Issue 12 is now up for Viewing!

This issue is 159 pages of goodness in the form of senryu! You can go to the link here:

http://www.haikuhut.com/FailedHaikuIssue12.pdf

You will find the poems of the following poets:

Alexis Rotella
Michael Schoenburg
Neha R. Krishna
Anthony Q. Rabang
Guliz Mutlu
Eva Limbach
Veronika Zora Novak
Bruce H. Feingold
Bruce Jewett
Richard Heby
Jesus Chameleon
Willie R. Bongcaron
Adjei Agyei-Baah
Pat Davis
Nancy May
Fatma Gültepe
Angelee Deodhar
Skaidrite Stelzer
Dave Read
Jerry Dreesen and Mark Smith
Jan Dobb
S.M. Kozubek
Srinivasa Rao Sambangi
Liz Crocket
Garry Eaton
Rachel Sutcliffe
Bernard Gieske
Maureen Sudlow
Ian Willey
Martha Magenta
Lorin Ford
Shloka Shankar
Cynthia Rowe
Chen-ou Liu
Tsanka Shishkova
Danny Blackwell
Phyllis Lee
Anna Cates
Meik Blöttenberger
Diksha Sharma
Debbie Strange
Christina Sng
Marshall Bood
Valentina Ranaldi-Adams
Joshua Gage
Elizabeth Alford
Radka Mindov
Adam Rehn
Christina Martin
Carol Raisfeld
Julie Warther
Samantha Sirimanne Hyde & Marilyn Humbert
Elmedin Kadric
Billy Tuggle
Margaret Jones
Barbara Tate
Pris Campbell
Barbara Kaufmann
Marietta McGregor
Kim Richardson
Patrick Pineyro
Jo Balistreri
Louise Hopewell
Emmanuel Jessie Kalusian
Marilyn Fleming
Paresh Tiwari
Magdalena Banaszkiewicz
Matsukaze
Anna Maris
David J Kelly
Roberta Beary  
Marianne Paul
Carol Dilworth
Debbi Antebi
Robert Epstein
Mark Gilbert
Keitha Keyes
Sarma Radhamani
Nina Kovacic
Muskaan Ahuja
Ron Scully
Angela Terry
Julie Warther & Angela Terry
Ian Mullins
Peter Jastermsky
Gabriel Bates
Kerstin Park
Helen Buckingham
Chèvrefeuille
Francis James Franklin
Bryan Rickert
Celestine Nudanu
Munia Khan
Pat Geyer
Michael Stinson
Sondra J. Byrnes
Susan Burch
Ed Bremson
Robert Witmer
Olivier Schopfer
Sanjuktaa Asopa
Terri L. French
Jim Krotzman
David Oates
Caroline Skanne
Jill Lange
ola lindberg
Bob Lucky
Sandi Pray
Maria Laura Valente
Rick Hurst
Lorin Ford &  Rick Hurst
Jan Benson
Tricia Marcella Cimera
Claire Vogel Camargo
Mike Gallagher
Lucia Fontana

Thanks to all the poets and readers who support Failed Haiku!!!

Mike Rehling

Issue 11 of Failed Haiku is now UP!

Results of the Jane Reichhold Haiga Competition are now available, with winners entries, and links to the Honorable Mentions as well! This was a wonderful way to honor Jane, and the entries were nothing short of stunning! Thanks to our judges as well. Michele Root-Bernstein, Kris Kondo, and Ron C. Moss did a great job, and their write ups are a small instruction book on haiga and the senryu form. Steve Hodge, editor of Prune Juice Journal, which by the way has a new issue out TODAY, and I could not be happier! Congratulations to all the winners and the honorable mentions, and thanks to all who participated!

CLICK HERE for ISSUE 11!!!

With 165 pages to this issue, it is by far the largest ever! Thanks to everyone who has contributed to the success of Failed Haiku!

Mike Rehling

Your ‘Failed’ Editor

P.S.  Check out a great journal of small poems that is becoming a favorite of mine! Hedgerow, a journal of small poems is edited by Caroline Skanne. It comes out every Friday, and a bookmark to this site will let you start your weekend with a smile.

The new issue will be out at Midnight Tomorrow!!!

Well, the long awaited ‘Guy Fawkes’ November 5th edition of Failed Haiku will be out at Midnight tomorrow night. This is BY FAR the largest issue we have done, and will be over 160 pages long!

Also, the Winners of the Jane Reichhold Haiga Competition, along with Judges Comments, will also be published. Quite a collection of poets in this issue:

Cast List
In order of appearance
(all work copyrighted by the authors)

