Spring has arrived in the Northern Hemisphere, March has come in like a lion and gone out like a lamb, April is here!
With this month comes a new Showcase here at the zen space. You can see it by hovering your mouse over the ‘Experience’ tab and scrolling down. Alternatively you can click here.
I hope you enjoy your visit.
the zen space
… we have Ray Sharp as Guest Editor. Ray is one of the good guys of poetry. He’s from Michigan, from the shores of Lake Superior in fact, which he calls “a land of long snowy winters and brief glorious summers”.
Any submissions coming in in the next month or so will be forwarded to Ray. One of his tasks, as guest editor, will be to seek out new names, new talent for the zen space, so he will be making enquiries of his own.
We still have the suggested theme of ‘mountain’, but we also have a fine reservoir of poems outside that theme. Ray has all but insisted that I submit something myself. I’m toying with the idea, even though it would break my unwritten policy of not making the zen space a self-centred farrago. What do you think?
Anyhow, stay tuned, keep that dial locked to WTZS, Stanton, Michigan…
the zen space is looking for writers, poets, and haijin whose work we have not featured before. Our next ‘Showcase’ is due to be published on the 1st of July, and I would like to have some contributions from you. There is no particular theme; for many Northern Hemisphere writers it is summer, but it’s winter to the South, and many areas of the world do not even recognise the seasons in this way, so there is no need to make your submissions season-themed. Haiku, of course, is always welcome; but imagist poetry, and any short, in-the-moment bursts of words will find a place on a Showcase.
I am also looking for photography and artwork to accompany the poetry.
Please pass this on to friends and colleague-poets. Submissions should be made as requested under the ‘Submission‘ tab, and not as a comment below.