We are pleased to announce the start of our third annual HaikuNow! contest today! Prizes will be awarded for English-language haiku in three categories: traditional, contemporary and innovative. Please see the main HaikuNow! page for deadlines and other requirements.
Our two final judges are Jane Hirshfield and Jim Kacian. Many of you will know Jane from her poetry collections (After), her essays (Nine Gates, Entering the Mind of Poetry) and her translations (Ink Dark Moon, with Mariko Aratani). Haiku poets will be particularly interested in Jane’s Kindle Single called The Heart of Haiku. For months, this little book was Amazon’s highest-selling poetry book or poetry-related book in any format.
We look forward to receiving your poems!