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About mikerehling

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

Issue 66 will have a short delay!

Well, here I am again with an apology. Oh well!!! I always have no reliable Internet, but I can usually go out and find a place to work if I need to, but not this time. A ‘new’ prescription had an unintended consequence and made things worse for me and not better. I am letting it all clear my system and will get out acceptances, and format the issue in a few days. So sorry. I am working on some workarounds for all of this, and will let you know soon.

Also, the Murtha Contest is closing at midnight tonight, and will be just fine and on time. I have Tia and Bryan to thank for that!!!

Peace

Mike

H. Gene Murtha Memorial Senryu Contest

This is the SIXTH year we remember Gene Murtha and his explosively tender and unique senryu. PLEASE read the contest guidelines in the site BEFORE submitting, and ONLY submit during the prescribed period. Please note that you MAY submit previously published poems, just NOT those published in Prune Juice Journal or Failed Haiku.The judges for the contest this year are Tia Haynes and Bryan Rickert!

CONTEST RULES FOR 2021

While you are on the web why not enjoy Ron C. Moss’s new video?!

Issue 65 is now corrected and UP for your viewing!!!

My apologies for being a bit late, but the Internet gremlins took me down and out twice in the middle of the final edit. I am waiting impatiently for Elon Musk’s Starlink satellites to reach critical mass and give me real Internet.

This issue has some very unique work, by some talented poets. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did putting it together.

ALSO, our next issue is a BACK FROM THE DEAD issue! Check the Submissions Page for some details, but this ONLY for poems that have been rejected by OTHER EDITORS.

CLICK HERE FOR ISSUE 65

Mike Rehling ‘Failed Editor’

Issue 65 up tomorrow afternoon!!! Haibun Video to watch until then!!!

I am struggling with ‘uploads’ on my weak ass Internet. I hope to get out all acceptances today, but won’t be able to upload the issue to the web without getting out to a better source tomorrow. No worries!

In the meantime, this is a wonderful video out by The Haibun Journal in celebration of Poetry Day Ireland!!! Readings by some wonderful poets await you.

New Interview with Kala Ramesh!!!!

Kala Ramesh is well known all over the world, but especially for her work in her home country of India. I first ‘met’ her on the Internet almost two decades ago, and we have been friends since. Her work has been published in many journals, and she has been a speaker at many haiku conferences and gatherings. Besides being a wonderful poet she is an energetic and positive supporter of haiku in all its forms, and of other poets. Thank you Kala!!!

Kala has also premiered recently this video, which is a collaboration with Masood Hussain! Give it a listen!

New Interview with author, poet, and humanitarian Hifsa Ashraf!!! This interview is something I cherish. We had some Internet issues travelling between Presque Isle, Michigan and Pakistan, but this delightful poet shined right through!!! Thank you Hifsa for being YOU!

At the very end of our interview, we lost the Internet connection. BUT, she was about to ask ME to be interviewed by her and Kala Ramesh! I had no choice but to accept, so that will be forthcoming shortly! I thank Hifsa for doing this interview and for being the person she is. We only need more Hifsa’s not less! Hifsa Ashraf, is a well-known author of several books and was recently shortlisted for the Touchstone Book Award that is presented each year by The Haiku Foundation. “Her Fading Henna Tattoo”, is a poetic tour de force on the topic of Domestic Abuse. Her blog has many of her recent publications. https://wordpress.com/view/hifsayz.wo…​ Inner Voice Blog https://hifsays.blogspot.com/​ Running After Shadows Poetry Collection https://www.amazon.com/Running-After-…​ Her Fading Henna Tattoo – Touchstone Book Award – shortlisted https://www.amazon.com/s?k=her+fading…​ Twitter: @hifsays

Issue 64 is now UP! More Interviews on the way!

Issue 64 is another over 200 page issue with some really great work showcased. Byran Rickert outdid himself, or maybe the poets did, but in any case it is GREAT!!!

http://www.haikuhut.com/FailedHaikuIssue64.pdf

AND, for poetry month in April we will have three more interviews with some great poets, authors, and editors. Will be posting them over this month AND some more video surprises!

Mike Rehling, Bryan Rickert’s administrative assistant!!!