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!
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.
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!
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!!!
Kala Ramesh, our Guest ‘Failed Editor’ has picked a wonderful crop of senryu for your enjoyment!!!
HOLD your submissions until the 10th and be sure to read the Submission Guides!
Thanks to everyone for supporting Failed Haiku!
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!
Issue 36 is a milestone in many ways. I never expected to get this far. 24 issues of ShortStuff 17 years ago, and now Failed Haiku Issue 36. About a dozen other publications too in between, so although I may not be famous for my own poems I hope that I get some credit for promoting the poems of others. I want to thank every poet who has submitted their work to me. I hope I have lived up to your expectations. I have enjoyed reading the work of so many fine poets, and it is humbling to think you would trust me with your poems. THANKS!!!
This issue has some surprises like they all do, there are a couple of dozen ‘stunners’ in this one. I hope you enjoy it as much I did putting it together for you.
Next month will be a RETROSPECTIVE ISSUE, so hold your submissions for now. My Internet still sucks, and hope is that by this time next year we will have the issues solved with a new system. I will do a much better job of letting people know what is happening this year. But I will still have to leave the house to do much of the work on the site.
Thanks to our Guest ‘Failed Editor’ Adjei Agyei-Baah! The theme he chose for this issue was ‘Family’, and I am amazed at the work in this issue, and he made it into a Full Issue with 174 pages! You have a lot to read and enjoy!!!
Read it HERE!
Well, I missed you guys!!!!
But here is this months issue, with all my thanks to those who submitted!
My thanks to Chase Gagnon and Lori Minor for editing this issue. What a beautiful collection of haiga! My ‘guest editors’ have turned in to a real inspiration to me personally, and I hope you all feel that way too. Don’t forget to take a look at the zine they edit either. Scryptic is fast becoming a crowd favorite in the haikai world!
In this issue, we also have the Results of the H. Gene Murtha Senryu Contest! Steve Hodge and I had a real blast reading the entries, and as we did last year we also published the ‘short list’ so you could all see how difficult it was to choose a winner! Congratulations to every poet who participated, as well as the winners!