Day-to-Day-Haiku: Everyone May Submit

Tageshaiku is a new bilingual online presentation. Its English name is Day-to-Day-Haiku, and founder Silvia Kempen works as an admin. Haiku From German Tongues wants to know why, how, and who ...

Silvia, you have started "Day-To-Day-Haiku" as a project in German and English. Why?

There are several reasons. The German web page "Haiku heute" publishes a greater number of haiku once a month. I think to present haiku this way gpays  for the single haiku. Haikuscope dedicates one short poem to a whole week. A long time, in my view. Therefore fewer texts can be published and that might be disappointing for the sender. I think, there are more than 52 good haiku in one year.

To be read world-wide and thus to contribute something for further dissemination of German Haiku, I use the English language. But it can be vice versa.

The accessories below the asterisk give pleasure, and I hope this may also be interesting for people who don't write haiku.
Day-To-Day-Haiku appears daily - as the name says. That's a lot of work. How do you manage this as a single administrator?

Though online desktop publishing on blogspot.de annoys me sometimes, it offers a schedule facility. At the very moment posts upto the middle of February are ready and on the appropriate days they will go online automatically.

Unfortunately I don't have the submissions to bridge a time of more than 10 days, but hopefully one day it will be. If not, I have to see how to accomplish it. I'm sure, I  will get an idea.

Who may submit by Day-To-Day-Haiku? 

Everyone! Any nationality. To  translate the haiku into German, it is necessary to send in an English version in a good quality. Here I would like to thank Wolfgang Beutke and Klaus-Dieter Wirth for some help.


Through the Stream of the New Year

A very interesting newbie in the German-English haiku-landscape is Silvia Kempen's tageshaiku (haiku of the day). Please have a look.

Horst Ludwig's and Angelica Seithe's haiku have been presented by Mainichi's.

AHA poetry published LYNX 29.1. Inside you will find the work of  Beth McFarland, Claudia Brefeld, Heike Gewi, Helga Stania, Ramona Linke, Sabine Sommerkamp, Walther Mathois, and Wolfgang Beutke. Jane and Werner Reichhold announce their new book "Symbiotic Poetry - muti-genre/multi-media in action". Gabriele Hartmann, Claudia Brefeld, and Beate Conrad appear in "letters & greetings".

"Our father sent food" and "Through the stream": Asahi Haikuist Network offered haiku written by Valeria Barouch, Ramona Linke, Wolfgang Beutke, and Horst Ludwig.

Gérard Krebs appears in World Haiku Review - Neo Classical.

A Hundred Gourds 3.1 shows haiku by Heike Gewi, Helga Stania, and Dietmar Tauchner.

Stella Pierides' senryu is to be read in Writers & Lovers Café Vol. 1. No. 1 Fall 2013.

Simone K. Busch is presented in Meguro International Haiku Circle, 1/2014.

KrzysztofKokot has published his "European top 100 most creative haiku authors in 2013". Following German Tongues have been mentioned: Valeria Barouch, Christa Beau, Wolfgang Beutke, Elke Bonacker, Claudia Brefeld, Ralf Bröker, Simone K. Busch, Beate Conrad, Cezar-Florin CiobîcăHeike GewiLothar M. Kirsch, Bernhard Kopf, Ramona Linke, Horst Ludwig, Stella Pierides, Rudi Pfaller, Helga Stania, Heike Stehr, Dietmar Tauchner.
DIOGEN PRO sent a New Year Greeting Card 2014.
Cezar-Florin Ciobîcă, Stella Pierides, Christa Beau, Heike Gewi, Gerd Börner, and Ralf Bröker took part.

Here are the results of Shiki Kukai December 2013Stella Pierides, Cezar-Florin Ciobîcă, Claudius Gottstein, and Ralf Bröker sent in submissions.


A Unique State of Mind

Dietmar Tauchner wrote the price winning haiku in the 18th Kusamakura. Michael Lindenhofer won the Kumamoto "City of Artesian Waters" Haiku Award.

