We’re fans of John L. Stanizzi’s ambitious POND project. John writes, “The poems are acrostics. Everyday, at different times during the day, I visit our pond with notebook and camera in hand. I jot down some notes, take a picture or two, if a good photo op. presents itself. Then I head home and write a four line acrostic using the letters P, O, N, and D. The other caveat, which makes the project so interesting to me, is that I cannot use any of my first words more than once. I need a different P, O, N, or D word every day; I began the book on November 9, 2018 and completed it on November 8, 2019, without ever missing a single day.”
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John L. Stanizzi
Preening and twittering and singing themselves dry, the morning’s
oratory is song – red-winged, goldfinch, yellow warbler, red-belly –
noisy and excited, flying up and down and sideways, a
doodle of lines in feathers all across the humid gray morning.
John L. Stanizzi is author of the collections , Ecstasy Among Ghosts, Sleepwalking, Dance Against the Wall, After the Bell, Hallelujah Time!, High Tide – Ebb Tide, Four Bits, Chants, and Sundowning, and besides One Sentence Poems, he has been widely published.