A Hundred Gourds 5.2 released

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.


Please note:

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’ – an e-zine of haiku and other short poems

Otata mo aru hi wa kite kureru yama no aki fukaku

Otata will come again
one day
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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Submissions open to the Living Haiku Anthology

Australian haiku poets are strongly encouraged to submit work towards the Living Haiku Anthology.

This is being compiled by Don Baird, Richard Gilbert and Hansha Teki.

It could become the largest international online repository of haiku.

The editors are seeking to include haiku from poets worldwide.

Representation is open to any poet who has a group of previously published haiku.

Full submission details can be found at this website:


Haiku for Peace – 70th anniversary of Hiroshima & Nagasaki bombings

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 kkurihara@jaccc.org.

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Issue # 30 of Shamrock now online

The new issue of Shamrock (No. 30) is now available online at:


It has a big selection of English-language haiku from all over the world, plus translated haiku (from Belorussian), as well as two haibun.

It also announces the winners of Shamrock Readers’ Choice Award for the best haiku and senryu published in Shamrock in 2014.

Many thanks to all contributors. Hopefully readers will enjoy this latest edition.

Irish Haiku Society

Haiku on the personal side of healthcare

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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