2003, Volume 1, Number 6
Farewell Message From Haiga Editor Erin Harte "Sunny"
Haiga is the
successful and, ideally, harmonious pairing of haiku, senryu or tanka
with art in a way that brings further enlightenment to a captured
moment in time. Simply Haiku is the successful and harmonious pairing of talented
haijin, artists and editors in a way that brings further enlightenment to the
Asian form community.
is a successful photographer, artist and haijin who makes it all
look easy. He is also the ideal choice to take over the
reins as haiga editor here at Simply Haiku, which is why I walk away from my
time with the publication content in the knowledge that our readers, as well
as the art of haiga, can only benefit from this change.
We in the Asian
form community know that haiga is the product of evolution. While
argue that haiga can only be haiku paired with hand painted, calligraphic art
in the style of the masters, we can also see that a renewed interest in the
form will undoubtedly bring about great change, largely in the
form of mixed media
variations. Photography, digital imagery/manipulation, mixed media painting/sketching
and abstractions are all creeping in as variants of haiga.
the traditions of the form yet keeps an open mind in regards to
what’s on the horizon.
My time at Simply
Haiku was invaluable. The experience and knowledge I received from
my fellow editors and, of course, the wonderful haijin, photographers
artists I had the pleasure of working with, will stay with me always.
forward to seeing the publication expand and evolve with Ray on board and
wish everyone on the team, as well
our readers, the very best in all that you do..
Harte resides in New Hampshire where she writes short form Asian
poetry and short fiction. She enjoys
photography, sketching and painting, each of which she employs in
creating her haiga.
is the owner and editor of Haiku Sun, an electronic 'zine' featuring
the works of both aspiring and established
haijin/poets. She was
haiga editor for Simply Haiku for the better part of 2003 and currently
delights in her role as a contributing editor for Short Stuff, a
journal of short form poetry. She also co-moderates the Visual Arts
forum at Haiku Hut, her home away from home.
work has been published in Flash!point, Short Stuff, Buddha's
Temple, Amaze, Danaho
Muse, Simply Haiku and Haiga Online. Her work
has appeared in River
Man Publishing House's Sakura, as well as Peshekee River Poetry's
was a winner in the 2003 Tanka Splendor awards as well as the 8th
WHA haiga contest. Erin is a member of the WHC, WHA and the Seacoast
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