We are sad to say that Haiku News will not be publishing any more new poetry in the foreseeable future. It’s been an amazing experience for us, running the journal and getting to read so many excellent haiku, tanka and senryu over the years. We have had so many amazing poets contribute to the journal, and if you are one of these poets we thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Although the online journal is closing down, we still have related projects and Haiku News will stay active through its FaceBook page and occasionally here on the blog too. This year we plan to release the Haiku News Anthology Vol. 2, covering the poems we published between 2012 and 2015 here on the blog – so we’ll keep you informed about that. We also have some plans to start a different journal, more suitable to our time constraints. As well as this, we have plans to do some writing and publishing around haiku theory and translations. And within all these projects we hope to keep to the Haiku News ethos of publishing and writing poetry committed to social and political critique.
deep winter, two crows settle into silence
cicada— do not fear me, your life is short enough
Dick and Laurence