Valeria Barouch belongs to the winning authors at the 15th HIA Haiku Contest.

Results of The Mainichi Haiku Contest 2013 have been published. The 17th issue saw nearly 900 entries in English and over 300 in French. Among the winners of the Second Prize we find Dietmar Tauchner. You will find haiku from Brigitte Schaldach-Helmlechler, Ramona Linke, and Wolfgang Beutke in the Honorable-Mention-gallery. Judge Toru Haga says: "Every year of the contest, Western-language haiku have developed with certainty, and it seems that they are breaking away from "Japonism" and starting to achieve a unique state of mind. The message is to strike back at the world of cheap tricks in Japanese haiku while breaking from the traditions of Western poetry marked by verbosity and loquaciousness."

Isamu Hashimoto selected haiku for The Mainichi Daily News: Wolfgang Beutke, Rudi Pfaller, Valeria Barouch, Elke Bonacker, Lothar M. Kirsch, Helga Stania, Beate Conrad, and Ramona Linke.  

David McMurray and The Asahi Haikuist Network present one last haiku of the year, the end of the year and an end of the year celebration in verses by Cezar F. Ciobica, Ramona Linke, and Valeria Barouch.

Dietmar Tauchner, Stella Pierides, and Ralf Bröker appear in Bones 3.

The Shiki Monthly Kukai in November found Cezar F. Ciobica, Horst Ludwig, and Ralf Bröker in the points.

The winter-edition of European Quarterly Kukai ist online. German Tongues in  number of appearance: Dietmar Tauchner, Cezar F. Ciobica, Heike Gewi, Sylvia Bacher, Valeria Barouch, Klaus-Dieter Wirth, Yuko Igarashi, Wolfgang Beutke, Heinz Schneemann, Ramona Linke, Silvia Kempen, Ralf Bröker, Claudius Gottstein, Beate Conrad, and Brigitte ten Brink.

Ruth Zuckschwerdt and Ralf Bröker wrote tanka, published in The Bamboo Hut, volume 1 issue 2.

Meguro International Haiku Circle's festival saw Simone K. Busch as winner of the kukai.

The Heron's Nest Volume XV Issue 4 presents work from Cezar F. Ciobica, Martina Heinisch, and Stella Pierides


Same Sky Over Plains and City

Asahi Haikuist Networks talks about trees, wine and moon. You will find works written by Horst Ludwig, Ramona Linke, Valeria Barouch, Heike Stehr, and Heike Gewi.

Haiku by Heike Gewi, Lothar M. Kirsch and Wolfgang Beutke (twice) were presented by Mainichi Daily and are now part of its archive.

Meguro International Haiku Circle 11 has published Simone K. Busch.

The 113th WHA Haiga Contest shows art-work from Beate Conrad, Christa Beau, Cezar F. Ciobica, Helga Stania, Silvia Kempen, and Simone K. Busch.

ARDEA's issue no. 3 is online, including Silvia Kempen, Stella Pierides, and Dietmar Tauchner. Some haiku in English have been translated by Beate Conrad.

Stella Pierides' and Dietmar Tauchner's haiku are part of bones 2 (which was forgotten to be reported here in summer. Sorry about that).

Cezar F. Ciobica was successful in 11th Annual Peots' Choice Kukai.

Under the Basho Autumn 2013 presents Beate Conrad's Kusamakura-haiku from 2009. Her haiku and haibun were also published in Simply Haiku Summer 2013.

Carribbean Kigo Kukai #47 saw Claudius Gottstein and Ralf Bröker as participants.

Peggy Heinrich had chosen haiku by Dietmar Tauchner and Ralf Bröker as Haiku Per Diem in October 2013. Her theme: Urban Haiku. She wrote: "Haiku are usually defined as poems of nature. Looking to cities for haiku may seem contradictory but the same sky that drifts over the plains looms above the city. Birds fly, animals caper, flowers and trees bloom, offering many opportunities for fine haiku. In the midst of all the cement and concrete are multitudes of humans by the thousands, and where there are humans, a poignant or ironic scene awaits the perceptive poet. Along with true haiku, many that appear this month are senryu, the haiku of human nature."

