Tag Archives: Haiku

Three years and still counting!!!

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.

https://haikuhut.com/FailedHaikuIssue36.pdf

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.

Peace

Mike Rehling

Issue 31 is UP AND Murtha Contest Results!

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!

http://www.haikuhut.com/FailedHaikuIssue31.pdf

Peace

Mike

 

Issue 30 has hit the Internet!!!

My sincere thanks to Roberta Beary for being the ‘failed editor’ of this issue! There are some wonderful haibun in this issue by some of my favorite poets! Please pour yourself a glass of your favorite beverage and prepare to enjoy…

 

http://www.haikuhut.com/FailedHaikuIssue30.pdf

 

Next month is another ‘special’ month, so please HOLD your submissions!!!

Issue 29 is UP!!!

This issue, guest edited by Shloka Shankar, is now up for your viewing!!! There are 47 haiga by some astoundingly good haijin! I am so impressed that Shloka could FAIL so superbly! She has taken failure to a whole new level. Sincerely thank her for find job editing FH this month. And keep your eyes on SONIC BOOM also!

http://www.haikuhut.com/FailedHaikuIssue29.pdf

NEXT month the Guest Editor will be Roberta Beary, and the focus of the issue will be HAIBUN! I will be posting the submission guides in a few days, please WAIT before submitting.

Peace and good reading…

Mike

Issue 26 is now up!

This is one of our abbreviated issues. I did have some submissions come in, and rather than just reject them out of hand I read them and included them in this issue. I also added a retrospective section as well. Check out this issue at the link below:

http://www.haikuhut.com/FailedHaikuIssue26.pdf

CAST LIST

Ron C. Moss
Robert Moyer and Guntram Porps
William Scott Galasso
Anna Maria Domburg-Sancristoforo
Barry George
Nika and Jim McKinniss
Nika
Esther Rohm
John Hawkhead
Bruce Jewett
Marilyn Ashbaugh
Unnati Agrawal
Mohammad Naieem Bhat
Muskaan Ahuja
Tim Gardiner
Norie Umeda
Matsukaze
Adjei Agyei-Baah
Maya Lyubenova
Elmedin Kadric
Shloka Shankar and Dwarakanathan Ravi
Eva Limbach
Gergana Yaninska
Rosemary Bryerton-Schiff
Olivier Schopfer
David J Kelly
Mark Gilbert
Madhuri Pillai
Bob Lucky
Bill Kenney
Chase Gagnon
Sondra J. Byrnes
Pris Campbell