Saturday, November 21, 2009 Is Featuring Hemil Garcia Linares & David Lott is currently featuring a short story by Hemil Garcia Linares and poetry by David Lott.

Journalist and writer Hemil Garcia Linares was born in Lima, Peru. He has published articles in Peru’s El Comercio newspaper, as well as in several Hispanic periodicals in the United States. He is editor of Raices Latinas, a bi-monthly magazine in Northern Virginia. His stories have been included in anthologies in the United States, Mexico, and Argentina. He was a finalist at the 2008 Junin Pais International Short Stories Contest in Argentina. Contact him at his webpage,, and blog,


The haiku master Basho

named himself

after the word

for banana tree –

it’s true.

But if he had seen

the starfruit tree

in this Caribbean courtyard

we might know him today

as Carambola.

As every star is a sun in potential

every ripe starfruit

is a sun in miniature

and each carambola tree

a little daytime


Copyright (c) 2009 by David Lott.

David G. Lott, an associate editor of Potomac Review, has taught English at Montgomery College for seventeen years. His work has appeared in Light, Aethlon, Washington (D.C.) City Paper, and Opium, and he is currently working on a collection of poems called Gringo in Guayama, about his time living in a small Puerto Rican town.

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