ISSUE 15 is now UP!

This is an incredible issue! I know, I know, I would say that, but this one is special. We feature a video of haiga by Kris Moon (Kondo), another wonderful contribution by Anita Virgil, and MANY MANY MANY fine poets!

Over 150 pages, and a wonderful collection of senryu in every venue!

Enjoy! I had a blast putting this issue together, and finished it about two minutes ago!!!

http://www.haikuhut.com/FailedHaikuIssue15.pdf

 

Minding the Store!!!

A few words, and some unabashed shilling, if you don’t mind.

  1. I have to change the submission guidelines. I will be responding in ten days to submissions. I am reading over 1500 poems a month now, and although I absolutely love reading your work, I have to breath! I hope you all understand.
  2. The submission deadline will be the 25th of each month at Midnight Eastern Time. I simply need time to prep and review each edition. The one exception will be the November 5th (Guy Fawkes Issue), and all submissions must be in by the 1st of November, by Noon Eastern Time.
  3. Someone asked how long I would be doing this, and I am committed to 24 issues, in the current format. After that I will change the format for Failed Haiku. I am mulling over some ideas in my mind right now, but have not settled on any as of this moment. If you have a smart idea, email me your thoughts. I don’t want this zine to ‘go stale’, and I want your poetry to be widely read. Ideas from the poets are more than welcome.
  4. If you are wondering, I am working on an e-Book, of selected work from the first 12 issues now, and hope to have it up at the Amazon store in May. It may be sooner, but timing is not entirely in my control. The price will be as cheap as they allow me to make it, and ALL profits will go to Cancer Research. I repeat, I want your poems to be READ!
  5. I read a lot of collections of haiku and senryu. I would like to recommend two of them to you:

Ron Moss, who is a long time friend and inspiration has a new book out.”Bushfire Moon“, is simply one of the best collections I have read in years! That is saying something since I am a voracious reader of haiku! The link above will take you to Amazon, and it is free shipping for Prime Members! Don’t miss this one! My review carried a ‘guarantee’.

A Year Unfolding“, by Debbie Strange is a wonderful collection, by one of our best! I have known Debbie for years, and published many of her poems and haiga. I wrote a review of this one, and had the chance to see it prior to publication. This book of little poems would fit nicely on your bookshelf. Again, free shipping for Amazon Prime Members!

Peace folks… The new issue will be out on time on March 1st!!!

Mike

 

 

 

Failed Haiku Issue 14 is UP!

The latest issue is now UP!!!

Please note the new ESSAY SECTION!!!!

http://www.haikuhut.com/FailedHaikuIssue14.pdf

Cast List
In order of appearance
(all work copyrighted by the authors)

Alexis Rotella
Margherita Petriccione
Jennifer Hambrick
Chris Cole
Diana Teneva
Elizabeth Crocket
Dave Read
Oscar Luparia
Garry Eaton
Pat Davis
Rachel Sutcliffe
Robyn Cairns
Ana Drobot
Anna Maria Domburg-Sancristoforo
Maria Laura Valente
John Hawkhead
Valentina Ranaldi-Adams
Jesus Chameleon
Misha Nathani
Ken Olson
Bruce Jewett
Olivier Schopfer
Nika
Nika & Jim Mckinniss
Eufemia Griffo
Margherita Petriccione
Marietta McGregor
Jan Dobb
Terri  L. French
Roberta Beary
Srinivasa Rao Sambangi
Eva Limbach
Michael Minassian
Terrie Jacks
Marilyn Ashbaugh
Ramona Linke
Thomas Tilton
David J Kelly
Christina Martin
Lynn Edge
Barbara Tate
Ernesto P. Santiago
Bryan Rickert
David Oates
Anna Cates
Debbie Strange
kenOlson
Gabriel Bates
Ron C. Moss and Simon Hanson
Louise Hopewell
Tsanka Shishkova
W.R. Bongcaron
Chen-ou Liu
Ian Willey
Devin Harrison
Pat Geyer
Hansha Teki
Shloka Shankar
Adjei Agyei-Baah
Pravat Kumar Padhy
Christina Sng
Peter Jastermsky
Ed Bremson
Maureen Kingston
Mark Miller
Jennifer Y. Montgomery
Vessislava Savova
Dilyana Georgieva & Vessislava Savova
Caroline Skanne
Rick Hurst
Angela Terry
Gergana Yaninska
Adrian Bouter
S.Radhamani Sarma
Radka Mindova
Elisa Allo
Rebecca Cowgill
Brad Bennett
Tim Gardiner
Ben Moeller-Gaa
Cynthia Rowe
Sharon K Young
Robert Witmer
Martha Magenta
Neha R. Krishna
Anthony Q. Rabang
Antonio Mangiameli
Madhuri Pillai
Maeve O’Sullivan
ola lindberg
Elmedin Kadric
Julie Warther
Precious Oboh
Munia Khan
Michael Stinson
Jill Lange
Poornima Laxmeshwar
Nicholas Klacsanzky
Nina Kovacic
Helen Buckingham
Kwaku Feni Adow
Antonio Mangiameli
Debbi Antebi
Ivan Gaćina
Pris Campbell
Sandi Pray
Sondra J. Byrnes
Melissa Augeri
Gail Oare
Lucia Fontana
Marianne Paul
Bruce H. Feingold
Susan Burch
Ezio Infantino
Salil Chaturvedi
Carol Raisfeld

A word about submissions…

First, I would sincerely like to thank the many poets and friends who have expressed their kindness and shared their calm understanding with me on the death of my Mother. To lose a loved one at Christmas is hard, but my 96 year old Mom ended my connection with an entire generation of my family. Other than my direct family, my poet friends are some of my dearest connections. Thank you!

