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Brent Goodman

Brent Goodman

Born: in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
Resides: Rhinelander, Wisconsin, USA
E-mail: wronghoroscope (at) gmail (dot) com

Brent has been writing, teaching, editing, and publishing poetry for over 25 years. His journey into Japanese forms began early on, but it was attending a workshop with Lee Gurga, and then travelling to the Cradle of American Haiku Festival at The Foundry Books during the Spring of 2013 that crystallized his passion for exploring the craft exclusively. Brent is honored and grateful to be the next editor of Prune Juice, a journal of senryu, kyoka, haibun and haiga founded by Alexis Rotella in 2008.

Awards and Other Honors: Work featured annually in “most notable haiku” anthologies published by Red Moon Press and Modern Haiku Press. Also nominated for inclusion in A New Resonance anthology series.

Books Published: Far From Sudden (2013, Black Lawrence Press); The Brother Swimming Beneath Me (2009, Black Lawrence Press); and two chapbooks: Trees are the Slowest Rivers (1999, Sarasota Poetry Theatre Press) and Wrong Horoscope (1998, Thorngate Road), which won the Frank O’Hara Award.

Selected Work
monarch chrysalis  
the golden zipper
where my mouth was
unfolding with the lawn chair―
family reunion
milkweed pod even if we fell in love
snowy owl
swivels her gaze backward
end of winter
horseradish cheddar
sweet white grapes
after his funeral
the rusty lock
still unlocks

Credits: "monarch chrysalis" – Modern Haiku vol. 44.3 Autumn 2013; "spider" – Modern Haiku vol. 46.3 Autumn 2015; Dust Devils The Red Moon Anthology of English-Language Haiku 2016; "milkweed pod" – Frogpond vol. 38.1 Winter 2015; “snowy owl" – Acorn Fall 2014; “horseradish cheddar" – Failed Haiku vol. 1, Issue 4, April 2016; “cicadas" – 2016 HSA Members' Anthology: Full of Moonlight.

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