Whew! With lots of help I managed to get the November issue out in November! A big thank-you to all of the contributors, to Bruce Boynton, Christina Nguyen, Ray French, and Jim Gardepe for your creativity and keen eyesight! So, get a nice cup of tea or beverage of choice, sit back and enjoy the read.
Hi everyone. I hope all of you in the Northern Hemisphere are enjoying the autumn weather. Here in Alabama the leaves are beginning to turn and firewood is stacking up in preparation for winter. I hope to hunker inside and work on getting Prune Juice out to you all in the next couple of weeks. This volume is pretty packed with great senryu, kyoka, haibun and haiga, as well as a very informative and entertaining feature by Bruce Boynton. It may take you a couple of nights to get through it all!
As always, if anyone has comments or suggestions, do not hesitate to send them my way. Together we will keep “The Juice” fresh!
October 15 is the deadline for submission to the November issue. Send your senryu, kyoka and senryu-flavored haiga and haibun. Please read the submissions page, the senryu & kyoka tab and a couple past issues before submitting. I look forward to hearing from you!
Prune Juice, Issue 10 – Take 2! Look for additional work by Kat Creighton, M. Kei and Andre Surridge.
This has been quite the learning experience. Not sure all of the bugs are worked out yet, but Issue 10 is now available for viewing. Thank you to Bruce Boynton, Christina Nguyen, Raymond French, Aubrie Cox, Alan Pizzarelli and all of our contributors for making it happen. Enjoy!
Hi guys, remember when I asked you to bear with me? Bruce and I have decided that four issues might be too many for us to handle, so we have decided to go with three issues a year, published in March, July and November.
Also, you no longer have to send separate emails for senyru/kyoka, haiga and haibun, but should send them all in one email. I thought the separate emails would make it easier for me to organize, turns out that wasn’t so.
Thanks for your patience. The July issue is on schedule and looking good!
I would highly like to recommend that everyone out there interested in senryu and it’s history, read the article by Ce Rosenow, “Written in the Face of Adversity:The Senryu Tradition in America,” in the WInter-Spring 2013 issue of Modern Haiku. This is an excellently written, well researched article by Ms. Rosenow and clearly shows how senryu can go well beyond light humor and satire. As stated in her conclusion, “When its focus centers on human activities during times of great difficulty, senryu offers moment by moment reiterations of human persistence in the face of adversity.”
After a telephone conversation with Bruce today, we decided it was time to add haibun to the Prune Juice reportoire! Of course these haibun must be in the senryu/kypka vein. See the submissions page for more information.