Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Haiku Holiday, moonset, & Notes From the Gean

The North Carolina Haiku Society's 3oth Haiku Holiday will be this Saturday (April 25th). This is the largest annual haiku event in NC. Addtional information, location, agenda, etc. can be viewed at the following URL:

an'ya has informed me that the Spring/Summer issue of moonset is in the mail.

Colin Stewart Jones sent this press release:

Notes From the Gean

a journal of Japanese short forms 

Gean: the wild cherry, Prunus avium. [French guigne]
Press Release and call for Submissions:
We are pleased to announce the inaugural issue of a new journal specialising in Japanese short forms is due out on June 1st 2009.  You can find us at
We welcome your submissions of up to 10 original haiku and/or senryu.
Submissions of up to 5 tanka
Haiga (modern or traditional) will be considered.
Renga, haibun, and sequences will not be considered at this time, although we do enjoy reading and writing these various forms and/or genre, here at Gean Tree Press. 

All poems/artwork submitted to Notes From the Gean must be unpublished, either in print or electronically, and not under consideration elsewhere. Haiku that have been uploaded to sharing networks or blogs will be deemed as published and those that are work-shopped on closed forums will be considered as unpublished.
Submissions will close two weeks prior to publication
Haiku Editor : Lorin Ford, Australia
Tanka Editior : H. Gene Murtha, United States
Haiga Editor : Origa, United States
Photographic Consultant : Grum Robertson, United Kingdom 
Managing Editor : Colin Stewart Jones, United Kingdom
We will do our utmost to ensure a speedy response to all submissions.
We, the Editors at Gean Tree Press, seek to encourage excellence, experimentation and education within the haiku community. We believe this is best accomplished by example and not imitation. Our aim is for originality above all else. We therefore solicit your finest examples of Japanese short form poetry and hope to “hear” your voices speak.
you are cordially invited to join 
the members area of
"Notes From the Gean" 
the online journal of Gean Tree Press 
specialising in haiku, tanka & haiga 

Gean = old word for wild cherry 

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Dear Curtis,

I cannot thank you enough for posting this note from Colin.


PS: poets! remember, you do not have to join anything, this only another avenue for keeping the reader abreast to what is going on
at the Gean.