Monday, June 18, 2018

Inaugural Issue of Ephemerae (part 3)

Finally, these two tanka were published! Both had been in my to-revise-notepad for quite some time.


After some revisions and a little help from the editor of Ephemerae, this was finally accepted. 


Saturday, June 16, 2018

Inaugural Issue of Ephemerae (part 1)

I'm so honored to have this tanka sequence, a collaboration with fellow poets, published in the first issue of Ephemerae. Thanks to the editor, Shrikaanth Krishnamurthy, for accepting this!
Different Paths



the wattle dies
from too much water
all the ways

he finds to avoid
saying 'I love you'                                                   David Terelinck


low clouds
swallow the echoes
thicken the dark
for the last kilometer
no words between us                                             Violette Rose-Jones


full stop
at a fork in the road
this time
will we choose
different paths                                                         Carol Judkins


row upon row
of casino slots . . .
the odds

of loving for life,
of beating the house                                               Donna Buck


street kids
jingling coins
in tin cups
weighing the value
of the little we've left                                               Christine L. Villa


patterns
across the cliff face
lives sculpted
by summer dream
and winter storms . . .                                             Carole Harrison




Friday, June 15, 2018

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Ito En Art of Haiku contest 2017

Another news today! I just received this from Ito En the Art of Haiku Contest - Semifinalist for the month of February. This is the February Semifinalists page of "Shukan NY Seikatsu." The Ito En website will be updated soon. Congratulations to Jessica Malone Latham, Barbara Kaufmann, Earl Keener, Neal Whitman, Valentina Ranaldi-Adams, and Raj K. Bose.

Here is my monoku:


tight ponytail my urgent to-do list


Haiku Windows

Happy to see my haiku for the first time in Haiku Windows. I am honored to be in good company. Congratulations to Madhuri Pillai and Tia Haynes, Adjei Agyei-Baah, Amy Losak, Aparna Pathak, Arvinder Kaur, Carmen Sterba Russell, Carol Raisfeld, Christina Sng, Debbi Antebi, Garry Eaton, Kathabela Wilson, Marilyn Ashbaugh, Marta Majorka Chociłowska, Michael Henry Lee, Michael H. Lester, Olivier Schopfer, Patricia Davis, Rachel Sutcliffe, and many others. Head over Haiku Windows on The Haiku Foundation website here


Friday, March 30, 2018

Wild Plum Haiku Contest 2018

     I forgot that I sent an entry to the Wild Plum Haiku Contest so it was a wonderful surprise to wake up this morning to find out on Facebook that my haiku has received an honorable mention. This contest received 312 entries from 41 countries. I am so honored and grateful! Congratulations to all the winners! You can read all the winning poems here


Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Asahi Haikuist Network

I haven't submitted to David McMurray in a long time so but I'm glad that he accepted this poem. You can read the full publication here.