave off confusion.

Even within those limitations, I've started to share the character and personality of senryu. So many have the "WANT" to write senryu, but their knowledge of what senryu is somewhat...well off. Small steps have been taken to pave the way for better senryu writing. I've come across some great senryu writers on Helium however and I'm trying to encourage them to write more.

Okay, if I hear any other news I'll be back with an update.

Thank you all so much for stopping by and reading this blog. We appreciate each and everyone of you.

All our best,
Pieces of Her Mind Authors

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