Wild Plum and Other News

Check out my new haiku in the just-released Wild Plum 1:2, Fall & Winter 2015. Many thanks to the editor for selecting my work.

In other news I have answered some interview questions for Rick Black at Turtle Light Press, the publisher of my book of haiku The Deep End of the Sky. Look for those to appear one or two at a time on Turtle Light Press’s Facebook page in the near future.

Other than that all’s quiet on the haiku front. I’ve been writing, but I haven’t been happy with hardly any of it lately. But I may have enough other good ones for a submission or two in September. In the meantime, I’m waiting to hear back on a couple other haiku submissions, so fingers crossed for good news from both.

Looking head I have work forthcoming in Modern Haiku, muttering thunder, Presence, bottle rockets, and an anthology about the afterlife edited by Robert Epstein.


Acceptances at Presence

I haven’t sent out any submissions in a little more than a month, but I recently submitted to Presence, a respected haiku journal in the UK. I published a couple haiku in Presence back in 2006 under a guest editor, and I haven’t appeared there since then. But I’m happy to say that I will have two senryu in the next issue, number 53. I’m glad to be back in its pages.

Featured Haiku

Charlotte Digregorio is featuring another one of my haiku on her Writer’s Blog today. Please check out her blog to read more excellent haiku and senryu by other poets. I am grateful to Charlotte for featuring my work on her blog. Many thanks!

clear water–
the whiteness
of my father’s feet

by Chad Lee Robinson, Author of The Deep End of the Sky

Tales on the River

The Short Grass Arts Council has invited me to be the guest speaker for this week’s Tales on the River. I will be talking about haiku, and will also read from my book The Deep End of the Sky.

I was involved in a couple group readings while at South Dakota State University many years ago, but I’ve never had the floor all to myself. About 45 minutes of me talking about haiku? Yikes! I hope it goes well, and that the audience enjoys it.

Here’s the when and where: Thursday, August 13, 7:00 PM, Moose Lodge, 910 N. Deadwood St., Ft. Pierre.