End of Summer Haiku Roundup

September has shaped up to be a pretty good month for haiku. Cherie Hunter Day accepted two poems for this fall’s issue of Mariposa. Jim Kacian published another one of my poems written in response to the “sick day” prompt for his weekly column Haiku in the Workplace over at the Haiku Foundation.

at a rummage sale
the one who called in sick

The summer print issue (#120) of hedgerow: a journal of small poems has finally been published, and I am pleased to have this poem included (with thanks to editor Caroline Skanne for the selection):

the arch
of her back . . .
dune roses

And this week I received my copy of the Haiku Society of America’s members’ anthology on down the road edited by LeRoy Gorman. He selected this one of mine that was originally published in Mariposa:

restringing fence wire–
the meadowlark’s song one post
ahead of the wind

Many thanks to all the editors and publishers!

All poems above by Chad Lee Robinson


Haiku in the Workplace and Recent Acceptances

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!

Haiku Published in Hedgerow #100


hedgerow #100, edited by Caroline Skanne. Cover photo and design by Caroline Skanne.

The 100th issue of hedgerow: a journal of small poems is out today, and I am pleased to have three haiku among the 100 pieces of writing and art. The journal’s editor, Caroline Skanne, has also made this issue available in print from Wildflower Poetry Press, and it is also available at Amazon.

I’ve been stretching out a bit this year, publishing in a number of journals I’ve never published in before. hedgerow is one of them. I had three haiku published last week in issue #99, and now three more in issue #100. It’s a great journal, one I look forward to reading every Friday when a new issue comes out. Many thanks to Caroline Skanne for publishing my work. Here are two out of the three in issue #100:

Ghost Dance
the white horse
casts a shadow

my son trying
to sound it out . . .
evening snowfall

Chad Lee Robinson, hedgerow: a journal of small poems #100 (2016)

New Poems Published in Hedgerow and Sonic Boom

I have four new haiku and senryu published today, three in hedgerow: a journal of small poems issue #99, and one in Sonic Boom issue 7. This marks my first appearance in both online journals. Many thanks to Caroline Skanne (hedgerow) and Shloka Shankar (Sonic Boom). Here’s one of the haiku:

foggy sunrise
the heavy breathing
of horses

Chad Lee Robinson, hedgerow: a journal of small poems #99, December 2016

Next Friday, I will have more work appear in hedgerow #100. Don’t miss it!