Recently published haiku

Dan Curtis

 

the dream
my father still clings to
backyard sailboat

The Heron’s Nest, Winter, 2016

dementia ward
she sits on the far side
of the moon

moongarlic E-zine, Issue: 8

the     just before orgasm

Bones,  journal for contemporary haiku, Issue 12, March 15th, 2017

 

Two Senryu published

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I recently had two senryu published in Failed Haiku – A Journal of English Senryu, Vol. 2, Issue 14, February 2017

Senryu has been defined by the Haiku Society of America as “…  a poem, structurally similar to haiku, that highlights the foibles of human nature, usually in a humorous or satiric way.”

walking a mile
in another’s shoes
thrift store

steel cut oats
the dry details
of my will

A Haiku Honour

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I’m thrilled that my haiku “shortest day” was selected for inclusion in Dust Devils: The Red Moon Anthology of English-Language Haiku 2016.

The Red Moon Anthology “…assembles each year the finest haiku and related forms published around the world in English.”  The poems are voted in by a panel of 11 editors from a selection of more than 3,000 haiku and related works. It’s an honour to be included in this anthology.

 

My haiku was first published in Modern HaikuWinter-Spring 2016.

shortest day
my toothpaste
promises brightness

 

Award Winning Haiku

 

large-cheery-blossom

photo credit: chibitomu Cherry Pink via photopin (license)

 

I was pleased that two of my haiku submitted to the The Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival 2016 Haiku Invitational were selected for a British Columbia Award. A total of 696 poets participated in six categories, submitting a total of 1,384 haiku.

 

cherry petals
a bit of cheer
for the busker’s cup

~ Sakura Award

 

an improv
of falling petals
cherry blossom jazz

~ Honourable Mention