Roberta Beary, Ellen Compton, and Kala Ramesh are well-known poets and editors in the international haiku community. Their new anthology, Wishbone Moon, is a selection of haiku by over 100 women from 21 countries—including North Carolina poets L. Teresa Church, Kate MacQueen, and Crystal Simone Smith.
Jacar Press is sponsoring a reading of Wishbone Moon at the Southwest Regional Library, 3605 Shannon Road, Durham, North Carolina 27707, on Saturday, November 24, from 1:00 to 3:00.
The poems in Wishbone Moon appear in groups of three on a page. Each page is a triptych of brief scenes that play off each other.
childhood song the rhythm of women threshing grain Geetthanjali Rajan—India
tobacco harvest women in lamplight tie the quilt L. Teresa Church
white wildflowers I decide to stop hiding my gray Crystal Simone-Smith
petition for divorce the period in every sentence Anna Mazurkiewicz—Poland
On a sunny rock, rosettes of moon glow lichen— I owe him nothing Rebecca Lilly—USA
sleepless night learning the shape of darkness Anna Mazurkiewicz—Poland
Wishbone Moon can be ordered from Jacar Press.