Alexis Rotella
Maggie Kennedy
Jim Krotzman
Julie Bloss Kelsey
dan smith
Bruce Jewett
Jesus Chameleon
John J. Dunphy
Dave Read
Ben Moeller-Gaa
Myron Lysenko
Willie R. Bongcaron
Vibeke Rosenberg
Marshall Bood
Ben Oost
Jan Dobb
Jenny Zimmerman
Rachel Sutcliffe
Nancy May
Bruce Feingold
Garima Behal
Meik Blöttenberger
Tricia Marcella Cimera
Elizabeth Crocket
Jade Pisani
Louise Hopewell
Ian Willey
Guliz Mutlu
Gennady Nov
Rob Dingman
Chen-ou Liu
Sandra Simpson
Naomi Madelin
Valentina Ranaldi-Adams
David Flynn
Ernesto P. Santiago
Marilyn Humbert & Samantha Sirimanne Hyde
Srinivas Sambang
Lorin Ford
Eva Limbach
Wayne F. Burke
Terri L. French
Terri L. French and Raymond French
Angelo Ancheta
Claire Vogel Camargo
Olivier Schopfer
Steve Black
elmedin kadric
Amy Losak
Barbara Tate
Nadezhda Stanilova
Precious Oboh
Rick Hurst
Gabe Feingold
Aron Feingold
Jim Runkle
Julie B. Cain
Pris Campbell
Martha Magenta
Christina Sng
Lynn Halley Allgood
Veronika Zora Novak
Barbara Kaufmann
Craig W. Steele
Cynthia Rowe
G.R. LeBlanc
Mark Gilbert
Simon Hanson
Claire Vogel Camargo
Adjei Agyei-Baah
Ola Lindberg
Adam Rehn
Tsanka Shiahkova
Madhuri Pillai
Ron C. Moss
Ron C. Moss and Simon Hanson
John Hawkhead
Nina Kovacic
Emmanuel Jessie Kalusian
Lynda Stuart
Lynette Arden
Celestine Nudanu
Janet Patton
Tina Stickles
David J Kelly
Nika
Poetry by: Nika Photo by: Jim Mckinniss
Robert Witmer
Blessmond Alebna Ayinbire
Charlotte Mandel
Angela Terry
Mariette McGregor
Christina Martin
Helen Buckingham
Keitha Keyes
Aziza Hena
Kwaku Feni Adow
Zoran Antonijevic
Susan Burch
Duncan Richardson
Sarma.Radhamani
Al Ortolani
Elizabeth Alford
Julie Warther
Julie Warther and Angela Terry
Chase Gagnon
Sandi Pray
Jim Sullivan
Debbi Antebi
Jill Lange
Anna Maris
Mary Kendall
Gail Oare
Gail Oare and Kasia Bruniany
Maeve O’Sullivan
Greg Longenecker
Sue Neufarth Howard
Akor Emmanuel Oche
Stella Pierides
G.B. Ryan
Sondra J. Byrnes
Billy Antonio
Angelee Deodhar
Bill Kenney
Marshall Bood
Ed Higgins
Peter Jastermsky
E. Martin Pedersen
Pranav Kodial
Salil Chaturvedi
Joe McKeon

Announcements!

Well, the results are IN, and the winners and honorable mentions in the Jane Reichhold Haiga Competition have now been notified.  Check your email, and if you have not been notified then you are free to submit your work elsewhere. The entries were all stunning! The winners, and the judges write ups will be published in Prune Juice Journal and Failed Haiku on November 5th!

Submissions for Failed Haiku will CLOSE on November 1st for the November 5th issue! Remember, this is our Guy Fawkes Day edition, so it will be a ‘BANG UP’ issue. It is already larger than any of our past issues, and we still have some time to go, so get your submissions in quickly to be a part of it.

We have thousands of downloads every single month, and with back issues our circulation is booming. Feel free to pass the word!

Mike

 

Issue 10 of Failed Haiku is Online!

This issue is the usual eclectic mix of senryu and senryuish poetry! Lots to like here, and an enjoyable tour of the senryu form in all it’s various colors!

Cast List
In order of appearance
(all work copyrighted by the authors)

Julie Warther
Dan Schwerin and Julie Warther
(Julie Warther and Angela Terry)
Willie R. Bongcaron
Ashish Narain
Gail Oare
Simon Hanson
Eva Limbach
Theophilus ‘Femi Alawonde
Jerry Dreesen
Pris Campbell
Pat Davis
Maeve O’Sullivan
Garry Eaton
Steve Smolak
Dave Read
Madhuri Pillai
Ian Willey
Jesus Chameleon
Fatma Gultepe
Michael O’Brien
Jo Balistreri
Emmanuel Jessie Kalusian
Valentina Ranaldi-Adams
Bruce H Feingold
Elmedin Kadric
Rachel Sutcliffe
Debbie Strange
Guliz Mutlu
Bruce Jewett
Olivier Schopfer
Nells Wasilewski
Adjei Agyei-Baah
Marietta McGregor
Lorin Ford
Lynn Edge
Nola Frawley
Nancy May
Chen-ou Liu
Lynette Arden
Angela Terry
Nathan Hassall
Celestine Nudanu
Robert Witmer
Christina Sng
Kwaku Feni Adow
Barbara Kaufmann
Meik Blöttenberger
Barbara Tate
Bob Carlton
David Oates
Christina Martin
Lucia Fontana
RashaadThomas
Ed Bremson
Rob Scott
Helen Buckingham
Ivan Gaćina
Marshall Bood
Samantha Sirimanne Hyde
Susan Burch
David J Kelly
Keitha Keyes
Goran Gatalica
Shloka Shankar
Aparna Pathak
Ola Lindberg
Debbi Antebi
Elizabeth Crocket
Bob Lucky
Elizabeth Alford
Chase Gagnon
Peter Jastermsky
Zoran Doderovic
Steve Black
Jill Lange
Bill Kenney
M. Pattison
Myron Lysenko
Jennifer Hambrick
Anthony Q. Rabang
Joe McKeon
Munia Khan
Gabriel Bates
Rick Hurst
Diarmuid Fitzgerald
Eric A. Lohman
Francis James Franklin
Sondra Byrne
Tim Graves

CLICK THIS LINK TO READ THE ENTIRE ISSUE

The Golden Carousel of Life: Senryu

Alan Summers, a poet, and teacher/student of haiku and senryu has written a wonderful essay on the senryu form. Filled with great information and links to outside sources this is something you will want to read, download, and refer to in the future. Senryu is often placed two steps down from haiku, but Failed Haiku believes they can share the same pedestal. Please read and enjoy:

The golden Carousel of Life:  Senryu
An Application to be a) human
by:  Alan Summers

Want more from Alan?

His TedX talk on YouTube

His poetry Blog