I launch/ myself at you/ eager to expose clues  -/ you continue your journey past/ my world

Text: Copyright © 2006, Deborah P. Kolodji

Image: Copyright © 2006, Zolo

Deborah P. Kolodji is the divorced mother of three who works in information technology to fund her poetry obsessions. She is a member of the Science Fiction Poetry Association, the California State Poetry Society, and the Haiku Society of America. Her work has appeared in numerous places both on and off the web. She is the editor and co-founder of Amaze: The Cinquain Journal.

Zolo (John Polozzolo) was born in 1949, graduated from the University of Georgia, and received a Bachelor's Degree in English and a Master's Degree in Education. As the director of a national seminar company specializing in adult education, he lectured throughout the nation from 1985 through 2000. His haiku and haiga have appeared in numerous publications, and his personal online gallery has been linked to websites around the globe. Zolo's haiga and haiku have received a number of awards and honors, including an online show published by Brooks Books, and a Poet Profile documenting his work of more than thirty years in the online poetry magazine, Aha. His haiga have graced the covers of many books and journals. Zolo conducts haiga workshops in New York State prisons, and is the only American artist ever to be contracted by a state rehabilitation program to teach the art form on a regular basis. A former guest editor of Modern Haiku, he was the recipient of the Dragonfly Award from the Western World Haiku Society, and the Cicada Award from the Haiku Society of Canada. He is co-founder and moderator of the online haiku group, Raku Teapot, which has released a groundbreaking project: the first ever anthology of a group of haiku poets from around the world with an accompanying compact disc recorded by the participants reading their original verses. Visit his web site at: http://www.worldpath.net/~jpandsk/index.html.