Most of the poems in this collection appeared in various issues of the following publications: River Poets Journal, Voice of the River Valley, Poetry Pacific (Canada), Ceativity Webzine (Germany), Red Morgue, Punchnel’s, Camel Saloon, Foliate Oak Literary Magazine, Drunk Monkeys, Screech Owl Literary Magazine (England), Burningwood Literary Journal, Wisconsin English Journal, The Glacier Stopped Here (An Anthology of Dane County Writers), Yahara Prairie Review, Poetry Break Journal, Malcontent, North Country Journal, Northland Review, Modern Haiku, Cicada, Brussels Sprout, Wind Chimes, Frogpond, Haiku Zasshi Zo Anthology, Dragonfly, Wisconsin Poets Calendar, Country Poet Magazine, South of the North Woods Anthology, Upland Reader III, Isthmus, Lyric Fiesta, Editor’s Desk, Days of Future Past, The New York Poetry Anthology, Bear Creek (Colorado) Review, Yahara Prairie Lights, and Lake City Lights. The author appreciates all the editors of these publications, but especially the publisher of Modern Haiku for printing numerous haiku over the years, and to the editor of Northland Review who featured seven poems in one issue and got things moving.
Earlier versions of several poems appeared in a small collection titled Waupaca County: 7 A.M. (Apollo Books). Some of the haiku were printed in a small hand-set limited edition chapbook After a Day of Feasting (Millstone Corner Press). Several poems also appeared in my novel Miles To Go Before I Sleep (The Fiction Works).
Other books by Jerry McGinley: WAUPACA COUNTY: 7 A.M., JOAQUIN STRIKES BACK, CYCLOPS, MILES TO GO BEFORE I SLEEP, A GOAL FOR JOAQUIN, THE LOVE SONG OF JOSEPH FLAHERTY, LAKE REDEMPTION, and THIS OMINOUS BIRD.