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News: 31 Jan. 2023
(Updated: 7 Feb. 2023)
By Clare MacQueen, Publisher

Nominations for Two Red Moon Anthologies, 2022


The Red Moon Anthology of English Language Haiku (RMA), the most honored series in the history of English-language haiku, was founded in 1996 by Jim Kacian, owner of Red Moon Press and Editor-in-Chief of the RMA. Volume 27 will be released soon.

And Volume 18 of the Contemporary Haibun anthology was released on 31 January 2023. The Contemporary Haibun Series, currently edited by Rich Youmans (editor-in-chief of the journal contemporary haibun online), is dedicated to featuring the best haibun and haiga published each year in English around the world.

With bows of appreciation to the following fine writers and artists for publishing with MacQ, I’m so pleased to announce my nominations for these anthologies. Submitted on 6 November 2022, these nominations were drawn from five issues of MacQ published in 2022 (MacQ-11 thru MacQ-15), and are listed below in alphabetical order by author’s (and/or artist’s) last name.

Update (after receiving the anthology on 7 February 2023):

Five of these nominations, those flagged with an asterisk, were selected by the Red Moon Press editorial team for publication in Contemporary Haibun 18.

(See also my note below the list.)

  1. Garbage Out [haibun] by Cynthia Anderson

  2. La Buena Vida [haibun] by Cynthia Anderson

  3. Into the Can [haibun] by Rick Christiansen

  4. Vocation [haibun] by Cherie Hunter Day *

  5. When a Tree Falls [ekphrastic haibun] by Margaret Dornaus

  6. That Plus Fifty Cents [haibun] by Kari Gunter-Seymour

  7. Bethungra Spiral [sonku: sonnet + haiku] by Hazel Hall

  8. The Queen of Soft Distant Animals [haibun] by Kyle Hemmings

  9. What’s Left Behind [micro-haibun] by Peter Jastermsky

  10. Energy Shift in the Storage Shed [braided haibun] by
    Kat Lehmann

  11. Inner Rising [woven haibun] by Kat Lehmann

  12. On the Day the Supreme Court Hears Arguments on the Case That Might Overturn Roe v. Wade [haibun] by Dotty LeMieux

  13. An Epistemological Aside [micro-haibun] by Bob Lucky

  14. Bar Talk [haibun] by Bob Lucky *

  15. Scribble Away: Notes from Bahrain, March 2022 [haibun sequence] by Bob Lucky

  16. Terror Australis [haibun] by Marietta McGregor

  17. Modern Gothic [haibun story] by Peter Newton *

  18. Rosebud [braided haibun] by Peter Newton *

  19. Waymark [collaborative shahai] with photograph by Alan Peat and senryu by Gary S. Rosin

  20. Axis Mundi [haibun] by Keith Polette *

  21. Untitled [Meanwhile the news] [haiga: gembun] by Kala Ramesh (scroll down to the third of four artworks)

  22. The Circle [haibun] by Kala Ramesh

  23. Untitled [the Milky Way] [ekphrastic senryu] by Gary S. Rosin

  24. L’Ennui [haibun] by Harriot West

Note: Thanks so much to an outside editor (or editors) for nominating the following haibun from MacQ, which were also selected by the Red Moon Press editorial team for publication in Contemporary Haibun 18:

Memory as a Kind of Resurrection by Cherie Hunter Day
Setting the See-Saw [braided haibun] by Kat Lehmann

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