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Issue 9: August 2021
Haiga: 12 words
Photograph + Poem
By Gary S. Rosin and
Jana Craighead Smith



Untitled Haiga [duck]: poem by Gary S. Rosin and photo by Jana Craighead Smith
Untitled collaborative haiga copyrighted © 2021.
Photograph* copyrighted © by Jana Craighead Smith,
and poem copyrighted © by Gary S. Rosin. All rights reserved.

this duck shatters
the shutters of the night
morning in its wake


*Publisher’s Note:

Photograph of a swimming mallard by Jana Craighead Smith was posted to her Facebook page on 6 June 2021 and described as “Early morning in Big Cottonwood Canyon” in her comment there.

Jana Craighead Smith
Issue 9, August 2021

is a landscape and wildlife photographer who lives in southern Utah and frequently posts her photographs to Facebook. Her father was environmentalist and grizzly bear researcher Frank Cooper Craighead (1916–2001), and she is married to river runner Ron Smith, founder of Grand Canyon Expeditions.

More on the Web: By, About, and Beyond

Ron Smith’s River Canoes by Jana Smith and Herm Hoops (2014), archived at the University of Utah, J. Willard Marriott Library, Special Collections

Gary S. Rosin’s
Issue 9, August 2021

poetry and haiga have appeared, or are forthcoming, in various literary and poetry magazines such as Concho River Review, Failed Haiku, Harbinger Asylum, KYSO Flash, MacQueen’s Quinterly, Poetry24, The Legal Studies Forum, and Visions International; as well as in several anthologies, including 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

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