hotel lobby smoothing a collar the energy of a rendezvous a paper cup stained dry season the danger of our spark with coffee and lips kiss and tell a new scent to confess
Bryan Rickert & Peter Jastermsky
In addition to their own individual work, Peter Jastermsky and Bryan Rickert have collaborated on a variety of Japanese short-form poetry, as well as newly-invented split sequence format.Their collaborative works have been featured in such journals as The Aurorean, Failed Haiku, Hedgerow, and Epheremae.Peter lives in Morongo Valley, California, while Bryan lives in Belleville, Illinois.
When you give birth to a baby that you know is going to die, an entire lifetime is measured in moments. The one time she grasps your hand will be a lifetime of hand holding and when she’s gone nothing but moments and dreams remain.
Bryan Rickert Bryan lives with his family in Southern Illinois and has degrees in art and education. After teaching in urban schools for fifteen years, Bryan changed careers and is now a roaster in the coffee industry. He has been studying and writing the Japanese short poetry forms since 2012 and been published in many fine journals and anthologies.