Friday, September 2, 2011

Friday Updates

Gabriel Rosenstock sent this:

Dear All,

The Irish Haiku Society International Haiku Competition offers prizes of Euro 150, Euro 50 and Euro 30 for unpublished haiku/senryu in English. In addition there will be up to 7 Highly Commended haiku/senryu.

Also, there will be prizes from Dóchas Ireland of Euro 100, Euro 30 and Euro 20 for unpublished haiku/senryu in English or in Irish Gaelic (with an English translation) about poverty + up to 3 Highly Commended haiku/senryu in this category.

Details here: All the entries shall be postmarked by 15th November 2011. No e-mail submissions, please!

Good luck to all!

Irish Haiku Society

ANNOUNCEMENT: Haibun Today (September 2011) is now online.

The autumn quarterly issue of Haibun Today is now online for your reading pleasure at

Contributors to this issue include Melissa Allen, Steven Carter, Marcyn Del Clements, Glenn G. Coats, L. Costa, Anne Curran, Tish Davis, Cherie Hunter Day, Claire Everett, Al Fogel, Autumn N. Hall, Jeffrey Harpeng, Michele L. Harvey, Laura Hill, Mary Hind, Ken Jones, Roger Jones, Patricia Kennelly, Gary LeBel, Bob Lucky, Victor Maddalena, Michael McClintock, Kathe L. Palka, Carol Pearce-Worthington, Dru Philippou, Patricia Prime, Kala Ramesh, Ray Rasmussen, Lynne Rees, Richard Straw, Charles Tarlton, Diana Webb, Harriot West and Theresa Williams.

This issue also features an in-depth interview with Michael McClintock, “Wheeling through the Cedars,” on the subject of his haibun, tanka and other writing as well as an insightful critical essay, by Ray Rasmussen, on the rarely examined role of the title in haibun. Bob Lucky and Charles Tarlton reflect upon their individual writing of tanka prose in short personal memoirs. In addition, a long review of Gary LeBel’s Abacus is reprinted and the final results of British Haiku Awards (Haibun Section) 2010 are announced.

Writers are now invited to submit haibun, tanka prose and articles for consideration in the December 2011 issue of Haibun Today. Consult our Submission Guidelines at Haibun Today. Forward any submissions by email to Jeffrey Woodward, Editor, at

 A new issue of The Heron's Nest is is available.

 A new issue of The Dead Mule School of Southern Literature is available.

 A new issue of World Haiku Review is available.

Narrative Magazine has an interesting story by Elisabeth Harvor. The title of the story is Prison Nights, Winter Nights. The story is about a woman teaching poetry to prisoners and, yes, there are a few haiku in the story.

You'll have to register to read the story, but registration is free.

Scott Owens sent this:

My fall schedule of readings is pretty well set now.  There have been a few changes since I first posted this online, so I'm emailing it to my friends and those I think might be interested in the new book, "Something Knows the Moment," which will be the primary focus of my readings for a while.  Specifically, the Joe Milford Show has been at least temporarily cancelled; the Fuquay-Varina reading has changed date, time, and location; the 10/14 reading has moved from Young Harris College to a coffee shop in Hiwassee; and I've added the NetWest Picnic on 10/16 and Barnhill's on 12/9.  I hope at least one of these is close enough to you that you'll be able to attend, hear some of the poems, and get a signed copy of the book.  If you can't make it to a reading, you can still order a book from Main Street Rag or directly from me.

Thanks for all your interest and support.

9/13, 5:30, "Something Knows the Moment" Release Party, Taste Full Beans Coffeeshop, Hickory, NC
9/15, 6:00, Lazy Lion Bookstore, Fuquay-Varina, NC
9/16, 7:00, Lincoln County Cultural Center, Lincolnton, NC
9/17, 1:00-4:00, Momentous Writing Workshop, Coastal Carolina University, Pawley's Island, SC
9/24, 2:00-4:00, 100 Thousand Poets for Change, Minetta Lane Center, Hickory, NC
9/25, 2:00, McIntyre's Fine Books, Pittsboro, NC
10/14, Writers’ Night Out, Mountain Perk, Hiwassee, GA
10/15, Perpetual Writing Prompts, The Writers' Circle, Hayesville, NC
10/16, 2:00, NetWest Annual Picnic, Location to be determined
11/3, 7:00, Royal Bean Coffeehouse, Raleigh, NC
11/6, 3:00, Malaprops, Asheville, NC
11/6, 5:00, WordPlay with Jeff Davis,
11/18-19, NCWN Fall Conference, Asheville, NC
12/9, 6:30, Barnhills, Winston-Salem, NC

Scott Owens

And finally, let's start the weekend with a little music.

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