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Deborah Guzzi travels for inspiration: China, Nepal [during the civil war], Japan, Egypt [two weeks before ‘The Arab Spring’], and most recently Peru. First published at the age of sixteen, she writes articles for Massage and Aroma Therapy Magazines. Her poetry has been accepted in the Literary Journals of Western CT. University, Inclement Magazine, Pyrokinections, Jellyfish Whispers, Grey Wolf’s Summer Legends Anthology, The Germ, Wilderness Literary Review, The Anthology Sweet Dreams & Night Terrors, Bitterzoet Magazine, haiku journal, Contemporary Haibun Online, Bella on line, The Autumn Sound, Eskimo Pie, and Ribbons, The Inwood Indiana Review, Five Poetry, Tanka Society of America Journal, and 50 haiku. She has published two illustrated volumes of poetry, The Healing Heart and Heaven and Hell in a Nutshell.

Susan Burch [Black Eyed Susan]

Blog Posted:2/28/2014 12:24:00 PM


ANNOUNCEMENT: Haibun Today (March 2014) is now online.

The spring quarterly issue of Haibun Today is now online for your reading pleasure at

This new issue features critical analysis of individual haibun by Anne Benjamin, Tish Davis, Ray Rasmussen, Richard Straw and Rich Youmans as well as a book review by Dru Philippou.

Contributors include Jenny Ward Angyal, Susan B. Auld, Anne Benjamin, Donna Buck, Marjorie Buettner, Susan Burch, Peter Butler, Matthew Caretti, Thomas Chockley, Marion Clarke, Glenn G. Coats, Neelam Dadhwal, Robert Davey, Janet Lynn Davis, Tish Davis, Angelee Deodhar, Margaret Dornaus, Claire Everett, Ignatius Fay, Al Fogel, Gary Ford, Terri L. French, Jerry Gill, Anita Guenin, Dan Hardison, Laura Hill, Ruth Holzer, Gerry Jacobson, Alexander Jankiewicz, Ken Jones, Anatoly Kudryavitsky, Ingrid Kunschke, Gary LeBel, Bob Lucky, Doris Lynch, Wade Martin, Francis Masat, Mike Montreuil, Genie Nakano, Brett Peruzzi, Dru Philippou, Marge Piercy, Patricia Prime, Nu Quang, Kala Ramesh, Ray Rasmussen, Lance Rivers, Bruce Ross, Cynthia Rowe, Guy Simser, Brendan Slater, Richard Straw, Takenoko, Charles D. Tarlton, Marjorie Thomsen, Paresh Tiwari, Pat Tompkins, Lynn Wohlwend, Rich Youmans, Quendryth Young, Jianqing Zheng and Ruth Zuckschwerdt.

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  1. Date: 3/2/2014 8:34:00 AM
    So glad you noticed Susan! There seems to be a good bit of 'discussion' about what a haibun is my haiku mentor is one of the people noted in Wikipedia for introducing the form into the west Michael Dylan Welsh. I love to read yours if you could email it to me?

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  1. Date: 3/2/2014 8:12:00 AM
    Thanks for the blog Debbie! This was my first published haibun and like you, they worked with me to get it where it is. Thanks for highlighting this accomplishment - I think we should all do that for each other and I appreciate that you did it for me :)

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  1. Date: 3/1/2014 6:28:00 PM
    Congratulations, Susan!

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  1. Date: 3/1/2014 12:08:00 PM
    Bravo Susan!!

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  1. Date: 3/1/2014 3:09:00 AM
    cheers to you susan... you make us proud.. thanks debbie for spilling the beans!.. huggs

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  1. Date: 3/1/2014 1:59:00 AM
    Great news! Kudos on having your haibun published, Susan!

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  1. Date: 2/28/2014 9:42:00 PM
    wow, this is amazing news. Gosh, where is that girl? She never emailed me about THIS!! Don't you wish she would post new poems for us, Debs? It's been forever since she posted us some poems!!

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  1. Date: 2/28/2014 3:55:00 PM
    Congratulations, Susan! Wonderful news! Very exciting, indeed! Love and hugs, Catie :)

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  1. Date: 2/28/2014 3:06:00 PM
    That's a very hard magazine to get into they reject 60% of their submissions! I've submitted twice and they took 1 out of 7!

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  1. Date: 2/28/2014 2:37:00 PM
    Congratulations to Susan......hooray for you!

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  1. Date: 2/28/2014 2:24:00 PM
    Wax Poetry and Art Magazine Haiku Contest offers payment for accepted verse by CANADIAN poets

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  1. Date: 2/28/2014 2:18:00 PM
    If there's anyone up there I missed let me know! Hey David put up where we can buy your stuff!

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  1. Date: 2/28/2014 2:12:00 PM
    Way to go, Susan!

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  1. Date: 2/28/2014 2:03:00 PM
    hey Susan big congrats to you...

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  1. Date: 2/28/2014 1:09:00 PM
    - Congratulations! -Have a lovely weekend :) - oxox // Anne-Lise :)

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  1. Date: 2/28/2014 12:49:00 PM
    AWESOME SUSAN!!! Woohoo! Surrounded by "shakers and movers"! ;) Congrats Lady

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Intro to a VERY Friendly Publisher
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My Poems

Date PostedPoem TitleFormCategories
9/16/2014Holy is the LambFree versepeople,philosophy,
9/3/2014The Devil Made Me Do ItHaibunanger,feelings,relationsh
9/2/2014Watching the Shadows GrowTrioletnature,
8/26/2014Love Froze the FlameGhazallost love,love,
8/21/2014Mist RiseOttava rimabeauty,
8/19/2014Bewitching PowerRhymemen,power,
8/15/2014Unknown InnocenceSonnetfaith,
8/13/2014Mi CorazonLyricromance,
8/12/2014What Ever Gets You Through the NightVersefaith,
8/10/2014A Different FearVerseabuse,
8/7/2014Prayer for HarvestVersesky,
8/4/2014Black Ships SailTail-rhymeabsence,
7/31/2014The Sky Larked MoonVersemoon,
7/31/2014White Shoulder DreamsFree versemissing you,
7/31/2014Masked at MidnightBlitzmurder,mystery,
7/28/2014Velvet as Laughter - BlitzVersejoy,
7/24/2014Soar Among StarsVersegrowth,
7/22/2014Peek A BooVersebaby,
7/19/2014Ride Sally RideBalladsexy,
7/19/2014sun showerHaikucelebration,
7/19/2014Turtle BridgeFree versemythology,
7/17/2014The Scent of WaterVerselife,
7/15/2014The Great Turtle and Sky Woman Rhymemythology,
7/12/2014The Clarity of EyeSonnetuplifting,visionary,

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GodFree verselife,mystery,
Hard TimesCowboycowboy-western,family,fun
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this is why i woo wordsVerseart,inspirational,philoso
ForbearFree versesad,
Gold FeverFree versefaithfaith,political,
SplatteredI do not know?life
EchoQuatrainlost lovewords,love,
Bells (after Poe)Lyricpassion
Respectfully, Emily DickinsonLyricintrospection
Give the End Back to the BeginningFree versededication,faithme,
The Bruised and Rotting PearCoupletfaith,hope
flyFree verseanimals
ABC's for a Young CaptainABClife
Not Entirely About Living In New YorkFree verselifeworld,light,light,
WoodcutterI do not know?warold,old,
DreamsFree versefaith,forgiveness
A Feed of ChipsNarrativefunny
Weep O WillowsVersedeath
Harlem BluesFree verseblack-african amerchildre
Summers EverlastingFree versenostalgia

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