Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Conference, Contest, Publication news

Here are a few items of interest:

Dear members of the Haiku North America mailing list:

I just updated the HNA web site with an overview of HNA 2009,
registration forms, and a call for submission to the conference


Please help spread the word to your friends and colleagues!

Dave Russo
HNA Web Administrator

The winners of the fourth annual Heron's Nest Illustration Contest have been posted. Congratulations on having your work included in the upcoming volume of 2008 poems!

a sealed jar of mustard seeds

60 new haiku by Scott Metz


ant ant ant ant ant number 9

edited by Chris Gordon

*now available*

for a copy, or info, please contact Chris Gordon at:


Announcing "hazy moon" February 2009 Kukai

The February 2009 Kukai theme is "hazy moon" . Use the exact words "hazy moon" in the haiku. No more than a total of three haiku may be submitted. Haiku submitted to the kukai should not be workshopped, appear on-line in forums, or in print.


Author, Country

To: kukaieditor@poetrywriting.org
Subject:"hazy moon" kukai
Submissions: Thursday January 01, 2009 – Tuesday, February 17, 2009 Midnight.
Voting: Wednesday, February 18, 2009 – Tuesday, February 24, 2009, Midnight.

The results will be published in the Saturday, February 28, 2009 Sketchbook.

Recent letters to the Sketchbook editors and discussions on various forums indicate that some assumptions about a kukai must be spelled out. From now on (April 1, 2008), Haiku entered in the Sketchbook kukai must be previously unpublished; they must not be workshopped; they must not appear on any list, forum, group, blog, or in print. In short, if the haiku has appeared on the internet or in print we consider it to have been published. The voting in a kukai is anonymous and publication anywhere voids anonyminity. Any haiku found to be previously published will be disqualified.

The Editor’s at Sketchbook
Karina Klesko and John Daleiden

The 3rd Haiku Circle will take place on Saturday, June 6th (9AM-6PM) at the Red House Tree Farm Northfield, MA.

This year's event will include the following:

1) Letterpress print: All day workshop with Ed Rayher & Greg Joly.

2) Nature sketching for beginners: All day workshop with Mary Forrester.

3) The persona haibun: The art of empathy: Workshop with Maggie Chula.

4) Naturalist walk: A focus on butterflies with Ted Watt.

Peggy Lyles & Carl Patrick will be featured readers.

Cost will remain the same at $65.00 with a discount to $50.00 for early registration (before May 1). Fees include all meals. Camping and book table space with advance notice. Music will be provided by harpist Piper Pichette. We welcome you to join us!

Please make check payable to "Wanda Cook/Haiku Circle" and mail to: Wanda Cook, P.O. Box 314, Hadley, MA 01035

For more information:

-vincent tripi at (413) 772-2354
-Raffael de Gruttola at (508) 653-3354 or cellinixo@aol.com
-Wanda Cook at willowbranch32@yahoo.com
-Stanford M. Forrester at bottlerockets_99@yahoo.co

The 6th International Tanka Festival in Tokyo 2009 Competition(ITF Tokyo Competition)

Call for Submissions

Open to everyone

Entry Fee: None

Submission Period: April 1st~June 30, 2009

Address for submissions:

ITF Tokyo Competition

c/o Nihon Kajin Club,

Shuei Bldg. 2F, 1-12-5,

Higashi-gotanda, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo, 141-0022, Japan


1) Tanka must be previously unpublished and not under consideration elsewhere.

2) Send two copies of each tanka, with your name and address on one copy only.

3) Any theme is acceptable.

4) Winning tanka and commended entries will be published in the Festival brochure.

Prizes: The Japan Times Prize, The Tanka Journal Prize, The Amelia Fielden Prize,

The Hiromi Itoh Prize, The Yasuhiro Kawamura Prize, The Aya Yuhki Prize etc.


The 6th International Tanka Festival in Tokyo 2009

ITF Tokyo 2009 will be held by The Japan Tanka Poets' Society and the members of The Tanka Journal as follows:

October 10th Registration at Akasaka Yoko Hotel

11th The 6th International Tanka Festival in Tokyo 2009 ( 10 a.m. to 19p.m.)

at the Meiji Shrine Sansyu den

(JR Harajuku, Subway Meiji Jingu mae)

12th Day trip to Nikko

Aya Yuhki: ayayu-ki@sc4.so-net.ne.jp

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