His Haiku Pack a Powerful Punch

Gary BushaHere’s another author/poet you wish you knew: Gary Busha answering the questions -What is your favorite book/story/poem you’ve written and what prompted it and where can folks can find examples of your work?

Gary: I have 16 mini books published through Wolfsong. at gbusha@wi.rr.com and other works at garycbusha.wordpress.com. I’ve been writing, editing, and publishing for the past 50 years. As an editor at Western Publishing I wrote and edited several Trixie Belden series books aimed at girls in their teens. Don’t know what else to say.

Even though he doesn’t say much here, his short poems and haiku will tell you everything you ever wanted to know about Gary Busha. It’s great stuff!

If you are a Facebook friend of Gary’s you can view his wonderful haiku, posted daily on his page.

You can find Gary’s books at this link: https://garycbusha.wordpress.com/?fbclid=IwAR0mKzKfOaMLFB1lprIsawPt-wvTHOB0oz4M7hOkwUm_UiU4wK9wdYJ-i_A

Funny Guy on the Loose!

Warren AlexanderHere’s another author you wish you knew: Warren Alexander, poet, short story and article writer answering the questions of what is your favorite book/story you’ve written and what prompted it and where can folks can find examples of your work?

For the Lack Of An ‘N.’

I am working on a satirical novel about business. I wanted to compare a business meeting with a family gathering. As I was dithering about the similarities and differences of the two, I typed the word ‘diner’ instead of ‘dinner.’ The omission of one letter led to a full chapter that I had not expected.

This reaffirmed one of my basic tenets of writing. “Inspiration is for amateurs; the rest of us just show up and get to work. If you wait around for the clouds to part and a bolt of lightning to strike you in the brain, you are not going to make an awful lot of work.” Those are the words of Chuck Close, perhaps the greatest living artist.

One mistake led to new characters, a much funnier idea than I originally thought, and what I hope is an engaging chapter. If I had not been working and failing, I would not have found success.

For the Lack Of An ‘N’ publication date: Unknown.

Warren Alexander  grew up in Brooklyn, NY and still lives in New York City. He studied with Thomas Keneally, Peter Carey, and E. L. Doctorow, among others at NYU, where he received his MA in creative writing

Short Stories
From Brooklyn to Spain by Subway
Inaugural issue-Inner Circle Writers’ Magazine, February 2019
The Call of Ice Cream
The Inner Circle Literary Anthology, December 2019

Poems
On Sewers-Inner Circle Writers Magazine, March 2020

Articles
How to Write Funny-Inaugural issue-Inner Circle Writers’ Magazine, February 2019

You can find other examples of Warren’s work at these links:

https://www.amazon.com/Cousins-Club-Warren-Alexander-ebook/dp/B06Y2JLWHP/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=cousins+club&qid=1585332163&sr=8-1

https://www.clarendonhousebooks.com/anthologies

https://www.clarendonhousebooks.com/inner-circle-magazine-subscribe-pag