Well, folks, issue 24 is here for your reading pleasure. Some wonderful work, but feast your eyes on the haiga in this one for sure. I want to thank you all for being a part of this thing that started as an ‘experiment’ two years ago. You folks gave it life!!! THANK YOU!
Your ‘Failed Editor’
Our three judges have completed their judging, and notices have been sent to the three category winners, as well as the Honorable Mentions in all three categories. Check your emails!!! Your work will be published in both Prune Juice Journal and Failed Haiku in the November 5 issue!
There we about 180 entries this year, and they were outstanding. If you did not win the contest or get an honorable mention feel free to submit your work to Prune Juice or Failed Haiku, or to any other venue. I was pleased that there were entries from many countries from all over the world, and that mix held true for those who won as well.
Thank you all for helping to share Jane’s memory and her love for haiga with us.
Mike Rehling and Steve Hodge
The Second Jane Reichhold Haiga competition is now in the ‘judging phase’. We had 180 entries this year, and there was some wonderful work in each category. We will contact the winners in a few weeks, and winners and any honorable mentions will be published in the November 5th issues of Prune Juice Journal and Failed Haiku.
We want to thank everyone who submitted, and especially to thank our judges for being a part of this effort.
Steve and Mike
First, I want to thank all of the folks who submitted this month! You made me laugh, cry, and think, sometimes all at once! YOU are the best!
Without further ado, this issue of Failed Haiku is for YOU:
I don’t do this often, but Jim K. is a favorite of mine and his work as an editor, publisher, and haiku poet has been established for decades now. He is also the founder and spirit of THE HAIKU FOUNDATION.
Jim Kacian, who you all know from The Haiku Foundation (and Haiku in the Workplace), has just released a new book of haiku, his first full-length collection in 10 years, called after/image. You can view a reading of one of its 3 sections here https://youtu.be/oioCwPUBzAg (filmed at Haiku North America 2017 in Santa Fe, New Mexico, a couple weeks ago). And you can buy a copy from Red Moon Press here https://www.redmoonpress.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=32&products_id=269.
Buy it, it comes with my personal guarantee!!!
The entries are pouring, and if any artist/poet has any questions they can direct them to us if you are unsure of any aspect of the contest.
We are always looking for ‘Traditional Haiga’, using ink, watercolor, or painting of any type. I thought you would enjoy seeing the work of Ron C. Moss, who will be judging the Traditional Haiga category. Here is the link to his page on The Haiku Foundation (many other haiga artists are there as well) for you to enjoy and be inspired by:
Keep the entries coming for all categories!!!
Mike and Steve