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Chase Gagnon

Chase Gagnon

Born: February 17 1995 in Detroit Michigan, USA
Resides: Harper Woods, Michigan, USA
E-mail: tankapoetchase (at) aol (dot) com

Chase Gagnon is a student from Michigan who grew up in a number of places in the Detroit area. He spent his high school days sitting in the back of class writing short poems and doodling on the side of his paper. Since then, his work has appeared in numerous publications and won some awards. He is also interested in mythology, folklore, and urban legends; which has somewhat inspired his poetry.

Awards and Other Honors: Second Place, Sharpening the Green Pencil Haiku Contest (2014); Runner-up, Shamrock Reader's Choice Awards (2013); Editor's Choice, Cattails (Winter 2013).

Selected Work
humid night...
a tadpole breaks the surface
of ancient stars
moonless night...
a gypsy's finger-cymbals
pinch the stars
last embers
falling from the incense...
end of autumn
morphine drip...
I sing my mother
a lullaby
forgotten battlefield
a crash of thunder
shakes the grass
her ashes
settle in the pond
starry night

Credits: "humid night" - Second Place, Sharpening the Green Pencil Haiku Contest (2014); "last embers" - Editor's Choice, Cattails (Winter 2013); "forgotten battlefield" - Runner-up, Shamrock Readers' Choice Award (2013) [from issue 24]; "moonless night" - Under the Basho (2014); "morphine drip" - Prune Juice 12 (March 2014); "her ashes" - Learning to See the Truth (North Carolina Haiku Society Members Anthology, 2014).

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