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August 7, 2008

welcoming Frogpond‘s online sampler

Filed under: haijin-haikai news — David Giacalone @ 4:16 pm

On August 6, 2008, this notice was posted on the What’s New page of the Haiku Society of America website:

HSA launched the online Frogpond journal sampler that will feature some of the best work from each issue of Frogpond. It is located at: http://www.hsa-haiku.org/frogpond/index.html. 08-06-08

Frankly, we’re thrilled (although Prof. Yabut adds, “It’s about time!”). Jim Kacian, its former editor, has correctly called Frogpond “one of the two most important haiku magazines, along with Modern Haiku, of haiku outside Japan in the world.” Although all three issues are available each year in hard copy as part of HSA’s modest annual membership dues (or separately), having a nice selection of Frogpond‘s content available regularly online is a treat for the haiku-loving public.

Frogpond‘s first online sampler covers the latest issue, Vol. 31.2 (Spring/Summer 2008). There are eight haiku and eight senryu presented from Vol. 31.2, along with two haibun and a rengay, a book review (of Marian Olson’s Desert Hours), and more. The poem chosen as the best unpublished work from the prior issue will also be included online.

Of course, f/k/a will continue to post works by our Honored Guests that appear in Frogpond. On July 1st, we presented 8 haiku from Vol. 31.2, and on July 2, we gave you six senryu, two haibun, and a rengay collaborative poem.

Welcome to the internet, Frogpond! Now, please make our cranky editor happy and try to filter out all those pesky psyku.

2 Comments

  1. Ah! the bee arrives for the flower! You’re now in my “favorites” mg

    Comment by Merrill Ann Gonzales — August 10, 2008 @ 2:05 pm

  2. Thank you very much, Merrill. Please stop by often.

    Comment by David Giacalone — August 10, 2008 @ 4:54 pm

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