Monday, November 5, 2018

Failed Haiku 35

morning ritual
who catches my dog
with the missing sock

star jasmine
my puppy takes over
his side of the bed

booby’s feet
the impulse to buy
a pair of bright blue shoes

warm cinnamon roll
I forget my name
in each bite

at the party
only remembering the name
with the sweaty hand

we list our ailments
like we're in competition
in the waiting room . . .
the fishes in the aquarium
vying for attention

These one haiku, four senryu, and one tanka have been published in Failed Haiku 35 (Guest Editor, Michael H. Lester

Friday, October 19, 2018

Meet the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival Haiku Invitational 2018 Winners

As a follow up on the result of the VCBF Haiku Invitational 2018 contest, I'd like to share the interview conducted by Michael Dyan Welch last fall. Please click the link below. 

Christine L. Villa
United States Winner, 2018 VCBF Haiku Invitational

If you want to know the rest of the winners a little better through his or her responses and to learn their influences and recommendations regarding haiku poetry, follow this link

Saturday, October 13, 2018

2018 Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival (VCBF) Haiku Invitational

This was totally unexpected! I got an email early September that my haiku had been selected as Best in the USA category. I had submitted a few times to the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival haiku contest in the past, but I had just won honorable mention last year. This year I am one of the 6 top winners! Thank you to the organizers and judges and congratulations to all the winners. 

I'm so thrilled to find out that the top poems in six main categories (Vancouver, BC, Canada, United States, International and Youth) will receive celebrity readings and be featured in creative ways during the 2018 festival some which include: publication in The Bulletin magazine, Haiku Canada newsletter, an online publication in the newsletter of the Haiku Society of America, printing in a chapbook hand-folded and bound by Victoria-based Leaf Press and publication on the VCBF website. Winning poems will be read by Christopher Gaze at the VSO’s Tea & Trumpets Concert, at our media-kickoff event, Cherry Jam Downtown concert by media celebrity emcee and celebrated at Sakura Days Japan Fair  Leith Wheeler Haiku House.

Saturday, September 8, 2018

25 Rhyming Kyoka

Delighted to be included here - 25 Rhyming Kyoka edited by Michael H. Lester. Thank you so much, Michael, for selecting my poem Congratulations to everyone! 

Enjoy the all the rhyming kyoka.