Thank you to everyone that send in their haibun. This is a jam-packed issue full of variety! It was a true delight to edit my first full haibun issue. But now after all that reading, I may need a break. Our new co-editor Hemapriya Chellappan with take the editor’s desk for next month’s issue. Go check out the submissions page!
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!
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!!!
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!
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.