b. June 2017, Working on the piece in earnest.
c. July 2017, Poem completed and released for publication.
Has this poem been published before? And if so where? Yes, it has been published, The Spirit Fire Review (http://www.spiritfirereview.com/) and Stanzaic Stylings. (https://stanzaicstylings.blogspot.com/)
Ken Allan Dronsfield is a disabled veteran, prize winning poet and fabulist from New Hampshire, now residing on the plains of Oklahoma. His work has appeared in The Blue Mountain Review, The Burningword Journal, Scarlet Leaf Review, Poppy Road Review, The Blue Heron, The Song is..., EMBOSS Magazine and more. He has three poetry collections, "The Cellaring", 80 poems of light horror, paranormal, weird and wonderful work. His second book, "A Taint of Pity", contains 52 Life Poems Written with a Cracked Inflection. Ken's third poetry collection, "Zephyr's Whisper", 64 Poems and Parables of a Seasonal Pretense, and includes his poem, "With Charcoal Black, Version III", selected as the First Prize Winner in Realistic Poetry International's recent Nature Poem Contest. Ken won First Prize for his Haiku on Southern Collective Experience. He's been nominated three times for the Pushcart Prize and six times for the Best of the Net, 2016-2018. Ken loves writing, hiking, thunderstorms, and spending time with his cats Willa and Yumpy. In the past few years, Ken has also been the Co-Editor/Cover Artist for three Poetry Anthologies with his friend Editor Michael Lee Johnson. These were "Moonlight Dreamers of Yellow Haze", "Dandelion in a Vase of Roses" and "Warriors With Wings".
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