REPRINT of PRINTS: A Poem for Dogs (and Those Who Love Dogs)

The online journal River Poets Journal has been, in honor of National Poetry Month, soliciting “napkin poetry,” short poetry that can fit on a napkin! I’m so pleased that they published a poem of mine, “Prints.” (April, 2016). Each published poem is printed on – you guessed it – a napkin! Here is “Prints” for you to enjoy!


The above poem I was inspired to write one day, as my husband and I were taking a walk through a park, at the end of a winter where we saw over 110 inches of snow!

Journals abound that writers can submit their writing to, but I really like and recommend River Poets Journal for its simplicity and creativity of design, its embracing of all poetry styles, the editors’ willingness to discover new talent, its conceptual creativity (dedicating a page to napkin or pocket poetry, for example), and its online and print (.pdf) presence. I also delight in its all inclusiveness: In addition to poetry, prose, art and photography, even musical compositions are accepted and available for listening! River Poets Journal is dedicated to “(w)ork that inspires, excites, feeds the imagination, rich in imagery, work that is memorable” and I highly recommend that you please visit it and stay awhile!

(Maybe you’ll even decide to submit some of your best work!)


About Jane

The gravitar you see is Joey, narrator and protagonist of my book, "DOGS DON'T LOOK BOTH WAYS," 2015 B.R.A.G. Medallion Honoree. Recently I have been film critic for newspapers such as "The Jewish Advocate," "The Jewish Journal" and "The Newton Tab." I love to bicycle, play tennis, and swim, and to participate in local community activities. My favorites are providing food for the needy, bicycle and pedestrian safety, and literacy.
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7 Responses to REPRINT of PRINTS: A Poem for Dogs (and Those Who Love Dogs)

  1. Reblogged this on Smorgasbord – Variety is the spice of life and commented:
    Jane Hanser with a lovely poem just for all of us dog lovers.. especially formatted for knapkins… delightful.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Great poem. Perfect for dog lovers like me!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Love the poem, Jane. Mud seems to be part of life with dogs 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

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