I returned to writing poetry after proclaiming that was something I’d never do. But it crept up on me and suddenly, I could no longer resist. But I still feel shy and awkward about writing verse in a language that isn’t my mother tongue. Yet, opening up to the lyrical and poetic felt like a healing, many years after I declared I was done with writing poetry.

Poetry is a practice, and I write haiku/senryu daily on twitter to keep fit: @hegelincanada

Published poetry:

My haiku (discovered on Twitter) was featured by Naviar Records for their 499th haiku-inspired music creation week

My short poem “The Title of our Sex tape” was featured in Dadakuku in July 2023

My senryu needlework sampler was featured in The haiku Foundation’s Haiku Dialogue in June 2023

My senryu/haiku “unbounded” appeared in Poetry Pea’s Podcast and in print in Poetry Pea Journal 1:23

My haiku “tea ceremony” appeared in the June 2023 issue of A Heron’s Nest

Six senryu and haiku on spiritual/environmental themes appeared in the spring equinox issue of Littoral Magazine 

My senryu “fragile”, originally a tweet, was featured in March as “best of the fortnight” in Serge Tomé’s haiku blog 

My senryu “On the ferry”  appeared in Failed Haiku #87-1 

My haiku “January mist” appeared in Hedgerow #141 in March 2023

My mini-surrealist poem “Running out” appeared in Dadakuku

Haiku Seed Journal’s inaugural issue featured two of my poems

My surrealist, sound poem “Gulls” appeared in Dadakuku, January 2023

My haiku dripping faucet was selected for the Best Haiku 2022 anthology

My haiku bird chatter featured in Poetry Pea 3:22

My haiku long term care: featured in Frogpond 45:3 Autumn 2022

My haiku March Moon featured in Haiku Seed Journal

Winter clouds haiku featured in Haiku Seed Journal 

My haiku a mixed bag was featured in The Haiku Foundation’s Haiku Dialogue in May 2022

My haiku winter seeds was featured in The Haiku Foundation’s “Haiku Dialogue” in February 2022

My modern haiku “Blood moon eclipse” appeared in Serge Tomé’s haiku blog as “best of the fortnight” (with a translation into French)

My haiku about bruised apples appeared in Autumn Moon Haiku Journal  5:1 in December 2021.

My poem “Aftermath” appeared in North Dakota Quarterly (vol88.3/4, December 2021)

My haiku about the sun and honey won second prize in the HaikuCrush contest in May 2021

My poem Incantation at the end of #NaNoWriMo is part incantation, part internal joke and it appeared in Anti-Heroin Chic in February 2021

I have haiku in the anthology Black Bamboo. You can order this volume here

One haiga published in Quatrain. Fish (December 2020)

2 senryu published in Under the Basho 2020

2 haiku in Better than Starbucks

Communion of Tongues published in The Maynard, Spring 2020

Knife published in Kissing Dynamite Review no. 16

In Transit, published in Marías at Sampaguitas

At the Door (Old Story for a new Age) published in Marías at Sampaguitas

Meet the Family in Marías at Sampaguitas

“Something Solid” a haibun published in untethered magazine

Modern haiku/senryu in Under the Basho journal 2019

2 kyoka in Better than Starbucks

8 kyoka/tanka/senryu in Watch your Head

Spoon‘ in Prism International, fall 2019

Pigeon haiku’ in Haiku Journal #62

“Sudden weakness” and “The Night I left Home” in Anti-Heroin Chic

“The Artisan’s Defense” in Burning House Press https://burninghousepress.com/2019/01/31/the-artisans-defense-hege-jakobsen-lepri/

Why I Write on Heritage Future’s website http://heritagefuture.org/hege-anita-jakobsen-lepri/