Monday, October 10, 2011

Monday updates

Good day to you all!

I have power issues with my laptop so please bear with me while I struggle with this new...bump in the road.

Here are a few news items:

A new issue of Notes from the Gean was recently published online.This issue is loaded with a lot of great stuff to read. Browse over to and check out the contents page.

BTW, my sincerest thanks to the editors for publishing two renray in the new issue.

Season's greetings - autumn is now fast coming on here in Kyoto. The crickets are beginning to quieten their cries.

Kindly spread the word about the Kikakuza International Haibun Contest's transmutation into next years's Genjuan International Haibun Contest if you possibly can. Nobuyuki Yuasa and I would much appreciate it being posted on any English/international haiku sites or in newsletters this autumn. The renaming is explained and guidelines outlined in the attachment (in two different Word formats). For good measure, however, I will copy them out below, too. We will look forward to another good entry from many countries around the world. Entry is free again. Deadline: late January.

The Hailstone Haiku Circle site, the Icebox, at also carries the guidelines, as well as last year's top four pieces to read (both items are accessed by links at top right). You can also see there (scroll down a little on the top page) the book we have produced of the first three years' Decorated Works and order it if you like. There are some new translations of haibun by Basho, Buson, and Issa at the back. There will be a few review/gift copies available shortly, but only a few!

Thank you in advance for any help you can give our Contest. If ever in the Kyoto-Osaka area, please drop by.

Best wishes,
Stephen Gill (Tito)

(and on behalf of Nobuyuki (Sosui), too)

Turtle Light Press sent this update.

 The 14th International Apokalipsa Haiku Contest

 Deadline: March 15, 2012 

No of entries: up to 6 original unpublished haiku (in one of the former Yugoslavian languages and/or in English) not under consideration elsewhere.

Topic and form: any

Send four (4) copies of each haiku, or group of haiku, signed by a cipher, along with a separate sheet in another envelope with your cipher, name, age, profession, address, phone number and email address to:

Ulica Lili Novy 25
1000 Ljubljana

(subject: For haiku contest)

or to

In which case enclose two attachments, one with haiku and another with your personal data, both signed by your cipher.

Judges: Edin Saračević, Silva Trstenjak and Alenka Zorman.

Winners will receive some practical prizes. Contest results will be published in Apokalipsa Review.

Haiku Hot Springs, November 4th and 5th

Hi Curtis,

We may be adding people to the program.

This is our first working schedule.


9:00 AM  Welcome & Haiku Sharing....Howard Lee Kilby and R. Paul Tucker, MD, Arkansas Haiku Society
9:30 ......"Senryu"  by Patricia Laster, Poets Roundtable of Arkansas, Benton, AR,
10:30 ...."Liminality" by Susan Delphine Delaney, MD, Plano, TX
11:30 ...Lunch Break
1:00 PM... "Writing a Haiku Blog"  by Margaret Dornaus, Writer and Teacher
2:00    ... "Japanese Calligraphy Demonstration" by Mickey Hulsey
3:00 ... Ginko Walk and Kukai lead by Johnye Elizabeth Strickland, Professor Emeritis, UALR

Saturday: NOV 5, 2011

9:00 AM Announcements - Participants
9:30  Workshop ...Tom Painting, Teacher, Atlanta, GA
11:30  Lunch Break
1:00 "The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam" by Omar Almobarak, Hot Springs, AR
2:00 "Panel" Beginning Haiku Poets"  Rev. Gail Paul, Hot Springs, AR
3:00 Haiku Friends Autumnal Gift Exchange ... led by Susan Delphine Delaney, MD
        (Please bring a wrapped gift a haiku poet would enjoy, (about $10 or pre-loved.)

There are poets expected from Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Texas.

The program is subject to change with the addition of confirmed haiku poets.

Please let me know if there is any information I can share with you.

Thank you very much,

Howard Lee Kilby
PO Box 1260
Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas 71902-1260
Tel: 501-767-6096


Your submissions (up to 6 unpublished haiku in English and your mother tongue, haiga, essays, interviews, book reviews) are welcome.
Please read the submission guidelines before submitting:

Beginning with the next issue English Haiku Editor and one of the two selectors (besides Jasminka Nadaskic Djordjevic) of the best haiku of the issue will be Robert D. Wilson, who will take an'ya's place, as she has to concentrate more on her many other obligations.
Thank you very much to an'ya for her excellent collaboration! 

Deadline: October 31, 2011.

Saša Važić

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