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Haiku notes


I received the Winter-Spring 2013 issue of modern HAIKU An Independent Journal of Haiku and Haiku Studies.  Charlie Trumbull is the Editor and this spring they are transferring the editorship to Paul Miller.  Their board includes several people.  This is a print journal and their website is http://www.modernhaiku.org  I began with this journal in 1993, when Robert Spiess in Madison Wisconsin was the Editor (1978 – 2002).  He sent the kindest rejection notes–and promptly:  “not quite.”  I was honored simply to be read.

Modern Haiku published a haiku I wrote for my dad, which is included in my Three Questions Series response at Blogging Along Tobacco Road, edited by Curtis Dunlap.  This goes back to before this blog and helped inspire me too. http://www.tobaccoroadpoet.com.  I decided to leave my three poems there, keep them special for that article.  There are also two haiku for my grandmothers, published by Denver Stull in Parnassus.

Billie Wilson, a poet who works in so many ways for haiku, is Assistant Editor, Contests at Modern Haiku.  She is also a member of The Haiku Foundation Board.  Yesterday she posted information about the international contest archive kept current at THF.  http://www.thehaikufoundation.org

Some journals and contests allow poems previously published in blogs and some do not.  So important to read their submission rules carefully and information can change.

Please feel free to add more poetry news in the comments.  Soon it will be April, and National Poetry Month!


Image: http://www.reusableart.com.

old photos

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old photos
on my desk —
bleeding hearts in bloom

Published first in Time Of Singing (1994).

Time Of Singing has a page on Facebook.

This haiku also appears on my poet page on the Haiku Registry at The Haiku Foundation (THF).  And it was selected for THF Haiku App.

My page on the Haiku Registry may be read here.

The Haiku Foundation is non-profit.

I mentioned I am reading through the Haiku Registry, which is edited by Billie Wilson – a wonderful education.  So many poets familiar and new, worldwide.

Photo by Karl (2011).

Post updated on September 3, 2015.

Ellen Grace Olinger