Etching Snowswept Vision


Etching Snowswept Vision

a massive snowflake
etches into mountain face
trekked by an artist
mountaineering his vision
one snowshoe at a time


Douglas J. Lanzo


Doug is an award-winning author whose debut novel, The Year of the Bear, won the 2023 Ames Awards for Young Adult Books, was named a Finalist for the 2023 Hawthorne Prize and was a 2022 Firebird Award winner.  Doug’s poetry has been published in Ariel Chart, Autumn Moon Haiku Journal, Chrysanthemum, Frameless Sky, Frogpond, Presence and other distinguished literary journals and anthologies, 74 in all, across the U.S., Canada, Caribbean, England, Wales, Austria, Mauritius, India, Japan and Australia.  He and his haiku poet twin sons enjoy nature, fishing, tennis, snorkeling and hiking.  His Author’s website is at

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