Wednesday, November 09, 2016

Living Haiku Anthology, 2016

A portfolio of 77 haiku published between 2013 and 2016 may be viewed at:

World Haiku Competition, Lyrical Passion Poetry E-zine, 2016

fog deepens
the sound of rabbits
nibbling night

Grand Prize
2016 World Haiku Competition

Failed Haiku - A Journal of English Senryu, Issue 11, November 2016

The following works received Honourable Mentions in the Mixed Media Category in the 2016 Jane Reichhold Memorial Haiga Competition:


Immersing myself in the spinning colours emerging from darkness, the words remind me of my favorite song sung by Pete Seeger "All My Life's a Circle." I love the mysterious quality the layering has created. Don't we all go around in circles and isn't it great when we find ourselves! The font and its size goes well with the image. The placement and colour and hue of the words could be played with more to echo the movement in its words and enhance the composition more. I really like the use "words & image" in the signature, but felt the hue could be toned down to blend in with the total effect of this delightful haiga.

—Kris Kondo


I was instantly captured by the colors and the interplay of the different elements. Fish in the sky drew me in right away and I quickly went to the words to help me find out what this wonder world could be about, and I wasn't disappointed. Mindscapes and a longing for a family pet to love - there was much to find here and I enjoyed the journey. The composition of the elements was handled very well and the digital collage works well. I also liked the font which is a design element that can achieve a lot with a fun playful font. I really enjoyed this one.

—Ron C. Moss

The Literary Review of Canada, November 2016

Vanishing Point

the last
grain elevator
our little town sinks
further into dust

we leave
wild blanketflowers
on your grave
hoping deer will come
to keep you warm

trees stand
against the horizon
so far
and few between
but, oh, this prairie sky

Gnarled Oak, Issue 10, October 2016

Tuesday, November 08, 2016

Prune Juice, Issue 20, November 2016

in the tracks
of a dog I wish were mine
snow sparkles

your scent
as strong now as then

dark mourning
my cousin's name
on the news

a broken hook
the faded ribbons
of her apron

This issue also contains the announcement of winners of the 2016 Jane Reichhold Memorial Haiga Competition. I received two Honourable Mentions in the Mixed Media Haiga Category, and links to these works appear in the November Issue of Failed Haiku: A Journal of English Senryu.

World Haiku Association, October 2016

146th Monthly Haiga Contest

Skylark, Vol. 4, Number 2, Winter 2016

a fish
falls from the sky
what magic
when eagles dance

Modern Haiku, Vol. 47.3, Autumn 2016

snowed in
the rounded shoulders
of my mother

emergency flares
above us the crackle
of northern lights

Hedgerow Poems, Number 95, November 2016

Resident Artist

These haiku, without visual art, originally appeared in Blithe Spirit in 2016.

Daily Haiku, Charlotte Digregorio's Writer's Blog, November 2016

on the tundra
caging a winter sky
caribou bones

3rd Place
2014 Hortensia Anderson Awards
United Haiku and Tanka Society

Frogpond, Vol. 39:2, Spring/Summer 2016

sugar cookies
we swallow each phase
of the moon

Chrysanthemum, Number 20, October 2016

Translated into German

Brass Bell, November 2016

we hover around our mother hummingbirds

Atlas Poetica, Number 26, October 2016

etched on roadside cliffs
reminders of all that is

the pain
of this invisible
today, I choose to wear
a quiet cloak of strength

oceans within
unbounded skies without
somewhere between
hollow feathers and flukes
so many ways to sing

and golden chanterelles
even their names
linger on the palate
of my motherless tongue

Asahi Haikuist Network, October 2016

fall migration . . .
many wings beat against
a moon drum

Acorn, Number 37, Fall 2016

mallard flock the iridescent sound of morning