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Noting, today, that What Light There Is by Sylvia Forges-Ryan received an Honorable Mention in the 2016 Touchstone Distinguished Books Awards

 https://www.thehaikufoundation.org/2017/04/28/touchstone-honorable-mentions-2016/

I can't help but wonder if the Panel, Randy Brooks, Tom Clausen, Rebecca Lilly, Michael McClintock and Julie Warther (all Americans) are aware that I have a book of the same title, what light there is, published in 2009 and cached on the A Hundred Gourds website, or even aware of my original haiku from which my book takes its title.
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http://www.ahundredgourds.com/ahg53/lorinfordwebpages/whatlightthereis.html
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Granted, mine is an e-chapbook, not a print book. Should that matter? The haiku my title is drawn from is:

rain beads on a bare twig what light there is
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first published in Shamrock Haiku Journal #3 (2007); a wattle seedpod (PostPressed,2008) 3Lights Gallery e-chapbook what light there is (2009),Red Moon anthology Carving Darkness (2011), Haiku in English (Norton 2013) and included in my sample haiku on the THF Registry from 2009 or 2010.
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If you look up the F surnames in the Registry, you'll find that the link to my page is located between those of Seanan Forbes and Sylvia Forges-Ryan, both of which were later entries. I find it unlikely that anyone checking out their Registry page wouldn't be curious enough to read at least the haiku by the people filed close to their own names.
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What if I'd planned to title a future print book what light there is? What if I'd planned to publish it through Red Moon Press?
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These two haiku are in Sylvia Forges-Ryan's book (there may be more):
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Diagnosis
   what light there is
      dimming
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What light there is --
      mornings the sparkle of dew
      evenings the glow of fireflies
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I can't help but note that Sylvia has taken both senses of "what light there is" in my haiku:

rain beads on a bare twig what light there is

and spread them over two haiku, allocating one meaning to each. In doing so, she's lost the ambiguity ... the double sense of "what light there is"... that distinguishes my haiku, yet she's used both, and also brought them together in her book title. It's this that gives me the impression that she has read mine and 'worked' it rather than it being accidental or an example of what MDW terms 'cryptomnesia'.
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Though it might still be 'cryptomnesia'. Here's Michael Dylan Welch (from one of his many articles on the subject of plagiarism) from 'A Spade’s a Spade: Plagiarism and Déjà-ku':

https://poetrysociety.org.nz/affiliates/haiku-nz/haiku-poems-articles/archived-articles/a-spades-a-spade-plagiarism-and-deja-ku/
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“We should indeed feel free to get our inspiration wherever and whenever we can. But at some point we should assess our work and ask ourselves some questions — where did that come from, and did I just restate someone else’s ideas or images in different words?” - MDW
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I'm pretty certain that if Sylvia Forges-Ryan had been a relative newcomer to haiku, someone would have picked up that her book title and the two related haiku I've given here are based on my haiku & book title, but when I look at her credits, I see she's been around a very long time:
"Sylvia Forges-Ryan, former editor of Frogpond, has not published a volume since her award-winning Take a Deep Breath a decade ago. Instead, she has been shaping the threads of her writing — haiku, senryu and tanka — into the cohesive whole that is What Light There Is, . . .
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Where does one stand if the 'important ' people overlook or decline to recognise plagiarism when they see it, or remain unaware of a truly original and widely published haiku such as this of mine to the extent that someone very experienced ( no 'newbie' excuses are possible) can come along and not only use the guts of it (albeit in two haiku instead of one), but have a book published under the title of what light there is? What can one do?
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My own bleak conclusion in this case is that one can do bugger-all apart from reminding people of the original and bringing up the topic, but I welcome suggestions, opinions...anything!
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- Lorin


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Journal Announcements / A Hundred Gourds 5.3 released
« on: May 31, 2016, 02:03:16 PM »
A Hundred Gourds 5.3 released

The 19th issue of A Hundred Gourds, a quarterly journal of haiku, haibun, haiga, tanka and renku poetry, is now available. This June 2016 issue is our final issue. All issues of A Hundred Gourds will remain available for the foreseeable future and we hope readers will continue to find them useful resources. We thank all of our contributors for the wonderful work AHG has been able to publish.

