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an international journal to share the spirit of haiku


The objective of seashores is to share haiku from all over the world and explore how the way and the spirit of haiku, with its power to connect us to nature and our world can play a role in poetry and our lives in general.


October 2018

The selection process for Issue 1 is now completed.


We had received app. 600 entries from 86 contributors from Australia, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, France, Ghana, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Nepal, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Pakistan, Russia, Switzerland, UK, USA and Venezuela.



At least one haiku from the contributors in the list below will be published in Issue 1:


Kath Abela Wilson (USA); Adjei Agyei-Baah (Ghana); Julie Bloss Kelsey (USA); Alvah Allen (USA); Kate Alsbury (USA); Blessed Ayeyame (Nigeria); Roberta Beary (Ireland); Amanda Bell (Ireland); Brad Bennett (USA); Patrick Blanche (France); Faye Boland (Ireland); Helen Buckingham (UK); David Burleigh (Japan); Paddy Bushe (Ireland); Rachel Carney (Wales, UK); Erin Castaldi (USA); Eileen Connolly (Ireland); Mariela Coromoto Hernandez (Venezuela); Radostina Dragostinova (Bulgaria); Hélène Duc (France); Gilles Fabre (Ireland); Marisa Fazio (Australia); Agnieszka Filipek (Ireland); Michael Flanagan (USA); Lorin Ford (Australia); Pat Geyer (USA); Mark Gilbert (UK); Mark Gilfillan (UK); Nikolay Grankin (Russia); Leonard Green (USA); Eufemia Griffo (Italy); Mary Gunn (Ireland); Tia Haynes (USA); Thomas Heffernan (USA); Michel Jourdan (France); Azim Khan (Pakistan); Gerald Kells (UK); David J Kelly (Ireland); Alain Kervern (France); Kris Kondo (Japan); Nina Kovacic (Croatia); Chen-ou Liu (Canada); Eric Lohman (USA); Ursula Maierl (Japan); Kokuu Andy McLellan (UK); James Meredith (Ireland); Ben Moeller-Gaa (USA); Leanne Mumford (Australia); Lori A Minor (USA); Fionnuala O'Connor (Ireland); Maeve O’Sullivan (Ireland); Padraig Rooney (Switzerland); Dan Schwerin (USA); William Scott Galasso (USA); Sudebi Singha (India); Debbie Strange (Canada); Tito (Japan); David Toms (Norway); Liam O'Neill (Ireland); Sandra Simpson (New Zealand); Lew Watts (USA); Margo Williams (USA); Bill Wolak (USA)



Issue 1 will include the selection of haiku and senryu (app. 100 haiku); essays on haiku by Alain Kervern, Michel Jourdan and other articles... There will be a Japanese section with two pieces by David Burleigh, on the first haiku translated into English and on Hasegawa Kai, an important contemporary haiku poet; a selection of haiku by Seigetsu (1822-1887); translated extracts of the 1981 Kodansha Saijiki, introducing 28 kigo from the New Year section. You will also find some quotes (Gary Snyder, Kato Shuson, Takahama Kyoshi, Roland Barthes, RH Blyth…) on haiku, nature and poetry to feed the overall reflection and reviews of haiku collections and anthologies.


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