|Issue 15:||Sept. 2022|
|Prose Poem:||77 words|
Don’t dream of holding a mermaid on shore. A fishwife is what you want, nothing more. That wish you make before burning candles every year is a canned dream, nothing more. The kisses we give away, the kisses we keep—fishing scams and nothing more. All the gold we gathered has been dispersed, some for good, some simply lost, nothing more. If you had a flying carpet, Bob, would you fly away and nothing more?
is a regular contributor to haiku, haibun, and tanka journals. His fiction, nonfiction, and poetry have appeared or are forthcoming in Flash, Rattle, Modern Haiku, KYSO Flash, MacQueen’s Quinterly, SurVision, Haibun Today, The Haibun Journal, and Contemporary Haibun Online (the latter for which he served as content editor from July 2014 thru January 2020).
His chapbook of haibun, tanka prose, and prose poems, Ethiopian Time (Red Bird Chapbooks, 2014), was an honorable mention in the Touchstone Book Awards. His chapbook Conversation Starters in a Language No One Speaks (SurVision Books, 2018) was a winner of the James Tate Poetry Prize in 2018. He is also the author most recently of a collection of prose poems, haibun, and senryu, My Thology: Not Always True But Always Truth (Cyberwit, 2019); and an e-chapbook, What I Say to You (proletaria.org, 2020).
⚡ A Posthumous Lesson From My Mother and The Party, two haibun by Bob Lucky which were nominated by MacQ for the Red Moon Anthologies, and selected for publication in Contemporary Haibun 17 (Red Moon Press, 2022).
⚡ Featured Poet: Bob Lucky in Issue 10 of MacQ
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