Thursday, March 16, 2023

Golden Triangle Haiku Contest 2023

Honoured to have two of the 143 Judges' Favourites chosen from 3100 haiku to display on placards:

vintage typewriter
the spiderling adds
an asterisk

bark beetles
the runes they leave

White Enso, Issue 6, December 2022

Theme: Again

Note: this tanka was first published in GUSTS 36, 2022

Note: this tanka was first published in Ribbons 14.1, 2018

Note: this haiku was first published in a different haiga in Akitsu Quarterly, Spring 2021

Note: this tanka was first published in Tanka Origins 3, 2020


Tsuri-doro: A Small Journal of Haiku and Senryu, Issue #14, March/April 2023

smooth seas
a dolphin pod
becoming waves


Triya Mag: Basant Edition, February/March 2023

Translated into Hindi

heated debate
even the fence
is barbed

1st Place
2022 Creatrix Haiku Prize

rain's unkept promise
crops wither
in the dust of dreams
passed down to me

1st Place
2022 Drifting Sands Monuments No. 1 Contest

The Take 5ive Journal, The Love & Loss Issue, March 2023

kinkeepers . . .
the invisible women
behind the scenes
of our everyday lives

the linden tree
outside our window
cradling snow . . .
we open ourselves
to one another

the dam
has been breached
once more
we are swept along
in surges of sorrow

The Heron's Nest, Volume 25, Number 1, March 2023

hard times
fishing nets tie
the village together

Stardust Haiku, Issue 74, February 2023

the veins inside
a pelican's pouch . . .
drying nets

Scarlet Dragonfly Journal, Issue 12, March 2023


Skipping Stones: The Red Moon Anthology of English-Language Haiku 2022

estuary light
the treble clefs
of flamingos

2nd Place
Third Maya Lyubenova International Haiku Contest, 2022

Red Lights, Vol. 19, Number 1, January 2023

deep drifts
everywhere we look
this morning
we fasten a poppy
to the snowman's hat


blankets of fog
subdue these woodlands
the hush
broken now and then
by invisible chickadees

a ballet
of swans glides between
memories . . .
I am earthbound now,
but these wings still fit

more than half
of the world's bird species
have been lost
how will children learn to sing
when their feathers are gone

Plum Tree Tavern, Winter Haiku, 2023


Our Best Haiga: Black & White Haiga/Haisha, February 2023

 Curated by Lavana Kray

February 13, 2023

(note: this haiku received a Zatsuei Haiku of Merit in the World Haiku Review, Winter 2021-2022)

Modern Haiku, Vol. 54.1, Winter-Spring 2023

festooning bees the gap closes between us

Honoured to have my work mentioned by Mary Stevens in her review of Against the Current:

"The collection's title gets its name from Debbie Strange's senryu:

pay equity
she swims against
the current

The title is particularly apt. Like the speaker in this poem who struggles to obtain the same pay as her male co-workers, the poets published in #FemkuMag also push back against gender oppression..."

Haiku Canada Review, Volume 17, Number 1, February 2023

cloud-shaped sometimes i am

amber alert bees begin fanning their nest

witching stick
we discover something

Haiga in Focus, Issue 58, March 2023

 Curated by Claudia Brefeld

Translated into German

Fresh Out: An Arts and Poetry Collective, February 2023

 Curated by Eric A. Lohman

Featured Artist: February 5, 2023

Failed Haiku - A Journal of English Senryu, Volume 8, Issue 87, March 2023

My thanks to Bryan Rickert for selecting the following two haiga:


Daily Haiku: Charlotte Digregorio's Writer's Blog, March 2023

March 12, 2023

heated debate
even the fence
is barbed

1st Prize
Creatrix Haiku Prize, 2022

we learn the lesson
of resilience

Honourable Mention, Sakura Award (Canada)
Vancouver Cherry Blossom Haiku Invitational, 2022

autumn arrives
in a whirl of leaves
this body
withering, too, despite
my best intentions

2nd Honourable Mention
San Francisco International Competition, 2022

Daily Haiga: An Edited Journal of Traditional and Contemporary Haiga, March 2023

Featured Artist: March 3, 2023

Note: this tanka was first published in Red Lights 17.2, 2021


Creatrix Poetry and Haiku Journal, Number 60, March 2023

faded trail marker
pheasant tracks point
the way

school bell
coyote pups tumble
out of their den