Gregory Longenecker


Pasadena, CA USA

A poet, Gregory’s work has appeared in such publications as Acorn, bottle rockets, Cattails, Ershik, Frogpond, Mariposa & Shamrock and featured in A New Resonance, #9 by Red Moon Press. Two editions of the Red Moon Anthologies of English-language haiku have carried his work (2013 & 2014) and Modern Haiku Press, Haiku 2014 and Haiku 2016, as well. Gregory has been editor of the Southern California Haiku Study Group’s anthology, is on the editorial staff of the Living Haiku Anthology, & is currently Contest Chair for the Yuki Teikei Haiku Society’s Annual Tokutomi Haiku Contest.


 

somewhere deep inside Pluto

Bones,  #7, 2015

 

she keeps it
all wrapped inside
Hello Kitty lunchbox

Ershik,  January, 2016

 

bathing in moonlight Galileo’s eye

Bones  #5, 2014

 

without her     moondancing

Bones 6, 2015

 

Parkinson’s the late stages of desire

cattails,  #2, 2014

 

samsara
wandering from one bar
to the next


Prune Juice,  #11, 2013

 

limbo
another dream
of lost friends

Failed Haiku,  #3, March, 2016

 

all the things
I’ve done…
moving van

Ershik, April 2014

 

blue hour
a door opens
to my past

The Heron’s Nest,  Vol. XVII, #1, 2015

 

narrow alley
I begin to question
my assumptions

Cattails, #1, 2015

 

his eyes half-closed
I speak in whispers-
stone Buddha

Prune Juice,  March, 2016

 

the dead of night
my father wanders
through my dreams

Frogpond, 37.2, 2014

 

together again rain puddle

Frogpond 38:2, 2015

 

moving day
we take apart the bed
our parents’ dreamed on

San Diego Poetry Annual 2015-16

 

old gods squeezed into the hearse

Under the Basho,  2015

 

age
the altered landscape
of my dreams

tiny words, 16.1, 2016

 

weekend trip
the weight of something
left behind

Under the Basho #2, 2014