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 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
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!
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’ve been having a hard time saying what I want to say about 2016. I accomplished some great things with my haiku writing, but the echo of certain failures from year to year are starting to get to me. So I will do my best to keep any negative feelings I’m holding right now out of this highlight reel and keep this as straight forward as I can.
I published 38 new poems (37 haiku and senryu, and 1 tanka) in the following places: Acorn, Akitsu Quarterly, bottle rockets, Failed Haiku, Frogpond, Haikuniverse, hedgerow, The Heron’s Nest, A Hundred Gourds, Mariposa, Otata, Sonic Boom, Under the Basho, and Upstate Dim Sum. Six of these places I published in for the first time in 2016: Failed Haiku, Haikuniverse, hedgerow, Otata, Sonic Boom, and Upstate Dim Sum.
I republished some poems this year in the following places: galaxy of dust: The Red Moon Anthology of English-Language Haiku 2015 (Red Moon Press, 2016); naad anunaad: an anthology of contemporary world haiku (Vishwakarma Publications, 2016); Full of Moonlight: Haiku Society of America Members’ Anthology 2016 (Haiku Society of America, 2016), The Haiku Calendar 2017 (Snapshot Press, 2016); Charlotte Digregorio’s Writers’ Blog; and in two columns at The Haiku Foundation: Haiku in the Workplace and reVirals.
I did receive some awards in 2016. I had one winner and one runner-up in Snapshot Press’s Haiku Calendar Competition. It’s always an honor to be included in that one. Also I was one of the “other popular poets” in The Heron’s Nest Readers’ Choice Awards, and I had a poem in the “other popular poems” part of those same awards. And this one-liner of mine
in a rush to reach stillness whitewater
was shortlisted for a Touchstone Award for Individual Poems from The Haiku Foundation.
On top of that, my book The Deep End of the Sky (Turtle Light Press, 2015) received second place in the Haiku Society of America Merit Book Awards for 2016. Not too shabby.
Placing in the Merit Book Awards is definitely one I can cross off the haiku bucket list. But so is being the Route 9 Haiku Group’s guest poet in Upstate Dim Sum. When I scan the list of previous guest poets, I don’t really feel like I should be among such an outstanding group of haiku poets, but I am honored and grateful and excited to be there.
Looking forward to 2017, I have one haiku accepted for publication in Modern Haiku. And I have yet to find out if any of my work has been voted into the next Red Moon Anthology, so fingers crossed I will have work voted in.
I am grateful to (still) be writing and publishing. I appreciate every opportunity I had in 2016, and hope 2017 will bring many more haiku moments to share.
Happy New Year
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:
the white horse
casts a shadow
my son trying
to sound it out . . .
Chad Lee Robinson, hedgerow: a journal of small poems #100 (2016)
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:
the heavy breathing
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!
I am pleased to report that I have had haiku accepted for two issues of hedgerow: a journal of small poems, an online journal that releases a new issue on Fridays. Look for my work in issues #99 and #100 in December. Many thanks to editor Caroline Skanne!