Haiku News: A Closing and an Opening



Hi everyone,

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

(Laurence Stacey)


do not fear me, your life is
short enough

(Dick Whyte)



Dick and Laurence



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  1. Pravat Kumar Padhy

    Dear Laurence and Dick,
    I felt saddened to know about closing of the much unique journal of the recent time. I always render my deep personal accolades to both of you for your endeavour in maintaining so far the best trend in haiku through the concept of news. Your contributions will be highly remembered. I wish a great success in your new venture. In sleep, I still dream the beauty of flower, warmth of sun, soft touch of breeze ,tenderness of moon and ecstatic of your creative pursuits. I feel the creativeness of the two haiku that you have posted. I hope it will take a new birth in new form. I shall be thankful to you if you kindly send me the pdf of ‘Haiku News Anthology, 2012-2015.

    Warm regards

    P K Padhy, PhD

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