Entries by Liz Steinglass

Learning from the Best Haiku Teachers

    chapstick and nail clippers all that’s left in my father’s dresser   For almost twenty years, the Haiku Society of America has hosted The Nicholas A. Virgilio Memorial Haiku and Senryu Competition for students in grades 7-12. I hope you’ll take a moment at some point to read the winning entries. The students’ […]

Winter Puppy Haiku

                                            puppy walk stopping to sniff the falling snow   I love reading Jama Rattigan’s gorgeous blog Alphabet Soup. She recommends wonderful books, cooks delicious (looking) foods, and takes beautiful pictures that generally include […]

Tired Trees

                          I wrote this cinquain in response to Carol Varsalona’s invitation to contribute to her gallery Autumn Ablaze. Carol’s galleries are always full of gorgeous images and provocative language. Thank you, Carol for your inspiration and for your regular celebrations of poetry, community, […]


                          Someone Someone has to. Someone has to go. Someone has to go down in the dark, musty basement. Someone has to. Someone has to tip toe along the concrete floor. Someone has to. Someone has to listen for the quiet, steady snores. […]

Crazy for Pet Crazy!

    Sylvia Vardell and Janet Wong have done it again! They’ve brought another wonderful book of children’s poetry into the world. I’m beyond thrilled to be included with so many other fabulous children’s poets. Pet Crazy is Sylvia and Janet’s 7th Poetry Friday book and their 3rd Poetry Friday Power Book. What makes it […]