A Hundred Gourds 2:4 now online

The eighth issue of A Hundred Gourds, a quarterly journal of haiku, haibun, haiga, tanka and renku poetry is now online. The issue marks the end of our second year of publishing and we thank all of our contributors for making AHG the success that it continues to be.

Haiku in Earth Language

Many thanks to Yoshiko McFarland for this issue’s feature: ‘Haiku in Earth Language’. Those of you not yet familiar with Yoshiko’s work will be both charmed and intrigued. Yoshiko uses her skills in visual arts to supplement and enhance a whole new language of her own creation, a language with its roots in the ancient cultures which lived close to the natural world.

Invitation to Contribute to Expositions and Features

Mathew Paul has the Expositions well up and running in this issue with an essay by Hamish Ironside and several book reviews. He welcomes your essays/ articles and your commentaries on individual poems for the December issue. Please note that submissions to Expositions, like other submissions to AHG, are not to be simultaneously submitted elsewhere. Previously published work will be considered as long as full details of previous publication are included.

As well, we are interested to hear from writers who would like to contribute a feature for AHG, to be published in 2014. Please contact Lorin Ford, initially, with a brief outline of the proposed feature. All AHG feature proposals are subsequently presented to the Editorial Team Panel for approval. Our aim is to provide one feature per issue, and the field is open to all haikai-related subjects and topics.

Submissions Deadline

The deadline for all submissions to AHG 3.1 (the December issue) is September 15th. This means that submissions intended for the December issue must be received by September 15th. We have an open submissions policy. Submissions received after the deadline will be filed for consideration for the March 2014 issue. Please check our submissions page for details and editors’ guidelines.

Lorin Ford, haiku editor,
for the Editorial Team, A Hundred Gourds