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Bob Brill

Bob Brill

Born: December 31 1930 in New York New York, USA
Resides: Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
E-mail: bobbrill (at) provide (dot) net

After many years as a computer programmer, a digital artist, and a writer of fiction, Bob started writing senryu in 2006 and haiku in 2009. His poems have appeared in Simply Haiku, Prune Juice, 3Lights Gallery, 3Lights Journal, Aphelion, The Battered Suitcase, Willows Wept Review, Frogpond, tinywords, Underground Voices, Atlas Poetica, Magnapoets, Mu, Curio Poetry, A Hundred Gourds, Multiverses, and Ribbons.

Awards and Other Honors: He is the featured senryu poet in the Autumn 2009 issue of Simply Haiku. One of his tanka was selected for Take Five: Best Contemporary Tanka Volume 3 (2010).

Selected Work
 
in the chrome bumper
of a parked car
the river flows
 
I pause to watch
the moon riding the clouds
the boy tugs my hand
 
 
 
balanced on the point
of a church steeple
the full moon
 
midnight in the alley
no sound
but the tapping of a cane
 
 
 
on the head
of a stone Buddha
a hawk seizes a sparrow
 
visiting my brother's grave
I see the plot
reserved for me
 
 

Credits: "in the chrome bumper" - Frogpond 33:1 (2010); "balanced on the point" - 3Lights Journal 1 (2010); "on the head" - Willows Wept Review 7 (2010); "I pause to watch" - tinywords 10 (28 May 2010); "midnight in the alley" - Magnapoets 6 (2010); "visiting my brother's grave" - Dreams Wander On: Contemporary Poems of Death Awareness [edited by Robert Epstein] (Modern English Tanka Press, 2011).

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