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Alanna C. Burke

Alanna C. Burke

Born: in Worcester Massachusetts, USA
Resides: Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA

Alanna lives north of Santa Fe, New Mexico in the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, where she divides her time between writing poetry and working as business manager for her husband, the artist William Berra. Her poetry has been published in print and online periodicals including Modern Haiku, The Heron’s Nest, Frogpond, NOON : journal of the short poem, bottle rockets, Kingfisher, Autumn Moon Haiku Journal, Wild Plum, Creatrix Haiku Journal, Shamrock, and Prune Juice.

Selected Work
cutting dead piñons
he spares the tallest
for the lookout jay
dove feathers
the shadow
of a hawk
on my wall
a lizard
my lizard
a bobcat waits
beneath a piñon branch
the scent of ozone
dog marking a cairn marking the wilderness
painting en plein air
the colors
of magpie chatter


"cutting dead piñons" - The Heron’s Nest Vol. XXIV, No 4: December, 2022; "dove feathers" - Creatrix #42: September, 2018; "on my wall" - The Heron’s Nest Vol. XXI, No. 4: December, 2019; "a bobcat waits" - hedgerow #132, Autumn 2020; "dog marking a cairn" - Frogpond vol. 38:2, Spring/Summer 2015; "painting en plein air" - Modern Haiku vol. 46.3, Autumn 2015.

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