New Issue of Ygdrasil

The April issue of Ygdrasil, containing work by Carolyn Gregory, Allison Grayhurst, Scott Thomas Outlar, Donal Mahoney, Michael Ceraolo, Danielle Hope, Taylor Bond, John Grey and a translation by Khaloud Al-Muttalibi, is now available. Klaus J. Gerken is on Facebook. Contact him on and read latest poems.

Johntext Subscribers

Yesterday I checked the number of subscribers on Johntext. We can be very satisfied. The total amount of all subscribers on Johntext is a five-digit number!!! The first authors on Johntext – John P. Matthew from Mumbai (Johntext India) and Laura Lamarca from United Kingdom (Johntext United Kingdom) have a lot of subscribers because they … Read more

reverse psychology

in the springtime of the season when the scent of lilac reasons with the rising sun of amber and passion raises clamour love grows in the meadows and lovers hide in shadows where sunlight does not gather and lovers know no failure the spring is like a sailor somewhat drunk to know her yet strong … Read more


(The Alpha Poems) by Klaus J. Gerken (2003) A1 A brilliant man once said: “Alphabet soup is just a piece of cake.” Now no one knew what it meant, of course, but it made Groucho Marx cry, and somehow Mario Lanza was never the same after they lauded Caruso the greater tenor. After all, … Read more

The August 2014 Issue Of Ygdrasil The August 2014 issue of Ygdrasil, featuring Goonarr Stuurelaar, a poem by Jack R. Wesdorp is now available at Klaus J. Gerken is on Facebook. Contact him on and read latest poems in Ygdrasil – a Journal of the poetic Arts.