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‘wild stream’ “Kusamakura” 2014

wild stream
my thoughts
etc.

19th International “Kusamakura” Haiku Competition, Third Prize, Foreign Language Category, November 2014

Surprise in the post! A letter all the way from Kumamoto, Japan, with the good news: My haiku was awarded Third Prize in the 19th International ”Kusamakura” Haiku Competition, 2014. A nice letter and a certificate to show off.

This is what the organisers say about the contest: “This contest strives to celebrate the novelist and haiku poet Soseki, as well as to bring awareness of “Kumamoto and its Haiku” to the national level and further develop Kumamoto’s haiku culture.” It certainly does so, and on an international level too.

Prizes will be awarded at the Kumamoto City Municipal Gymnasium and Youth Center on November 22, 2014. Warmest congratulations to the Grand Prize and all other winners. I wish I could be there!

There is a list of winning haiku from earlier years here (scroll down).

And now back to my wild stream (of consciousness etc.)

In VerSuch 1.07.2014

VerSuch … das projekt gendai haiku“, the German-language journal aiming to showcase the state and development of modern haiku, edited by Dietmar Tauchner and Ralf Broeker, is now online. Pleased to see it includes two of my haiku. Translated by Ralf Broeker, they can be found by scrolling down the July 2014 issue. They can also be read here:

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Nationen im Krieg
die Mathematik des Glaubens

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immer Wildrosen in ihren geheimen Tiefen

 

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