all that’s left
after the rain
a last whisper
I can never say
through a mask
romancing the will
of who gets what
is an all-around creative explorer: an award-winning visual artist who dabbles in
painting, doodling, and photography; a crafter; a speaker; a children’s book
author; an editor; and a publisher. She is also 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
Chrissi is the founding editor of (1) Frameless Sky, the first haiku and tanka journal that offers
collaborations of art, poetry, and music, available on DVD and through private online
viewing; and (2) the journal’s imprint,
Publishing, a small printing press that publishes Japanese short-form poetry,
cherita, and mixed-genre full-length books, chapbooks, and ebooks. She was the editor
of Ribbons (Tanka Society of America) from Winter 2019 to Winter 2021.
Author’s website: www.christinevilla.com
Author’s blog, Blossom Rain:
is an award-winning cherita poet, a Best of the Net and Dwarf Star nominee, and
the author of six books of haiku-based writing. His titles include Steel Cut
Moon (Cholla Needles Press, 2019), The Silence We Came For (Yavanika
Press), and Just Dust and Stone, with Bryan Rickert (Velvet Dusk Publishing).
In 2017, Peter invented a new linked form, the split sequence, which is haiku-centered.
His short-form writing has appeared in many journals and anthologies, including
Failed Haiku, Haibun Today, KYSO Flash, The Aurorean, and The Cherita.
Peter lives with his family in the high desert of southern California.