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Mary Jo (Jo) Balistreri

Mary Jo (Jo) Balistreri

Born: in Duluth Minnesota, USA
Resides: Genesee Depot, Wisconsin, USA
E-mail: joeybfl (at) gmail (dot) com

Mary Jo has two books of poetry and a chapbook. She feels honored to have her work published in the haiku community.

Books Published: Joy in the Morning (Bellowing Ark Press, 2008); gathering the harvest (Bellowing Ark Press, 2012); and Best Brothers (Tiger’s Eye Press, 2014).

Selected Work
cloudless day
a jay brings the sky
into the lilacs
autumn heat
marigold musk
anoints my hands
constant slam
of the screen door
rhubarb pie
fading moon
on a barren hill
a coyote’s silence
wet sheets
snap on the line—
chickadee song
falling snow
the dark curve
of a red fox’s tail

Credits: "cloudless day" - The Heron's Nest 18:3 (September 2016); "constant slam" - bottle rockets 35 (August 2016); "wet sheets" - Acorn 33 (Fall 2014); "autumn heat" - The Heron's Nest 18:4 (December 2016); "fading moon" - Plum Blossom (July 1, 2015 and anthology); "falling snow" - The Heron's Nest 17:1 (March 2015).

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