I just returned from a short hospital stay. I still have some things to sort out, but for now, I am stable. This is related to a heart issue that is tied to genetics, and my father had the same issue. I have doctors who are holistically oriented and working with me. Lots of tests seem to indicate a difficult to diagnose treatment and they can’t seem to put a finger on the actual ’cause’. No worries. I will survive. I am working getting acceptances out for the May issue in two to three days. Then I have a ‘guest editor’ lined up for the June issue.
Also, the Murtha Contest will go on as planned. Brent Goodman and I are looking forward to seeing all your work.
So sorry for the delay. I will sort out these issues soon (I hope) and get things back on course.
Well Well Well! There are almost 100 Haibun in this issue!!! Our two Guest ‘Failed’ Editors, Terri and Raymond French, currently traveling the country in their new home with wheels, have done a wonderful job! With the help, of some of the best Haibun poets out there this issue is a MUST READ! Give it a CLICK right now!
NEXT ISSUE will be REALLY DIFFERENT, SO CHECK OUT THE SUBMISSIONS GUIDES BEFORE YOU SUBMIT!
Sorry folks, but my Internet failed me last night. Just came back on and this issue is UP!
We have a Guest Editor next month! The Traveling Wilburys return in the form of the Traveling French Family! Terrie and Raymond French will be guest editing a HAIBUN only edition. Hold your submission until the TENTH of March!
This issue was co-edited by two wonderful poets, Tanya McDonald and Kelly Sauvage Angel! And I say BRAVO! The cast list is a wonderful collection of established poets from around the world!
THANK YOU KELLY and TANYA!!!
HAPPY NEW YEAR! Failed Haiku enters the FIFTH YEAR! Thanks to all of you who submit your work, all of you who read our work around the world, and to the many ‘guest’ Editors who have allowed me to survive my weak ass Internet! Bless you, all!
We are beefing up our presence on YouTube and would be REALLY REALLY GRATEFUL if you all of you would Subscribe to our channel. You will not get emails unless you want them, but you will help us reach more folks on search engines and within YouTube who are searching for senryu.
Without further ado, Here is Issue 49 of FailedHaiku!
HOLD YOUR SUBMISSIONS! We will have TWO guest editors next month!!! Be sure to check the Submission Guides before you submit!
Again, have a great and safe NEW YEAR!
Enjoy your holiday however you spend it and get ready for another issue of Failed Haiku on New Year’s day at Midnight!
Here is our first YouTube video! There will be more weekly, one topic each for four to five minutes. Enjoy!
Your Failed Editor
My thanks to Sonam Chhoki for becoming a ‘Failed Editor’ for this issue!!! Some wonderful haibun from some of my favorite poets in the form! Bowing!
Next month your wild one Failed Editor returns! I am still shaky and have no firm diagnosis, but I am taking some medications to relive a chunk of the pain (no not opioids), and my medical team is the best. Senryu is a ‘cure’ I think! 😉
That said, let’s make this an OPEN CALL for submission. We will be accepting submissions for the January 1 issue from the 10th to the 25th of December!
Peace and Happy Shopping on Cyber Monday!
My sincere thanks to Michael H. Lester who makes his second appearance as a ‘guest Failed Editor’. Music is a passion of mine, and this issue makes a great read! Thanks to all who made this issue a ‘walk on the wild side‘!!!
Please check the SUBMISSION GUIDES BEFORE SUBMITTING TO THE NEXT ISSUE!
Also, the results of the Fourth Annual Jane Reichhold Memorial Haiga Contest are now available in this issue. My thanks to Ron C. Moss and Steve Hodge for judging this contest and providing selections that cover the gambit for senryu based haiga. Brent Goodman, Editor of Prune Juice Journal, and I are pleased to continue this tradition.
And now, without further ado, Issue 47 of Failed Haiku! Guy Fawkes would be proud!!!
My THANKS to all of you for your patience and concern. I will get an email out to everyone sometime tomorrow with details, BUT HOLD YOUR SUBMISSIONS until I get the submission guides updated.
My triple thanks to Bryan Rickert for taking over Issue 46!!!
Issue 45, is LATE LATE LATE, BUT HERE IT IS: