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Hello there!

I’m excited to announce a new venture of mine, grounded in two of my passions: poetry and photography. It’s Haiku Austin — a poetic, pictorial ode to all things ATX — and it’ll be published in late April/early May.

Having recently been “made redundant” at work, I’m happy to take this opportunity to dive into this passion project head first. In a few days, i’m launching a Kickstarter to pay for the printing costs. I hope you’ll check it out and consider backing it. In the meantime, if you like what you see here (you don’t have to be an Austinite to appreciate cool pics & fun poems, after all) then go to the site and get yourself on the email list.

I’m sending out fresh little haiku every now and then, along with updates on the Kickstarter and the book’s printing. Feel free to follow along on FacebookInstagram, and  Twitter, too. The more the merrier!

I’ll still keep writing my Well-Versed Mom blog, as inspiration strikes.

Go ahead, check out Haiku Austin, and (as always) thank you for your encouragement and support.







So satisfying, the smashing

the grab, the throw

plate cracked against floor

white chips like exclamation points


So satisfying, the swearing

the sound, the fury

guttural and careless

crashing through the room

blasting through screens into street


So sorry

I swept up bitter shards

offered a soft apology


And then


so satisfying, the finding

one secret sliver

lit by innocent sunbeam

cheering me


because it was my plate, and I was very angry


©2016 Carlotta Eike Stankiewicz