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.
This haiku can also be found in my award-winning collection from Turtle Light Press, The Deep End of the Sky.
Thanks to the Touchstone judges for shortlisting my poem.