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Issue 10X: 24 Dec. 2021
Micro-Poem: 11 words
+ Photograph: Visual Art
Poem by Gary S. Rosin, and
Photograph by Michael A. Blanchette


arching Christmas lights
welcome as you cross over
echoes follow you


Golden Lights: Photograph (18 Dec. 2021) by Michael A. Blanchette
Golden Lights (18 December 2021)*

Copyrighted © by Michael A. Blanchette Photography.
All rights reserved. Photograph appears here with permission.

*Publisher’s Note:

On Instagram, Michael A. Blanchette says this about the lovely Golden Lights: “A pedestrian bridge in Kennebunkport, Maine, covered in Christmas lights. I took the photo at dusk from the end of the walkway, with the lights creating a church-like illusion.”

Michael A. Blanchette
Issue 10X, 24 Dec. 2021

is a New England-based photographer who lives in New Hampshire (USA) and specializes in nature and landscape photography. His photos have appeared in books by The National Geographic Society and historian Eric Jay Dolan, in numerous music videos by prolific composer Tim Janis, and in magazines such as Digital Photographer, Mother Earth News, GEO Voyage, and Landscape Photography Magazine.

Website, Michael A. Blanchette Photography:

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/blanchettephotos/

Gary S. Rosin’s
Issue 10X, 24 Dec. 2021

poetry and haiga have appeared, or are forthcoming, in various literary and poetry magazines such as Concho River Review, Eastern Structures, Failed Haiku, Harbinger Asylum, KYSO Flash, MacQueen’s Quinterly, Poetry24, The Legal Studies Forum, The Lift, The Wild Word, and Visions International; as well as in several anthologies, including contemporary haibun (Volume 17, Red Moon Press, 2022), Faery Footprints (Fae Corp Publishing), Lifting the Sky: Southwestern Haiku & Haiga (Dos Gatos Press), Texas Poetry Calendar (Kallisto Gaia Press), Untameable City: Poems on the Nature of Houston (Mutabilis Press), and elsewhere.

His poem “Viewing the Dead” was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Two of his poems appear in Silent Waters, photographs by George Digalakis (Athens, 2017). He is the author of two chapbooks, Standing Inside the Web (Bear House Publishing, 1990) and Fire and Shadows (Legal Studies Forum, 2008) (offprint).

Selections of Gary’s poetry and photography can be found at his website, 4P Creations: http://4pcreations.com

More on the Web: By, About, and Beyond

Crossing Kansas by Gary S. Rosin in The Wild Word (7 February 2020); includes audio of the poet reading his poem

Two Readings: “Apparition” and “Black Dogs” by Gary S. Rosin for Texas Poetry Calendar 2015 at the Blue Willow Bookshop in Houston, Texas (20 September 2014)

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