Sunday, March 21, 2021

The 10th Setouchi-Matsuyama International Photo-Haiku Contest, 2021

Honoured to receive the Grand Prix selected from 1,587 photo-haiku!



Judge's comments:

The haiku text speaks to the brilliantly colored photo. Together they resonate superbly as a narrative photo-haiku. A teacher could have been standing alongside when the photo-haikuist narrated action caught in the picture. The camera faced sunlight at a low angle. Deciduous tree branches in the foreground are bare and conifers on the island don't move in the winter scene. Located possibly at a lake near to where the poet lives, rather than the sea, the water's reflective surface seems to be close to freezing but for the rippling wind. It was an "aha, I understand now" photo-haiku moment that is deserving of the highest prize in the contest.

—David McMurray

 

Brass Bell, March 2021

vole tracks in snow
the tiny handwriting
of my big sister
 

The Haiku Foundation: The Touchstone Awards for Individual Poems, 2020

There were over 1300 nominations, and I'm honoured that the following haiku is included in the longlist of 56 poems. My thanks to the editor of #FemkuMag, Lori Minor, who nominated my work, and to the judges for taking the time to read!


ripening pear the bruises that never heal

#FemkuMag 27, October 2020
 

Red Lights, Vol. 17, Number 1, January 2021

My thanks to Marilyn Hazelton for the kind mention of The Language of Loss: Haiku & Tanka Conversations!


a rusted obelisk
in our garden tilts
earthward
the gash along its side
bleeding winter berries


part of it all


dead leaves
dance to the vibrations
of a wolf spider
searching for his mate . . .
I, too, am smitten

a woolly bear
wends it way through
yellowing grass
it only takes one small thing
to make me happy

I come
to this darkling forest
in search
of something
only the trees know
 

Poetry Pea, March 2021

The Haiku Pea Podcast


Series 4, Episode 6 - "Exaggerated Perspective", March 15, 2021


fog deepens
the sound of rabbits
nibbling night

Grand Prize
2016 World Haiku Competition


vacant factory
broken rafters patched
with pigeons

Last Train Home: An Anthology of Contemporary Haiku, Tanka, and Rengay, Pondhawk Press, 2021

My thanks to the editor, Jacqueline Pearce!


damp underpass only the dark timpani of trains

Otata, Issue 27, March 2018


sparks fly
under the trestle
graffiti hearts

Failed Haiku: A Journal of English Senryu, Issue 3, March 2016


quilting bee
train tracks stitch prairie
to sky

Acorn, Number 33, Fall 2014
 

Haiku Canada Review, Vol. 15, Number 1, February 2021

mittensmitten


idle tractor
puddles of sunset
in every furrow


Note: This issue includes a lovely review by Sandra Stephenson of The Language of Loss: Haiku & Tanka Conversations. It may be accessed via the book title's tab of this blog.

Frogpond, Vol. 44, Number 1, Winter 2021

milky way nearly there sequoia

 

Daily Haiga: An Edited Journal of Traditional and Contemporary Haiga, March 2021

Featured Artist: March 18, 2021


Note: this was first published as a three-line haiku in The Mamba 9, March 2020

 

Creatrix Poetry and Haiku Journal, Number 52, March 2021

rainy season
the fringed parasols
of fungi


river stillness
willow branches comb
through my hair
 

Blithe Spirit, Vol. 31, Number 1, February 2021

the fantasy
of next year's garden . . .
snowscape


fog horns
the flash of something
in father's eyes


ice galleons
break apart into sound
we have come
too far to crumble
under the weight of blues
 

Akitsu Quarterly, Spring 2021

field notes I add another comma butterfly


drum circle
we bow to the sound
of thunder




Monday, March 01, 2021

Tsuri-doro: A Small Journal of Haiku and Senryu, Issue #2, March/April 2021

final wish
an orca pod glints
in the sun
 

The Heron's Nest, Vol. 23, Number 1, March 2021

arboretum
the things we name
and those we don't

Stardust Haiku, Issue 50, February 2021

starless night
I draw the darkness
inward
 

Prune Juice, Issue 33, March 2021

Grateful to be included in this first issue edited by Tia Haynes!






 

Poetry Pea, February 2021

The Haiku Pea Podcast


Series 4, Episode 4 - "Humourous Haiku", February 15, 2021


bagpipers
just far enough away
to move me

Shortlisted
2018 H. Gene Murtha Senryu Contest 


refuse dump
two black bears slouch
on a stained sofa

Our Best Haiga: Black & White Haiga/Haisha, February 2021

Curated by Lavana Kray


February 4, 2021
 

(Note: this tanka art was first published in Ribbons 16.3, Fall 2020)

February 12, 2021


(Note: this tanka art was first published in Ribbons 16.2, Spring/Summer 2020)

February 21, 2021


(Note: this haiku was first published in Blithe Spirit 30.1, February 2020)








Failed Haiku - A Journal of English Senryu, Vol. 6, Issue 63, March 2021

Grateful to be included in this special issue of kyoka, edited by Susan Burch!


 

A Fine Line: The Magazine of the New Zealand Poetry Society, Summer 2020/2021

flying squirrel for an instant moonless


ammonites
the differing whorls
of our fingerprints
 

Modern Haiku, Vol. 52.1, Winter-Spring 2021

Honoured by the invitation to be the featured haiga artist for this issue:






 

Akita International Haiku Network, March 2021

Honoured to be included in the World Haiku Series 2020, with ten haiku translated into Japanese by Hidenori Hiruta on March 1, 2021!



pine forest . . .
the advice I'd give
my younger self

Honourable Mention
2020 Soka Matsubara International Haiku Competition


crickets in the field . . .
we still hear grandma calling
us home for dinner

Honourable Mention
2020 Kiyoshi and Kiyoko Tokutomi Haiku Contest


balcony garden
the birds have finally
found me

Honourable Mention
2020 Triveni Haikai Calendar Competition


sequestered
I cultivate the seeds
of loneliness

Honourable Mention, Editor's Choice Haiku
World Haiku Review, Autumn 2020


ghost pumpkins
winter arrives without
a sound

3rd Place
2020 International Haiku Contest on the Theme of the Gourds


neonatal unit
the bleat of a mother
missing her lamb

In the Starlight Feature
Stardust Haiku, Issue 43, July 2020


ceaseless rain
the questions I still
ask myself

3rd Place
2020 Weighing Raindrops Haiku Contest


earth day
the shimmering wave
of a bee colony

2nd Place
2020 World Haiku Save Our World Competition


prairie town
rusted rails lead us
into sunrise

Museum of Haiku Literature Award
Blithe Spirit, Issue 30.2, 2020


rainless days
I make another cloud
in a bottle

Honourable Mention
2020 World Haiku Save Our World Competition


Note - the following haiga was Highly Commended in the 2020 Santoka 3rd International Haiku and Haiga Contest: