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Under the Basho - A Haiku Journal of Five Styles

Started by Don Baird, July 08, 2013, 05:19:49 PM

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Don Baird

Under the Basho - a New Online Haiku Journal

Welcome to Under the Basho a literary online journal of haiku and hokku.  Under the Basho is a journal that will emphasize and celebrate the differences of five variant haiku styles including their progenitor and DNA, hokku.  It is a journal that will present these styles through exciting collections of talented authors and their poems.  We have chosen this approach in order to offer a common-ground venue for folks to read and explore these particular approaches at the highest standard; and, to maintain an educational site where folks can study, learn, and understand each style that draws their interest. 

We are also soliciting articles that proffer information and education regarding any of the styles we're currently publishing.  Please email an informal query prior to submitting an article. 

With great thanks in our hearts, we are formally open to accept submissions of poems, papers, and inquiries.  We're excited about the focus of our journal - a single location for publishing haiku of differing principles and aesthetics.

The web address for Under the Basho is:  http://underthebasho.com.  Please peruse and enjoy!  For questions and inquiries, use the "Contact Us" button to reach us directly.

Please join us in this new adventure!  We would love to see it flourish and enjoyed by all who "click" through the doors!  See you there!
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Don Baird

Submissions close Aug 15th.  Showcase your best work.  Five divisions!  Enjoy ......  :)
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Chase Gagnon

So excited for this! :) are you accepting tanka?

I have about ten tanka ready to go, and about 4 haiku :)

Chase Gagnon

just checked the site. I think I'll try to get together some one line haiku... I've never really attempted one, but it will be something new to try :) Thanks for starting this exciting new journal!

Don Baird

You're welcome, Chase.  Enjoy!  And watch for the contest info below!!! 

Don
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Don Baird

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Heads Up! Info on the Contest! :)

The Contest had to be removed for now. Sorry.  There is no way to judge it without knowing the names of the poets; and, some folks want to be in the journal without being in a contest. I get that. No worry.

For now, we focus on the Journal ... really bring in some great poetry and set up a world class journal.

Down the road we will offer the International Contest as a separate situation.

Thanks for all your great responses both here and in private!

Good stuff!
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Don Baird

The submissions page is complete!!!  Looks good; works good!

Under the Basho:

http://underthebasho.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=57&Itemid=76

Join in.  We're looking forward to seeing some fine poetry and articles.  :)

Don
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Julie B. K.

Hi Don: Are poems posted to Twitter considered to be published or not? It wasn't clear to me from the submission guidelines.  Thanks!

Julie B K

Don Baird

For the first issue, they are not considered published.  Hansha and I will chat on that some more and make a longer range decision.  For this time, send them in.

Thank you.
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Don Baird

Heads Up!

We have added a new part to our first edition of our journal. It is called "Best Of" which is a section dedicated to poets and one of their favorite poems that they have written (published, in contest, or not) ...... we also have several categories for poem submission. Join in! Love to see all of you there.
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Stewart Baker

I just sent in 10 each of one-line, hokku, and modern, and a best of. I don't think I have enough in the 5-7-5 format to submit traditional. :)
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Don Baird

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Don Baird

JOIN IN!!!  TIME IS CLOSE!  SUBMIT BY AUGUST 15TH, 2013~

Under the Basho - Journal

There is still time to submit. Join in, share your hokku/haiku poetry! Look for the "Best Of" division and send in one of your best, published or not. This will be a regular feature of the journal. We will feature what you consider your best work - a showcase of one poem per poet for each issue. We prepare two issues a year.

There are five divisions of poetry to submit to. Please send in for one or all.

Submission period ends 8/15/2013, a few days from now. Join In!

http://www.underthebasho.com/
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