cover art by Annette Makino https://www.makinostudios.com

I’m happy to announce that after a pleasant hour and a half at the post office this morning, nearly 150 copies of this beauty are in the mail! I send Kingfisher via Media Mail and International First Class, which means that a postal clerk (thank you, Cyd!) has to process each envelope individually. It’s a lot of work, and I’m grateful to the good folks at the Woodinville Post Office who’ve patiently processed copy after copy of the past three issues.

If you’ve already ordered a copy or subscription, thank you!! Folks around Seattle should start receiving theirs in the next few days. For those of you who live on the other side of the country, you can start haunting your mailboxes in a week. International subscribers, all I can say is thank you for your patience.

If you haven’t yet ordered a copy, you can do so here: https://kingfisherjournal.com/subscriptions/ Don’t want to use PayPal? That’s fine. Other payment options are available on the website. Need extra enticement beyond Annette Makino’s gorgeous cover art? Perhaps I can tempt you with a list of the poets whose haiku & senryu appear in this issue:

Aaron Barry

Agnes Eva Savich

Aidan Castle

Alan S. Bridges

Alex Fyffe

Alvin B. Cruz

Angela Terry

Anne Elise Burgevin

Anthony Lusardi

Antoinette Cheung

Ben Gaa

Ben Oliver 

Benedict Grant

Bob Redmond

Brad Bennett

Bruce Curtis

Bryan Rickert

C.D. Marcum

Carmi Soifer

Carole MacRury

Charles Trumbull

Charlotte Hrenchuk

Cherie Hunter Day

Christine Eales

Connie Hutchison

Craig Kittner

Cynthia Anderson

Dan Schwerin

Daniel Shank Cruz

David Berger

David Käwika Eyre

David Oates

Deborah P Kolodji

Denise Fontaine-Pincince

Edward J. Rielly

Ellen Rowland

Ernesto P. Santiago

Evan Vandermeer

Gabriela Popa

Genevieve Wynand

Gideon Young

Glenn G. Coats

Goran Gatalica

Greg Schwartz

GRIX

Hannah Mahoney

Helen Ogden

Hifsa Ashraf

Jacob Salzer

Jacquie Pearce

James Knippen

Jan Dobb

Janice Doppler

Jay Friedenberg

Jennifer Hambrick

Jim Kacian

Jim Laurila 

Jo Balistreri

Joe McKeon

John Barlow

John Hawkhead

John Stevenson

Judson Evans

Julie Schwerin

Karina M. Young

Kat Lehmann

Kath Abela Wilson

Keith Polette

Kelly Sauvage

kjmunro

Kristen Lindquist

L. Teresa Church

Lenard D. Moore

Lew Watts

Lisa Anne Johnson

Lori Becherer

Lorraine A. Padden

Marietta McGregor

Marilyn Fleming

Mary Stevens

Matthew Paul

Maya Daneva

Meg Arnot

Michael Dylan Welch

Michael Ketchek

Michele L. Harvey

Nathanael Tico

Nick Hoffman

Paul Kulwatno

paul m.

Peter Newton

Polona Oblak

R. J. Swanson

Réka Nyitrai

Renée Owen

Rich Schilling

Richa Sharma

Richard Tice

Robert Davey

Robert Moyer

Ronald K. Craig

Ruth Holzer

Ryland Shengzhi Li

Scott Mason

Scott Metz

Scott Wiggerman

Simon Chard

Sondra J. Byrnes

Susan Antolin

Susan Burch

Susan Constable

Terri L. French

Terry Ann Carter

Thomas Powell

Tony Williams

Victor Ortiz

It’s an absolute honor to be publishing each and every poet in this issue, and I’m grateful to everyone who submitted poems this time around. The next submission period opens August 1. In the meantime, I hope you’re all staying safe and healthy, and writing lots!

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