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About mikerehling

A quiet vegan haiku poet living in the north woods of Michigan.

And the delay continues…

Simply put I am limited to intermittent Internet and a cell phone. You can “Like” a post on Facebook with that connectivity, but editing a haiku journal does not go so well. I am 25 miles from the nearest Library and needless to say they ain’t open on Sundays anyway and we just dug out of two snowstorms. That said my wife and our cat are warm safe and happy. Look for Tuesday to see issue 39!

That out of the way the new Issue of Prune Juice Journal is out and the new editor, Brent Goodman, knocked it out of the park as we all expected. My buddy Steve Hodge handed the torch off and the PJ flames are burning brightly!

Go visit PJ and that should keep you busy until I get the issue of FH out!

Delay in Publishing!

Sorry folks, but a surprise snowstorm and in and out Internet have finally caught up with me! After 38 on time issues, this one will be a day or two late. I am not dug out and have spotty Internet but should have it out by the 2nd of March at the latest. Apologies, but this entire effort is done in the cloud and I don’t want to take short cuts that mess up the final result.

See ya soon with Issue 39!!!

Three years and still counting!!!

Issue 36 is a milestone in many ways. I never expected to get this far. 24 issues of ShortStuff 17 years ago, and now Failed Haiku Issue 36. About a dozen other publications too in between, so although I may not be famous for my own poems I hope that I get some credit for promoting the poems of others. I want to thank every poet who has submitted their work to me. I hope I have lived up to your expectations. I have enjoyed reading the work of so many fine poets, and it is humbling to think you would trust me with your poems. THANKS!!!

This issue has some surprises like they all do, there are a couple of dozen ‘stunners’ in this one. I hope you enjoy it as much I did putting it together for you.

Next month will be a RETROSPECTIVE ISSUE, so hold your submissions for now. My Internet still sucks, and hope is that by this time next year we will have the issues solved with a new system. I will do a much better job of letting people know what is happening this year. But I will still have to leave the house to do much of the work on the site.


Mike Rehling