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An Interview with Roberta Beary on Haibun

I had the pleasure of again discussing haibun with Roberta Beary who edited the ‘haibun only’ issue of Failed Haiku. We discussed best practices in submissions and the things she looked for in this making her selections for this issue. Check it out on Youtube! CLICK HERE!

We discuss with her the ways poets can improve their odds of acceptance, and hone their craft. Roberta is the Haibun Editor for Modern Haiku and has judged contests, and of course, contributed her own work to many publications both print and online. She has also been the Ambassador of The Haiku Foundation and spoke and traveled to haiku groups in the USA and Europe. In this issue, she has collected single examples from some of the best poets in the Haibun world. Enjoy Issue 72.


OTHER PLACES TO READ AND ENJOY HAIBUN ONLINE!
Haibun Today (archive of past issues) https://haibuntoday.com/ Contemporary Haibun https://contemporaryhaibunonline.com/ Drifting Sands Haibun https://drifting-sands-haibun.org/

Mike Rehling
Founder Failed Haiku

Winter: Sins, Sorrows and Shenanigans

You did what with Aunt Myrtle’s fruitcake?!?!

This month, we invite you to submit your finest senryu pertaining to winter. Give us your wildest antics, your deepest insights, your snow angels and devils, your Wolf Moon howling. As always, experimentation and authenticity are encouraged and exalted.

Submissions accepted December 10th through the 25th.

Issue 72 (Haibun Issue) is now UP!

Issue 72 is full of haibun, and just haibun. Our guest editor Roberta Beary has put together a collection that is worth you spending some time to go from the beginning to the end in one reading.

https://www.haikuhut.com/FailedHaikuIssue72.pdf

And, look for a new Video soon!!! You will not want to miss it.

Mike

Issue 71 Is Up! And, Reichhold Results!

When I asked for work that excites and inspires, I never imagined you all would throw me into a state of rapture! This issue is not only a collection of phenomenal poetic expressions, it is a celebration of all that you are.

https:\\www.haikuhut.com\FailedHaikuIssue71.pdf

The moment you’ve all been waiting for! Bryan and I had a blast reviewing all of your entries. We had some hard decisions to make; but, in the end, a few pieces rose to the top. We couldn’t be more excited to share them with you today.

CLICK HERE FOR CONTEST RESULTS!

Kelly Sauvage

YouTube Channels for Haiku/Senryu

Today I stumbled upon a new YouTube Channel run by our friend and well published haiku and senryu poet Ben Gaa! In his first post he featured a poem by our own Co-Editor Bryan Rickert!!!! Check it out here.

Haiku Talk by Ben Gaa

While I am on the subject please consider the following YouTube channels that support our community and SUBSCRIBE to them! Comment on the videos, and pass the word to your friends.

Ron Moss

The Haiku Foundation

The Haiku Society of America

Poetry Pea

And, not to be forgotten: FAILED HAIKU

When you subscribe to these and other channels that support haiku and you make them more relevant in search engines, and promote their appearance when people come to YouTube. Your Likes and positive comments also make a huge difference is how many will see the work portrayed. So PLEASE SUBSCRIBE!

Mike Rehling

Sixth Annual Jane Reichhold Haiga Contest!

This is the time to ready your entries for the Sixth Reichhold Haiga Contest! The complete rules, including TIMES, EMAIL ADDRESS FOR SUBMISSIONS, and DATES are contained in this document.

Please read the rules in their entirety and PLEASE adhere to the rules of the contest. GOOD LUCK!!!

Kelly Sauvage and Bryan Rickert

Video Book Review – “The Forest I Know”, by Kala Ramesh

An absolutely stunning collection of some the best work by an already accomplished poet in the Tanka genre. Kala Ramesh is a teacher, poet, and leader in expanding the role of poetry in India as well as the English speaking world. She has become a worldwide force for Japanese poetry, and lectured and presented many times in India and abroad. “The Forest I Know”, Tanka, Tanka Prose, and Tanka Sutras. Reviewed by Mike Rehling

BUY “The Forest I Know” on Amazon! https://www.amazon.in/dp/9354227589 in INDIA OR https://smile.amazon.com/Forest-I-Kno… IN THE USA

Senryu Summit – August 21 – 1:00 PM EDT

We will be attempting an experiment on August 21st at 1:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time! We will convene a meeting of several past and present editors of Failed Haiku and Prune Juice. The summit will last for 90 minutes, and begin with a discussion from each participant, followed by questions from the audience. Some folks who will be in attendance (hopefully) based on schedules and Internet connections are:

Bryan Rickert

Tia Haynes

Kelly Sauvage

Terri French

Steve Hodge

Michael Rehling

If you wish to participate email us at:

senryuseminar@haikuhut.com

Issue 68 is UP AND we have ‘another’ co-editor!!!

Bryan Rickert did a wonderful job on Issue 68!!! A great collection of eclectic senryu to enjoy!

https://www.haikuhut.com/FailedHaikuIssue68.pdf

AND, DRUM ROLL PLEASE!!!! Kelly Sauvage has agreed to join Bryan and I as a co-editor. We are thrilled that she agreed and please check out her page for more about her. She has guest edited and done a wonderful job, and we look forward to her input and energy.

Yours truly, will be cutting back. I am feeling much better, and thank you all for your kindnesses, and good thoughts! But, my Internet is off the charts awful, and I want to spend more time expanding the Failed Haiku Video library which I can do without deadlines by going to public WIFI spots for uploads. I will still be doing a couple of issues a year, and maybe some readings, book reviews, and commentary. Look for announcements soon, as we are planning a Senryu Summit on Zoom with guest editors, and some interviews with true Senryu greats. More later!

Bryan and Kelly will be more the face of Failed Haiku as we enter the new year, and there are not two people anywhere I trust and love as poets and editors more than these two. Please congratulate them for having the silly fortitude to take an elephant off my back and continue the work of FH!!! My thanks and gratitude to them both!

Peace

Mike