Tag Archives: Haiku

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:



Ron C. Moss
Robert Moyer and Guntram Porps
William Scott Galasso
Anna Maria Domburg-Sancristoforo
Barry George
Nika and Jim McKinniss
Esther Rohm
John Hawkhead
Bruce Jewett
Marilyn Ashbaugh
Unnati Agrawal
Mohammad Naieem Bhat
Muskaan Ahuja
Tim Gardiner
Norie Umeda
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


The first of the retrospective issues is UP!


Just got through the first four issues with this one! Wow, what a collection of senryu. I am actually proud of myself for selecting all of the work that has appeared. Give it a read, and check out my comments (in my unique style) and enjoy.

More later on future issues!!!

Issue 23 is UP!!!

The new issue is UP, and the results of the Haiga Contest are now available!!! 


Been a tough month with the Internet, but I finally got everything uploaded a few minutes ago. 



Closed to submissions for this month, AND new Submission Guides!

The September 1 issue is now closed to submissions! Thanks to everyone who has submitted!

Please read carefully the NEW Submission Guides. I have had to change things due to all my communications issues, which continue. Here are some highlights!

  1. Hard close each month on the 25th of the month.
  2. Submissions should be submitted, if you can remember, between the 10th and the 25th of the month.
  3. NO ATTACHMENTS other than haiga. Word documents are a pain in the ass for everyone, and create downloading and formatting nightmares. If you have sent them this month, no worries I will muddle through, but please try to remember in the future.
  4. I WILL respond to all submissions, but I can no longer give you any firm timeframe. So sorry, but yesterday alone the Internet went out 50 times! I have tried satellite, 4G, and exhausted every option. Our community is working to develop better service options, but that may take a year or more!
  5. Please note also that from the start we have accepted previously published work.

I am committed to publishing, ON TIME, in the current format through the December 1 issue. After that Failed Haiku will be changing its format to allow me to publish under less stressful conditions. My friend the Internet has deserted me, so I need to just switch things around so FH can continue.

As always I enjoy reading your work, and interacting with you!



Issue 20 is now UP!

Well, after a month of in and out (mostly out) Internet this issue is now UP! I apologize to all of the poets for the lack of my usual timely response the last two and a half months. It truly bothered me, but most all of your have been very understanding. I love my home in the woods, and we do have most modern conveniences, BUT cell phone service, Internet options, and any cable or fiber optic options are out of the question. Things ‘appear’ to be improving so I do have hope.

Enjoy this issue, and we will forge ahead next month, hopefully with less outages and drops. Over 170 pages for your reading pleasure in this issue though:




Issue 17 is now UP!!!

The Seventeenth Issue of Failed Haiku is now up and ready for reading! Some inventive work, from a great group of poets.


I want to thank all the poets who contribute so regularly, and to those who are appearing for the first time. Thank you all for your continued support!



Announcing the Jane Reichhold Memorial Haiga Competition!

Prune Juice Journal and Failed Haiku are happy to announce the creation of a senryu haiga competition in honor of Jane Reichhold. Jane’s passing touched many of us; her love of all the haiku arts was  legendary. We especially wanted her love of  haiga and of senryu to be remembered and celebrated by artists and poets of both forms.

We have assembled three judges for this competition:  Kris Kondo, Ron C. Moss, and Michele Root-Bernstein. Their decisions will be final.

Here are the rules of the competition:

  1. Three First Place winners will be chosen from the following categories:
    1. Traditional Haiga,  as in ink, ink wash, watercolor, oils, or tempera.
    2. Photographic based haiga.
    3. Mixed Media, which can be any combination of traditional and photographic, or computer generated images and text.
    4. All should contain a ‘senryu’ as the poem.
  2. Winners in each category will each receive a $50 prize, and a book of haiga as a prize. AND they be be published in the November 5 issues of BOTH Prune Juice and Failed Haiku, along with a short write up by the judges.
  3. The entries can be by a single artist providing both senryu and image, OR any form of collaboration between artists. Please be sure to include complete attribution to both images and poems with your entry.
  4. Only TWO entries per artist, and collaborations will count toward both artist’s totals.
  5. All entries can be sent in either JPG or PNG formats, and should be of a high quality.
  6. In the email containing your entry please tell us ‘briefly’ about how the image was created.
  7. Entries should be original work that has not appeared in any edited journal, but work that has  been displayed on social media or personal websites ARE acceptable.
  8. All entries will be sent by email to:  reichholdhaiga@haikuhut.com ONLY.
  9. Entries will ONLY be received from September 15 to September 30 at Midnight Eastern Time. Any entries received earlier or later will NOT be judged.
  10. The judges will render their final decisions by October 25th, and the winners will be notified shortly thereafter.

Jane Reichhold was a poet/artist who worked in every form of haiga, some of which can be found at her site: AHA Poetry. A short memorial for her  is posted at Under the Basho, with  a link to her own long body of work. Jane inspired many, and we hope she will continue to inspire. Some of her own haiga can be found at her site:  AHA Poetry.

Steve Hodge and Michael Rehling