www.ahundredgourds.com
 
As well as our Haiku, Haibun, Haiga, Tanka and Expositions sections, AHG 5:3 presents two Features:

Feature #1:

‘In the Footsteps of Bashō: small group travel in Japan with a focus on Japanese Literature’

Beverley George shares her experiences, as literary adviser to Mitsui Travel, of leading small groups of haiku, haibun and tanka writers on inspiring journeys in Japan. Illustrated with many poems and photographs of people and places, this feature will bring reminiscences to those who’ve visited Japan and a lively feeling of what being there –  where Bashō, Chiyo-ni, Shiki, Santōka and others lived, wandered and wrote –  is like.

Feature #2:

‘A Bit of Ourselves – Haiku by the Gourds Team’

For our final issue, we also leave readers with a little bit of ourselves. Each member of the AHG Team – editors, webmasters, web host and artist – has selected five to seven haiku of our own.  A brushwork haiga by Ron Moss accompanies each person’s page.


Expositions

Jo McInerney provides an essay on H. Gene Murtha’s bird haiku, Marion Clarke a commentary on a haibun by Terri L. French and David McMurray gives us something to think about with his commentary on ‘The President’s Haiku’. Book reviews in this issue are by Michael Dylan Welch, Glenda Cimino, Jo McInerney, Gary Ford, Rodney Williams and Susan Constable.

Happy reading to all, and we wish all of our readers and contributors a pleasurable and fortunate continuation on the haiku-and-related poetry path.

Lorin Ford – Haiku Editor, Managing Editor
for the Editorial Team, A Hundred Gourds
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Journal Announcements / A Hundred Gourds 5.2 released
« on: February 29, 2016, 01:23:33 PM »
A Hundred Gourds 5.2 released

The 18th issue of A Hundred Gourds, a quarterly journal of haiku, haibun, haiga, tanka and renku poetry, is now available for your reading pleasure.

www.ahundredgourds.com

Please note:


1. AHG will cease publication with our next issue, AHG 5.3, in June 2016. 
AHG 5.3, our 19th issue, will be published in June. It will be our final issue, so be sure to send all submissions by the deadline of March 15th. Submissions received after the deadline will not be considered.

2. There will be no renku section in AHG 5.3

We thank Kala Ramesh for her willingness to join the AHG Team as Guest Renku editor for AHG 5.2. This is the last issue of AHG to contain a Renku section. William Sorlien, in his notices to some contributors last year, warned that he may not be able to continue because of other pressing responsibilities. That has turned out to be the case. We wish him well in his future endeavours.

Along with our poetry sections, AHG 5.2 includes:

Feature: Haiku North America 2015 — Schenectady, New York

Jennifer Sutherland reports on the bountiful variety of haiku-related presentations given at the 2015 HNA Conference, which was held in Schenectady, New York, USA. Those many of us who couldn’t be there will appreciate some wonderful glimpses into the ideas and expertise that are shared at HNA Conferences.

Expositions

Ray Rasmussen’s essay, ‘Learning from Two Masters’ explores what might be learned from studying the work and teachings of haibun of two haiku masters who were widely separated in both time and place: Basho, from 17th century Japan and Ken Jones from 21st century  Wales, UK.

Brad Bennet and Jo McInerney offer their insights into individual haiku that’ve caught their attention.
Ellis Avery reviews the Genjuan Haibun Contest Decorated Works anthology, Rodney Williams reviews Owen Bullock’s urban haiku and Lorin Ford reviews Rick Tarquinio’s Mostly Water.


Submissions Deadline


The deadline for all submissions to AHG 5.3 (the June 2016 issue) is March 15th. Please check our submissions page for details and editors’ guidelines.

Please take the time to read the AHG submissions page, including each relevant editor’s comments and requirements, and ensure that your submission complies.

