Cordite 29.1: Haikunaut (2009)

Just a quick note to let you know Cordite’s special all-haiku issue, 29.1 HAIKUNAUT is now uploaded and fully untold! Guest-edited by Keiji Minato and David G. Lanoue, Haikunaut features exactly one hundred new haiku by a range of poets from Japan, Bulgaria and the United States, as well as a nifty series of articles by Keiji Minato on the subject of modern haiku in Japan.

All in all, I’m pretty proud of this mini-issue, which can be accessed for freeeee!

But that’s not all, of course. You now have the chance to contribute to Haikunaut, via our special Free Haikunaut Renga! What’s that, you ask? Well, it’s kind of like Fantasy Island, without Tattoo. Keiji will be acting as MC Haikunaut, while David has ‘thrown’ the first ‘ku’ in what we hope will become a multi-author renga, co-written by you! All you have to do is go to the site, find the right comment box, enter your haiku and click ‘Submit’. Dead easy.

Fully freelance details!

Then again, haiku and renga may not be your cup of green tea, in which case you should probably know that submissions for Cordite’s next ‘proper’ issue, 30.0: CUSTOM/MADE, are now open. In fact, they’ve been open for some time, and we’ve already received a whole stack of anonymous submissions. Don’t leave it to late, is all I’m sayin’.

Get on board!



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