The 18th issue of A Hundred Gourds, a quarterly journal of haiku, haibun, haiga, tanka and renku poetry, is now available for your reading pleasure.
1. AHG will cease publication with our next issue, AHG 5.3, in June 2016.
AHG 5.3, our 19th issue, will be published in June. It will be our final issue, so be sure to send all submissions by the deadline of March 15th. Submissions received after the deadline will not be considered.
2. There will be no renku section in AHG 5.3
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Otata mo aru hi wa kite kureru yama no aki fukaku
Otata will come again
late fall in the mountains
— Santoka, as translated by Burton Watson
As Watson notes, “Otata was a woman who went around selling fish in the area of Santoka’s cottage in Matsuyama.”
An e-zine of haiku and other short poems, ‘Otata’ appears on the last day of the month.
The ‘Otata’ e-zine can be accessed through this link:
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Kyle Kurihara – an intern with the Japanese American Cultural and Community Center (JACCC) in Little Tokyo, Los Angeles, California – invites haiku poets from Australia and around the world to contribute work towards a project called Haiku for Peace, in commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
International haiku poets can post their haiku directly onto the Haiku for Peace project’s Facebook event page, found here:
Non-Facebook users can send their haiku by email to email@example.com.
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Pulse: voices from the heart of medicine is a website providing stories and poetry recounting personal accounts of illness and healing. Neal Whitman, haiku editor for the website, is inviting haiku submissions. A new haiku will be published on the Pulsehome page every other week. Each haiku will remain there for one week before taking up residence in the Haiku Collection back pages archive. Anyone who signs up (at no cost) to the Pulse website can submit haiku. Details are available at:
A new haiku/tanka journal has been started by Dick Whyte and Laurence
Stacey. The purpose of this journal is to explore current events and
news items through the poetic forms of haiku, senryu, tanka and kyoka.
There have been many attempts to marry the news with haiku poetry on
the internet, but as Liam Wilkinson wrote, “often using the 5-7-5
model… It’s the kind of thing to which serious writers, readers and
students of haiku and related forms would have a strong aversion.”
(read the rest of Liam’s article here:
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This information is provided as an alerting service to members and visitors. The Australian Haiku Society accepts no responsibility for the accuracy of this information and entrants are advised to check the details directly with the various organisations before submitting their work.