Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Preditors & Editors, haiku

The Preditors & Editors Readers' Poll is now officially open. If you want to nominate anyone for any of the categories (or vote for someone who is already nominated, or nominate yourself) now is the time to do it. All voting must be done by January 14th.

There is plenty of good haiku around the Internet these days. Mann Library is featuring Tom Clausen for the month of January, and Daily Haiku has poems from Joanne Morcom this week. Joshua Gage has a few zombie haiku up over at Tales of World War Z. And the new issue of Prune Juice (#3) just went live. (Prune Juice is open to submissions through May 1st.)

10 comments:

Charles Gramlich said...

great links. Thanks. Gonna check out that zombie art.

Greg Schwartz said...

Thanks Charles!

ed markowski said...

Since I've totally abandoned planet haiku I thought I'd
leave these pieces that
I found under the seat of
my truck when I wrecked it
last week due to some
black ice.

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Buffalo Drive-In

The
Northern
Lights

Turn

John
Wayne
Red
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trick
or
treat

every
one
gets

a
sweet
potato
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l
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b
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j
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h
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walking the dog I obey my wife

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& two farewell pieces...

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Season's End

a
fun
house
clown

limps
down
the
midway
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January Thaw

T
h
e

l
a
s
t

d
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p

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f

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b
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H
A!

d
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Adios,
Ed Markowski

Greg Schwartz said...

hey Ed - hope you're okay after the accident. what's up with abandoning haiku?

ed markowski said...

greg,
i'll send an email when
i get home from work.

by the grace of god & the lucky
two dollar bill my mother gave
me twenty years ago i wasn't
injured. 4,500 in damage to
my 02 blazer.

i was very lucky.
ed

Greg Schwartz said...

sorry about the damage, but glad you were okay. (I really like that fun house clown poem.)

Alan Summers said...

I don't have any zombie haiku alas, though With Words showcases winning haiku from the With Words Online Haiku Competition.

This included judge's commentary on why these haiku won or were placed high.

all my best,

Alan
With Words

Alan’s Area 17 blog

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Greg Schwartz said...

Alan - thanks for the link, those are some good haiku. I especially liked John Barlow's "scops owl" poem.

Alan Summers said...

Hi Greg,

It's pretty darned good, and is straight from a real experience, as both John and myself prefer to write direct experience haiku.

That haiku isn't yet in a collection or anthology, but you can check out John's superb Snapshot Press which has won awards on American shores with the Poetry Society of America as well as the Haiku Society of America.

Snapshot Press weblink: Snapshot Press

Wing Beats: British Birds in Haiku:
Wing Beats site

all my best,

Alan

Greg Schwartz said...

Thanks for the link, Alan. I've seen John's haiku in a bunch of different contest results... seems he always lands at least a few haiku in the top 3 and honorable mentions.

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