A Hundred Gourds 4:3 released

Yesterday, Lorin Ford – Haiku Editor, Managing Editor for “A Hundred Gourds” – wrote:

Outside my window is the first rainbow of my Melbourne winter, which begins today. Those in the Northern Hemisphere will soon be welcoming summer. Wherever you are in the world, the 15th issue of “A Hundred Gourds”, a quarterly journal of haiku, haibun, haiga, tanka and renku poetry is now online for your reading pleasure:


‘Between Basho and Ban’ya (bypassing Barthes): A New Brand of Haiku?’ by Charles Trumbull
AHG is delighted to publish Charles Trumbull’s witty and thought-provoking enquiry into a “hybrid” type of haiku which has become quite prevalent. This very enjoyable essay was first delivered as a presentation at the 4th Cradle of American Haiku Festival, in 2014.

Mike Montrueil, AHG’s Haibun Editor, provides an informative introduction to the context of Dr. Trumbull’s presentation, honouring the history of the Festival and allowing readers a sense of place.


Mike Montrueil also interviews Ray Rasmussen on the subject of his thoughts about and his extensive involvement in haibun, Michael Dylan Welch, in an entertaining manner, shows us how Japanese sound units differ from English syllables and Beverley George reviews Cynthia Rowe’s new book.

“A Hundred Gourds” is still looking for a suitable editor for our Expositions section. Please direct any enquiries regarding the Expositions section and submit reviews, essays or commentaries for 2015 issues of AHG to me, Lorin, until further notice.


The deadline for all submissions to AHG 4.4 (the September 2015 issue) is June 15th. AHG has an open submissions policy: any submissions received after the deadline will be filed for consideration for the December 2015 issue. Please check our submissions page for details and editors’ guidelines.

Please take the time to read the AHG submissions page, including the editors’ individual comments, and ensure that your submission complies with all requirements.

Lorin Ford – Haiku Editor, Managing Editor,
for the Editorial Team, “A Hundred Gourds”

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