Welcome to serendipiku: Colin Stewart jones' blog for things mainly haiku but may also include other types of poetry, art and musings.

You can read my published work at http://www.serendipiku.com

Coup d’Oeil (A Brief Glance)

A totalitarian democracy
The People’s Republic of Me.
They’ve freedom to speak
in united states of schizophrenia;
but not if I disagree.

A perfect dictatorship
Just One at the wheel.
Revolution turns on resolution;
put down on paper.
Fait accompli!

About Me

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Colin holds an MA in Gaelic Studies (language, history, and literature)and an MLitt in Irish and Scottish Studies. He endeavours to write Japanese haikai genres through the medium of English and inhabits a funny place somewhere between three cultures. Colin is also managing editor of Notes From the Gean magazine.

Sunday, 2 May 2010

Notes from the Gean - annual print volume

Notes from the Gean will be publishing a print volume on June 1st to co-incide with our first anniversary.
The book, brighter water, will feature some 180 works encompassing haiku, tanka, haiga and haibun from our first four issues. Here is a sneak preview of the cover.  


Haiku Now winners

The haiku editor of Notes from the Gean, Lorin Ford placed first in the contemporary category of the Haiku Now 2010 competition, sponsored by The Haiku Foundation, and our tanka editor, H.Gene Murtha, was runner-up in the innovative category.

I knew these guys had talent!


With four other editors of top online haiku magazines, I recently took part in an article for Winning Writers designed to act as a reading primer for haiku. The article was fun to do and helped consolidate my own thinking as to what processes are involved when I write a haiku. Well, at least some of the time anyway. My thanks to Tracy Koretsky for her unwavering efforts to educate other writers on the finer points of haiku and for her complete professionalism.


The full article can be read online at winningwriters.com :