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Don Wentworth and Scott Pyle – Pittsburgh Poets’ New Books

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Pittsburgh City Paper – Poets Wentworth and Pyle

Mann Library’s Daily Haiku featured poet: Don Wentworth | Six Gallery Press

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Don Wentworth, Pittsburgh’s and Our poet, editor, and publisher of the great, little literary journal, Lilliput Review, and the blog Issa’s Untidy Hut, has this new book of poems here. Praise Be and praise as well on the outside back cover, by Tom Clausen, poet and editor of Cornell University Mann Library’s Daily Haiku. Get ready to be lifted up, thrown around and tickled in the ribs with a cosmic elbow. – Donna Fleischer

Source: Mann Library’s Daily Haiku featured poet: Don Wentworth | Six Gallery Press

Issa’s Untidy Hut: Michael Dylan Welch & DJ Garvey: Wednesday Haiku

Image by Jetheriot via foter

whistling wind—
a small snow drift
by the still rabbit

– Michael Dylan Welch

Issa’s Untidy Hut: Michael Dylan Welch & DJ Garvey: Wednesday Haiku.

Don Wentworth’s new collection of brief poems explores the transitoriness of life | Book Reviews + Features | Pittsburgh City Paper

Don Wentworths new collection of brief poems explores the transitoriness of life | Book Reviews + Features | Pittsburgh City Paper.

https://donnafleischer.wordpress.com/2014/07/10/yield-to-the-willow-by-don-wentworth-six-gallery-press/

Yield To The Willow by Don Wentworth / Six Gallery Press

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The epigraph to Don Wentworth’s poetic practice  and to this, his second book of poems (Past All Traps came first), is a hokku by Bashō, translated by R. H. Blyth, which reads —

Yield to the willow

All the loathing, all the desire

Of your heart

Don Wentworth lives Bashō’s poetics. The small poems in Yield to the Willow, are those resilient, supple branches; they follow the snail’s glistening slime trail, begin off the page with Bashō’s hokku instruction, “go to the pine to learn about the pine . . .” They traverse this wilderness of being alive in the company of orchid, ant, robin, maple leaf, moon, and with their human manifestations Li Po, R. H. Blyth, Shiki, Blake, Woody Guthrie, Johnny Lydon, zazen, ass crack, sutra, cancer, desire. Midway, this stupa poem: ~ Donna Fleischer

that slow lope,

of nowhere to go,

been there, everywhere, before ¾

look, see, the willow

yields to you

– Don Wentworth

Yield to the Willow

 

The back cover sports three tributes to this astonishing collection and this is one:

As the willow’s long, slender branches sweep the wind, so the wind sweeps its branches; as the willow yields to you, so you yield to the willow. These playful, beautifully tuned wise poems touch briefly and go. – Donna Fleischer, word pond

http://www.amazon.com/Yield-Willow-Don-Wentworth/dp/1926616588/

A review of Wentworth’s first book can be found here:

http://bit.ly/1jhdFzj

noise & silence: Interview with Small Press Legend Don Wentworth (Editor of Lilliput Review and author of Past All Traps)

noise & silence: Interview with Small Press Legend Don Wentworth (Editor of Lilliput Review and author of Past All Traps).

Dreams Wander On: Contemporary Poems of Death Awareness / A Review by Don Wentworth

Don Wentworth Reviews “Dreams Wander On” at Simply Haiku