SEEDPODS (Part 1): February 2020 | Shared from the e-newsletter of the United Haiku and Tanka Society

In an effort to bring you poetry that has won in competitions, I've copied the SeedPods newsletter with the winners of the 2019 Samurai Haibun Contest from the UHTS. A Haibun is Prose finished with a Haiku or Senryu. Please take note of the judge's comments after the poems. ~Colleen~ In this edition: 2019 Samurai … Continue reading SEEDPODS (Part 1): February 2020 | Shared from the e-newsletter of the United Haiku and Tanka Society

UHTS – The “AHA” Haiku/Senryu Contest ALERT!

One of my goals for 2020, is to encourage poets to enter more contests, including myself. The way I look at it: How can we gauge our poetic abilities if we don't get feedback from others outside of our usual writing community? The United Haiku Tanka Society has the perfect solution! The “AHA” Haiku/Senryu Contest … Continue reading UHTS – The “AHA” Haiku/Senryu Contest ALERT!

SUBMISSIONS FOR THE ANNUAL UHTS SAMURAI HAIBUN CONTEST ARE OPEN

Attention Poets: Who's ready to write some Haibun POETRY? Not sure how to write a Haibun Poem? Click HERE. So, Here's the scoop on this contest: The Submission Period and Deadline are 1st September - 15th December 2019.  http://unitedhaikuandtankasociety.com/contest-submission-guidelines Please do “not” use the cattails submissions guidelines for contests. RESULTS: The names of winners (only) will be notified … Continue reading SUBMISSIONS FOR THE ANNUAL UHTS SAMURAI HAIBUN CONTEST ARE OPEN

Let’s Talk: TANKA

The other day I shared the information that the UHTS is sponsoring the “Fleeting Words” Tanka Competition.  Here is the Submission Period and Deadline: May 1-August 15 of each year.  There is a 10 poem limit on the number of submissions. If more than 10 poems are submitted, only the first 10 poems will be entered. … Continue reading Let’s Talk: TANKA

UHTS: SUBMISSION CALL for October 2019 issue of Cattails

SUBMISSION CALL for October 2019 issue of cattails Submissions for Fall/October issue open: 1st July (midnight) GMT and close: 15th August (midnight) GMT. Attention POETS: Please read the instructions below carefully so you know how and where to submit your poetry. ❤ *** Please make sure you submit your work to the correct editor. Mike Montreuil is the haibun editor … Continue reading UHTS: SUBMISSION CALL for October 2019 issue of Cattails

Punctuation in Poetry – Should we do it?

The most important thing you can learn about writing poetry is to add punctuation, especially if you are going to enter your poems into contests like I suggested in this post: https://colleenchesebro.com/2019/06/16/the-united-haiku-tanka-society-uhts-poetry-contest-information/. Join UHTS HERE. We're all familiar with this example: Lets eat Grandma! OR: Let's eat, Grandma. When you read the above sentences, the … Continue reading Punctuation in Poetry – Should we do it?