A Hundred Gourds 5.1 released

The 17th issue of ‘A Hundred Gourds’, a quarterly journal of haiku, haibun, haiga, tanka and renku poetry, is now online for your reading pleasure.

http://www.ahundredgourds.com/

Renku News – Guest Editor for AHG 5.2, Kala Ramesh

Due to unforeseen circumstances, William Sorlien is not available to receive renku submissions for AHG 5.2, the March 2016 issue. Kala Ramesh has kindly agreed to be our Guest Renku Editor for the forthcoming March issue. Please read the AHG news page for further details and send your renku submissions to this address: haikugourds@gmail.com with ‘Renku Submission’ in the title bar.

Haiga News – New Haiga Editor, Sandi Pray

With this issue we farewell Aubrie Cox and welcome Sandi Pray as our new Haiga Editor. Please read our news page for further details.

Along with our poetry sections, AHG 5.1 includes:

In Memoriam

It was with great sadness we heard the news of Gene Murtha’s passing in October. In this issue, we commemorate Gene’s life and haiku with ‘Quiet Pond: In Memory of H. Gene Murtha’ by Ferris Gilli, long-time associate editor for the online haiku journal, ‘The Heron’s Nest’.

AHG 5.1 Feature

How successfully can haiku be when performed to musical accompaniment? Charles Trumbull gives us something to think about as well as listen to in his featured essay, ‘Haiku and Music: A Morganatic Marriage?’

Expositions

J. Zimmerman’s essay, ‘The Variorum Project – Haiku Variations’, shows us, in depth, a way to loosen up our practice of writing haiku drafts that can have very interesting and fruitful results. Michael Dylan Welch reviews Kay L. Tracy’s ‘Origami Pinwheels’, Susan Constable reviews Kathy Kituai’s ‘Deep in the Valley of Tea Bowls’ and Lorin Ford reviews Paresh Tiwari’s ‘An inch of Sky’.

Submissions Deadline

The deadline for all submissions to AHG 5.2 (the March 2016 issue) is December 15th. AHG has an open submissions policy: any submissions received after the deadline will be filed for consideration for the June 2016 issue. Please check our submissions page for details and editors’ guidelines.

Please take the time to read the AHG submissions page, including each relevant editor’s comments and requirements, and ensure that your submission complies.

— Lorin Ford – Haiku Editor, Managing Editor
for the Editorial Team, ‘A Hundred Gourds’