Steve HodgeSteve Hodge

Steve Hodge is the editor of Prune Juice, a Journal of Senryu, Kyoka, Haibun and Haiga and an Assisting Editor of the Living Senryu Anthology.  An award winning, internationally published and anthologized poet, Steve's work has appeared in numerous publications, including Frogpond, Modern Haiku, The Heron’s Nest and others.  His book of haiga, The Sparrow’s Dream, was published in 2014.


 

pediatric ICU
no red bulbs
on the christmas tree

First Place Winner, Sonic Boom Second Annual Senryu Contest, June 2016

 

outside the dance
the Homecoming Queen
kissing the new girl

Prune Juice, Issue 16, July 2015, pg. 37

 

“Motorcycle for Sale”
the clink of the spoon
in the baby’s bowl

Prune Juice, Issue 16, July 2015, pg. 37

 

drunk again
the bully’s father
unbuckles his belt

Prune Juice, Issue 16, July 2015, pg. 37 

 

abused girl
smiles scratched off
the dolls’ faces

Prune Juice, Issue 16, July 2015, pg.37 

 

tattoo shop
the tattooist’s wife reading
the illustrated man

Prune Juice, Issue 16, July 2015, pg. 37 

 

another birthday
opening a new bottle
of baby aspirin

Failed Haiku, Volume 1, Issue 1, January 2016 

 

hearing of the death
of her childhood abuser
silent snow

Failed Haiku, Volume 1, Issue 1, January 2016

 

turning off
the candidates’ debate
mockingbirds

Failed Haiku, Volume 1, Issue 1, January 2016 

 

Devil’s Night
the candidate takes the lead
in the polls

Failed Haiku, Volume 1, Issue 1, January 2016

 

his first time at the lake
my son asks when
the dragons fly

Failed Haiku, Volume 1, Issue 1, January 2016

 

concert pavilion
the conductor’s brief pause
for blue jays

Failed Haiku, Volume 1, Issue 1, January 2016

 

divorce final
our son learning
long division

Failed Haiku, Volume 1, Issue 3, March 2016

 

report card day
the bonsai
a work in progress

Failed Haiku, Volume 1, Issue 3, March 2016

 

a hint of color
through November fog
remission

Failed Haiku, Volume 1, Issue 3, March 2016