My apologies for being a bit late, but the Internet gremlins took me down and out twice in the middle of the final edit. I am waiting impatiently for Elon Musk’s Starlink satellites to reach critical mass and give me real Internet.
This issue has some very unique work, by some talented poets. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did putting it together.
ALSO, our next issue is a BACK FROM THE DEAD issue! Check the Submissions Page for some details, but this ONLY for poems that have been rejected by OTHER EDITORS.
I am struggling with ‘uploads’ on my weak ass Internet. I hope to get out all acceptances today, but won’t be able to upload the issue to the web without getting out to a better source tomorrow. No worries!
In the meantime, this is a wonderful video out by The Haibun Journal in celebration of Poetry Day Ireland!!! Readings by some wonderful poets await you.
Kala Ramesh is well known all over the world, but especially for her work in her home country of India. I first ‘met’ her on the Internet almost two decades ago, and we have been friends since. Her work has been published in many journals, and she has been a speaker at many haiku conferences and gatherings. Besides being a wonderful poet she is an energetic and positive supporter of haiku in all its forms, and of other poets. Thank you Kala!!!
Kala has also premiered recently this video, which is a collaboration with Masood Hussain! Give it a listen!
A great Interview with Michele Root-Bernstein, Haiku Poet, Editor, and Haiku Teacher. If you don’t know her work, she is one of the best and has given much back to the Haiku Community. Check out the links below the video for links to her work.
A HUGE thank you to Susan Burch for being the ‘guest’ Failed Editor for this issue, AND for allowing us to showcare Kyoka with some of the best practitioners. Thanks to everyone who submitted their work to this issue!!!!
I also want to point you all the Failed Haiku YouTube site for interviews with Ron C. Moss, Susan Antolin, and Roberta Beary. We will be doing more interviews, many more reviews of books, as well as reading from our monthly submitters work. PLEASE Subscribe to our channel!
Bryan Rickert and Michael Rehling(both Failed Editors)
Ron and I are friends, and we have known each other for over two decades. He lives in Tasmania, Australia, and is a successful practitioner of haiku, senryu, haiga, linked verse. He is a wonderful person.