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:

HAIKU NEWS

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:
http://prunejuice.wordpress.com/2009/09/06/haiku-news/)

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