Monday, March 26, 2012

Monday updates

Pamela A. Babusci sent this update:

Pamela A. Babusci

Moonbathing Issue 6 is now accepting submissions. I have additional copies of Moonbathing issue 5. If you wish to purchase a copy(ies) please e-mail me.

Moonbathing will publish two issues a year: Fall/Winter and Spring/Summer.


Moonbathing will feature only women poets. Send a maximum of 10 tanka per submission period. Submission deadlines:

Spring/Summer: In-hand Deadline:  May 15th spring/summer themes or non-seasonal only

Fall/Winter: In-hand deadline:  Dec. 15th

fall/winter theme or non-seasonal only
No previously published tanka or simultaneous submissions; no tanka that has been posted on-line on a personal website/blog.


Send your tanka IN THE BODY OF AN E-MAIL to: Pamela A. Babusci:  moongate44(at)gmail(dot)com PLEASE NO ATTACHMENTS. E-mail submissions ONLY.

I hope that all tanka poets who have their work accepted will support Moonbathing by purchasing a copy or a subscription. If Moonbathing is to survive it will need your support and I will be most grateful for it.


Moonbathing does not assume liability for copyright infringement or failure to acknowledge previously published tanka.


Subscriptions: $12 for one year (two issues) U.S. and Canada; $6 for single issue. International: $16
(two issues) $8 single issue U.S. dollars; send US cash or international M.O.—payable to Pamela A. Babusci to: Moonbathing Editor
150 Milford Street Apt. 13 Rochester, NY  14615-1810  USA    PLEASE NOTE: I will be moving into a new apt. by the end of May, so, please check with me for my new address before mailing me-thanks!

The Editor of Moonbathing is looking forward to receiving your best tanka. If you have any questions, feel free to e-mail Pamela A. Babusci moongate44(at)gmail(dot)com

Respectfully submitted,

Pamela A. Babusci, Editor of Moonbathing

M. Kei sent this update:

Keibooks Announces Atlas Poetica 11 : A Journal of Poetry of Place in Contemporary Tanka

Press Release – For Immediate Release – Please post to all appropriate venues

15 March 2012 – Perryville, Maryland, USA

Today Keibooks releases Atlas Poetica 11, the latest issue of the highly regarded journal. Atlas Poetica continues its tradition of focussing upon a topic of particular interest in the field of tanka, kyoka, and gogyoshi poetry in English. This issue emphasizes responsive tanka--sequences written by two or more authors in a 'call and response' fashion. Includes a nonfiction article by Dr. Carmella Braniger, several examples of responsive tanka, and a review of a collection of responsive tanka. As always, it publishes individual tanka, kyoka, and gogyoshi, tanka prose and sequences, book reviews, announcements, and other items of interest.

Contributors to ATPO 11 include:

Alexis Rotella, André Surridge, Autumn Noelle Hall, Bob Lucky, Brendan Slater, Brigid Fayers, Bruce D. Reed, Bruce England, Carmella Braniger, Charles Tarlton, Christina Nguyen, Claire Everett, David Edwards, Dawn Bruce, Eric Greinke, Gary LeBel, Gary Severance, Genie Nakano, Ignatius Fay, Jacob Kobina Ayiah Mensah, James Won, Jenny Ward Angyal, Johannes S. H. Bjerg, John Daleiden, Kath Abela Wilson, Laura Maffei, Leslie Ihde, Lisa Tibbs, Lorne Henry, Lucas Stenland,Luminita Suse, M. Kei, Margaret L. Grace, Magdalena Dale, Marilyn Hazelton, Marilyn Humbert, Mary Hind, Mel Goldberg, Melissa Allen, Mike Montreuil, Mira N. Mataric, Nancy Ellis Taylor, Natalie Perfetti, Neal Whitman, Oprica Padeanu, Owen Bullock, Patricia Prime, Peggy Castro, Pravat Kumar Padhy, Raquel Bailey, Randy Brooks, Rodney Williams, S. M. Abeles, Sherry Steiner, Sonam Chhoki, Steven Carter, T. J. Edge, Taro Aizu, Terry Ingram, Tessa J. Wooldridge, Tish Davis, Tracy Davidson, William Cullen, Jr.

Purchase direct from the printer at: <>

or at or your favorite online retailer.

P O Box 516
Perryville, MD 21903

M. Kei
Editor, Atlas Poetica
A Journal of Poetry of Place in Contemporary Tanka

Donna with Haiku Chronicles sent this update:

Richard Krawiec sent this update:

Thought you might like to have this link to the Frank Stasio show The State of Things, which featured a chilling monologue by Jeff Alguire, an argument scene between a mother and adult daughter featuring Jessicia Hieroniums and Christine Rogers, and discussion of my play Creeds by director Paul Paliyenko.

The first two nights the audiences have been great, and the cast outstanding.  Ticket sales are good but I'm sure there will be walk-ups available every night.(It is March Madness time)  If you can, go on a Friday or Saturday, when Anya Russian opens the show with a stunning Dance Overture. It only runs through April 1, Thursday through Sunday, at Common Ground Theater in Durham.

Come see my controversial play, CREEDS, March 22 - April 1
Common Ground Theater, Durham

Check out my websites!

Michael Dylan Welch sent this update:

U.S. Postage Stamp with Tanka Translation Released March 24

Michael Dylan Welch is pleased to announce that he and Emiko Miyashita have a waka (tanka) translation appearing on the back of a U.S. postage stamp, in an edition of 15,000,000 copies, that will be released on March 24, 2012. You can read more about the stamp at the United States Postal Service website ( The translation, shared below, is from their 2008 artbook, 100 Poets: Passions of the Imperial Court ( (Tokyo: PIE Books). This “forever” stamp celebrates the 100th anniversary of the cherry trees in Washington, D.C.

hisakata no hikari nodokeki harunohi ni shizugokoro naku hana no chiruran


Ki no Tomonori (c.850–c.904)

the light filling the air
is so mild this spring day
only the cherry blossoms
keep falling in haste—
why is that so?

Translated by Emiko Miyashita and Michael Dylan Welch

Ray Rasmussen  sent this update:

Contemporary Haibun Online 8:1 April 2012 -> Celebrating its 8th Year

Haibun Today 6:1 March 2012 -> A New Look and New Editorial Staff

A Hundred Gourds 1:2 March 2012 -> AHG A Second Solid Issue

Notes from the Gean  3:4 March 2011 -> Read it Like a Book!

Sasa Vazic sent this update:

Hi Curtis,

May I kindly ask you to publish this announcement?


Sasa Vazic, Editor

Thank you and best wishes,

And finally:

The Frugal Poets will sample two recipes sent by contributors to The Frugal Poet: Recipes and Poems for Lean Times anthology/cookbook today. Even though we have an October 31, 2012 deadline, Susan and intend to sample every recipe so please don't delay. The sooner you contribute, the quicker we can cook. Please send a poem, a personal history of the recipe (what it means to you) and a recipe.

Complete guidelines are available at the following URL:

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