First Issue Ready for Viewing

First, let me wish you all a HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Our first issue exceeded my own expectations. I am very thankful for all the poets who submitted their work for this new effort. Senryu is a form that can often be ignored, and is considered by some a ‘poor cousin’ to the haiku. Not so!

You will find 53 pages of senryu in this our first issue. I actually hope to grow that number in the future. Failed Haiku is published in PDF format. You can read it online by bookmarking the URL below, download it to your own computer and create a folder for this and future issues, and have access to the work published here whenever you wish. You are also encouraged to share this link with anyone, and help spread the word to others. We will also be Tweeting the poems so that others can read the work as well in that medium. So many people don’t understand senryu, and this is one small way we can expose them to the form in English. I am not the type of editor who wants to ‘control’ the product, rather I would like it to be READ by the largest number of people! By using all the means available on the Internet we are shooting for a circulation in the tens of thousands for each issue over time. Help me get it ‘out there’!

Currently I am accepting submissions for the next issue out February 1, 2016. We look forward to reading your work.

I hope you enjoy this issue, and any comments or suggestions you may have are welcome. You can reach me best at:

You can read or download the fist issue here:

Mike Rehling– ‘Failed’ Editor


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