I am pleased to announce that I will have three new haiku published in the fall issue of Akitsu Quarterly. Many thanks to Robin White for the acceptances.
I am pleased to have two new haiku published in Frogpond volume 40 number 2. Many thanks to editors Christopher Patchel and Joyce Clement for selecting my work. Here are my two contributions:
tilts a pan–
a Lakota elder
passes the pipe
haiku by Chad Lee Robinson
Glad to have another poem included in Jim Kacian’s Haiku in the Workplace column. This week’s theme: the broken air conditioner. With thanks to Jim, here is my contribution:
what the math
boils down to
I am pleased to have a new tanka published in this week’s issue of hedgerow: a journal of small poems (issue #118), the opening poem no less! Many thanks to Caroline Skanne for selecting my work.
blanket the hills–
the horse whisperer
lays a whistle
on the wind
tanka by Chad Lee Robinson
Pleased to have a haiku in this week’s Haiku in the Workplace column, written and edited by Jim Kacian. This week’s theme: a job well done. With thanks to Jim, here is my contribution:
straightness of the bean rows–
a simple nod
from my father
haiku by Chad Lee Robinson
It’s always a good day when you have new work accepted for publication in The Heron’s Nest. I will have two new haiku published in the September issue. Many thanks to the editors for selecting my work.
I also have new work forthcoming in the following places: Frogpond (two haiku), hedgerow (one haiku, one tanka), and Jim Kacian’s Haiku in the Workplace column (one haiku). Many thanks to all the editors!
The new issue of Shamrock, #37, is available to read, and I’m delighted to have four new haiku included. It’s been quite a while since my last appearance in Shamrock, so it’s nice to have some new poems published there. Many thanks to editor Anatoly Kudryavitsky. Here are two out of the four:
the dog retrieves
a goose’s silence
looking out to see
horses looking out
listening for tires
on gravel . . .
the inner lightning
of night clouds
Many thanks to Caroline Skanne for including my work. I have more work scheduled to appear in two future issues of hedgerow, so stay tuned for those!
I am pleased to announce that I have had another haiku published in Jim Kacian’s Haiku in the Workplace column just today. The theme this time around is “the first day at the new job.” With thanks to Jim, here is my offering:
first day at the new job–
a rubber spider
in the desk drawer
Recent acceptances include haiku and tanka that will appear in three separate issues of hedgerow: a journal of small poems. Many thanks to Caroline Skanne!
I recently received the spring issue of Acorn that includes a new poem of mine. As always, I’m thrilled to be in another issue of Acorn. It’s such a fantastic haiku journal. With thanks to Susan Antolin, here is my contribution:
it’s cancer . . .
the tips of the tall grass
brush my palms
by Chad Lee Robinson, Acorn No. 38, Spring 2017
In other news, I feel kinda bad that I wasn’t able to participate in this year’s EarthRise Rolling Haiku Collaboration for International Haiku Poetry Day, but the theme of reconciliation just didn’t spark anything for me. So hopefully next year’s theme will be more inspiring.
The Touchstone Awards for Individual Poems were announced yesterday. I was honored to have a poem on the shortlist, this one which was originally published in Mariposa 35, 2016 (thanks to editor Cherie Hunter Day):
restringing fence wire–
the meadowlark’s song one post
ahead of the wind
by Chad Lee Robinson
Unfortunately, the Touchstone judges did not select my poem as a winner. Since the Touchstone Awards began, I have been fortunate enough to have had four poems shortlisted, one of which (this one) actually won:
the things we thought we needed
darken the garage
by Chad Lee Robinson, first published in The Heron’s Nest Vol. XIII, Number 1: March, 2011.
Thanks to the Touchstone judges for shortlisting my poem.