Frogpond and More

I am delighted to announce that I will have a haiku in the next issue of Frogpond 39:3, with thanks to interim editor Christopher Patchel and interim co-editor Joyce Clement.

Here are the places to watch for my work over the next couple months: Frogpond, Mariposa, The Heron’s Nest, the Haiku Society of America’s members’ anthology, and The Haiku Calendar 2017 from Snapshot Press.

More haiku news coming soon!

Haiku Published in Akitsu Quarterly

akitsu-quarterly-fall-2016The Fall issue of Akitsu Quarterly hit my mailbox today. Many thanks to editor Robin White for publishing two more of my haiku in this issue.  Here’s one of them:

river baptism . . .                                                                       the shimmer                                                                            dries off

Chad Lee Robinson, Akitsu Quarterly Fall 2016

Poem Featured in The Haiku Foundation’s re:Virals series

One of my haiku appears today in re:Virals (#53), a poem commentary feature on The Haiku Foundation’s Troutswirl blog. Here is the poem:

a slight shake of bells                                                                                                                                                                      as the harness comes off                                                                                                                                                      night snow

which was originally published in The Heron’s Nest and is also included in my collection The Deep End of the Sky.

Modje Marvast, Marion Clarke, Lorin Ford, Alan Summers, and Rose Ades wrote the commentaries, and I am pleased with all of them. It’s nice to read some reader reactions to one of my poems since I don’t get that very often. It is well worth your time to read all of the commentaries, but I’d like to quote a paragraph from the winning commentary by Rose Ades:

“I found energy in the harness coming off that liberated my senses, memory and imagination, and brought me back to the bare-rumped physicality of horses. And space at the line break, to shift indoors, to thaw out from the wind and the cold to smell the hay and the stable, perhaps a wood fire, hot food, a place to rest, reflect and give thanks. A sense that all was for now well confirmed by the revelatory stillness and quiet of the final line ‘night snow’. On this night we are safe and we will sleep as the snow covers yesterday’s tracks.”

Thank you to Lynn Edge for selecting this poem for commentary, to all those who wrote commentaries, and to The Haiku Foundation.

New Senryu Published in Failed Haiku

The newest issue of Failed Haiku: A Journal of English Senryu has been published, and I am happy to be included with three new senryu. Click here to read a pdf of the issue. Here’s one of the three:

outhouse—                                                                                                                                                                                                  I brag about the size                                                                                                                                                                        of a splinter

Thanks to the editor Michael Rehling!

Eye of the Tiger

It’s been more than a month since my last post, the longest stretch I’ve gone without posting something on The Deep End of the Sky. I haven’t had much to share recently as far as haiku goes, mostly because I haven’t submitted any new work for a couple of months, for good reason. It’s not that I haven’t been writing, quite the opposite. I have filled a handful of notebooks with haiku as I work toward something that has long been on my haiku bucket list. I hope to be able to share more about this at the end of July. In the meantime, here is a pic of all the notebooks I’ve filled so far this year, including the red County Fair  South Dakota one which is my current everyday carry.

I hope some of the work found in the pages of these notebooks will be released into the haiku wild in the coming months. Lots of pages. Lots of haiku. Stay tuned.

notebooks first half 2016

The notebooks I filled from January to July 2016, all of them Field Notes notebooks. Click on the pic to get in close to see those covers. What greatness awaits inside. Cue the inspirational music.


Two New Haiku Published in A Hundred Gourds

I am pleased to announce the publication of two new haiku in A Hundred Gourds 5:3, June 2016.

This is the final issue of A Hundred Gourds. I am fortunate, and grateful, to have had so many poems published there over the last five years. Thank you, Lorin Ford, for providing a good home to some of my haiku.

Here is a list of all the issues of A Hundred Gourds that include my work.

setting sun …
a bird dog’s bark
empties the cattails

singing to me
a honey-do list –
morning meadowlark

haiku by Chad Lee Robinson, originally published in A Hundred Gourds 5:3, June 2016

One Year Ago This Month

Pageflex Persona [document: PRS0000032_00006]One year ago this month Turtle Light Press released my contest-winning haiku collection The Deep End of the Sky. In that time the book has received many positive reviews in the haiku journals as well as some wonderful feedback from individuals all over the world. Looking back, I was fortunate to have Penny Harter choose this manuscript as winner, and to have Rick Black to guide me through the editing/publishing process. Thank you, guys, for all your help, and to everyone who bought a copy.

If you are interested in purchasing a copy, please see the BOOKS tab above for a list of places where it is sold.