First issue of moongarlic is online now. On its back page it presents a haiku from Ralf Bröker within a haiga by the editors.


Feeding Silence ... Even For Bilingual Readers

Chrysanthemum 14 is online, and amongst many international authors you will find some of a German speaking origin or background and their haiku and haibun in English: Sylvia Bacher, Christa Beau, Tony Böhle, Brigitte ten Brink, Ralf Bröker, Simone K. Busch, Volker Friebel, Ruth Guggenmos-Walter, Gabriele Hartmann, Silvia Kempen, Liliana Kremsner, Horst Ludwig, René Possél, Birgit Schaldach-Helmlechner, Boris Semrow, Georg C. Sindermann, Helga Stania, Heike Stehr, Gerhard Stein.

The Heron's Nest, Volume XV, number 3, presents works written by Claudia Brefeld and Dietmar Tauchner. 

"Haiku-Pick" is the title of the new bilingual book from Heike Gewi. 200 haiku in German and English go together with 26 haiga.

Stella Pierides' "Feeding the Doves" is a collection of haibun and haibun-like short-stories. “Stories to surprise and entertain, to wake and calm, to wrench and elate, to tell the Greek story, past and present, and everyone’s story”, says Michael Dylan Welch. 

The 24th ITO EN New Haiku Contest saw Bernadette Duncan being awarded a honorable mention.

The Mainichi presented haiku by Wolfgang Beutke, Helga Stania, Angelica Seithe, Cezar F. Ciobica, Rudi Pfaller, and Dietmar Tauchner.

Lynx XXVIII:3 publishes poetry from Wolfgang and Anne-Dore Beutke, Beate Conrad, Ramona Linke, Ralf Bröker. It also gives reviews concerning the new books, Klaus-Dieter Wirth, Gerd Börner and Volker Friebel wrote. Werner Reichhold's "Sechzig Deutsche Gaselen" is announced here as well and opens the range of haiku-related short-poetry.

Klaus-Dieter Wirth's "In The Wake of Silence" was also reviewed in Shamrock #26.

Meguro International Haiku Circle 9/2013 presents Simone K. Busch.

European Quarterly Kukai #3 saw the following haijin with a German tongue (in number of appearance): Heike Gewi (2nd), Wolfgang Beutke, Cezar F. Ciobica, Silvia Kempen, Claudius Gottstein, Stella Pierides, Ramona Linke, Ralf Bröker, Brigitte Ten Brink, Sylvia Bacher, Benjamin Bläsi, Manuela Ritzke, Klaus-Dieter Wirth, Yuko Igarashi, Valeria Barouch, Martina Heinisch, Heinz Schneemann, and Margareta Hihn.

Diogen Best Summer Haiku 2013 comes from Beate Conrad, who was also honorable mentioned. Gerd Börner and Ralf Bröker won a second prize, Tony Böhle, Cezar F. Ciobica, and Heike Gewi a third.

The 112th WHA Haiga Contest shows art-work from Beate Conrad, Christa Beau, Heike Gewi, Heike Stehr, Helga Stania, Ramona Linke, Silvia Kempen, and Simone K. Busch.

In The Shiki Monthly September 2013 results you will find Stella Pierides, Claudius Gottstein, and Ralf Bröker.

Stella Pierides took part in The Svetlana Marisova Memorial Kukai 2013.

The Living Haiku Anthology gathers haiku-writers Under The Basho like Stella Pierides and Ralf Bröker.

Asahi Haikuist Network presents Valeria Baouch on 4th of October, Beate Conrad, Bernhard Kopf, Cezar F. Ciobica, and Ralf Bröker on 20th of September.