December 6th, 2009


December Haiku News

I found out through a link on Greg Schwartz's blog, that the wonderful little haiku journal called Wisteria is going on hiatus. Editor Tony A. Thompson cites other life priorities that he needs to attend to, and I wish him and his family well. He hopes to return to publishing in a year or so. I hope it works out for them.

I only published one haiku there, a haiku I wrote after the 2007 family vacation to Yellowstone and Montana.

big sky country
my horse races
the milky way

- Deborah P Kolodji
Wisteria, Fall 2008

Meanwhile, two online haiku publications went online December 1st:

Tales of the Gean, a relatively new haiku webzine. I have yet to submit there, but have put it on my "to-do" list.

The Heron's Nest, which contains a haiku by me, and one by my friend ankh_hpl here, among many others.

Yesterday, I received a copy of Mariposa 21, the membership journal of the Haiku Poets of Northern California edited by Ebba Story and Susan Antolin. It also contains a Kolodji haiku along with work by Fay Aoyagi, Ernest J. Berry, Yvonne Cabalona, Stanford M. Forester, Patrick Gallagher, Gary Gay, Carolyn Hall, Patricia Machmiller, Lenard D. Moore, paul m, Tom Painting, Billie Wilson and many more.

Finally, I received word that I am going to have a haiku in the Lilliput Review's Basho Challenge Chapbook, which will be available some time next year. I didn't win the contest, but am happy to be in the chapbook.