Michael Lee Johnson lived ten years in Canada during the Vietnam era. He is a Canadian and USA citizen. Today he is a poet, editor, publisher, freelance writer, amateur photographer, small business owner in Itasca, Illinois. He has been published in more than 915 small press magazines in 27 countries, and he edits 10 poetry sites.Author’s website http://poetryman.mysite.com/. Michael is the author of The Lost American: From Exile to Freedom (136 page book) ISBN:978-0-595-46091-5, several chapbooks of poetry, including From Which Place the Morning Rises and Challenge of Night and Day, and Chicago Poems. He also has over 95 poetry videos on YouTube as of 2015: https://www.youtube.com/user/poetrymanusa/videosMichael Lee Johnson, Itasca, IL. nominated for 2 Pushcart Prize awards for poetry 2015 & Best of the Net 2016. Visit his Facebook Poetry Group and join https://www.facebook.com/groups/807679459328998/He is also the editor/publisher of anthology, Moonlight Dreamers of Yellow Haze:http://www.amazon.com/dp/1530456762
Every pillow of lilies holds underneath a song or a verse. A cuckoo’s grin – a requiem onto the air’s skin!
Translated from Albanian by Arben P. Latifi
Alisa Velaj was born in the southern port town of Vlora, Albania in 1982. She has been shortlisted for the annual international Erbacce-Press Poetry Award in UK in June 2014. Velaj’s full length book of poetry A Gospel of Light is published by Aquillrellle in June 2015. Her works have appeared in more than 60 print and online international magazines, including: FourW twenty-five Anthology (Australia), The Journal (UK), The Dallas Review (USA), The Linnet’s Wings (UK), The Seventh Quarry (UK), Envoi Magazine (UK) etc etc.
Thank you for your poetic contribution Alisa :) AND your patience :) Poetry Pasta is honored