Poetry Collaborations: Kati Mohr, Sherry Grant, Luke Brannon, petro c. k. & Jerome Berglund

Kati Mohr

         & Jerome Berglund

 

Hunting Moon

 

leafmouse

 

whistle softly

between the rows

can’t take this

 

a motion

 

cat paws

twitching

raven wings

 

in the dark

 

troop of skittish kids

run for it

scattering starlings

 

 


 

Sherry Grant

         & Jerome Berglund

 

Knocks

 

tea light outlasts taper

some lesson here

in the dark 

 

        only dancing 

        shadows left

 

mumbled platitudes 

freestyling 

with memorized rhymes

 

        skate ramp

        new faces

        today 

 

spitting out baby teeth

never too old for 

 

        boxing

        and unboxing

        all those bruises

 


 

Luke Brannon

         & Jerome Berglund

 

Long Strange

 

Straight River

 

big leaf maples

all the cousins

squirreled away

 

before the Hope exit

 

stuff which builds up

on roof of microwave

hay fever

 

we continue past

 

her family albums

with the aunt

we never see


 

 

 

 

 

 

petro c. k.

     & Jerome Berglund

  

dry spell

now a curse

thoughts and prayers

 

     infernal alchemy 

     transforms water into gold

  

science is real

nuclear safe –

the Chernobility

 

     half life

     of a coal tit

 

 

endless drought

butterflies

clatter to the ground

 

     funeral pyres

     their green alternatives

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Kati Mohr (she | they), born 1976, is a disabled intuitive artist, known online as pi & anne, who lives in Germany with her family and two rabbits. She likes to jump into old ponds to pull up lost cargo, mostly in the form of poems (but not exclusively!). Her art aims to track down the filters that humans apply, because how we see things says more about us than about the things themselves. Her heart beats for minimalist art, coffee, cuddles and pancakes.  Kati can be found on Instagram @pi.and.anne.

Sherry Grant is a Taiwan-born NZ concert pianist, cellist, poet and translator. She is the author of ‘Bat Girl’ and the inventor of ‘nonaku’ poetry form. Sherry organised and performed 12 concerts in 2019, mostly with viola. Her youngest daughter, 7-year-old Zoe Grant, writes with her frequently. Sherry is the national/international outreach officer at NZPS since 2021. Apart from music, she also has a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science.

Raising a family in the Pacific Northwest, Luke keeps a hand writing in his spare time. Influenced by language poetry, his micropoetry focuses on capturing the moment and its interplay with the reader’s own experiences where meaning is then derived between the two. When not writing, Luke codes and illustrates line-art inspired by the American Southwest.

petro c. k. lives in the aggressive greenery of Seattle, but lets no moss grow on him. His creative life has included painting, graphic design, sound art, and DJ'ing, but only just this year dove headfirst into writing. His haiku and other short-form poems has already been widely published in dozens of eminent journals and he has completed his first collection of poetry.

Jerome Berglund graduated from USC’s film program and spent a picaresque decade in the entertainment industry before returning to the midwest where he has worked as everything from dishwasher to paralegal, night watchman to assembler of heart valves.  Jerome has many haiku, senryu and tanka exhibited and forthcoming online and in print, previously shared split sequences with Paul Brookes in Setu Bilingual Journal.  

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