Carolyn Howard-Johnson's poem "This Grave at Ypres" was accepted for the August issue of Cyclamen and Swords, a literary journal. The August edition is themed "Unforgettable."
This online journal finds the best among poets and short story writers and shares their work freely on their Web site. The editor, Johnmichael Simon is also an editor at Voices Israel.
Howard-Johnson’s selected poem touches on the theme many of her poems do, that of tolerance, acceptance, understanding. She describes the graves the Belgians tend fervently with these lines from the poem:
Skies the color
of dry-docked ships. Spade-turned trenches,
loam joins monument to monument,
tenuous plants tamped to greet
spring, not an unkempt clot or rock
Howard-Johnson studied poetry at UCLA with Suzanne Lummis, editor of Speechless the Magazine (http://www.speechlessthemagazine.org/ ) which featured her chapbook Tracings (Finishing Line Press). That chapbook also won Military Writers Society of America’s Award of Excellence.
Learn more about the Cyclamens and Swords at www.cyclamensandswords.com.
Learn more about Carolyn Howard-Johnson's poetry and literary fiction at http://howtodoitfrugally.com/literary_books