I did get behind on my reading in December and now in January, but I am catching up and should be back to what passes for ‘normal’ by the weekend. I appreciate your patience.

Regarding the submission process I have added a note to the Submission Guides page on this site. The two most frequent issues that will affect you as a poet are these:

  1. Sending your submission to any email address but:  EDITOR@FAILEDHAIKU.COM! Many of you have my personal email address, BUT submissions addressed to any other email than that above WILL NOT go into my ‘reading folder’, and hence will not be reviewed. I am not being stubborn and rule bound (god knows I never get accused of that by anyone who knows me), but I get hundreds of emails a day at my personal account, and even if I ‘see’ your submission as it flies into my Inbox, when I begin reading from my folder it won’t be there, and I get hundreds of submissions each month so finding it is unlikely.
  2. Put you name, as you wish it to appear, in the ‘body’ of the email. If you publish under a nom de plume that is fine, but in parenthesis include your given name. If your name is not in the body of the email it makes my work a lot harder. If I ever make a mistake, contact me and I will make it right, but if I can simply cut and paste from your email than we avoid mistakes, at least by me.

As a poet myself I always review the Submission Guidelines EVERY time I submit to any print or online journal. I would urge you to do the same. Over time, you get friendly with editors, and that is one of the pleasures of this role that I play, but the volume of submissions means any good editor has to have a system so they can keep their own head above water. Help me keep from drowning, and know that it bothers me as much as it bothers you when I miss reading your work.

Peace

Mike

 

 

Happy New Year! Issue 13 is now OnLine!

This issue of Failed Haiku is full of some wonderful senryu based poetry in every flavor of the form! This issue has 144 pages of some of the best senryu poets on the planet. Enjoy it, and please take a minute to check out the video of the haiga of Sandi Pray. Each month we will be adding to the videos of haiga artists in all forms.  

You can reach Issue 13 here:  http://www.haikuhut.com/FailedHaikuIssue13.pdf

Cast List
In order of appearance
(all work copyrighted by the authors)

Charlotte Digregorio
Alexis Rotella
Veronika Zora Novak
Tricia Knoll
Gregory Longenecker
Maeve O’Sullivan
Bill Kenney
Angelee Deodhar
Eva Limbach
Valentina Ranaldi-Adams
Marshall Bood
Nicholas Klacsanzky
William Dennis
Elisa Allo
Troy Kody Cunio
Anna Cates
Jan Dobb
Mark Gilfillan
Rachel Sutcliffe
Bruce Jewett
Tom Sacramona
Willie R. Bongcaron
C.R. Harper
Debbie Strange
Jesus Chameleon
Olivier Schopfer
Ramona Linke
Kishor Kumar Mishra
Tyson West
Elmedin Kadric
Jay Friedenberg
ayaz daryl nielsen
Pris Campbell
Garry Eaton
Vishnu P Kapoor
Hazel Hall
Angela Terry
Simon Hanson
Jackie Maugh Robinson
Robert P. Moyer
Carol Dilworth
Christina Martin
Christina Sng
Michael Henry Lee
Madhuri Pillai
Jean Holland
Ian Willey
Nina Kovacic
Radka Mindova & Daniela Targova
Ava C. Cipri
Louise Hopewell
Chen-ou Liu
Marilyn Humbert
Yesha Shah
David J. Kelly
Rebecca Cowgill
Brad Bennett
Dave Read
Margaret Jones
dan smith
Adjei Agyei-Baah
Tsanka Shishkova
Ernesto P. Santiago
Kwaku Feni Adow
Shloka Shankar
Erica Olson
Chase Gagnon
Kat Lehmann
Robert Witmer
Gergana Yaninska & Maya Lyubenova
Barbara Kaufmann
Dr.Indra Neil Mekala
Rick Hurst
Mikels Skele
Ezio Infantino
Susan Burch
Ben Moeller-Gaa
Ivan Gaćina
Amy Losak
Peter Jastermsky
Vessislava Savova
Matt Hetherington
Floki Alexius Moriarty
Anthony Q. Rabang
Pasquale Asprea
Jim Sullivan
Debbi Antebi
Terrie Jacks
Bruce H. Feingold
Dejan Pavlinović
Carol Raisfeld
Billy Antonio
Munia Khan
Kerstin Park
S.Radhamani
Ola Lindberg
Neha R. Krishna
kris moon & tom clausen
Emmanuel Jessie Kalusian
Marianne Paul
NANA AMMA ADOMAA ABREFA
Angiola Inglese
Peter Newton
Aron H. Feingold
Julie Warther
Julie Warther & Dan Schwerin
Tricia Marcella Cimera
Sondra J. Byrnes
Lorin Ford
Jim Krotzman
Jill Lange
Leslie Bamford

Deadline for January 1 Issue Submissions is December 26th!

I will honor all submissions received by Midnight on the 26th of December for inclusion in the January 1 issue of Failed Haiku.

I am behind on reading submissions right now. The illness and death of my Mother yesterday had me preoccupied. I was raised to be punctual, and meet my commitments, so I will catch up on reading submissions in the next couple of days, and we WILL publish promptly at Midnight on January 1.

Thanks to everyone for your kindness to me in this time, and for your continued support of Failed Haiku. It means a lot.

in the quiet
of my own mind
the poems of others

Mike