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Couplets – April 26

Here are today’s entries:

…and one I missed from yesterday:

26 April 2012

Couplets – April 23

Here are today’s entries:

ETA: And I missed one from yesterday! Guest Post by Stella Pierides (at Sabra Wineteer’s The Bloomin’ Blog).

23 April 2012

Couplets – April 6


6 April 2012

Couplets – April 5

5 April 2012

Couplets – April 1st

ETA: And, Stella Pierides is a guest at Margaret Dornaus’ Haiku-doodle.

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Take five or one forty

Take Five : Best Contemporary Tanka, Volume Four will contain tanka by 140 And Counting authors Alan Summers, Alex von Vaupel, Alison Williams, Carol Raisfeld, Chen-ou Liu, Christina Nguyen, Deborah P. Kolodji, Helen Buckingham, John Stevenson, Kath Abela Wilson, Liam Wilkinson, Lucas Stensland, Miriam Sagan, and Stella Pierides. Their work was selected from over 18,000 pieces published in 2011. Congratulations to all!

Simon Kewin had a very short story today at trapeze, and Deborah Walker had a lovely little poem there last week.

In addition, the always thoughtful Ron Silliman wrote a blog post about the haiku form, Haiku 21 (which contains work by Jim Kacian and John Stevenson, and possibly other 140 alums unmentioned by Silliman), Jim Kacian‘s Long After and john martone’s Ksana.

16 March 2012

Amadis of Gaul and other news

140 And Counting authors:

Sue Burke has self-published her translation of the medieval Spanish novel Amadis of Gaul. It’s available in print and Kindle editions at Amazon. Burke says, “The book includes a preface by a present-day Spanish novelist, an introduction, notes to chapters, and an appendix explaining what eliminated Amadis from respectable bookshelves — it wasn’t Don Quixote.” More information here!

Read Neil Ellman‘s gorgeous poem “When the Heart Stops” at Poetry Bulawayo.

Members of the Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia can read about the beginnings of Upper Rubber Boot, and some of editor Joanne Merriam‘s opinions about the challenges facing the book industry, in the March/April 2012 Eastword (non-members should be able to read it come May).

Stella Pierides has haiku alongside Susan Diridoni this week in Issa’s Untidy Hut.

And, if you live in or near Nashville, make a note on your calendar for Saturday, March 24th. Peg Duthie and Joanne Merriam will be reading with Mary Alexandra Agner at the main branch of the Nashville Public Library. Details at our events page or on Facebook and Goodreads.

10 March 2012

A man did something terrible.

140 And Counting contributors…

Berit Ellingsen‘s “The Plan” is now up at Pure Slush (“flash … without the wank”). Berit was also recently interviewed by Decoding Static, and her story “Butterfly Skin” (“Pele de Borboleta”) was in the January issue of the Brazilian magazine Hyperpulp, in English and Portuguese.

Neil Ellman‘s “The Fine Print” was published last week by Misfits’ Miscellany.

T.D. Ingram, Peter Newton and Stella Pierides recenty published haiku in One Hundred Gourds. Ingram‘s tanka and
tanka prose is also forthcoming in Atlas Poetica #10.

Ken Liu was featured in an author spotlight in Lightspeed.

Chuck Von Nordheim had a poem published by Every Day Poets called “The Seminary Offered a Full Refund.” Jonathan Pinnock also had a poem there in January – “Perspective.”

1 February 2012

the sky is navigable

140 And Counting contributors…

Dreams & Nightmares 91 is out now and Robert Borski is in it.

The prolific Neil Ellman has written a poem for SPARK in reaction to a photo by Nick Winkworth.

Stella Pierides wrote today’s lovely, perfect tinywords haiku.

20 December 2011

140 And Counting

Plucky underdog online journal Seven by Twenty is an online magazine using Twitter as its publishing platform, for readers at home and on mobile devices, which started publishing weekdaily in July 2009. Seven by Twenty specializes in literary and speculative writing that fits in a tweet – they mostly publish haiku and related forms (like scifaiku and senryu), and cinquains and American sentences, and very, very, very short stories.

140 And Counting is a collection of the best twitter literature from the first two years of the journal’s history, on relationships, nature, work, animals, seasons, science fiction and fantasy, and mortality: 141 clever little allotments of literature by 119 authors in 1 exquisite ebook!



What should appeal to the average reader is that most of the poems will not read like the haiku so many dislike because it seems to say nothing quickly. These poems, for the most part, are well crafted and thoughtful. The best of these caused me to stop and replay them in my mind.

The stories here also work like good poems, jabbing at the senses, the heart, and the mind like a dagger making quick work of our preconceived notions about fiction. Don’t be surprised if you find yourself chuckling one minute and gasping the next.

—Michael Neal Morris, “Bookmarks–140 And Counting,” Monk Notes, 6 June 2012.

As a collection of work from a modern medium, then, i find that this is an excellent work, with much to be appreciated…

—Elsie Wilson, “Another poetry review,” 2 April 2012.

It is a selection of sayings, necessarily short, from Twitter, and very appealing and absorbing. I have been an ardent fan of Twitter for over a year, and a more recent convert to Haiku. Why write a hundred words when ten can express the same thought and capture the same evocative image?

—Elizabeth Spradbery, on French Phrases, 4 March 2012.


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