This issue is over 200 pages of some of the most creative work I have edited. I told you there were no restrictions and many of you took me right up on the challenge. I love the experimental, but there are lovely, and sometimes very touching works in here as well. It just seemed to me that many of you were not focused on the craziness of 2020 but instead looked inside of yourselves and found not just hope but downright happiness. I feel the same way. Caged a bit, but my wife and I are closer and more in love than ever, and that is saying something!
This last year was a year of discovery for all of us, and a poet’s heart is wonderful thing and always up for the test. Peace and best wishes for the new year!!! I could not wait, so this issue is going up a few hours early so I can enjoy the bubbly with my wife undisturbed.
Roberta Beary has again dished up an issue with some wonderful Haibun!!! Thanks so much to all of you who shared some of your best work with Failed Haiku!
In this issue is the link to the Results of the Fifth Annual Jane Reichhold Haiga Contest! The results will also be on the Prune Juice Journal site so you can check them out there as well as read the NEW ISSUE OF PJ THAT JUST CAME OUT.
Thanks so much to our Judges Sandi Pray and Ron C. Moss for the fabulous selections they have made and their dedication to the art of haiga in their own work! Bowing!
Also, HOLD your submissions to the next issue until the 10th of the month! Bryan Rickert is taking the reigns of that issue and we are arranging things in the cloud to accommodate our new ‘co-editor’ arrangement.
The Reichhold Haiga Competition will begin accepting submissions, no more than TWO, on October 10th and ending on October 20th! Our judges this year for the Traditional Section is Sandi Pray and for the Photographic and Mixed Media section Ron Moss. Please read the complete details on Failed Haiku Website OR at this Direct Link. Winners and Honorable Mentions will be published November 5th in BOTH Prune Juice Journal and Failed Haiku!