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FLOATING HEART

By Stuart Friebert

TWO MILES WEST

By Gary Lee Entsminger

Just a Trace of Moon

JUST A TRACE OF MOON

By Ken Fontenot

Wires Over the Homeplace

WIRES OVER THE HOMEPLACE

By Paul Dickey

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PINYON REVIEW

May 2015

Two Miles West
Floating Heart

AFTER EDEN

By Diane Vreuls

After Eden
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PINYON REVIEW

November 2015

Haiku Canada Review: “Reading a Hotham haiku is like watching my first falling star. My focus is singular as I trail this brief announcement of light until all is darkness again. ...” Read the Review by Guy Simser
Presence: “As well as coffee, Stone’s Throw features stars (in abundance), waves, rain, wind, family life (and death)—expressed in his trademark sparse, no-frills language. ... ” Read the Review
Modern Haiku: “There is always something at which to marvel. Our challenge as human beings is to take notice ... “Before it turns dark–- / children start a game / they’ve just played” No sense of past or future when you are a child. All we have is now. Kids know this without knowing it.  ...” Read the Review by Peter Newton
Christianity Today: “Here’s another twister: Contemporary poetry is mostly unreadable, we’re assured. Really? Gary Hotham, one of my favorite haiku poets, writes, “near the firefly / part of the night / missing.” And this: “yard sale— / a bookmark / falls out.” ...” Read the Review by John Wilson
Hotham’s new haiku offering is a masterwork, echoing the Japanese masters—Bashõ, Buson, Issa of the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries—yet with his own originality, themes, and lightness: “our bare feet / next to each other / next to the ocean”
Aromatics

AROMATICS

By Robert B. Shaw

Only the One Sky

PINYON REVIEW

June 2016

January 10, 2017 The Gift: An essay by Diane Moore, inspired by artist Susan Elliott and her Sea Quilt painting. Read the Essay

November 22, 2016, A Word’s Worth Review: “The dog’s name is Garcia, and he’s accustomed to proofing manuscripts ...” Read the Review

November 15, 2016:The Snow Guardian, 2nd prize winner in the Film4Climate Competition, features billy barr—charismatic mountain man who has monitored daily weather patterns for 43 years. Set in the same locale as the Fall 2016 Pinyon Review cover (East River Valley, Gothic, CO,), we invite you to: Watch the 5-minute Video & Check out billy’s Weather Website.

November 14, 2016: Pinyon Review Fall Issue

Featuring Poems by: Tim Suermondt & Martin Willitts Jr

Poems by: Francine Marie Tolf, Michael Miller, Lyn Lifshin, Diane M. Moore, Luci Shaw, Gary Lee Entsminger, John Harn, Gary Hotham, Jean Zipp, Betsy Fogelman Tighe, Tobi Alfier, Judith Rypma, William Derge, and Juanita Rey

Sea Quilt by Susan Elliott, Where Was I?—for TM by Gary Entsminger & Susan Elliott

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ONLY THE ONE SKY

By Dabney Stuart

January 5, 2017: After the Invocation  Poems by John N. Miller
“John N. Miller joins seamlessly his boyhood in Hawai’i, adulthood in central Ohio, and World War II in Pacific and European theaters. His often caustic voice has embedded in it gentleness and empathy, as grain in wood. Full of surprises, delight, and wisdom, John Miller is a “connoisseur of the old art of survival,” a vital presence in American poetry.”—Dabney Stuart
A Late Spring, and After
January 11, 2017, Able Muse Review: “The use of enjambment, the variations in the length of the sentences, the apparent inevitability of the rhymes all bespeak of a high level of craft..” Read the Review by Brooke Clark
September 2 2016, A Word’s Worth Review: “Poetry moving between past and present, life and death, to arrive at four cogent lines: “I’d say this landscape frames / hints of how best to go. / Others may crash in flames. / My goal is afterglow.” .” Read the Review
“Time and again, Shaw brings his subjects to life. Handles of tools look “like lemon jelly petrified.” Plants and animals, youth and age, private life and public history—everything is here in glorious enchantment and detail.”—Timothy Steele

In the Mirror by Michael Miller:

“Miller, an ex-Marine who’s now in his 80s, writes both of the shadow of death and of signs of continued life, especially in the natural world; of some memories that have become sharper as he ages; and of a sustained love with a longtime partner.” Read the Review

In the Mirror

Hampshire Gazette Reviews

July 28, 2016, A Word’s Worth Review: “At every turn, the reader joins in an exploration of undisguised reality, revealing Miller’s sensitivity and awareness of the human condition.” Read the Review
“I read Michael Miller’s poems with great pleasure in their accurate seeing, their assured phrasing, their true and proportionate feeling.”—Richard Wilbur

 

“Writing primarily in free verse, with the occasional prose poem and sometimes in rhyming meter, Shaw recalls memories like the wonder he felt for his grandfather’s tool collection, the marks his father left on the kitchen chair he used for years, and the feel of crossing a farm field in summer when the heat seems to conjure an ‘uncanny emanation like / a sigh up from the blistering soil’” Read the Review

A Late Spring and After by Robert B. Shaw:

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