Haiku Published in The Heron’s Nest

I am pleased to be a part of another issue of The Heron’s Nest with two new haiku. Click the link to read mine on pages 8 and 10. Here is one of my two:

prairie storm
the darkness disperses
as buffalo

Thank you to Fay Aoyagi and the rest of the editorial team for selecting my poems!

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Like the Pumpkins and More News

Over the weekend I heard from Scott Murphy of The Befuddled Press about a project he’s been working on called Like the Pumpkins. According to The Befuddled Press website, Like the Pumpkins is “a new artist book featuring eight haiku poets exploring the subject of death.” The book is supposed to be letterpress, one of the reasons why I submitted in the first place. I am honored to be one of the eight haiku poets, and can’t wait to receive my contributor copies.

Just tonight I heard from Fay Aoyagi, one of the associate editors of The Heron’s Nest, and I will have two new haiku in the December 2015 issue. It’s always an honor to be published in The Heron’s Nest, one of the best haiku journals around.

Many thanks to Scott Murphy, Fay Aoyagi and the rest of the editorial team at THN.

I am wondering where the results of the 2015 Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival Haiku Invitational are. It’s been almost four months since the contest deadline, and I’m getting impatient . . .

UPDATE: Sounds like the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Contest will wrap up in the next couple weeks. Something to look forward to . . .

Acceptances and Book Release Info

I heard from Francine Banwarth and Michelle Root-Bernstein, the editor and assistant editor of  Frogpond, who have accepted two haiku of mine for the spring/summer issue 38.2. One of the haiku they accepted I had originally submitted to The Heron’s Nest, but it ultimately wasn’t chosen. However, THN associate editor Fay Aoyagi suggested a new third line. This revised version is the one that will now appear in Frogpond. Many thanks to Francine, Michelle and Fay!

As for book news, things are really heating up. Rick Black over at Turtle Light Press is working overtime to have The Deep End of the Sky available sometime close to mid-May. The wait is nearly over!

More Acceptances and a Reprint

A few days ago I heard from Fay Aoyagi, one of the editors of The Heron’s Nest, and I will have two haiku in the June issue. I am no longer behind on my goals for the year, and am actually ahead now!

One of my haiku published in 2014 will be reprinted in Haiku 2015, forthcoming this summer from Modern Haiku PressHaiku 2015 will be the next edition following Haiku 21 and Haiku 2014, from the editorial team of Lee Gurga and Scott Metz.

Big thanks to all the editors!