Thursday, June 07, 2018

Kaji Aso Studio, 30th Annual Haiku Contest 2018

circles of lichen
I thought we would have
more time

Third Place

Daily Haiga: An Edited Journal of Traditional and Contemporary Haiga, May 2018

Featured Artist: May 1 - 17, 2018

I often use my photographs as the inspiration for writing short form poetry, and for making art in a variety of media (watercolour, ink, digital). During the creative process, I strive to produce images that enhance and expand the scope of my small poems, either implicitly or explicitly. After the hard work of writing haiku and tanka is done, I reward myself with the joy and freedom of making haiga, my favourite form of artistic expression!

Note: poem publication credits appear in the Daily Haiga archives.

The Haiku Foundation, HaikuLife Film Festival 2018

These haiga videos are comprised of previously published poems (with recitation) to celebrate International Haiku Poetry Day, an initiative of The Haiku Foundation, held April 17, 2018.

Watercoloured Words


a ragged curl
of birch bark fluttering
in the sun
even our smallest wounds
become limned with light

(tanka published in Red lights 11.1, 2015)

Becoming Water

listening deeply to the poetry of water i become a wave

(tanshi published in The Bamboo Hut Press, 2015)

The Haiku Foundation, Haiku Windows, May 2018

Windows prompt and selections by Kathy Munro - May 2, 2018

children's hospital
the window cleaner
dons his cape

The Haiku Foundation, re: Virals, May 2018

re: Virals 140 - May 18, 2018

The Haiku Foundation's weekly poem commentary feature on some of the finest haiku ever written in English. This week's poem was chosen by Mary Hanrahan:

cloudless sky
a pelican's pouch
full of light

Editors' Choices, The Heron's Nest 18.2 (June 2016)

The Haiku Foundation, Per Diem, April 2018

Selected by Jennifer Hambrick for April 26, 2018

porch swing
songs where we least
expect them

Modern Haiku, Volume 48.3, Autumn 2017

The Haiku Foundation, EarthRise Rolling Haiku Collaboration, April 2018

Theme:  Year of the Bird

glassy lake
flocks of snow geese
pull up the moon

1st Place, 2017 Autumn Moon Haiku Contest

cormorants . . .
we open our arms
to the sun

3rd Place, 2018 Jane Reichhold International Prize

snowy field
the owls we thought
were stones

Honourable Mention, 2017 9th Irish Haiku Society International Haiku Competition

last campout . . .
sandhill cranes call down
the northern lights

Honourable Mention, 2017 Robert Spiess Haiku Award

the whistle
of a wood duck . . .
her last breath

Honourable Mention, 2015 Betty Drevniok Award

the curve
of an avocet's bill . . .
sickle moon

Editor's Choice, Cattails (April 2017)

cloudless sky
a pelican's pouch
full of light

Editors' Choices, The Heron's Nest 18.2 (June 2016)