A Sprinkle of Glitter

one-liners by Alexis Rotella

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Alexis Rotella has been called a superstar in the field of Japanese forms written in English. Endlessly innovative, she experiments in A Sprinkle of Glitter with how rich a single line of poetry can get. Rotella’s sensual awareness and arched-eyebrow humor cut through fragments of dreamscape drawings that unroll through the book in stream-of-consciousness fashion.

“I wrote these one-liners one morning while sitting in the sun on my patio with my cat Rufus….”

filled with rust my childhood

his fingers graze the frosted calla-lily on my eau de toilette

age brings character at least to crackled glaze

A Sprinkle of Glitter — Fine Edition — 6x9 in. hand-bound softcover — $16.95
English Somerset & Echizen Washi cover, Echizen Washi flyleaves, archival, 2008.

About the Author

Alexis Rotella was the 2007 grand prize winner of the Kusmakura Haiku Competition in Kumamoto, Japan. Her Elvis In Black Leather was nominated for The Pushcart Prize in 2009.

Rotella’s longer work and Japanese related poems have appeared in hundreds of journals and magazines including The New York Times (Metropolitan Diary), Christian Science Monitor, Family Circle, Glamour, New Letters, Chiron Review, and Bottle Rockets.

Alexis is author of the poem “Purple” which appeared in numerous publications including Chicken Soup for the Soul by Jack Canfield and Love, Magic and Mudpies by Bernie Siegel, MD.

“Purple” is now available as a Rosenberry Book edition, Purple: a parable and Ask! again, Rotella’s collection of witty aphorisms and zen drawings.

Rotella served as President of the Haiku Society of America in 1984 and edited Frogpond, Brussels Sprout, The Persimmon Tree, Modern Haiga and Prune Juice. Her haiku, senryu and tanka have won many awards and recognition and appear in numerous anthologies including Global Haiku (Twenty-five Poets World-wide), Beneath a Single Moon (Buddhism in Contemporary American Poetry), and Cor van den Heuvel’s The Haiku Anthology 3rd edition.

Alexis Rotella lives in Arnold, Maryland. She is a licensed acupuncturist.

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Ask! again

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