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Issue 17: 29 Jan. 2023
Shahai: 12 words
(aka Photo-Poem)
Photograph by Jan S. Rosin

Haiku by Gary S. Rosin



Untitled shahai with photograph by Jan S. Rosin and poem by Gary S. Rosin
Untitled collaborative shahai © 2023. All rights reserved.
Photograph © by Jan S. Rosin and haiku © by Gary S. Rosin.

spread across the plains
ranks of wind turbines whisper
Don Quixote comes


Jan S. Rosin
Issue 17 (29 January 2023)

has been a quilter for more than forty years. Mostly self-taught, she has created both art quilts and more traditional quilts. One of her quilts has been exhibited at the Houston International Quilt Festival. Since her retirement from teaching, quilting has become her passion and solace during the Coronavirus Pandemic. She lives in Houston, Texas with her poet husband, Gary Rosin.

More on the Web: By, About, and Beyond

Quilting: A Form of Meditation by Jan S. Rosin in Issue 7 (March 2021) of MacQ

Gary S. Rosin’s
Issue 17 (29 January 2023)

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 poems “Black Dogs” and “Viewing the Dead” were nominated for the 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

Out of the Haze, collaborative haiga with photograph by George Digalakis and poem by Gary S. Rosin in MacQueen’s Quinterly (Issue 8, June 2021); nominated for, and selected for publication in, Contemporary Haibun 17 (Red Moon Press, 2022)

Featured Poet: Gary S. Rosin in MacQueen’s Quinterly (Issue 7, March 2021)

Crossing Kansas in The Wild Word (7 February 2020); includes audio of Rosin 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); see also Black Dogs here in MacQ (Issue 12, March 2022).

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