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Summer 2005, vol 3 no 2


Haiku ~ Tad Wojnicki


celery dinner  
sweet notes  
drawn from every string  
  snuffing out
  the sun, a hollow
flaming acorns  
burst from the grill  
--my heart  
  breathes the fresh
  exhaust fumes
mission bells  
crows peck crumbs  
in holy communion  

Tad Wojnicki, a Shoah survivor, worked as a college teacher, fruit-picker and newspaperman who had arrived in the U.S. in 1977, speaking just two words, "I" and "you."

He holds a Ph.D. in Philosophy and an M.A. in Creative Writing (San Francisco State University). Among his teachers, he enjoyed most Molly Giles, Frances Meyes, Ron Hansen, and Rick DiMarinis.

His work has appeared in the The Jewish Spectator, Harrisburg Review, Porter Gulch Review, Rear View Quarterly, Coffeehouse, Wild Embrace, Sugar Mule and most recently in the literary journal ZYZZYVA.

He is the author of a factual novel, Lie Under the Fig Trees (1996), a poetry chapbook Where Angels Catch Hell (2000).

He lives in Carmel, CA leading 'poetry powwows' on the beach and Write Like A Lover! workshops.


Photo by Marva B. Hoffman



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