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Issue 5: October 2020
Visual Arts: Painting
+ Cherita: 22 words
By Christine L. Villa

Instant Chemistry


Instant Chemistry: alcohol ink painting on yupo paper by Christine L. Villa
Instant Chemistry (15 September 2020)
Alcohol ink on yupo paper

just when I thought
we were almost there

that moment
when we can be two colors
melding into one

you stop believing

Christine L. Villa
Issue 5, October 2020

is an all-around creative explorer: an award-winning visual artist who dabbles in painting, doodling, and photography, and a poet whose passion for writing haiku and tanka has resulted in the publication of her work in many online and print journals worldwide and has garnered her several awards. Her debut full-length collection of Japanese short-form poetry, The Bluebird’s Cry, was published in 2016.

Chrissi is the founding editor of Frameless Sky, the first haiku and tanka journal that offers collaborations of art, poetry, and music, available on DVD and through private online viewing. She is also the founding editor of Velvet Dusk Publishing, a small printing press that publishes Japanese short-form poetry, cherita, and mixed-genre full-length books, chapbooks, and ebooks. Since 2019, she has been the new editor of Ribbons (Tanka Society of America).

Author’s website: www.christinevilla.com

Author’s blog, Blossom Rain: www.blossomrain.blogspot.com

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