Lorin Ford – Haiku Editor, Managing Editor
            for the Editorial Team, A Hundred Gourds

 


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Journal Announcements / A Hundred Gourds 5.1 released
« on: November 30, 2015, 02:18:00 PM »
A Hundred Gourds 5.1 released


The 17th issue of A Hundred Gourds, a quarterly journal of haiku, haibun, haiga, tanka and renku poetry, is now online for your reading pleasure.


www.ahundredgourds.com


Renku News – Guest Editor for AHG 5.2, Kala Ramesh

Due to unforeseen circumstances, William Sorlien is not available to receive renku submissions for AHG 5.2, the March 2016 issue. Kala Ramesh has kindly agreed to be our Guest Renku Editor for the forthcoming March issue. Please read the AHG news page for further details and send your renku submissions to this address: haikugourds@gmail.com with ‘Renku Submission’ in the title bar.


Haiga News – New Haiga Editor, Sandi Pray 

With this issue we farewell Aubrie Cox and welcome Sandi Pray as our new Haiga Editor. Please read our news page for further details.


Along with our poetry sections, AHG 5.1 includes:

In Memoriam

It was with great sadness we heard the news of Gene Murtha’s passing in October. In this issue, we commemorate Gene’s life and haiku with ‘Quiet Pond: In Memory of H. Gene Murtha’ by Ferris Gilli, long-time associate editor for the online haiku journal, The Heron’s Nest.

AHG 5.1 Feature

How successfully can haiku be when performed to musical accompaniment? Charles Trumbull gives us something to think about as well as listen to in his featured essay, ‘Haiku and Music: A Morganatic Marriage?’

Expositions

J. Zimmerman’s essay, ‘The Variorum Project – Haiku Variations’, shows us, in depth, a way to loosen up our practice of writing haiku drafts that can have very interesting and fruitful results. Michael Dylan Welch reviews Kay L. Tracy’s Origami Pinwheels, Susan Constable reviews Kathy Kituai’s Deep in the Valley of Tea Bowls and Lorin Ford reviews Paresh Tiwari’s An inch of Sky.

Submissions Deadline

The deadline for all submissions to AHG 5.2 (the March 2016 issue) is December 15th. AHG has an open submissions policy: any submissions received after the deadline will be filed for consideration for the June 2016 issue. Please check our submissions page for details and editors’ guidelines.

Please take the time to read the AHG submissions page, including each relevant editor’s comments and requirements, and ensure that your submission complies.

— Lorin Ford – Haiku Editor, Managing Editor
 for the Editorial Team, A Hundred Gourds

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Journal Announcements / A Hundred Gourds 4:4 released
« on: August 31, 2015, 08:40:27 PM »
A Hundred Gourds 4:4 released

It’s the first day of spring in Melbourne. Blossoms are blooming, peas and broad beans are shooting up and the snails are leaving ample evidence that they’ve come out of hibernation. In North America, the bushfire/wildfire season is waning and the milder days of autumn approaching. The world still turns.
 
Welcome to the 16th issue of A Hundred Gourds, a quarterly journal of haiku, haibun, haiga, tanka and renku poetry is now online for your reading pleasure.

www.ahundredgourds.com

AHG 4.4 Feature

"The Second International Haiku Conference in Krakow, Poland (May 15-17, 2015)"

We’re privileged to visit Poland via Brian Robertson’s report on the Second International Haiku Conference in Krakow, which was held in May this year.  Both Brian’s text and the accompanying photos convey, to those of us who couldn’t be there, a sense of the friendliness, enthusiasm and expertise that was shared. Congratulations to all who were involved in this clearly very successful event!

Expositions

Terry Ann Carter’s essay, Chiyo-ni and Aisatsu: The Poetry of Greeting, demonstrates, with her selections of Chiyo-ni’s haiku and contemporary EL haiku, a time-honoured social function of Japanese haiku.

Rob Scott reviews Robert Kania’s 39 haiku, Susan Constable reviews Joy McCall’s rising mist, fieldstones and Lorin Ford reviews Cherie Hunter Day’s apology moon.

A Hundred Gourds
is still looking for a suitable editor for our Expositions section. Please direct any enquiries regarding the Expositions section and submit your book reviews, essays or commentaries on individual poems for AHG to me, Lorin, until further notice.


Submissions Deadline

The deadline for all submissions to AHG 5.1 (the December 2015 issue) is September 15th. AHG has an open submissions policy: any submissions received after the deadline will be filed for consideration for the March 2016 issue. Please check our submissions page for details and editors’ guidelines.

