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11/1/2014 Announcement
Dear Haiku Friends,
 
I'd like to invite you to submit your haiku to Wild Plum journal. The first issue will be online at the beginning of 2015. Our aim is to create good quality haiku collection and then publish it also as an e-book.
More details you can find on our site: 

http://wildplumhaiku.wordpress.com/submission/
 
Please support our journal by sending us your haiku poems.
 
All the best,
Gabriel Sawicki

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It is time again to prepare the Nengajo Post Card Exchange MAILING List for 2015.  I believe it will be the Year of the Goat.  I still have last year's list.  If anyone wants to be added to or deleted from that list, or would like more information about the exchange, please let me know.  I'll send the complete invitation to all who are interested within the next few weeks.

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12/1/2013  Announcement
Nengajyou (New Year) Postcard Exchange
It's time to sign up for the (New Year) Nengajo postcard exchange 2014,
Year of the Horse!
It's a wonderful way to start a new year. We arrange limited lists into mailing
preference categories to accommodate as many poets as possible and to keep
it reasonable for those who want to participate. To sign up or to find out a
bit more, please email George Hawkins.

To: eriegarden@gmail.com
Subject: Nengajo Postcard Exchange

On December 14th, I will send out participant mailing lists and leave you
plenty of time to mail the postcards or letters for New Year delivery.

Thank you!

Jennie & George


February 2013

Does Fish-God Know - A new book by Alan Summers


http://www.amazon.co.uk/Does-Fish-God-Know-Alan-Summers/dp/1479211044/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1360924919&sr=8-1


“A must-have book for any haiku fan.” Tracey Kelly


“These haiku have been sorely missed. These are NEW haiku as they live and breathe on the back of tradition but are present in the world of the 21st century. Alan Summers makes use of the Western mind and a Japanese tradition to show that haiku has a place in the modern world, and will still have one if we are ready to keep our minds open to every experience and influence that befalls a human.


A manifestation of gendai haiku that shows it's not a dream ...”


Johannes S. H. Bjerg

Bones Journal editor-in-chief, and Author of “Penguins/Pingviner”


the doors all unlocked  haiku by Carolyn Hall

 

"In the doors all unlocked, Hall creates a subtle blend of sharp clarity and haunting melancholy. She has an unmatched gift for revealing the deepest truths of our most important relationships, and for touching in her readers every emotion that matters."           Billie Wilson, Associate Editor, The Heron's Nest

 

"The casualness with which she speaks is unmasked by the weight of her words, words and their meaning that reverberate long after reading. One of the best poets writing today."           Paul Miller, Associate Editor, Modern Haiku

 

"What makes these poems so captivating is Hall's ability to link [nature] images to the inner landscape in a way that feels both effortless and startling. . . . Above all, these poems are relevant."      From the Foreword by Susan Antolin

 

the doors all unlocked is available from Red Moon Press. Or you may order directly from the author using the attached order form. (Paypal payments gladly accepted.) Please email me if you have any questions.


Parallels published


From the cover of "Parallels": 

"The publication of Johannes S. H. Bjerg's parallels marks a watershed in the history of the development of haiku related arts. He's created an entirely new form for the genre, one that plays like wind-chimes. The haiku do not restrict themselves to three lines and are arranged side by side, so that the poems can be read vertically (more literal) in two columns as two separate poems or horizontally (which gives another yet grafted meaning) and allows them to be read as one poem. The book contains some of the most moving poems I've read in the genre or in any genre or modern poetry, for that matter. Don't miss the opportunity to read this book. It will delight and amaze you, too."

 

Jack Galmitz, American renowned haijin and poet, critic and writer.

 

And the publisher writes:

 

Parallels is a unique take on English Language Haiku. The poems are formatted side by side leaving the reader a choice, to read the pieces as a complete poem or as fragments of poems, each adding to the other. On first read the book may appear as a surrealist work, but after careful study Bjerg's humanity shines through. A must for haiku lovers. A brilliant example of the evolution of short-verse.

 

It will be available through Amazon later this week. 


December 2011

Nengajyou (New Year) Postcard Exchange

It's time to sign up for the (New Year) Nengajyou postcard

exchange 2012, Year of the Dragon!

 

Your postcards shine AND they each contain the present of haiku!

It's a wonderful way to start a new year.  We arrange the lists

into mailing preference categories to accommodate as many poets

as possible and to keep it reasonable for those who want to

participate.  To sign up or to find out a bit more, please email

me:

 

To:  jjtwnsnd@gmail.com

Subject:  Nengajyou Postcard Exchange

 

On December 10th, I'll send out participant mailing lists and

leave you plenty of time to mail your postcards for New Year

delivery.  Year of the Dragon!  Can't wait to read the haiku

everyone comes up with.


May 2012

Congratulations to several poets who contribute their work to

this kukai:  Cara Holman, Alegria Imperial, Peter Newton, and

Tom Painting did very well in this year's Haiku Now! contest.

