Good morning everyone! Today I’m extra excited because I’ve had my first ever US publication of a poem! One of my haiku has appeared in the latest edition of the wonderful American journal Frogpond.
There is a digital preview of this issue, 41.3, on the Frogpond website, but I recommend picking up a copy of it from their online shop – it’s full of beautiful poems and essays on haiku!
Very exciting news: in Blithe Spirit 28.4, I’ve had not one but two poems published! Blithe Spirit is the journal of the British Haiku Society, and its always jam packed with gorgeous features, essays, reviews and of course poems. I’m very grateful to the editors for selecting two of my haiku for this issue – happy reading everybody!
Over the summer, I was lucky enough to run a haiku competition for the charming folks at Wagamama to help with the launch of their new restaurant in Chelmsford. I had an amazing time, and you can read my full write up of the evening over on the British Haiku Society website, here! Huge thanks to the British Haiku Society for providing me with this awesome opportunity, and to Wagamama for being so welcoming and great to work with.
If you are interested in having haiku at your event, whether a workshop, competition, or talk about the poetic form, please do get in touch, I’d love to help out…
It’s a very exciting day today: my copy of this quarter’s British Haiku Society journal Blithe Spirit just arrived, and it contains my first official haiku publication! There are three poems by me on page 54, and it feels like a huge achievement even though they’re so few words each – but that is the art of haiku, after all.
I also have some other poetry publications in the pipeline, so watch this space…!
I’m steeling my nerves a bit here because I don’t normally share my poetry, but I’m getting three poems published in the August issue of Blithe Spirit, The British Haiku Society’s lovely journal, which is most exciting!
I’ve added a whole new ‘poetry’ section to my website as well – click here – watch this space, I’m hoping more exciting things will be in the works soon…
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