Publication News November – December 2017

Publication News November – December 2017

November – December Publication News:

Happy New Year!

Playing catch-up with publications and kudos to all everyone else.

From Somewhere to Nowhere, the End of the American Dream (Anthology) Autonomedia, 2017.

A big shoutout to the editors: Jim Feast, Ron Kolm, and Shalom Neuman for publishing my short fiction, Behind the Glass.

This is a fabulously beautiful book on 9/11, the evil #45, the changing neighborhoods, and the failing economy. The contributor list is endless, including notable names such as: Jim Feast, Ron Kolm, Shalom Neuman, Francine Witte, Thaddeus Rutkowski, Holly Anderson, Samuel Delany, Elaine Equi, Steve Dalachinsky, Yuko Otomo, Larissa Shmailo, Amy Holman, Chavisa Woods, Bud Smith, Jeffrey Cyphers Wright, Michael Rothenberg, Nancy Mercado, Jennifer Blowdrye, Susan Weiman, Susan H. Maurer, Ronnie Norpel, Barbara Rosenthal, Valery Oisteanu, Davidson Garrett, David Huberman, Su Polo, William Considine, Tsaurah Litzky, Ellen Aug Lytle,
Bob Quatrone, Janet Restino, Gil Fagiani, EK Smith, Steve Cannon, Micah Zevin, Penny Arcade, Phillip Giambri, Eve Packer, Dorothy Friedman, Sharon Olinka, Puma Perl, Kathryn Adisman, Bonny Finberg, Mike Topp, Aimee Herman, Erik La Prade, Amy Barone, Carolyn Wells, Leslie Prosterman, Carol Wierzbicki, Joel Allegretti, Sparrow, Jill Rapaport, David Lawton, Roxanne Hoffman, Hal Sirowitz, Jack Cooper, Lehman Weichselbaum, Hillary Keel, Gabriel Don, John M. Bennett, Bruce Weber, Peter Carlaftes, Mitch Corber, Bob Holman, Howard Pflanzer, Ama Birch, Ptr Kozlowski, Alan Kaufman, George Wallace, Nancy Mercado, Ronna Lebo, Linda Lerner, Robert Roth, Steve Luttrell, Bernard Block, Austin Alexis, Susan Yung, Cindy Hochman, Maria Lisella, Thomas Fucaloro, Craig Kite, Zev Shanken, Peter Cherches, Evie Ivy, Gordon Gilbert, Jane Omerod, Vincent Katz, Richard West, John J. Trause, Tom Savage, George Spencer, Sheila Maldonado, and many more.

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Late Light:25 Years of Poetry and Prose Anthology, Bright Hill Press, 2017.



Thank you Bertha Rogers for publishing my prose piece, Eviction.