Please take the time to read the AHG submissions page, including the editors’ individual comments, and ensure that your submission complies with all requirements.

Lorin Ford – Haiku Editor, Managing Editor,
for the Editorial Team, A Hundred Gourds

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Contests and Awards / Snapshot Press eChapbook Awards - results
« on: November 04, 2011, 01:39:58 AM »
The results for the Snapshot Press eChapbook Awards are now available on the Snapshot Press website:

http://www.snapshotpress.co.uk/contests/echapbook_awards/results.htm

The 2011 winners of The Snapshot Press eChapbook Awards are:

Chad Lee Robinson
Rope Marks (Haiku)

Carole MacRury
The Tang of Nasturtiums (Tanka)

Kathe L. Palka
As the Years Pass (Tanka)

Marian Olson
Consider This (Short Poetry)

Vanessa Proctor

Jacaranda Baby (Short Poetry, incl. haiku and tanka)

Lorin Ford
A Few Quick Brushstrokes (Short Poetry, incl. haiku)

Penny Harter
One Bowl (Haibun)

Beverly Acuff Momoi
Lifting the Towhee's Song (Haibun)

The winning collections will be published online by Snapshot Press throughout January and February, 2012.


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Journal Announcements / A Hundred Gourds - temporary webpage
« on: October 10, 2011, 03:05:13 PM »



A Hundred Gourds now has a temporary webpage where you will find the basic submission guidelines and information.

There is also an opt-in facility for those who would like to receive news and updates.

http://ahundredgourds.haikuhut.com/

We welcome your submissions of haiku, tanka, haibun, haiga and articles/ essays relevant to the haikai genre for the March 2012 issue until the submissions closing date of December 15th, 2011.

Though the url for the inaugural issue in December will change slightly, the site will remain available via this link as well.

A big thank-you to Mike Rehling, who is generously hosting A Hundred Gourds.


Lorin Ford, haiku editor,
for the editorial team
A Hundred Gourds




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Journal Announcements / New Haikai Journal - A Hundred Gourds
« on: August 16, 2011, 04:14:30 PM »
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New Haikai Journal - A Hundred Gourds
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The editorial team of 'A Hundred Gourds' welcomes your submissions to our first issue, which will be published online in December, 2011.

'A Hundred Gourds' is a new journal featuring haiku, haibun, haiga, tanka, resources (articles, commentaries, reviews and interviews) and special artwork.

The journal's name is based on a haiku by Chiyo-ni:

hyakunari ya tsuru hitosuji no kokoro yori

a hundred gourds
from the heart
of one vine

(translation by Patricia Donegan and Yoshie Ishibashi)

'A Hundred Gourds' is managed by its editorial team: Lorin Ford, Melinda Hipple, John MacManus, Gene Murtha and Ray Rasmussen. Ron Moss will continue to support us in his valuable role of contributing and consulting artist.

We are dedicated to producing a high quality journal, and look forward to your submissions.

Books for review (hard copy only) may be sent to John McManus or to the haiku, tanka, haiga or haibun editor respectively.

* Submissions for the first issue of 'A Hundred Gourds' close on September 15th, 2011*

Submissions and enquires may be addressed to :

Lorin Ford, Haiku Editor: haikugourds@gmail.com

Melinda Hipple, Haiga Editor: haigagourds@gmail.com

John McManus, Resources Editor: jmac.ahgjournal@gmail.com

Gene Murtha, Tanka Editor: tankagourds@gmail.com

Ray Rasmussen, Haibun Editor: haibungourds@gmail.com; ray@raysweb.net


Submission Guidelines

Submissions of up to 10 original and unpublished haiku and tanka and up to 3 haibun should be placed within the body of the email. No attached submissions will be opened for these sections.

Submissions of up to 10 haiga may be sent as attachments.

Please include your name and country of residence in all submissions.

*Note: poems that have appeared on Facebook, blogs or any other online source that may be accessed by an internet search engine are considered published and not eligible for submission.

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Lorin Ford (haiku editor)
for the Editorial Team
A Hundred Gourds

modified: added Submission Guidelines

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