Sunday, February 12, 2012

Sunday updates

New Editors for Modern Haiku

Roberta Beary is the new haibun editor for Modern Haiku. Here's what was written in Modern Haiku:

Sharpe-eyed subscribers who compulsively read our masthead will have noticed a few changes there, notably the addition of Roberta Beary's name. We're delighted to announce that Roberta has agreed to join the editorial staff as haibun editor. She's starting right away and will choose from your work for the summer 2012 issue. Please continue to send your submissions to me, however, at

Roberta recently had one of her haibun nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Congratulations, Roberta!

Charlie Trumbull also had this announcement:

And finally, I realize that unfortunately all this fun cannot go on forever. I am planning to hand over the reins of Modern Haiku after the summer 2013 issue, which coincides with my 70th birthday. The really good news is that Paul Miller--newly dubbed Modern Haiku associate editor--will pick up these reins and ride this thoroughbred of ours into even wider horizons!

DailyHaiku call for submissions for Cycle 13

Dear Readers, Friends, and Past Contributors,

We are thrilled to announce that submissions are open for DailyHaiku's thirteenth publishing cycle!  This represents the start of our seventh year of publishing as an online daily periodical. 

We now invite you to submit some of your best work for consideration. Your submission, if selected, will grant you one of six spots on our roster of Cycle 13 contributors. It will also become your first set of haiku that will appear on the site. At the end of the 6 month publishing period, each contributor will have four weeks of published haiku, and will receive a copy of our yearly print addition that features their work.

If you are interested in becoming a contributor, please read our submission criteria detailed on this webpage:

Feel free to forward this call to any other haiku enthusiasts that may be interested in participating.

Thank you for helping to make DailyHaiku a lively and dynamic environment to showcase contemporary short form poetry!

All the best,

Patrick and Nicole

Charlotte Digregorio sent this recap of the February 2012 Critique Meeting Held in Chicago Metro Area

Charlie Smith sent this link to the 5th Annual Hexapod Haiku Challenge.

A Light Breakfast
 poems to start your day

Poetic License Press

Come see what all the fuss is about! 
 A Light Breakfast poets read and talk about their work.

Thursday, February 16, 2012
7:00 p.m.
The Book Stall
811 Elm Street, Winnetka, Il

Friday, March 9, 2012
8:00 p.m., followed by open mic
The Art Center
1957 Sheridan Road, Highland Park, IL
Hosted by Highland Park Poetry
and The Art Center

Copies of A Light Breakfast will be available for purchase.  Please also support our gracious hosts with you patronage: The Book Stall, Highland Park Poetry, and The Art Center.

PO Box 279, Glencoe, IL 60022

And finally, please browse over to The Frugal Poet web site and read the call for submissions page.

Susan Nelson Myers and I are working on an anthology that will include frugal recipes with poetry.

We look forward to reading your poems and sampling your recipes!

1 comment:

snowbird said...

I can't think of a better haibun editor than Roberta... one of these days I'll learn how to write it...

I'll be sorry to see Charlie go from MH. The breadth he's brought to this journal is staggering... although I know that Paul is extremely capable and it is being passed on to good hands.

It will be fun to watch how things flower under the new editors... many changes, but much to bring wonder and delight and a great deal of learning in the process.
Life is change. I'm thankful to be in a living art.