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As a service to the Haiku Society of America members, we are glad to post announcement and news related to haiku publications and haiku-related events. You must be a member of HSA to submit items, and limit your announcement to no more than 100 words. These announcements and publications are not endorsed by the HSA.

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Please submit your announcements by email to the Electronic Media Officer, Randy Brooks at <rbrooks@millikin.edu>.


2014 Member News & Announcements

Gary Krieg <gary@hykoo.co> • August 16, 2014

Dear HSA Members,

I'm reaching out because of our mutual love of haiku. I founded a company called Hykoo that allows you to create short videos following the three line structure of haiku. You can use it to share your original compositions or as a way to add visuals to classic haiku. Either approach will create an opportunity for people to experience haiku in a brand new way. I'm excited to say that our first version has just been released in the Apple App Store, so I'm seeding it with people that will appreciate the storytelling potential of haiku. I hope that you will play around with it and pass it on to everyone that you think will enjoy it.

Here is the link to the Hykoo page.

Best, Gary Krieg Founder, Hykoo

Sandra Simpson <sakez(at)xtra.co.nz> • July 21, 2014

Entries are now open for the 2014 Katikati Haiku Contest. The senior section (18 & over) offers cash prizes, thanks to the generosity of Kings Seeds—$NZ100 for first, $NZ50 for second and $NZ25 for third. Proceeds to the Katikati Haiku Pathway project. Send 2 copies of each poem with 1 copy only including your name & contact details. For results send sase or include an e-mail address. Entry fees: $NZ5/3 haiku or $NZ2/haiku.

Overseas entrants may use PayPal, email the contest secretary for details, and enter by email. <maggib(at)netsmart.net.nz>. Post entries to: Katikati Haiku Contest, PO Box 183, Katikati 3166, New Zealand. Deadline: In hand September 26. Results: Announced in October. Judge: Sandra Simpson.

Aubrie Cox <haigagourds@gmail.com> • June 2, 2014

The eleventh issue of A Hundred Gourds, a quarterly journal of haiku, haibun, haiga, tanka and renku poetry is now online for your reading pleasure.


As well as our regular Haiku, Tanka, Renku, Haiga, Haibun and Expositions sections, AHG 3.3 features: "Issa's Humanity and Humour: A Haibun Passage from His Travel Journal Oraga Haru". Everyone loves Issa's haiku for their immediacy and evidence of his seemingly simple humanity, yet we don't always pause long enough to study the context that might expand our appreciation. Ray Rasmussen, one of the four founders of A Hundred Gourds, returns as guest author of this issue's feature, an in-depth study of one of Issa's haibun passages. Ray demonstrates that the time taken to read and reflect more thoroughly brings great rewards.

The deadline for all submissions to AHG 3.4 (the September 2014 issue) is June 15th. AHG has an open submissions policy: any submissions received after the deadline will be filed for consideration for the December 2014 issue. Please check our submissions page for details and editors' guidelines.

Leslie rose <lesliea.rose1@gmail.com> • June 1, 2014

The 12th Annual Jerry Kilbride Memorial 2014 English-Language Haibun Contest

Sponsored by the Central Valley Haiku Club with a deadline of December 1, 2014. All entries must be in English, unpublished, and not currently under consideration by any online or printed publication. Haibun that have appeared on social network sites are not considered published for the purposes of this contest. There is no limit to the number or length of any submissions. Submit three copies of each haibun, two (2) copies without author information attached for anonymous judging, one (1) copy with author’s name, address, phone number and e-mail address for notification purposes. A first prize of $100 and a second prize of $50 will be awarded. Honorable mention certificates also will be given. The entry fee of $5 (US) per haibun should be paid by check and made out to: Mark Hollingsworth (CVHC Treasurer).

Send entries to: Yvonne Cabalona,
709 Auburn Street,
Modesto, CA 95350-6079.

If you have further questions, please contact Yvonne Cabalona, <YCabalona@gmail.com>

Peter Newton • March 18, 2014

Haiku Circle Scheduled for June

The 8th annual Haiku Circle in Northfield, MA will be held Saturday June 7, 2014 from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm. Workshops, readings, music. Featured guest readers include Roberta Beary and Scott Mason. More information available on their website: <http://www.haikucircle.com>

Early registration deadline is May 7, 2014.

Gary Hotham <hsaanthology2014@aol.com> • January 15, 2014

Haiku Society of America Members Anthology 2014

The Haiku Society of America publishes an annual anthology of haiku and senryu by members, edited and produced by one or more editors appointed by the executive committee. All members will receive a free copy of the anthology. We are pleased to announce that the editor for 2014 Members Anthology is Gary Hotham. See the complete submissions details on our Members Anthology web page:


Philip Rowland <noonpress@macl.com> • January 9, 2014

Issue 8 of NOON: journal of the short poem is now online. It is designed to be read in the issuu 'flip book' format, so please take a look at <http://noonpoetry.com/issues/>.

All the best, and happy new year! Philip Rowland, editor

Charlotte Digregorio <c-books@hotmail.com> • January 4, 2014

A critique meeting has been scheduled for Saturday, February 8th from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., in the Chicago Metro area at the Winnetka (IL) Public Library, 768 Oak St. The public is invited, and participants aren't required to bring haiku to share, but those who do, should bring about ten copies of their work. They may bring up to eight poems each. The meeting will begin with a review of the basic elements of haiku and analysis of excellent published poems, before the critique of participants' work. Contact Charlotte Digregorio, Midwest Regional Coordinator, for further information or to RSVP, <c-books@hotmail.com>.

The Midwest Region will start its evening haiku critique sessions in the Chicago area beginning each month in March 2014. Our first evening critique will be Thursday, March 20 from 7 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. at the Winnetka (IL) Public Library, 768 Oak St., Winnetka. All of our programs are free and open to the public.

Lee Gurga <newsgazettehaiku@gmail.com> • January 3, 2014

The next meeting of the Champaign Haiku Workshop will take place on Sunday, January 5th. Date & Time: January 5, 2014, 2-4 P.M. Location: Main Champaign Public Library, 200 W. Green St. Champaign, IL, 2nd floor Foundation Room (222).

We will discuss “Twenty Places You Can Have Your Haiku Published” and then critique individual haiku. If you have haiku to share for critique, please print them out and make 10 copies so everyone can have a chance to see them. If you have ideas of programs you would like for future meetings, please share them with me. See you on the 5th!

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