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.
Due to unforeseen circumstances Curtis Dunlap is unable to serve as Editor of Prune Juice. As of Issue 10, July, 2013, I will act as Editor, with Bruce Boynton continuing to serve as Features Editor. I would ask that any submissions previously made for Issue 10 be resubmitted. The deadline for these resubmissions and new submissions is June 15. Please go to the submissions page for details.
As this is my first stint as an editor, I ask for your tolerance and patience as I learn the ropes. I look forward to reading your work and will do my best to continue the quality publication that Alexis and Liam have previously given to you.
Terri L. French
I apologize for the delay in issue 10 of Prune Juice. I’m currently working to finalize the issue for a January 2013 release. There should be no further delays after this issue.
Just a quick update: Prune Juice will be published in November, March and July.
Thank you to all who have submitted. I will be notifying contributors soon.
Click here to read Prune Juice Issue 9 July 2012.
As of July 2012, editorship of Prune Juice will be in the capable hands of Curtis Dunlap, with features by Bruce Boynton.
Liam Wilkinson’s final issue will be released mid-July, with an introduction by the departing editor.
Curtis Dunlap lives near the confluence of the Mayo and Dan rivers in Mayodan, North Carolina. He works in Information Technology at a local community college. He enjoys reading and writing poetry and has been published in a variety of journals. He was awarded 3rd Prize in the 11th International Kusamakura Haiku Competition in 2006 and the Museum of Haiku Literature Award in 2008. He is also the editor of Blogging Along Tobacco Road.