Kudos to the Contributors: Betty Aberlin, Joel Allegretti, Dorothy Friedman August, Jeanne Marie Beaumont, Bruce Bennett, Robert Bensen, Bhisham Bherwani, Mermer Blakeslee, Cheryl Boyce-Taylor, Frank Boyer, Maureen Brady, Lee Briccetti, Patricia Brody, Andrea Carter Brown, Ryan J. Browne,  Joseph Bruchac, Christopher Bursk, David Cappella,  Patricia Carragon, Alan Catlin, Alex Cigale,  Breena Clarke, Cheryl Clarke, Joanne M. Clarkson, Suzanne Cleary,  Esther Cohen,  Jaimee Wriston Colbert, Alfred Corn, Nancy Vieira Couto, Kathleen Cromwell, Dale Dapkins,  Eva Davidson, Carol V. Davis, Brittney S,Dayeh, Chard deNiord, Lori Desrosiers, Ram Devineni, Sean Thomas Dougherty, George Drew, William Duke, Evelyn Duncan, Graham Duncan, Patricia Eakins, Judith Edelstein, Joseph Elliot, Barbara Elovic, Alvin Eng, Karen Fabiane, Gil Fagiani, Margot Farrington, Allen C. Fischer, Sally Fisher, Charles Fishman,  Rachel Contreni Flynn, Richard Foerster, Alice B. Fogel, April Ford, Peter Fortunato, Fox Frazier-Foley, Philip Fried, Carol Frost, Joanna Fuhrman, Eric Gansworth, Christine Gelineau,  Paul Genega, Beatrice Georgalidis, Becky Gould Gibson, Maria Mazziotti Gillan, Mary Gilliland, Veronica Golos, David Gonzalez, melissa christine goodrum, Roberta Gould, Michael Graves, Elizabeth T. Gray Jr.,Geraldine Green, Andrei Guruianu, Naomi Guttman, Janet Hamill,  Elaine Handley, Steven Hartman, Roger Hecht, Alba Delia Hernandez, Robert Hershon, Jesse Hilson, Jean Hollander, Amy Holman, Bob Holman, Ginnah Howard, Steven Huff, Colette Inez,  M. J. Iuppa, Michael Jennings, Nicholas Johnson, Michael Jurkovic, Janet Kaplan, Meg Kearney,  Ruth Moon Kempher, Judith Kerman, Burt Kimmelman, Alan King, Alison Koffler, David J. Krajicek, William Kramer, Thomas Krampf, Mindy Kronenberg, Joan Larkin, Steven Lautermilch, Jeffrey Ethan Lee, Linda Lerner, Donald Lev, Toni Mergentime Levi, Richard Levine, Helane Levine-Keating, Maria Lisella, Christopher Locke, Katharyn Howd Machan,  Jeanne Mackin, Sheila Maldonado, Djelloul Marbrook, Lynn McGee, Kate McNairy, Joan McNerney, Billy Merrell, Sharon Mesmer, Robert Milby, Judith Mok, Rodger Moody, Daniel T. Moran, Caroline Morrell, Andrew Morris, Philip Mosley, Cynthia Neely, Murat Nemet-Nejat,  Richard Jeffrey Newman, Constance Norgren, John Paul O’Connor, Sharon Olinka, Steven Ostrowski, Matthew Paris, Lynn Pattison, Ellen Peckham, Alice Pero, Jo Pitkin, Palline Plum,   Georgia Popoff, Andrea Potos, Gretchen Primack, Lucyna Prostko, Suzanne Rancourt, Claudia M. Reder, Lisa Rhoades, Sherry Robbins, Bertha Rogers, Jay Rogoff, Liz Rosenberg, Charles Rossiter, Sharon Ruetenik, Helen Ruggieri, Mary Kay Rummel, Thaddeius Rutkowski, Margaret Ryan, Barbara Salvatore, Terrence Savoie, Boria Sax, Myra Shapiro, Steven Sher, Steven Sherrill,  Hilary Sideris, Karen Skolfield, Scot Slaby, Jordan Smith, Matthew J. Spireng, Susan Fantl Spivack, Claudia Stanek, Julian Stannard, Shelby Stephenson, Pamela Strother, Julia Suarez, Karen Swenson, Meredith Trede, Emily Vogel, Charlotte Zöe Walker, Barry Wallenstein, John Walsh, Chocolate Waters, Michael Waters, Bruce Weber, Joe Weil, Estha Weiner, Andrew Weinstein, Bhikshuni Weisbrot, Dan Wilcox, Malcolm Willison, Martin Willitts Jr., Teresa Winchester, Dayl Wise, Scott Withiam, Chavisa Woods, Carolyne Wright,  Lisa Wujnovich, Don Yorty, Marly Youmans, Margaret Young, Michael T. Youn
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Bear Creak Haiku Poetry Blogspot, December 5, 2017



Thank you Ayaz Daryl Nielsen for taking

gray leaves gray puddles

subway in motion
Kudos to:

pl. wick, Cathy Porter, Olimpio Coelho de Araújo (translator Teresinka Pereira), Diane Webster, Carl Mayfield, Dennis Saleh, t. kilgore splake


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Bear Creak Haiku Poetry Blogspot, December 8, 2017

https://bearcreekhaiku.blogspot.com/2017/12/kitty-purrs-poets-joanna-m-weston.html

Thank you Ayaz Daryl Nielsen for taking:

Roller Coaster Train

Kudos to: 

Joanna M. Weston, Juanita Torrence-Thompson, Paula Yup, t. kilgore splake, James B. Peters, Carl Mayfield, Judy Katz-Levine, and, Bijoy Kant Dubey

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Thank you Ayaz Daryl Nielsen for taking:
rain forgives anger

