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A Journal for Linking Poets
Raffael de Gruttola
Lenard D. Moore
Michael Dylan Welch
Sharon Rothenfluch Cooper
Kokkie-san aka Ed Baker
Denis M. Garrison
Haiku Constantza Society- Ms Laura Vaceanu
Ken Jones, Jim Kacian, Bruce Ross.
2007 ukiaHaiku Festival
THE HAIKU CALENDAR COMPETITION 2007 by Snapshot Press deadline for submissions arrival is April 30, 2007 Check the website.
. . . Thank you for the note on Francine's passing. She was a dear friend
and spent a week at our home back in 1994 of my wife and me. We first met
her in Alymer, Canada at a Haiku Canada weekend in 1992. She will be missed by
the many who knew her and who were published in Brussels Sprout. She
was an inspiration to young haiku poets many of whom she printed before they
were known in the Haiku World. My contact with her was back in 1988 when we
did a renga together along with Patricia Neubauer and Fred Gasser with the
theme of painters and painting.
beside blue flowers
Raffael de Gruttola
Although I wrote this many years ago it came to mind earlier today when I got news of Francine's death.
moonless night –
. . . Here is the website address for the renga "Snapping Field Peas" that I wrote with Francine Porad several years ago: The renga "Snapping Field Peas" was published in LYNX, XIII: 1, 1998. Best wishes, - Lenard D. Moore
. . .I went to the funeral service for Francine today, in Seattle. Connie Hutchison spoke at the service, reading a short selection of Francine's haiku. One of the poems she included was "occupational hazard / paint on her nightgown." Other haiku poets present were Christopher Herold, Doris Thurston, Tenzing Wangchuk, Ruth Yarrow, Bob Major, Marilyn Sandall, Kathleen Decker, William Scott Galasso, and perhaps a few others I may not have seen. The sky was stunningly blue, and if you know Francine's poetry, or her painting, you'll know she had a special fondness for blue. Francine Porad, a former president of the Haiku Society of America, founder of the Haiku Northwest group, longtime editor of the haiku journal Brussels Sprout, painter, poet, and friend, was a major force in haiku poetry in the northwest region of the United States, and beyond. I will miss her buoyant, encouraging, and nurturing spirit. – Michael Dylan Welch
. . . Happy new year to you and Jane. Robert and I hope the two of you are doing great. We were happy to see 2006 hit the road and pray that the world can know more peace in 2007.
New Year's Eve -
I am an active member of the Friends of The Oregon Symphony, anactive participant in the Well Arts Institute devoted to Mental Health, Words Of A Woman Net Society, poet-in-residence at The Argonauts' boat and soldiersheart.org and very much a today's woman. An astrological Leo, this lady thrives on poetry and music. I've had several chapbooks published online in 2004 by Tamafyhr Mountain Poetry, Mood Magic and A Slice Of Life. The chapbook Reach Beyond was winner of the 2005 International Chapbook Competition. In April 2005, twenty-three of my poems were presented in the play, Soldier's Heart in Portland, Oregon. to SoldOut audiences and recorded on DVD. My poetry has appeared in numerous International, hard copy and internet magazines. - Sharon Rothenfluch Cooper
. . . [report on ]DO ZEN 1: material in for 7 of the 13 pages.. and overflowing into issue 2, and 3 AND DIG MY horrorscope for today (below: For Thursday, August 24 -A dense fog of people, places and dates will be something you'll need to clear up today -- so think about the details.
This task will also require you to take advantage of your excellent communication skills; diplomacy isn't something that intimidates you, so you will get the job done with a smile. As you play middleman, you should also encourage folks to get together on their own. Connecting polar opposite personalities could be considered your specialty.
) been advised to just go with what is when here..
sure is 'great' not being a lit gang critic mavin..
first issue will probably have some lean towards Cid..
however.. PLAY is the plinth ..
and, instead of "us" making Cid "rich and famous" and read, he will make "us" "rich and famous", and red (sic)
now, as soon as Micah and Evie get home FROM WORK ! I will figure out how to get things printed as, as all of a sudden it ain't working.. and how can I "edit" without paper pieces to cut and paste an shyffle..
TIRED OF SEEING SO MANY ON_LINE?ZINE ZENES all look alike..
not like tel let's site.. or Bare Bones BONZE feel like chucking this whole fucking computer.. it's too slow. not nearly as "cool" as my old underewood 1930-ish upright
am including John Phillips.. but, since I never hear'd from him, so I deleted his e-male address can find it noh where in particular
Aries March 21 - April 19
going "nuts" here..mostly raw, unsalted pee-nuts I cannot find your broadside.. it is still in the envelope..
maybe I accidentally dropped it in the mail-box yesterday ?
it wld be neat to "piggy-back" it in DOZEN.. give it a free ride?
about 6 of the 13 pages of issue DOZEN 1 now set..
not yet hardened.. but the 'crete is set when I get enough good stuff will go with it with whoever gets to here with..and the sooner the better..don't like dragging things out.. as there is no future..as, when you get there..there is yet a future-future..act/play is in The Moment.. and requires no fear..and dropping perfections, wants (desires)...etc now thinking of "featuring" a single artist/person/poet .. give them an entire 13 page issue?..
going to do that in DOZEN 2 as a learning 'thing'
would really like to see SG produced.. but, 500 + pages!?.. just stick the ms (5 vols) in my trunk.. with the other mss..
