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!
Bent, Kelvin, and I have completed the judging. The top three winners have been notified, and the Highly Commended will have to wait until the results are posted on July 1 in BOTH Prune Juice Journal and Failed Haiku!
It was a blast to judge this contest!!!
While you are waiting please read the work of Gene Murtha in his last online chapbook:
Huge thanks to Lori A. Minor for editing this issue!!! She did a wonderful job and you all stepped into her vision for the issue with her. Take a look!
THE MURTHA CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED! THANKS TO ALL WHO HAVE SUBMITTED!!!
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!