Kudos to:

Peggy Dugan French, Rex Sexton, Don Wentworth, Steve Ausherman, Carl Mayfield, t. kilgore splake, Angelee Deodhar


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Bear Creak Haiku Poetry Blogspot, December 16, 2017

https://bearcreekhaiku.blogspot.com/2017/12/t-kilgore-splake-james-b-peters.html

Thank you Ayaz Daryl Nielsen for taking:

photographs can’t always see

pastoral silence

Kudos to: 

t. kilgore splake, James B. Peters, Teresinka Pereira, Steve Ausherman, Yarrow, Ann Christine Tabaka, Greg Gregory, Nancy Shires, and Juanita Torrence-Thompson

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Mankh’s Haiku du Jour, December 1, 2017
 Thank you Mankh for posting:

prayers 
cover the earth
trees striped of leaves

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Mankh’s 2018 Haiku Calendar, Allbook Books Press, 2017


Thank you Mankh for publishing:

Long Island nimbus
above the bridge and traffic
blue October sky

as the kettle boils 
            snowflakes slide down
                       the kitchen window

Kudos to the following contributors:

Gary Barton, Cliff Bleidner, Elena Botts, Paula Camacho, Patricia Carragon, Chris Clendenin, Jeanne Clendenin, steve dalachinsky, Jeremy Dennis, Betsey Dickerson, Carmela Dolce, Adam D. Fisher, Lynn M. Fornuff, David Fox, Dr. Phyllis Gildston, PhD, Geraldine Green, Barbara Harris, Mankh (Walter E. Harris III), Patrice Hasbrook, Linda Marie Hilton, Julio Holgado, Jim Kacian, Gurleen Kaur, Bill Kenney, Jadina Lilien, Maria Manobianco, Sheila Mardenfeld, Roberta A. McQueen, Cindy Medina, Linda Ranieri Melodia, A. Molotkov, Onan Musoy, Christopher A. Nicola, Yuko Otomo, Pir, Tony Quagliano, Bev Robertson, Narges Rothermel, Will Ryder, Robert Savino, Lisa M. Scuderi-Burkimsher, Barbara Segal, Keith Simmons, Barbara Suter, Patti Tana, Anne Marie Tognella, J R (Judy) Turek, JR Vork, Margarette Wahl, Kay J. Wight.
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Home Planet News Online, Issue 5, 2017



http://homeplanetnews.org/5-TContents.html


Thank you Frank Murphy for putting together another fine online issue and thank you for accepting the following pieces:

Diana from Anderson Avenue (fiction)
Kitty (fiction)
Sleep (fiction)
meltdown (poetry)
Covfefe (poetry)
The Hands (poetry)

 
Skateboard at 36th Street (photography)
Smoke (photography)
Beach of Dreams (photography)
Sleeping Furball (photography)
 
Kudos to:
 Fiction 


Book Review 

Editorial

About Us Artwork 


Gerry de Burca 
Patricia Carragon 
Bob Heman 
Michael Lee Johnson 
Donna Joy Kerness 
Corina Teunissen van Manen (C.T.v.M.) 
Angela Mark  
Eve Packer 
Aldo Vigliarolo 
Jim Zola: 
  1. Barry Wallenstein
  2. Roberta Gould
  3. Simon Perchik
  4. George Held
  5. Paul Pines
  6. David Gershator
  7. Teresa Costa
  8. James Croal Jackson
  9. lyn lifshin
  10. Mark Young
  11. John Marvin
  12. Alan Catlin
  13. Tony Gloeggler
  14. Vince Corvaia
  15. bruce weber
  16. Mike Jurkovic
  17. Tina Chan
  18. Amy Barone
  19. Pamela L. Laskin
  20. Angelo Verga
  21. Ian Ganassi
  22. Richard Dinges
  23. Gregg Weatherby
  24. Tim Suermondt
  25. Richard Fein
  26. Austin Alexis
  27. Diane Webster
  28. Changming Yuan
  29. Gil Fagiani
  30. Andy Roberts
  1. Linda Lerner
  2. Sarah Wyman
  3. Ronald Whiteurs
  4. Bob Holman
  5. George Snedeker
  6. Michael Lee Johnson
  7. Jared Smith
  8. Patricia Carragon
  9. Drew Marshall
  10. John Zedolik
  11. Sanjeev Sethi
  12. Mark Bonica
  13. Eve Packer
  14. Carol Alexander
  15. Thaddeus Rutkowski
  16. Lisa Galt Bond
  17. Ann Christine Tabaka
  18. Kenneth Salzmann
  19. Bob Heman
  20. Joseph Farley
  21. Chris Butters
  22. Richard Levine
  23. Steve Dalachinsky
  24. Donald Gardner
  25. Sam Friedman
  26. Frank Murphy
  27. Joshua Meander
  28. Ken Gosse
  29. Isis Zystrid
  30. JBMulligan
  31. Dorothy A. Friedman

