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.
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 March issue of The Heron’s Nest has been released, and I’m happy to have two haiku included, one on page 6 and another on page 7. Many thanks to Fay Aoyagi and the rest of the editorial team. Here is one of my two contributions:
a bison stretches its neck . . .
the patter of frost
falling from a pine
haiku by Chad Lee Robinson, The Heron’s Nest Volume XIX, Number1: March 2017
Very pleased to share that I will have two new haiku appear in the next issue of The Heron’s Nest, due out on March 1st. Sweet!
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
A new issue of The Heron’s Nest is up today, and I am thrilled to have two haiku in it. Here’s one of them:
from a truck window the boots
of a napping cowboy
Many thanks to the editors!
I am delighted to announce that I will have a haiku in the next issue of Frogpond 39:3, with thanks to interim editor Christopher Patchel and interim co-editor Joyce Clement.
Here are the places to watch for my work over the next couple months: Frogpond, Mariposa, The Heron’s Nest, the Haiku Society of America’s members’ anthology, and The Haiku Calendar 2017 from Snapshot Press.
More haiku news coming soon!
I am thrilled to announce that I will have two haiku in the forthcoming issue of The Heron’s Nest scheduled for publication on December 1st. I have been publishing haiku in The Heron’s Nest since 2004, and it has long been one of my favorite journals, so it’s always a pleasure to read my work there. Many thanks to Fay Aoyagi and the rest of the editorial team!
The committee for The Haiku Foundation’s Touchstone Awards for Individual Poems has announced its shortlist for 2015, and I am excited to say that one of my haiku is on the list! The Touchstone Awards recognize excellence and innovation in English-language haiku and senryu. It is quite an honor, one that I don’t take lightly, to have a poem on the shortlist. Here is a link to read the announcement and all of the shortlisted poems. Many thanks to The Haiku Foundation and to the Touchstone Awards for Individual Poems committee, and to the editorial team at The Heron’s Nest for publishing this poem.
in a rush to reach stillness whitewater
haiku by Chad Lee Robinson, originally published in The Heron’s Nest XVII:4, December 2015
This week experience The Beauty of Winter through haiku on Charlotte Digregorio’s Writer’s Blog. I’m delighted to have a haiku included, and it’s up today. Head on over to read my contribution as well as the contributions of others. Many thanks to Charlotte for including my work!
a slight shake of bells
as the harness comes off