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Journal Announcements / Re: Bones is out!!!
« on: April 09, 2019, 02:51:07 PM »
Thanks so much, Alan. I’m only spotting your kind comments now. It was your reaction to my monoku unable to breathe his alien announcement that inspired me to produce that piece!

And I too enjoyed John’s and Ray’s work - it’s a great issue.

Contests and Awards / Re: 2019 UHTS CONTEST CALL - CLOSING 15 APRIL
« on: April 07, 2019, 09:54:48 AM »
Not long left to enter this one!

Contests and Awards / Re: IAFOR Vladimir Devidé Haiku Contest 2019?
« on: March 12, 2019, 07:08:34 AM »
Ah, it looks like it's on haitus…Mark's subject line altered to reflect this



To celebrate Poetry Day in Ireland, Anam Cara Writer's and Artist's Retreat in Beara, West Cork, Ireland (, is organising and sponsoring a haiku/senryu writing competition. We are looking forward to your joining the celebration with your entry.
Please submit up to three previously unpublished and original haiku (nature based) and/or senryu (human nature based) to Poetry Day Competition at The Subject Line must read ‘Poetry Day Competition’. Please include contact details only on your cover email; each entry should be submitted in a Word doc or PDF with no identifying information and the contact info either in the body of the email or in a separate document.
First Prize: A week's all-inclusive retreat at Anam Cara Writer's and Artist's Retreat
Runners Up: A collection of haiku/senryu books published by Alba Publishing
Deadline: 31 March 2019
Winners Announced: 2 May 2019
Judges:  Maeve O'Sullivan and Kim Richardson
You may find the following resources, and guidelines for writing haiku, of interest:

The Judges:
Maeve O’Sullivan works in further education in Dublin. Her poems and haiku have been widely published, anthologized, awarded and translated. She has published four collections with Alba Publishing: Initial Response, Vocal Chords, A Train Hurtles West and Elsewhere. Maeve is a founder of the Hibernian Poetry Workshop and Haiku Ireland and performs with the Poetry Divas. She also leads workshops in haiku and writes book reviews for various literary journals.

Kim Richardson works in publishing and lives near London, England. He mostly writes and publishes haiku and haibun, his work appearing regularly in haikai journals. He has also had work anthologised and is a past winner of the Museum of Haiku Literature Award. Double Rainbow (2005) – co-authored with Maeve O’Sullivan – and Night Ferry (2018, shortlisted for The Haiku Foundation Touchstone Distinguished Books Award 2018) constitute his published collections.

The Haiku Society of Constanta in Romania (founded by Ion Codrescu in 1992) establishes an international haiku contest on the following subject : the sea in whatever season it is.
This contest is opened to adults and children. You may send up to two unpublished haiku in English and in your original language from March 01st, 2019 to  June 15th, 2019.

Composition of the jury for adults :
Nicole Pottier – president of jury
Iulia Ralia
Alexandru Patrulescu
Florin Grigoriu
Vasile Moldovan

Composition of the jury for children :
Daniela Varvara – president of jury
Cezar Florin Ciobica
Gianina Zegreanu
Suciu Camelia
Ramona Calin

Prizes will be some diplomas : 1st prize « Albatros », 2nd prize, 3rd prize and up to 10 commendations (depending of the quality)

Criterias for selection: all the haiku have to be related with the sea in whatever the season it is, kigo, solid construction, original association between two distinct parts, the exhibition of sentiments and a simple description should be avoided.

You may send your haiku to :

Winners will be announced during the festival of Constanta,at the beginning of September 2019.

Good luck to all !
Nicole Pottier

Contests and Awards / Re: 2018 UHTS Samurai Haibun Results
« on: January 28, 2019, 03:39:10 PM »
Well done to all, particularly Marietta - First place and runner up! :)


Thank you Marion. It is indeed sad news. I shall miss seeing Rachel's haiku, always worth reading.

- Sandra

Yes, Rachel was a talented and prolific writer, Sandra.


Following communication with Rebecca Sutcliffe, sister of Rachel Sutcliffe and with permission from Rachel’s parents, it is with a very heavy heart that I inform the haiku world of Rachel’s recent passing.

Despite suffering from a very serious autoimmune disorder for many years, Rachel always displayed a wonderful sense of humour and was a fine and prolific writer of haiku and senryu. Her poetry has been published widely in dedicated haiku journals and on her blog Project Words.

Rachel will be dearly missed by all in the global haiku community. I was honoured to include this monoku of hers in a selection back in October on The Haiku Foundation’s ‘Per Diem’ feature. I think it demonstrates her ability to find something positive in times of such adversary.

May our friend rest in peace.

deep woods happy to just be

Rachel Sutcliffe
Per Diem, The Haiku Foundation, October 2018

New to Haiku: Free Discussion Area / Re: Hokku
« on: December 07, 2018, 01:30:25 PM »
Thank you for this, Alan. I'd completely forgotten that I had asked the question. I look forward to investigating these links. As a lover of the French language and having studied Spanish to Advanced Level, I am fascinated to see how people translate haiku to and from these languages. Alas, I have never studied Japanese - but I guess it's never too late! (I've just signed up for a free, eight week Italian online course starting in January) :)


Contests and Awards / Re: Marlene Mountain Memorial Haiku Contest Results
« on: September 26, 2018, 04:09:16 AM »
Congratulations to winners Julie Bloss Kelsey, Susan Burch and Roberta Beary and all those with honorable mentions.

By the way, #Femku, edited by Lori A Minor, contains some really strong writing. Here is a link to the latest issue.


Meetings and Other Gatherings / Re: Foraging for Haiku - Ginko
« on: September 26, 2018, 03:57:57 AM »
Sounds like this will be a wonderful event, Alan - best of luck!


New to Haiku: Free Discussion Area / Re: Hokku
« on: September 03, 2018, 08:34:02 AM »
Out of interest, Alan, are the translators of haiku from Japanese to English always haiku poets themselves? I imagine it would be quite a disadvantage if they weren't.



Thanks, Alan. :)




Entries invited for the contest now called ‘A New Haiku Movement for Peace’.

Submission details here:

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