I selected some interesting senryu from past issue to comment on. I hope you enjoy them!
HOLD YOUR SUBMISSIONS! WE HAVE A GUEST EDITOR NEXT ISSUE!
Folks, no worries, but I am a little messed up lately physically. The weather changes have caught up with several of the injuries I suffered in my youth. Both knees and both my ankles have acted up at the same time. All have suffered trauma in the past. Add to that my right wrist and fingers (you figure that out), and I am a bit cranky. I don’t do pain killers ever, but I am using some good homeopathic remedies and starting to feel better.
I am glad that many of you enjoyed the video for April Fool’s Day, but I want to be clear that STEVE HODGE wrote the script, put together the video, and conceived the entire ‘plot’. Steve does many things in the background of haiku, and I wanted to be sure that he is recognized for all that he does. BUT, the award for deadpan delivery goes to Terri L. French for almost convincing me that BOTH Frogpond and Modern Haiku would publish her essay on Celeste! I love these two!
Also, I have started a YouTube Channel for Failed Haiku. We will be posting podcasts, interviews, and if you click the ‘Channels’ tab you will find many other great haiku channels. Also, we will feature readings from work published in Failed Haiku. Take a minute, look around, and please consider SUBSCRIBING to our Channel, AND some of the other haiku channels as well. You won’t be spammed or notified unless you choose to, so no worries in that way. Also, I never advertise or sell space or try to monetize anything I do. No worries, my intent is simply to promote senryu on the Internet.
THE MAY ISSUE WILL BE EDITED BY A ‘GUEST’ EDITOR. SO HOLD YOUR SUBMISSIONS UNTIL YOU GET THE EMAIL ON THE 10TH AND PLEASE CHECK THE Submission Guides Link on the site every month.
Thanks to all you who continue to support Failed Haiku, and for your kindness to me personally.
The passing of a humble haiku poet who worked in anonymity to further the reputations of others. Make to sure to listen to the very end for a touching tribute!
WE WILL DELAY THE APRIL ISSUE OUT OF RESPECT FOR THIS FINE POET!
Please visit this link for the short Video Tribute!
After much fun and games this issue is now ready for viewing. Check it out here and tell me if it was worth the wait:
NO SUBMISSION FOR THE APRIL ISSUE, IT WILL BE A RETROSPECTIVE ISSUE!
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!