Category Archives: senryu

The Fly

This haiga, a form that combines art with haiku or senryu, is featured on the cover of the latest issue of the journal Prune Juice. Founded by Alexis Rotella in 2009, Prune Juice Journal is the longest-running international literary journal dedicated solely to English … Continue reading

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Strange goings-on in the stationery cupboard

Back in 2014, an on-going poetry competition started up in the Financial Times called ‘Workplace Haiku.’ Despite it’s name, this column which ran for 18 months mainly featured senryu – haiku’s more humorous cousin – which I assume was because … Continue reading

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Monday blues turn pink!

  Some good news this morning! I have participated several times in London’s Financial Times Workplace Haiku Competition that has been running every fortnight for the last eighteen months. During that period, I was fortunate enough to have had some … Continue reading

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Muse India – Triveni feature

“In Hindu tradition, Triveni refers to the confluence of three major rivers, the Ganga, the Yamuna and the Saraswati, at a place called Prayag. But here at Muse India, it signifies the coming together of Japan, India, and the rest … Continue reading

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A New Ulster gets the blues

A New Ulster is Northern Ireland’s newest literary and arts journal available as an e-zine and in print. Edited by Amos Greig and Arizahn, the magazine showcases the works of established and up-and-coming poets, short fiction writers, photographers and artists … Continue reading

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Written on a hotel break in Donegal last weekend…

  illicit encounter in a hotel they drink Guinness during Lent   I did say five ‘Hail Marys’ afterwards though! 🙂

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A Tasty Treat – free ebook

I discovered at the weekend that I have a haiku and a senryu included in a new anthology entitled With Cherries on Top, edited by Michael Dylan Welch, writer, poet and founder of NaHaiWriMo (the National Haiku Writing Month online community … Continue reading

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The Poet’s Place

A writer friend messaged me recently on FB saying, ‘Hey, we’re in the same anthology – see you in Belfast on Saturday?” At the time, I had no idea what she was talking about as I’m not so good at keeping records of where … Continue reading

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I love Spook City!

I always look forward to seeing what image they will use over on Spook City to illustrate the work they accept. This is a particularly apt one for my senryu…

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Senyru #2

          crime competition eleventh hour entry —six minutes to kill           A senryu is a short form of Japanese poetry which, unlike the nature-inspired haiku, is based on some aspect of human … Continue reading

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