Sunday, September 19, 2010

Sunday updates - September 19

Recycling Starlight

Penny Harter's cycle of poems written during the eighteen months after Bill's death, Recycling Starlight, is now in print from Ce Rosenow's Mountains and Rivers Press. It has been published in a limited edition chapbook, beautifully designed by Jonathan Greene and elegantly produced by Swamp Press, with a letter-press cover, and hand-sewn signatures. Copies are available from Mountains and Rivers at: [please scroll down to click on the title]

The book will also be available at the 2010 Dodge Poetry Festival [] and at the Seabeck Haiku Getaway []

Penny will be reading at both of these events.

Carolyn Hall sent this:

Dear friends and fellow poets,

I am very proud to announce the publication of How to Paint the Finch’s Song, my second full-length collection of haiku and senryu.

80 pages; perfect-bound. Published by Red Moon Press.

Commentary from the late Peggy Willis Lyles and Allan Burns:

“Carolyn Hall’s down-to-earth haiku are rooted in a life keenly lived and meticulously examined. She takes her experiences just seriously enough, revealing exactly what readers must know to share her wisdom and appreciation.”

Peggy Willis Lyles
Formerly Associate Editor, The Heron’s Nest

 “Nature, relationships, and art figure among key themes in Carolyn Hall’s second full-length collection, which builds on the considerable achievement of her first. Hall excels at addressing each of these themes in isolation and at skillfully relating them together:

Mother’s Day
the commotion in the tree
becomes a heron

The intriguing title haiku provides another example with its kôan-like paradox; at the same time, it positions her work within a synesthetic haiku tradition dating back to Bashô’s wild duck with its faintly white call. Blending modern and traditional elements, Hall’s haiku range in subject matter and tonality from a candlelight dinner and a family tree to a military crackdown and a seal’s missing eyes. By virtue of her versatility and deft touch, Hall stands among the most notable contemporary haiku poets in English.”

Allan Burns
Editor, Montage: The Book

How to Paint the Finch’s Song is available from me at 122 Calistoga Road  #135, Santa Rosa CA 95409.  $12 plus shipping and handling ($3 US, $4 Canada, $5 overseas). Please make checks payable to Carolyn Hall. The book is also available from Red Moon Press at

Thanks, and all best wishes,
Carolyn Hall

Charlie Smith sent this link to the

Patrick M. Pilarski sent this:

Submissions are open for DailyHaiku Cycle 10

Dear Readers, Friends, and Contributors,

We are thrilled to announce that submissions are open for DailyHaiku's tenth publishing cycle! This cycle marks five full years of publishing as an online daily periodical. Over that time we've had the pleasure of featuring over 1500 poems by a wide selection of established and emerging poets; we've presented work that ranges from the traditional to the highly experimental; we've introduced new additions to the journal such as the yearly print edition, the special features section, and the invited poet position.

Now, we invite you to help us enter the double digits in style by submitting some of your best work for possible inclusion in our upcoming cycle (Cycle 10). If you are interested in becoming a Cycle 10 contributor, please see our submission call below. (And please feel free to forward this call on to any other interested parties.)

Also, we invite you to check out our newest special feature of neon buddha poems by Michael Dylan Welch:

Thank you for helping to make it a wonderful half-decade of publishing, and we look forward to many more years to come!

All the best,
Patrick and Nicole

Patrick M. Pilarski and Nicole Pakan
Editors --- DailyHaiku


Submission are now open for DailyHaiku Cycle 10!

DailyHaiku is a print and daily online serial publication that publishes the work of Canadian and international haiku poets, blending contemporary, experimental, and traditional styles to explore the boundaries of English-language haiku. Through our special features section, we also aim to chronicle the diverse and ever-changing landscape of contemporary haiku-related forms. We're now looking for a new roster of six talented haiku poets for our upcoming cycle (Volume 5, Cycle 10, Fall 2010/Winter 2011). If selected as a contributor, you will be responsible for providing a total of 28 haiku over a six-month period.

Submission Period: Sept. 1st--30th, 2010 (closes 11:59 pm Mountain Standard Time)

How to Submit: Email submissions to

What to Submit: Ten unpublished haiku---no more, no less---your contact information, a 75 word publication-ready biographical note, and a digital author photo. We do not accept work published or under consideration by other journals or websites.

Payment: One contributor copy of the print volume featuring your work.

For specific submission guidelines and more information about this publication, please visit:

A new issue of Sketchbook is online.

I'll return later in the day with Haiku - Three Questions. For now, I'll leave you with another poem by Richard Peek.

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