Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Wednesday updates -4/7/2010

I received this wonderful message from Angelee Deodhar:

Dear Curtis,

Here's wishing you,your dear family and the readers of Tobacco Road a very Happy Easter. May you have a wonderful day.

You will be happy to know that my husband,Shridhar, is much better now and able to walk with the help of a walker. He is also able to examine his patients.We are very grateful to all our friends worldwide who have been keeping him in their prayers.

With lots of love,

white Easter lilies
along the churchyard path
-fragrance of her hair

Dave Russo sent this:

Haiku Holiday: Sat April 24

Don't miss Haiku Holiday, our biggest event of the year! I just posted the schedule. Details on our Web site.


We now have a Facebook Fan page for the NCHS. This will be a modest effort for a while, but for those of you on Facebook, become a fan!

I've just posted a gallery of the Haiku Canada 10th Anniversary Holographic Anthology from 1987.

Pamela A. Babusci sent this:

Moonbathing a journal of women's tanka is now open for submissions for Issue two. Deadline May, 1, 2010

The second issue of Moonbathing will be a larger issue including more tanka poets from around the world. You can submit up to 10 tanka for consideration.

Some premier issues of Moonbathing are still available, please contact the editor for details at:  moongate44(at)gmail(dot)com or if you have any questions or concerns.

The premier issue of Moonbathing has already had two very favorable reviews in Blithe Spirit Journal from the UK and in Kokako Journal from NZ.

Thank you for supporting Moonbathing with your tanka, your encouraging words and your subscriptions/donations. They are greatly appreciated.


Pamela A. Babusci, Editor of Moonbathing

M. Kei sent this:

Catzilla! Cat Tanka open for submissions April 1 - June 30, 2010

A reminder to poets: Catzilla! an anthology of cat tanka is now open for submissions. Submissions will close on June 30. Guidelines can be found at:

Please be sure and include 'Catzilla submission' on the subject line.

Reprints and originals may be submitted, as long as reprints are accompanied by prior publishing information. No simultaneous submissions.


M. Kei
Catzilla! Editor

M. Kei
Take Five : Best Contemporary Tanka
P O Box 1118
Elkton, MD 21922-1118
take5tanka (at) gmail (dot) com

Also from M. Kei:

If you have been planning to buy a copy of Atlas Poetica : A Journal of Poetry of Place in Contemporary Tanka (, or my new novel Pirates of the Narrow Seas (, or one of my previous titles, such as Fire Pearls : Short Masterpieces of the Human Heart or Heron Sea, Short Poems of the Chesapeake Bay, April is the month to do it!, home to Keibooks, is offering a special coupon for a discount of 10% off the cover price of one purchase. Visit and at check out, enter the code 'SHOWERS'. You may use it once during the month of April for a single purchase. Discount applies to book cover price, and does not include the cost of shipping and handling. The coupon can only be used for a single purchase, but you can buy as many books or journals as you wish in that purchase.

Happy reading!


publisher of literature for discerning readers

P O Box 1118, Elkton, MD, 21922 USA
Keibooks (at) gmail (dot) com

Haiku Reality/stvarnost has a new web address:

1 comment:

snowbird said...

Angelee - So thankful to hear of your husband's recovery bit by bit.

Pamela - You are amazing. You are in my prayers for the 16th. If you write tanka, everyone, Moonbathing has the passion.

Roberta - I'd give my eye teeth to be at your reading on the 24th at NCHS! What a wonderful group of poets.

haikureality - What an interesting site. I will enjoy visiting and learning more. Lambing season...

Thanks Curtis for all the news. Merrill