Also the Winter 2006 issue of Simply Haiku just went online with five of my haiku. At the moment my name is incorrectly listed without the middle initial but I'm currently working to get them to fix that. The nice thing about webzines is there is at least that opportunity to fix things. The last two issues of Frogpond also left off the initial in my name. I'm not sure why this happens - I always send my poetry marked clearly with the correct name "Deborah P. Kolodji" but sometimes editors seem to consciously decide to edit my name. This always manages to really irritate me, probably more than it should, especially since they are at least spelling Kolodji correctly.
Finally, the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival is holding a haiku invitational again. Each poet is invited to send one unpublished haiku about cherry blossoms. Top selected haiku will become part of a permanent stone Haiku Memorial at Burrard SkyTrain Station in downtown Vancouver under the cherry tree planted in 2006 to commemorate the inaugural festival. Selected haiku will also be displayed on TransLink city buses and SkyTrain cars for a period of two months. The deadline is January 11, 2007. Click here for more details.