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Carole Johnston

Carole Johnston

Born: January 14 1947 in New Brunswick New Jersey, USA
Resides: Lexington, Kentucky, USA
E-mail: morgana (dot) bag (at) hotmail (dot) com

Carole Johnston has retired from teaching poetry in a high school gifted arts program in Lexington, Kentucky. She has raised three daughters, completed her first novel; published numerous poems in print and online journals. Her chapbook, Journeys: Getting Lost, was recently published by Finishing Line Press. Carole drives and hikes around blue grass backroads and through mountains, stopping to write haiku and photograph the moments. [@morganabag on Twitter]

Awards and Other Honors: Finalist, Museum of Haiku Literature Award (for haiku appearing in Frogpond 36:1, 2013); Second Prize, Lexington Haiku Contest; Under Main web magazine (2014).

Books Published: Journeys: Getting Lost, a chapbook of haiku, tanka, and haiku sequences, Editor, Leah Maines (Finishing Line Press, Georgetown, Kentucky, 2015).

Selected Work
 
my hands
scented with oregano
church bells
 
snow mist
not even the crow
answers
 
 
 
glass clouds floating in
the heron blue skyscraper
stands on one leg
 
lilacs
scent of moonrise
I wait too long
 
 
 
scent of apples...
the feel of the paring blade
between my fingers
 
day moon
in the garden
white roses
 
 

Credits: "my hands" - Frogpond 36:1 (Winter 2013); Finalist, Museum of Haiku Literature Award: Blithe Spirit (2013); "glass clouds floating in" - Second Prize, Lexington Haiku Contest; Under Main web magazine (2014); "scent of apples" - The Heron’s Nest XVI:3 (2014); "snow mist" - cattails 1:2 (May 2014); "lilacs" - The Zen Space Summer Showcase (2013); "day moon" - The Zen Space Summer Showcase (2013).

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