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
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.
⚡ Ron Smith’s River Canoes by Jana Smith and Herm Hoops (2014), archived at the University of Utah, J. Willard Marriott Library, Special Collections
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
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)
Selections of Gary’s poetry and photography can be found at his website,
4P Creations: http://4pcreations.com
Crossing Kansas by Gary S. Rosin in The Wild Word
(7 February 2020); includes audio of the poet reading his poem