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John S Green (Papa Green Bean)

John S Green (Papa Green Bean)

Born: April 03 1957 in Ankara, Turkey
Resides: Bellingham, Washington, USA
E-mail: jsgreenmachine (at) yahoo (dot) com

John S Green, co-host of the Bellingham Haiku Group and Fairhaven’s Village Books Poetry Group, has poems published in A Hundred Gourds, bottle rockets, Clover, a literary rag, Frogpond, Heron’s Nest, Kingfisher, Modern Haiku, Prune Juice, Skylark, Snapshots, Troutswirl, Whatcom Watch, among others.
John was born in Europe, and lived in Turkey, Italy, and Belgium before moving to the United States at age thirteen. Today, he is a happy, humorous house-husband, enjoying the picturesque Pacific Northwest with camera, notepad, and pencil in pocket.

Awards and Other Honors:

Spring 2018 Poem Booth Contest honorable mention; If Sloths Danced About; Matsuyama Times Haiku Box Contest winner: Seabeck 2018; Tales of the Season Writing Contest winner: Winterfest 2019; Going Beyond a Present; 2020 Sue C. Boynton Poetry Contest Merit Award; The Park.

Books Published:

Whimsy Park: Poems for the Whole Family - a children's book of poetry with water color illustrations; Village Books Publishing; Spring 2020.

Selected Work
this river still youthful
my father's ashes
the ancestry
of clouds―
mountain lake
we reread the invitation―
I switch my sneakers
from white to black
old stone bridge―
a shopping cart full
of snowmelt
fortieth reunion―
she looks at my name tag
and walks by
allergies blossom
cherry cough drops
in my pocket


“this river still youthful”— Troutswirl, The Haiku Foundation’s blog; July 31, 2019; “the ancestry“— The Heron's Nest Vol. XXI, No. 2, June 2019; “we reread the invitation” — Frogpond Vol. 41 No. 3; Autumn 2018; “old stone bridge“— Snapshot Press, Runner up in The Haiku Calendar contest, 2018; “fortieth reunion” — Modern Haiku, Vol. 49.1; Winter/Spring 2018; “allergies blossom“— bottle rockets vol. 18, No. 1 (#35); August 2016.

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