Friday, March 30, 2012

ATPO 6 features poetry and non-fiction by:

Alex von Vaupel, Alexis Rotella, Amelia Fielden, André Surridge, Angela Leuck, Ava C. Cipri, Barbara A. Taylor, Barry Spacks, Bob Brill, Bob Lucky, Bobbette A. Mason, Britton Gildersleeve, Bruce D. Reed, Bruce England, Carmella Braniger, Chen-ou Liu, Cynthia Rowe, David Caruso, Deborah P. Kolodji, Dru Philippou, Elliot Nicely, Francis Masat, Gary Severance, Gerry Jacobson, J. Zimmerman, Jacob Kobina Ayiah Mensah, James Tipton, Jesse DeLong, Kath Abela Wilson, Kiersta Recktenwald, LeRoy Gorman, M. Kei, Margaret Van Every, Margarita Engle, Marje A. Dyck, Martha Alcántar, Mary Mageau, Marylin Hazelton, Mel Goldberg, Michael M. Marks, Natalie Perfetti, Norman A. Johnson, P. K. Padhy, Patricia Prime, Paul Mercken, Paul Smith, Peter Newton, Randy, Brooks, Richard Stevenson, Robert Kleffel, Rodney Williams, Sanford Goldstein, Sarah Allen, Scott H. Stoller, Susan Constable, Terry Ann Carter, Terry Ingram, Tim Geaghan, Vasile Moldovan, Winnie Dahl

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Haiku Reality

early moon rise
cranes shift whiteness
to an old banyan tree

Honourable Mention, Haiku Reality / Haiku Stvarnost, Vol..8, No.15 , Dec 2011
Asahi Haikuist Network, December 16 , 2011

End of year
celebrating the journey
around the sun

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Atlas Poetica: 11, March 2012

Atlas Poetica 11 : A Journal of Poetry of Place in Contemporary Tanka

15 March 2012 – Perryville, Maryland, USA

Today Keibooks releases Atlas Poetica 11, the latest issue of the highly regarded journal. Atlas Poetica continues its tradition of focussing upon a topic of particular interest in the field of tanka, kyoka, and gogyoshi
poetry in English. This issue emphasizes responsive tanka—sequences written by two or more authors in a 'call and response' fashion. Includes a nonfiction article by Dr. Carmella Braniger, several examples of responsive tanka, and a review of a collection of responsive tanka. As always, it publishes individual tanka, kyoka, and gogyoshi, tanka prose and sequences, book reviews, announcements, and other items of interest.

Contributors to ATPO 11 include:

Alexis Rotella, André Surridge, Autumn Noelle Hall, Bob Lucky, Brendan Slater, Brigid Fayers, Bruce D. Reed, Bruce England, Carmella Braniger, Charles Tarlton, Christina Nguyen, Claire Everett, David Edwards, Dawn Bruce, Eric Greinke, Gary LeBel, Gary Severance, Genie Nakano, Ignatius Fay, Jacob Kobina Ayiah Mensah, James Won, Jenny Ward Angyal, Johannes S. H. Bjerg, John Daleiden, Kath Abela Wilson, Laura Maffei, Leslie Ihde, Lisa Tibbs, Lorne Henry, Lucas Stenland, Luminita Suse, M. Kei, Margaret L.Grace, Magdalena Dale, Marilyn Hazelton, Marilyn Humbert, Mary Hind, Mel Goldberg, Melissa Allen, Mike Montreuil, Mira N. Mataric, Nancy Ellis Taylor, Natalie Perfetti, Neal Whitman, Oprica Padeanu, Owen Bullock, Patricia Prime, Peggy Castro, Pravat Kumar Padhy, Raquel Bailey, Randy Brooks, Rodney Williams, S. M. Abeles, Sherry Steiner, Sonam Chhoki, Steven Carter, T. J. Edge, Taro Aizu, Terry Ingram, Tessa J. Wooldridge, Tish Davis, Tracy Davidson, William Cullen, Jr.

M. Kei
Editor, Atlas Poetica
A Journal of Poetry of Place in Contemporary Tanka

Monday, March 26, 2012

Daily Haiku Selection: The Mainichi News
March 23, 2012

deep dark space
many cosmic townships
with their own light

Thursday, March 22, 2012


dead of night
the lizard on the wall
still awake

Magnapoets,  Issue 9, January, 2012 

I watch 
the black, white and brown
short and tall
all variances and varieties
in the garden of beauty

Magnapoets, Issue 9, January , 2012 


merry time
children in the open ground
collecting rain

Kokako – 13, September, 2010 

milky pond
the water lilies
with moon

Kokako 16, March 2012

Monday, March 19, 2012

Haiku in English, Best of 2011, The Mainichi Daily News

May 25, 2011: Second Prize

counting stars

I move round

the galaxy

— P K Padhy (Andhra Pradesh, India)

Comment: On the hilltop he was looking up into space and traveling around the galaxy. How vast and beautiful the heavens are! (Ed. Isamu Hashimoto)



MONDAY, MARCH 12, 2012

March 2012 Dottie Dot Awards

Dottie, the mascot and editor-in-chief of the Haiku Bandit Society, has determined the three best Moon Viewing Party poems for the month of March, 2012.
Forthwith, here, in order of their appearance, are the recipients of this month's Dottie Dot Awards!

trapped like a rabbit

on a six o'clock moon...

my heart

- Vida

full moon

giant seed pods

crack the code

- John Merryfield


stepping down the stairs

with the full moon

- Pravat Kumar Padhy



Tuesday, March 6, 2012

London Olympics, Wordgathering, Vol. 6, Issue 1, March 2012

Pravat Kumar Padhy


Athletes love the track to have a spot finish by compressing the time in between each leaping step. Everyone wishes to sprint the quickest. Sitting on a wheel chair, I watch the game and wish all of them good luck in their endeavors.

With no confusion, the time is distributed to all of them and they reach the winning spot one after the other. It is indeed a great short journey, no matter one reaches a bit later than the other. You aim for the goal and that is called the spirit of the life!

long distance–
he picks up his crutch
for a walk

Pravat Kumar Padhy hails from Orissa, India. He holds Masters in Science and Ph.D in Applied Geology from Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad. Published literary articles and poems in leading English news papers, journals, anthologies and e-zines. His Japanese short form poems (Haiku, Tanka and Haibun ) and his free verse have appeared in journals in India, USA, UK, Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Germany, France, Scotland, and Serbia.

Friday, March 2, 2012


thick foliage—
sun hides behind
cuckoo’s song

Pravat Kumar Padhy