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: 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!

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
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
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

Brady Senryu Contest at HSA!

The Haiku Society of America sponsors an annual senryu contest. The Gerald Brady Memorial Awards for Best Unpublished Senryu is now open for submissions. You can also check out the ‘past winners’ collection for a wonderful reading experience. You can find out all the details HERE!

We have a wonderful group of poets in Failed Haiku, so why not have a contest winner???



Issue Seven of Failed Haiku is now UP!

Issue Seven of Failed Haiku is now up for viewing/downloading!

We have a lot to love in this issue:  Winners and write-ups for the H. Gene Murtha Senryu Contest are now posted in Failed Haiku and PruneJuice (that has a new issue up for your reading also), and we have 90 pages of senryu for your reading.

Enjoy, and pass the word!!!