 Featured Poet
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Essays
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Matthew Paris:
THE Blog Bog

Hot Mike
The Poetry Performance Review
By Lehman Weichselbaum

Trump In Atlantic City:
A Play by Matthew Paris

 



New Books
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Publication News Updates


Publication News Updates:



Eternal Snow: A Worldwide Anthology of over One Hundred Twenty Five Poetic Intersections with Himalayan Poet Yuyutsu RD Sharma

Many thanks to Yuyutsu RD Sharma for including my 2 poems “Living In Silence” and “Outdoor Yoga Meditation Haiku” in the Eternal Snow: A Worldwide Anthology of over One Hundred Twenty Five Poetic Intersections with Himalayan Poet Yuyutsu RD Sharma, Edited by David Austell, Nirala Publications, 2017. Congrats to David Austell, Ruth Danon​, Carolyn Wells, Cathy Gigante-Brown​, Jack Tar​, Nancy R. Lange​, Bill Wolak, Mindy Kronenberg​ Su Polo​, Robert Scotto​, Michael Graves​, Christi Shannon Kline, Dan Szczesny​, Kymberly Brown​, James Romano​, Eugene Hyon​, Jan Garden Castro, and more. It was an honor to read at YogaSole on Saturday, October 21.

Available on Amazon.Com
https://www.amazon.com/Eternal-Snow-Worldwide-Anthology-Intersections/dp/8182500885/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1508782463&sr=8-1&keywords=eternal+snow+an+anthology


Poems ’bout Love and Hate, Poetry Anthology #1, Edited by Jaroslav E. Sykora, 2017.

A shout out to Jaroslav E. Sykora for including my 4 poems “Living In Silence,” ”Open Space,” “Rage,” and “The Corneal Gates” in Poems ’bout Love and Hate, Poetry Anthology #1, Edited by Jaroslav E. Sykora, 2017. Happy to be on board with: John A. Todras, Joshua Meander, Noel Cohen, Linda Kleinbub, Rp Verlaine, Patrick Hammer Jr., Rosalie Calabrese, Anoek van Praag, James McMenamin, Barbara Hall, Julia Griffin, ff. white, Gabriel A. Levicky, Chris Robin, Jaroslav E. Sýkora, KenJazzo.

Available on Amazon.Com
https://www.amazon.com/Poems-about-Love-Hate-Anthology/dp/1548347671/ref=sr_1_4?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1508785548&sr=1-4&keywords=Jaroslav+E.+Sykora


 
Nomad’s Choir, Fall 2017, Vol.25 Issue 4
 
Thank You Joshua Meander for accepting “Gray-White” for Nomad’s Choir, Fall 2017, Vol.25 Issue 4. Kudos to Bob Barci, Jack Cooper, Robert Gibbons, Gordon Gilbert, Jim Hart, Marilyn Thomas-King, Joshua Meander, Chris Robin, Sheryl H. Simler, Ros Rabin.
Bear Creek Haiku Blogspot, Sunday, October 22, 2017
 
Pleased to be part of the Haiku group again. Thank you ayaz daryl nielsen. Kudos to Jo Balistreri, Dorothy McLaughlin, Dennis Rhodes, Carl Mayfield, t. kilgore splake, Greg Gregory, pl. wick
Click below and enjoy:
 
