the morning's first set
(c)2005 Deborah P Kolodji
The Heron's Nest
It wasn't a "contributor's copy" - I bought it. There's no way The Heron's Nest could afford to issue contributor's copies. This annual volume of the four 2005 online issues has 170 pages, with 5 haiku to a page by 200 different poets. It's also very much an international publication with poets from Australia, Austria, Canada, England, Germany, Greece, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, North Ireland, the Phillipines, Poland, Romania, Russia, Sweden, South Africa, Taiwan, Wales, and Yugoslavia.
However, even though all these poems are still available online in The Heron's Nest, it's really nice to have this print copy to keep on my coffee table and pick up and read through when I'm not at my computer. It's filled with some marvelous haiku, some by LJ friends andreochka and sin_agua, scifaiku brochure contributors Darrell Lindsey and Ann K Schwader and other sf poets like Harold Bowes, friends from my local haiku group such as Jerry Ball, Vic Gendrano, Victor Ortiz, and Margaret Hehman-Smith, and many, many other people I've come to know throughout the haiku community.
If you don't have a copy, there's still a few left. They're $16 from Christopher Herold, 816 Taft Street, Port Townsend, WA 98368.
The Heron's Nest is currently accepting submissions for its December 2006 issue, the last chance to be included in Vol III. The deadline is September 15, 2006. So, far I've been rejected all year from them, so cross your fingers for me.