Saturday, September 01, 2018

Yamadera Basho Memorial Museum English Haiku Contest 2018

10th Contest Selected Haiku Collection

dandelion seeds
I smooth mother's hair
across the pillow

hospice visit
a baby bird opens
its mouth

#FemkuMag: An E-zine of Women's Haiku - Issue 3, August 2018

stillborn . . .
I long to grow flowers
instead of stones


Scryptic - Magazine of Alternative Art, Issue 2.2, August 2018

Wales Haiku Journal, Summer 2018

a broken sphere
of allium

Haiga Gallery:

The Heron's Nest, Vol. 20, Number 3, September 2018

the pink noise
of candy floss

The Haiku Foundation, Haiku Windows, August 2018

A Sense of Place: Mountain - Sight (selected by Kathy Munro August 15, 2018)

mountain peaks the black holes between constellations

The Cherita, June 2018

Issue: "shadow dancer"

feather moss

the earth forgives
my feet

I, in turn,
can only offer
my allegiance

inner sanctum

finding myself lost
in thought

within this cathedral
of giant redwood trees,
I am but a mote of dust

Sonic Boom, Issue 12, August 2018

NeverEnding Story, August 2018

Translated into Chinese by Chen-ou Liu

fog deepens
the sound of rabbits
nibbling night

Grand Prize, 2016 World Haiku Competition

Chen-ou Liu's comments:

The opening line sets the scene while the unexpected yet visually and auditorily evocative and fresh last line makes the haiku emotionally effective, lifting it up a notch.

KYSO Flash, Issue 10, Fall 2018

Featured Artist:

Artist's Commentary

These images are from my series, The Other Side of Light, which juxtaposes the real with the surreal by exploring the light that is found in the shadows of photographic negatives, encouraging the viewer to find the extraordinary behind the ordinary.

Sea Anemone


Teasel Seed Heads



Parellel Universe


The following works were selected from this blog by the Editor, Clare MacQueen:

Excerpted from the tanka prose "The Detritus of Dust," which was published previously in Bright Stars Tanka Anthology (Keibooks; Volume 1, January 2014)

Published previously in Prune Juice (Issue 23, November 2017)

Published previously in Blithe Spirit (Volume 25, Number 4, November 2015)

Published previously in Lyrical Passion Poetry E-Zine (2013) as an Honorable Mention in their 2013 World Tanka Contest

Creatrix Poetry and Haiku Journal, Number 42, September 2018

ancient stones
the orange moons
of lichen

Failed Haiku - A Journal of English Senryu, Vol. 3, Issue 33, September 2018

Akitsu Quarterly, Fall 2018

crowberries absorb
the night

arrows of light
pierce the moss