 
Mankh’s haiku du jour, October 20, 2017
Thank you Mankh for selecting one of my tree haiku:
 
veins of leaves
my tree’s hands
touch mine
 
 
Bear Creek Haiku, Issue #140, October 2017
Thank you ayaz daryl nielsen for including me in this issue with Sharon Anderson, Michael Ceraolo,
Lysa Collins, Bijay Kank Dubey,June Forte, Peggy Dugan French, Dean Wiseman Golden, Gene Gryniewicz, Stephanie Hiteshew, Jeff Howell, Judy Katz-Levine, Dennis S. Malan, Celine Rose Mariotti, Carl Mayfield, Gerald A. McBreen, Dorothy McLaughlin, Edir Meirelles, Ndongolera C. Mwangupili, normal, Karen O’Leary, James B. Peters, Cathy Porter, Dennis Rhodes, Toma Rosen, Don A. Ryan, Dennis Saleh, Vivian Bolland Schulklapper, t. kilgore splake, Jane Stuart, Tseten Madison Sun, Diane Webster,Michael Dylan Welch, Joanne Weston, Simone Wheeler, pl wick, Yates Young, Paula Yup
 
Catku
 
by the window
a snowflake meltdown
amuses the cat
 
the cat enjoys fresh snowfall
but the squirrel hides
under the a/c
 
dinner table scraps
trash bags ripped for survival
hungry kittens eat
 
like cat’s eyes
doors to inner peace
open and shut
 
keep your pussy
rodent-free
kick him in the ballot!
(for Alison Ross)
 
progressive claws
send political machines
to the shredder
 
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after grieving
sun gets brighter
days get warmer
 
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on hallowed ground
a sanctuary grows
wild geraniums
 
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wild geraniums
remember the holiness
that greed demolished
 
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inside this kaleidoscope
souls of flowers
ever-changing
 
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like clouds
departing for sun
grief fades
 
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2017 Haiku Calendar: with brush calligraphy, photos, and art edited by Mankh (Walter E. Harris), Allbook Books

2017 Haiku Calendar: with brush calligraphy, photos, and art edited by Mankh (Walter E. Harris), Allbook Books:
to order:
Happy to have two haiku in this beautiful calendar from Allbook Books. Thank You Mankh!
😺😺😺
stiff as brown paper
       oak leaves resist
              winter’s wind
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songs of birds
songs of trains
roots of trees sing-along
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Kudos to all the contributors:
Nancy Abraham
Gary Barton
Cliff Bleidner
Elena Botts
Paula Camacho
John P. Cardone
Patricia Carragon
Ghada Chehade
Chris Clendenin
Jeanne Clendenin
Pat Clowery
steve dalachinsky
Betsey Dickerson
Carmela Dolce
Adam D. Fisher
Lynn M. Fornuff
David Fox
Tiokasin Ghosthorse
Geraldine Green
Barbara Harris
Mankh (Walter E. Harris III)
Derek Van Henderiks
Hannah Hildebolt
Linda Marie Hilton
Julio Holgado
Jim Kacian
Bill Kenney
Pola Lanzaro
Maria Manobianco
Sheila Mardenfeld
Roberta A. McQueen
Linda Ranieri Melodia
A. Molotkov
MariJo Moore
Onan Musoy
Christopher A. Nicola
Christine Noguera
Yuko Otomo
Kaveri Patel
Russ Perry
Pir
Tony Quagliano
Sophia Rivera
Bev Robertson
Narges Rothermel
Will Ryder
Robert Savino
Lisa M. Scuderi-Burkimsher
Keith Simmons
Barbara Suter
Patti Tana
Anne Marie Tognella
J R (Judy) Turek
JR Vork
Lynne Weixel, PhD
Kay J. Wight
Ginger Williams

