Tag Archives: Senryu

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

 

H. Gene Murtha Senryu Contest Results

Steve Hodge and I have finished the judging and the three top senryu poets have been notified by email. This was a contest of a special variety! So many fine poems and we both want to thank you all!

As we did last year there are a few dozen poems in the ‘short list’, and they will be published on July 1st with the winners!

While you are waiting please take a moment to read from Gene’s fine work and remember what a warm character he was, and how he influenced so many of us in our work:

BIDING TIME

Steve Hodge and Mike Rehling

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!!!

Third Annual Murtha Senryu Contest!

We will begin taking submissions to the H. Gene Murtha Memoria Senryu Contest! Check out the contest guidelines HERE and PLEASE PAY ATTENTION THE SUBMISSION GUIDELINES!!! Especially the email address and the submission window!

Mike Rehling and Steve Hodge