The Golden Carousel of Life: Senryu

Alan Summers, a poet, and teacher/student of haiku and senryu has written a wonderful essay on the senryu form. Filled with great information and links to outside sources this is something you will want to read, download, and refer to in the future. Senryu is often placed two steps down from haiku, but Failed Haiku believes they can share the same pedestal. Please read and enjoy:

The golden Carousel of Life:  Senryu
An Application to be a) human
by:  Alan Summers

Want more from Alan?

His TedX talk on YouTube

His poetry Blog

 

 

Living Senryu Anthology going ‘live’!

Announcing!

The Living Senryu Anthology

Project

The Living Senryu Anthology project launches today! It is the close cousin of The Living Haiku Anthology, started and run by Don Baird and Hansha Teki. They have elected to put senryu at the same level and catalog and promote some of the finest poets of the form, so this project sets out to attract the best senryu poets writing in English to this new site.

A team of editors have been assembled, and the processes set in place to handle your submissions for inclusion into the site. Take a look at the submissions guidelines, and meet the editors who will be reviewing submissions.

Why should you submit? Your work will remain on the Internet in perpetuity. It will get picked up by Search Engines, and the audience for your work will increase many fold. You also will help familiarize others with the power and range of the senryu form! You win as a poet, and the senryu form will be better understood in the bargain.

WE ARE READY TO ACCEPT YOUR SUBMISSIONS TODAY!

PDF of this announcement here:

Announcement PDF File

 

The Ninth Issue of Failed Haiku is ‘in the can’!

The Ninth Issue of Failed Haiku will be up at Midnight! The largest issue yet, and full of some of your favorite senryu poets!

Pris Campbell
Jesus Chameleon
Garry Eaton
Dave Read
Christina Sng
Rachel Sutcliffe
Bruce Jewett
Eva Limbach
Simon Hanson
Ian Willey
Olivier Schopfer
Goran Gatalica
Martha Magenta
Radka Mindova
Kwaku Feni Adow
Barbara Tate
Peter Jastermsky
Louise Hopewell
Billy Antonio
Angela Terry
Adjei Agyei-Baah
Mary Harwell Sayler
Valentina Ranaldi-Adams
Chen-ou Liu
Mark Gilbert
Yesha Shah
Ed Bremson
Mike Gallagher
Susan Burch
Elmedin Kadric
Helen Buckingham
Meik Blöttenberger
Debbie Strange
Paresh Tiwari
Barnabas Ikeoluwa Adeleke
Diana Petkova
Fatma Gultepe
Guliz Mutlu
Maya Lyubenova
Patricia Pella
Debbi Antebi
Rick Hurst
Barbara Kaufmann
Samantha Sirimanne Hyde
Nicholas Klacsanzky
Elizabeth Crocket
David J Kelly
Willie R. Bongcaron
Adam Rehn
Nina Kovačić
Nancy May
Celestine Nudanu
Zoran Doderovic
Gail Oare
Steve Black
Tricia Marcella Cimera
Mohammad Azim Khan
Jackie Maugh Robinson
Myron Lysenko
Marietta Jane McGregor
Margaret Jones
Jill Lange
Chris Martin
Devin Harrison
Sandi Pray
Gabriel Bates
Anthony Q. Rabang
Sondra J. Byrnes
Elizabeth Alford
Gergana Yaninska
Angelee Deodhar
Ola Lindberg
Bill Kenney
Munia Khan
Robyn Cairns
Shloka Shankar
Tash Adams
Jacob S. Blumner
Kevin Valentine
Jade Pisani
Chad Lee Robinson
Roberta Beary
Stevie Strang
Terri L. French

Thanks to all our readers, and all our contributors for taking this project past my wildest expectations!

Peace

Mike

Announcing the Jane Reichhold Memorial Haiga Competition!