 

http://www.thehaikufoundation.org/2012/04/17/national-haiku-poetry-day-annou

ncements-2012-haikunow-contest-winners/

 

and

 

Tom Painting teaches a course in haiku and could use help

from our haiku community to obtain enough books for a class

set of "Laughing Buddha" by David G. Lanoue.  If you can help,

please let us know.  Much appreciated.


7/26/2012 Announcement:

After many years of hard work and dedicated service to the Shiki Kukai, with several co-secretaries, Jennie Townsend will be leaving after the Poet's Choice Kukai in October.  Since Robert Bauer is currently unable to help, we will be left with one secretary.  If any of you would be interested in helping as a co-secretary, please let us know.  The biggest requirement would be experience with Microsoft Excel.


9/1/2012 Announcements:

Two Community News Announcements for September:

 

First of all, we were blessed with three offers from our

fellow poets to help George secretary the kukai.  Please

give a warm welcome to Aruna Lakshmanan, Ruthanne Price,

and Sonam Chhoki. George is setting up a bio page so you

can get to know them.  We've always been an international

kukai in participation and now in administration, too!

Thank you, Aruna, Ruthanne, and Sonam!

 

Then, wonderful news from Carole MacRury:

 

Dear friends,

 

My winning collection of tanka has been published by Snapshot

Press in the UK as an e-chapbook.  It's an easy read of 16 poems

carefully chosen to reflect the title.

 

I hope you enjoy "The Tang of Nasturtiums".  It's available to

read free at the link below either as flash, of PDF. The former

has the option of magazine two page presentation if your prefer.

The latter one can read as full screen if desired.

 

http://www.snapshotpress.co.uk/ebooks.htm

 

With warm regards,

Carole

 

Congratulations, Carole!  I've already been to the website and

wow!  Great work, gorgeously presented.  Please check it out,

see the home page, check out the contests.  Snapshot Press.
 
12/2/2012  Announcement
Nengajyou (New Year) Postcard Exchange
It's time to sign up for the (New Year) Nengajo postcard exchange 2013,
Year of the Snake!
It's a wonderful way to start a new year. We arrange limited lists into mailing
preference categories to accommodate as many poets as possible and to keep
it reasonable for those who want to participate. To sign up or to find out a
bit more, please email Jennie Townsend.
To:
jjtwnsnd@gmail.com
Subject: Nengajo Postcard Exchange
On December 8, Jennie will send out participant mailing lists and leave you
plenty of time to mail the postcards or letters for New Year delivery.

Thank you!

Jennie & George

January 2013 Announcement:

The 2013 Anita Sadler Weiss Memorial Haiku Awards

 

The 2013 Anita Sadler Weiss Memorial Haiku Awards, sponsored by the Haiku

Poets of Central Maryland, will mark the eighth annual competition dedicated

to the memory of Baltimore-based haiku poet and teacher Anita Sadler Weiss.

 

Deadline: IN-HAND by APRIL 15, 2013.

 

Sponsor: The Haiku Poets of Central Maryland.

 

Eligibility: Open to the public, aged 16 and up. (Only the contest

coordinators are prohibited from entering.)

 

Awards: Total of $300.00 in prize money: First Place, $150; Second Place,

$100 Third Place, $50.00. Five ranked Honorable Mentions will also be

awarded. (Contest coordinators reserve the right to lower the prize money if

sufficient entries are not received to cover the stated awards.)

 

Submissions: All entries must be the original work of the poet, unpublished,

and not under consideration elsewhere.

 

Entry fee: $1.00 per poem. Poets may enter up to 15 haiku. Entry fee must

accompany submission.

 

Submission Guidelines: Print or type each individual haiku in English on

three separate 3" x 5" index cards. On the upper left corner of ONE CARD

ONLY print or type your name, address, and email address (if one is

available). Include a No. 10 (business-size) SASE (or SAE plus US$1 for

return postage for entries sent from outside the U.S.) for notification.

 

Also enclose your entry fee in U.S. currency or check or money order payable

in U.S. dollars. Make checks or money orders payable to "HPCM/Elizabeth

Fanto." ENTRIES NOT FOLLOWING THESE GUIDELINES WILL BE RETURNED OR (IF

SUFFICIENT POSTAGE AND/OR ENVELOPE ARE LACKING) DISCARDED. Entries without

SASE or SAE + return postage will not receive winner notification.

 

Send entries to: Haiku Poets of Central Maryland, c/o Elizabeth Fanto, 51

Gerard Avenue, Timonium, MD 21093 USA. DO NOT EMAIL ENTRIES.

Notification/publication: Winners' list will be announced in May 2013.

Notification of winning poems will be sent to all competition participants

and made available to the public for an SASE while supplies last. The

winning poems will also be published in The Dragonfly, the newsletter of the

Haiku Poets of Central Maryland. All rights remain with the poets.

 

Adjudication: The name(s) of the judge(s) will be announced concurrently

with the winning haiku.

 

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