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Blo͞o Outlier Journal, issue 3

September 4, 2022

Hi folks,

It’s a chilly grey morning here on Halkyn Mountain, mist just lifting over the estuary below.

But for all you haiku aficionados, and all you nature lovers out there, I have a treat for you, because last week the eagerly awaited 3rd issue of Blo͞o Outlier Journal, the Natural History Haiku edition, came out, edited by the amazing Alan Summers.

Dedicated to the late, great Gene Murtha, issue 3, with its brilliant Blo͞o Outpost features and wonderful guest haiku, its artwork and photography, is an online journal of the very highest standard.

I find myself dipping into it at every opportunity because it truly is engrossing, rewarding and inspiring, the work emphasising the interconnectedness of all lifeforms inhabiting this planet, and the necessity of looking after the environment.  An imperative for sure.

My partner Maureen Weldon’s haiku, with video footage added by the editor, will be found in her Blo͞o Outpost feature on page 55.

My own guest haiku will be found on page 84.  (Many thanks for publishing my work, Alan.)

Have a great Sunday, everyone.  And do check out the journal – you won’t be disappointed.  Here’s a link:

Paul Beech

Blog post copyright © Paul Beech 2022


From → General, Poetry

  1. Thank you for the wonderful write up, and for both of your contributions!

    Every single contribution layered the publication, and made it extra special.

    warmest regards,


    Alan Summers
    founder/editor, Blo͞o Outlier Journal

  2. Reblogged this on Haikutec’s Weblog and commented:
    A wonderful write up of this issue by Paul Beech!


    Alan Summers
    founder/editor, Blo͞o Outlier Journal

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