Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Cool Announcement: A Freebie, Echoes

My Dear Friends:

The Haiku Foundation just published a free e-book of haiku, Echoes 2: The New Resonance 20th Anniversary, that features all the poets in the first 10 issues of the New Resonance series from Red Moon Press (its Grayscale print copies of the book may be purchased for $8 here). I am a New Resonance poet and 15 of my haiku are anthologized in New Resonance 7: Emerging Voices in English-Language Haiku (published in 2011, one and a half years after I started writing haiku). Below are my haiku included in Echoes 2:

cliff edge ...
the sound of waiting
for nothing

Highly Commended, New Zealand Poetry Society Haiku Contest 2016,

winter twilight
crossing the border
a child's shadow

Fourth Prize, New Zealand Poetry Society Haiku Contest 2016

distant sirens
over the border bridge
a blood moon

Shortlist, Touchstone Distinguished Poem Award 2015,

first glimpse
of her mastectomy bra
winter rose

Runner-Up, Devidé Haiku Award 2015

a monarch
folds into silence ...
budding petals

Second Place, World Haiku Competition 2014

im-mi-grant ...
the way English tastes
on my tongue

Second Prize, Kokako Haiku Competition 2013
 (Note: you can read my 109 award-winning poems here)

Selected Haiku from Echoes 2 for your reading pleasure:

but the road I'm on . . .


Scott Abeles

inauguration day
newsprint darkens
my fingers

Mariposa, 36

Susan Antolin

cat in the garden untangling twilight

Second Prize, Kusamakura Haiku Contest 2014

Annie Bachini

the carving knife
out of its sheath
winter darkness

The Heron’s Nest, 17:1

Francine Banwarth

abortion day
a shadow flutters
the fish tank

Rattle, 47

Roberta Beary

mountain summit —
back bent by the weight
of stars

Ito-en Oi Ocha Haiku Contest 2018

Meik Blöttenberger

rope swing
a kid launches himself straight
into summer

Mariposa, 25

Yvonne Cabalona

night time
in the hospice aquarium
the pulse of fish gills

The Heron’s Nest, 16:2

Joyce Clement

spring cleaning
an unmarked box
filled with mother’s smell


Pamela Connor

moonlight fingering the blue of her prayers

Acorn, 39

Susan Constable

swifts wheeling to the edge of dusk

Presence, 53

Susan Diridoni

ebb tide —
we turn to the sound
of a whale’s breath

Acorn, 22

Connie Donleycott

between two mountains
the wings of a gliding hawk
balancing sunlight

Brussels Sprout, 2:1

David Elliott

just-fledged light
chips of wren song
from the log pile

Presence, 45

Claire Everett

humid night . . .
a tadpole breaks the surface
of ancient stars

Second Place, Sharpening the Green Pencil 2014

Chase Gagnon

midnight subway
watching her apply lipstick
he licks his lips

lit from within

Brenda J. Gannam

from a lifted oar
a shimmer connects the sky
and sunlit river

First Prize, Genkissu Haiku Contest 2009

Beverley George

stubble field —
a hawk and its shadow
meet at the mouse

Modern Haiku, 46:1

Robert Gilliland

the muezzin’s voice
breaks on the high note
Ramadan moon

Frogpond, 40:3

David Grayson

scattered stars shaking off the umbrella

 Acorn, 39

John Hawk

interlocking lakes
a bald eagle rises
with its prey

Modern Haiku, 47:2

Elizabeth Howard

deepening dusk
a great blue heron
fades to sky

All That Remains

Catherine JS Lee

summer's end
the sparkle of coins
in the fountain

tinywords, 17:2

Bob Lucky

still warm
long after sundown

Modern Haiku, 48:2

Jonathan McKeown

becoming morning . . .
the hedge redirects
a dove’s flight

Muttering Thunder, 2

paul m.

all day rain
the refrigerator’s

Modern Haiku, 46:3

Ben Moeller-Gaa

prenuptial contract
fish bones neatly spaced
on white china

Acorn, 30

Ron C. Moss

spring mist —
a mallard paddles
through our stillborn's ashes

Memorial Day

H. Gene Murtha

the cascading notes
of a canyon wren

Modern Haiku, 46:1

Tom Painting

dusting off a trail map:
                         the edge
                         of winter

Second Prize, Kusamakura Haiku Contest 2005

Paul Pfleuger Jr.

refugee child —
folding and unfolding
his paper boat

First Prize,  Sharpening the Green Pencil Contest 2017,

Stella Pierides

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