October 2011 has brought us many wonderful poems. There are two from Glen Snyder, one of them a haunting meditation on a specifically Buddhist image. Constant contributor Patrick Mizelle submitted five short poems on uniquely Japanese qualities. As with candy, we decided to cheat a little and count two of these as one Selection, so we could have more. New submitter Ruth Temple delights us with a sly literary joke. Our Canadian correspondent Dan D'Agostino returns with his carefully honed work.
Next month, November, will be very exciting for us. Of course, we will be selecting our November poems. But that's not all! Our distinguished friend and contributor, Poet Peter Levitt, has made us a present of three autographed copies of his beloved book One Hundred Butterflies. In November, we will consider all the poems we chose in 2011; a Second Prize Winner will recieve one of these marvelous books; a Grand Prize winner will receive two, one to keep and one for holiday giving!