Sunday, January 09, 2022

Yuki Teikei Haiku Society Haiga Holiday Celebration, December 2021

Though I was unable to attend the virtual YTHS Haiga Holiday Celebration, I was delighted to share this haiga:





Susurrus, Yuki Teikei Haiku Society Members' Anthology, 2021

My thanks to the editors, Neal and Elaine Whitman! 


first flute
woodpecker holes stuffed
with acorns


rocky shallows
the sound of an orca
rubbing its belly


This anthology also included the results of the 2020 Tokutomi Memorial Haiku Contest:


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

Honourable Mention


The editors invited poets to respond with personal commentaries on the theme of "mighty storm". My note follows:

The first case of Covid-19 in Manitoba was reported on my 65th birthday in 2020, and lockdown was certainly not the way I was intending to celebrate! My daily writing and art practice has been my solace and salvation. In March of 2020, I made haiga for 50 emerging and established poets whose work complemented a series of my soft-focus photographs. It was an honour to feature the haiku of so many fine writers, and I'm grateful to the participants for helping me to focus on something positive during the early days of the pandemic.



Presence, Number 71, November 2021

the letter inside
a cast-off microwave . . .
prairie thistles


spore prints
the tiny details
we overlook


golden mist . . .
a white-tailed buck rises
on its haunches
knocking wild plums off
the bony branches of morning
 

Poetry Pea: A Pea TV Reading, October 2021

The Haiku Pea Podcast


Series 4, Episode 19 - "Happy Haiku Birthday" - October 4, 2021


Grateful to Patricia McGuire for inviting me (accompanied by my husband) to read from my book, The Language of Loss: Haiku & Tanka Conversations, the winner of the Sable Books 2019 International Women's Haiku Book Contest. This book also received an Honourable Mention in the Haiku Society of America Merit Book Awards for 2021 (for books published in 2020)!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qhnp06XN61I


The Poetry Pea Journal of Haiku and Senryu, Autumn 2021

Editor: Patricia McGuire


Horseshoe Canyon
sunlight glances off the rim
of your glasses


water glasses
how differently we look
at the world


Orion's Belt
forever out of sight . . .
my astigmatism
 

Poetry Pea, November 2021

The Haiku Pea Podcast


Series 4, Episode 22 - "Original Long Haiku" - November 15, 2021


we lie on our backs
the Milky Way arcs beyond
our understanding

Honourable Mention, 2018 Tokutomi Haiku Contest


Orion's Belt
forever out of sight . . .
my astigmatism
 

Poetry Pea, October 2021

The Haiku Pea Podcast


Series 4, Episode 20 - "Our Best Original Haiku" - October 18, 2021


water glasses
how differently we look
at the world

Poetry Pea, September 2021

The Haiku Pea Podcast


Series 4, Episode 18 - "Original Haiku and Senryu Using Place Names", September 20, 2021


Mt. Everest the way your bones shoulder sky

Brass Bell, September 2014


Horseshoe Canyon
sunlight glances off the rim
of your glasses

Our Best Haiga: Black & White Haiga/Haisha, January 2022

 Curated by Lavana Kray


January 7, 2022


(Note: this tanka art was first published in colour in Chrysanthemum 29, April 2021)

January 21, 2022



(Note: this tanka art was first published in Ribbons 13.3, Fall 2017)





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

 Curated by Lavana Kray


December 10, 2021


(Note: this haiga was first published in colour in Hedgerow 131, Spring 2020)

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

 Curated by Lavana Kray


November 13, 2021


(Note: this haiku received an Honourable Mention, Vanguard Category, as well as an Editor's Choice Haiku Award in World Haiku Review, Autumn 2020)



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

 Curated by Lavana Kray


October 11, 2021


(Note: this tanka received a Runner-up Award as well as an Honourable Mention in the 2019 British Haiku Society Awards)

October 22, 2021


(Note: this haiga was first published in World Haiku Number 17, 2021)

October 30, 2021


(Note: this haiga was first published in colour in #FemkuMag 29, April 2021)







Triveni Haikai India, December 2021 and May 2022

My thanks to Jenny Ward Angyal for selecting the following tanka for her "Earthsongs" Triveni Spotlight Features on December 29, 2021 and May 7, 2022:


bind my body
with spanworm silk
lay me down
in a shaded garden
until I turn to earth

Atlas Poetica Special Feature, August 2019
 

Tsuri-doro: A Small Journal of Haiku and Senryu, Issue #7, January/February 2022

graveside wreath
what remains after
the deer

Tinywords, Issue 21.2, January 2022

 

Note: this tanka received a commendation in the Mandy's Pages Tanka Contest 2020 - Climate Change: The Burning Issue

Stardust Haiku, Issue 60, December 2021

rock doves
without their songs . . .
downed wires

Failed Haiku - A Journal of English Senryu, Vol. 7, Issue 73, January 2022

My thanks to the editor, Kelly Sauvage, for selecting the following haiga:


Note: this haiga was first published in the Haigaonline Winter Gallery, January 2021, and is part of my "Solst(ice)" series.

Chalk on the Walk Monoku Project (New Zealand) 2022

 Curated by Sherry Grant


Haiga Feature: January 2, 2022


(Note: this haiga was first published in the Haigaonline Winter Gallery, January 2021, and is part of my "Solst(ice)" series)



Akita International Haiku Network, December 2021

Thrilled to be included in the World Haiku Series 2021, with ten haiku translated into Japanese by Hidenori Hiruta on December 24, 2021:



Haiku:


the lighthouse
without its beacon . . .
tsunami

Runner-up
Constanta Haiku Contest 2021


lily pad rafts
dotting the pond . . .
leopard frogs

Zatsuei Haiku of Merit
World Haiku Review, Summer 2021


the darkness
arrives on a thousand legs . . .
cosmic caterpillar

Highly Commended
New Zealand Poetry Society International Competition 2021


outdoor wedding
an unexpected flurry
of cabbage whites

Haiku Laureate Award
Hexapod Haiku Contest 2021


a split keel
only these waves
of grass

Honourable Mention
Bloodroot Haiku Award 2021


frigid weather
a red rose shatters
on impact

Editor's Choice
Cattails, April 2021


rebuilt homes
fire poppies blaze
on the hillside

Honourable Mention
Capstone International Center Sakura Haiku Contest 2021


north winds roll snowballs
across empty pasturelands . . .
I let the dough rest

Honourable Mention
Kiyoshi and Kiyoko Tokutomi Haiku Contest 2021


Haiga:


rippling waves
you teach me how
to film the wind

Grand Prix
10th Setouchi-Matsuyama International Photo-Haiku Contest 2021



Fata Morgana the (in)visibility of my (dis)ability

2nd Place
Marlene Mountain Monoku Contest 2021