Publication News from Patricia Carragon

Publication News from Patricia Carragon

 
Happy 2016!
I’m pleased to be in this beautiful 2016 Haiku Calendar edited by Mankh and published by www.allbook-books.com
2016 Haiku Calendar edited by Mankh and published by www.allbook-books.com.
Contributing poets and artists:
Nancy Abraham
Bill Akin
Elena Botts
Cliff Bleidner
Thomas Brinson
Paula Camacho
Patricia Carragon
Chris Clendenin
Jeanne Clendenin
steve dalachinsky
Betsey Dickerson.
Anthony Dimatteo
Adam D. Fisher
Lynn M. Fornuff
David Fox .
Tiokasin Ghosthorse
Geraldine Green
Barbara Harris
Mankh (Walter E. Harris III)
Patrice Hasbrook
Linda Marie Hilton
Vicki Iorio
Jim Kacian
Bill Kenney
Barbara Kaufmann
Maria Manobianco
Sheila Mardenfeld
Roberta A. McQueem
Linda Ranieri Melodia
Rose Lily Milazzo
A. Molotkov
MariJo Moore
Onan Musoy
Christine Noguera
Yuko Otomo
Kaveri Patel
Anthony Policano
Tony Quagliano
Sophia Rivera
Bev Robertson
Narges Rothermel
Will Ryder
Helen S.
Robert Savino
Barbara Segal
Keith Simmons
Ed Stever
Barbara Suter
Patti Tana
J R (Judy) Turek Go
Anne Marie Tognella
JR Vork
Lynne Weixel
Jamie White
Kay J. Wight
Ginger Williams
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My two haiku pieces are:

under Brooklyn el
avian sanctuary
urban birdsong

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as tree branches bend
into yoga position
heart chakras open

Mankh on Haiku and Carragon Haiku Publication News

Hello Poets and Friends,

More Haiku news from The Weekly Avocet and Bear Creek Haiku

The Weekly Avocet, November 18th, 2015–Special Haiku Edition Honoring my Haiku buddy, Mankh (Walter E. Harris III):




From Charles Portolano, editor and publisher of The Avocet:
    I had the pleasure of meeting Mankh (Walter E. Harris III) from Selden, NY, at our get-together of Avocet poets on Long Island this September.  He read his haikus and a few of his students read their wonderful haikus, too.   I have greatly enjoyed reading his book Haiku One Breaths. 
     I started playing with haikus when I became editor of The Avocet.  I love writing them now,    hard to write a great one, but, then, that is what makes it so much fun.
    At the end of this issue are wonderful haiku by haiku master Yosa Buson. Wonderful work!!!
Haiku Primer by Mankh (Walter E. Harris III), Selden, NY – mankh@allbook-books.com
Though its roots go back at least 2600 years, haiku as a literary form began to flourish with Matsuo Bashô in 17th century Japan. The individual hokku (what would become haiku) was extracted fromhaikai-no-renga (linked verse).
Nearly all modern haiku poets agree that the 5-7-5 syllable structure is not necessary, as Japanese is a picture language and does not have syllables, rather onji (sound-symbols, what the 5-7-5 refers to). If the poem happens to be 17 syllables (or occasionally longer), fine, but in general, 10 to 14 syllables more aptly convey what a haiku in Japanese sounds and feels like. One guide-line: whatever works best!
Typically there’s a kigo (season-word), e.g. “cherry blossom” indicates spring so you don’t need to write ‘in spring the cherry blossoms…’ Remember that haiku is a minimalist art; less is more. A haiku also has a kireji or pause, typically after the first or second line. For example, Kobayashi Issa’s classic: Don’t worry spiders / I keep house / casually; the pause is after “spiders.”
The first two lines of a haiku often create a tension/conflict/contrast which the third line resolves or somehow takes to another level, rather than repeating what’s already been stated. While some poets experiment with one long line or four lines, the principle remains the same.
If having trouble writing a haiku, ask yourself: What is it that stirs me to put this experience or observation into words? Try to translate that experience (it may take some editing) so as to allow for the exact words, so as to allow the reader/listener to experience what you experienced. So if I saw an amazing sunrise, more important than that I saw it, would be trying to convey the feeling itself.
Senryu have a similar structure but highlight human nature and are typically humorous, ironic, or poignant . . . though it can be challenging to tell the difference, so haiku often becomes the generic term for both. A haibun is a short prose piece typically followed by a haiku, and often used in travel journals, the most well-known being Bashô’s Narrow Road to the Interior. Art combined with a haikuis traditionally called haiga.
My pocket-sized book is part how-to write haiku and part anthology with poems by 24 people. It’s titled Haiku One Breaths because it’s said that the length of a haiku is what can be uttered in one breath. The subtitle is, a voice through a tangle because these little poems help to illuminate the present moment, or as Alan Watts wrote, from a Buddhist perspective, in his book The Way of Zen(p.44): “Therefore the practical discipline of the way of liberation is a progressive disentanglement of one’s Self from every identification.”
Thus, each moment gives us the opportunity to be awake . . .  and haiku can help remind us of this consciousness, along with keeping us connected with the flowing movement of the seasons.
One way to learn about haiku is simply to read them and notice what you appreciate.
To purchase Haiku One Breaths, here’s the link to my website and scroll to “sale $7” which includes mailing. http://allbook-books.com/html/purchase_books.htm
must be good friends,
three sparrows gathering
     on a lilac branch
   Mankh (Walter E. Harris III)
   Selden, NY
               