Please find attached the issue #6 of our newsletter. Feel free to send
any haiku, essays, articles or information (web sites, competitions,
publications, events...) relating to haiku for the next issue - haiku
ireland - official site. All the
best in haiku spirits, Gilles Fabre
Tanka Poets Announce New Publishing Venture
Haiku Constantza Society, Center Of Japanese Culture And Civilization, The
Direction Of Culture And Patrimony, The Worship And Culture
Ministery,Constantin Bratescu Lycee And School "Nicolae Tonitza",No.39
Poets and friends:
After some hesitation, I've decided to suspend The Ghazal Page until the first of the year or shortly after. I have some good poems on hand and fully intend to publish them. However, I'm over my head with work and need some time to catch up on correspondence and to do my own writing. My own work has suffered this year, and I want to make up for that. Please email me with any concerns you have. If I have any poems of yours on hand, you should here from me sometime in the latter part of December. If you want to withdraw a submission, let me know--but I'd much rather you didn't. Thank you, Gino Peregrini Ghazal Page.
My new chapbook, Mud on the Wall is out and selling well...go to the webpage and order your copy...only 100 numbered copies made. All the best, Jörgen Johansson
The following poems are selections from my new chapbook Old Soldiers Fading Away (ISBN 1-58998-409-9), just published by Pudding House of Columbus, Ohio, USA. It is an anthology of previously-published haiku, senryu, haibun and sequences dealing with veterans, especially Vietnam veterans.
war crimes trial
- Frogpond XXV:1; reprinted in pegging the wind: The Red Moon Anthology of English-Language Haiku 2002
Vietnam Memorial Wall
- Modern Haiku XXVIII:1
- Acorn, issue 13
next to names of war dead
- published in Modern Haiku XXXI:3; received Favorite Haibun of Issue Award
for ordering information, drop me an e-mail. John J. Dunphy
Dear Tanka Poets,
Greetings haiku Friends Worldwide: Editors Jim Kacian, Bruce Ross and Ken Jones are pleased to announce the December issue of Contemporary Haibun Online under it's new domain name. December Contributors are: Hortensia Anderson, Colin Barber, Marjorie Buettner, Yvonne Cabalona, Garry Eaton, Jim Fowler, C.W. Hawes, Roger Jones, Frances Ruhlen McConnel, Dustin Neal, Zane Parks, Ray Rasmussen, Lynne Rees, Natalia L. Rudychev, John Stone, Richard Straw, Julie Thorndyke, J. Marcus Weekley, Jane Whittle, -Ken Jones, Jim Kacian, Bruce Ross.
hello all, i am very pleased to announce the launch of the new red moon press website the site is the result of more than two years of effort, primarily that of web designer dave russo, who has insisted for years that red moon press needed a web presence, and who dedicated himself to the task of making it happen i can't thank him enough for his diligence and hard work to make this come about the site will incorporate more features as time goes along, but for the moment it is a site where all current red moon press products are available, and which offers some information about us and our mission we hope you'll be interested in having a look around, and we invite you to check us out at and to tell your friends about us as well thanks for your wonderful support in the past, and we look forward to being able to do even more for the haiku community in our new incarnation take care, and happy holidays – jim kacian, red moon press
I am the publisher of the new print journal, Wisteria devoted to publishing haiku, senryu and tanka. Thanks for your time and devotion to these often neglected forms of poetry. Best, Tony A. Thompson
I am a tanka-poet, Mariko Kitakubo, living in Tokyo Japan. I want to introduce my tanka-web site. While composing poems is the primary thing to do, I want to continue expressive activities by means of reading performances in and out of the country. I feel it meaningful to vibrate Japanese traditional rhythm sounds, consisting of units of 5 and 7 syllables, in front of Tanka lovers whose native language is not Japanese. Also, I am willing to actively collaborate with activities of other media, such as paintings, music, photographs and video images. -Mariko Kitakubo
Dear Werner, Thank you for the acceptance. I'll give Carol a call this morning and let her know. I hope to send you more of the kind of thing that Sheila Windsor and I were doing last year. We're talking about doing more. Not the same, but along those lines. To have a place to showcase this kind of work is wonderful. I don't know where else we could. I'm learning how to use the Lulu print-on-demand site online. Challenging, but it is a way of putting out professional looking books that are affordable and don't leave one with a lot of books in boxes around the house. I'm hoping this might work out for future Winfred Press projects and also as a way to keep some of my collections in print. We'll see what happens. Take care, Larry Kimmel
Denis email@example.com has invited you to join the Tanka Roundtable group with this message: TANKA ROUNDTABLE is TankaCentral.com's elist for poets, scholars, and others interested in tanka to discuss techniques, trends, prosody, and other topics of interest. The scope of discussion includes the entire waka/tanka tradition, including subsets such as kyoka and the use of new set forms for tanka. Historical matters, current affairs, and speculation about the future of tanka are all on the menu. Workshopping is not a primary activity of this e-list, but discussion of specific poems will be frequent. I do not expect this e-list to really compete with any existing tanka e-lists. Tanka Roundtable is not so much for workshopping as for more scholarly / professional poet discussions. I hope you will join it. best wishes, -Denis Garrison
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