Prune Juice Journal and Failed Haiku are happy to announce the creation of a senryu haiga competition in honor of Jane Reichhold. Jane’s passing touched many of us; her love of all the haiku arts was  legendary. We especially wanted her love of  haiga and of senryu to be remembered and celebrated by artists and poets of both forms.

We have assembled three judges for this competition:  Kris Kondo, Ron C. Moss, and Michele Root-Bernstein. Their decisions will be final.

Here are the rules of the competition:

  1. Three First Place winners will be chosen from the following categories:
    1. Traditional Haiga,  as in ink, ink wash, watercolor, oils, or tempera.
    2. Photographic based haiga.
    3. Mixed Media, which can be any combination of traditional and photographic, or computer generated images and text.
    4. All should contain a ‘senryu’ as the poem.
  2. Winners in each category will each receive a $50 prize, and a book of haiga as a prize. AND they be be published in the November 5 issues of BOTH Prune Juice and Failed Haiku, along with a short write up by the judges.
  3. The entries can be by a single artist providing both senryu and image, OR any form of collaboration between artists. Please be sure to include complete attribution to both images and poems with your entry.
  4. Only TWO entries per artist, and collaborations will count toward both artist’s totals.
  5. All entries can be sent in either JPG or PNG formats, and should be of a high quality.
  6. In the email containing your entry please tell us ‘briefly’ about how the image was created.
  7. Entries should be original work that has not appeared in any edited journal, but work that has  been displayed on social media or personal websites ARE acceptable.
  8. All entries will be sent by email to:  reichholdhaiga@haikuhut.com ONLY.
  9. Entries will ONLY be received from September 15 to September 30 at Midnight Eastern Time. Any entries received earlier or later will NOT be judged.
  10. The judges will render their final decisions by October 25th, and the winners will be notified shortly thereafter.

Jane Reichhold was a poet/artist who worked in every form of haiga, some of which can be found at her site: AHA Poetry. A short memorial for her  is posted at Under the Basho, with  a link to her own long body of work. Jane inspired many, and we hope she will continue to inspire. Some of her own haiga can be found at her site:  AHA Poetry.

Steve Hodge and Michael Rehling

Issue 8 now up for your enjoyment!

http://www.haikuhut.com/FailedHaikuIssue8.pdf

Cast List
In order of appearance
(all work copyrighted by the authors)

Maeve O’Sullivan
Barbara Tate
Jesus Chameleon
Dave Read
Eva Limbach
Bruce Jewett
Rachel Sutcliffe
Angela Terry
Richard L. Ratliff
Garry Eaton
Christina Martin
Simon Hanson
Ian Willey
Louise Hopewell
Martha Magenta
Jackie Maugh Robinson
Nika
Nina Kovačić
Marianne Paul
Pris Campbell
Robert Witmer
Meik Blöttenberger
Marshall Bood
Debbie Strange
Mykel Board
Anthony Q. Rabang
Adjei Agyei-Baah
Ramona Linke
Chen-ou Liu
Elmedin Kadric
Valentina Ranaldi-Adams and A. D. Adams
Olivier Schopfer
Angela Terry, Julie Warther
Gergana Yaninska
Roberta P. Feins
Munia Khan
Valorie Broadhurst Woerdehoff & Connie R
Meester
Susan Burch
Rick Hurst
A. D. Adams
Celestine Nudanu
Caroline Skanne
Bryan Rickert
Debbi Antebi
Chase Gagnon
Elizabeth Alford
Kunjana Parashar
David J Kelly
Elizabeth Crocket
Tricia Knoll
Guliz Mutlu
Paresh Tiwari
Zoran Doderovic
Barbara Kaufmann
Bill Kenney
Rob Scott
Rob Scott
Jill Lange
Margaret Jones
Nicholas Klacsanzky
Ola Lindberg
Helen Buckingham
Jens Petter Kollhøj
Mark Gilbert
Peter Newton
Adam Rehn
David Oates
Mohammad Azim Khan