         
all the sunflowers
bowing to the earth,
autumn rain
           
   Mankh (Walter E. Harris III)
   Selden, NY
October trying to memorize
marigold scent
on my fingers
   Mankh (Walter E. Harris III)
   Selden, NY
see that tree,
standing tall in the freezing cold —
what’s your story?
    Mankh (Walter E. Harris III)
sunrise songs
birds drinking
the light
  Mankh (Walter E. Harris III)
  Selden, NY
 
Mankh (Walter E. Harris III) writes haiku and other kinds of poems, also essays, much of whichis at www.axisoflogic.com where he is resident poet, and his website www.allbook-books.comHe teaches haiku, brush calligraphy, and balancing East-West traditions. He enjoys music, meditation, munchies, and more. 
 
 
Here are my contributions:
 
ghostly calicos
toms the color of midnight
catnip bewitches
Patricia Carragon
Brooklyn, NY
sleepless in Brooklyn
restless like rain’s persistence
against the window
Patricia Carragon
Brooklyn, NY
baby ginkgo fan
wears the color
of life and death

Patricia Carragon
Brooklyn, NY
unlike red maples
oaks and honeylocusts
turn blond or brunet

Patricia Carragon
Brooklyn, NY
broken olive branch
nursing home garden in bloom
Mommy . . . I’m sorry!
Patricia Carragon
Brooklyn, NY


Other Haiku Avocet writers: Joan Higuchi, Chris Valentine, Art Elser, Theresa A. Cancro, Charles Portolano, Judy Wucherer, Narges Rothermel, Indy Quillen

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Bear Creek Haiku, Issue #130, November 12, 2015
Sam, the Brownstone Poets Mascot and friend of Linda Lerner, is a guest of honor on the Bear Creek Blog
in the bear creek haiku issue #130:
sharon anderson   hopwood  pennsylvania
heitor almeida araujo   villa mon logis  france
                           translated by teresinka pereira
patricia carragon   brooklyn  new york
alan catlin   schenectady  new york
lysa collins   white rock  british columbia
lone crow   fort collins  colorado
nancy l dahl   ypsilanti  michigan
robert edwards   kirkland  washington
chase and chris faiers   marmora  ontario
joanna haymart  (10 years old)   cottontown  tennessee
                                      granddaughter of james b peters
stephanie hiteshew   ellicott city  maryland
kitsuné   somewhere in nepal
dorothy mclaughlin   somerset  new jersey
charlie mehrhoff   oakland  maine
karla linn merrifield   brockport  new york
karen o’leary   west fargo  north dakota
syed liaquath peeran   bangalore (bangaluru)  india
andré peragallo   vernevil  france
                                   translated by teresinka pereira
teresinka pereira   toledo  ohio
james b peters   cottontown  tennessee
dennis rhodes   naples  florida
toma rosen   mt baldy zen center  california
dennis saleh   seaside  california
g a scheinoha   eden  wisconsin
rex sexton   philadelphia  pennsylvania
vivian bolland schroeder   humble  texas
t kilgore splake   calumet  michigan
brian k turner   fullerton  california
p l wick   empire  colorado
yates young   palm coast  florida
paula yup   spokane  washington
ajsa zahirovic   sarajevo  bosnia and herzegovina
Very pleased to have one of my haiku featured on this blog, as well as the cover page: 
Zen on a park bench
I am no different than
the trees or bushes
(first published in First Literary Review-East November 2013—Cindy Hochman has good taste! 😀 )
My two other haiku in this issue are:
he throws out
the garbage
before Zen enters
Kerouac kitty
poems unravel
like toilet paper
(first published in First Literary Review-East January 2013—Cindy Hochman has good taste! 😀 )