Mushrooms and Agates / Ellen Lord

The fall issue of Peninsula Poets is the contest edition. The winner of this year’s Founder’s Prize is a Haibun* from Charlevoix poet, Ellen Lord..

*Haibun, literally, haikai writings, is a prosimetric literary form combining prose and haiku. It first appeared in the 17th century and was popularized by the haiku master poet, Matsuo Bashō.

Maiden Voyage – Marquette Poets Circle

Congratulations to the Marquette Poets Circle. This fall, the Library of Michigan requested submission of “Maiden Voyage – the Five Year Anthology of the Marquette Poets Circle” to be considered as a 2018 Michigan Notable Book. While they did not receive the award, they are honored by this unsolicited request by the Library of Michigan. Copies of “Maiden Voyage” are now in the Library of Michigan catalog and in many libraries across the U.P.