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Contents Page: June, 2008, vol 4 no 2

Haibun Selections

haibunHortensia Anderson, Drawing
haibunHortensia Anderson, Ume
haibunSteve Andrews, A Drive Through the Suburbs
haibunSteve Andrews, Forgiveness
haibunSteve Andrews, Memory
haibunLudmila Balabanova, Accidental Meeting
haibunOwen Bullock, Auckland Days
haibunChris Burdett, Crows
haibunMarcyn Del Clements, To Moab in a Piper Chieftain
haibunDavid Cobb, Iniquitous Nights: A Fairy Tale
haibunMagdalena Dale, A Cup of Tea
haibunIan Daw, Untitled
haibunCherie Hunter Day, Today's Math
haibunSharon Dean, Backstreet Boys
haibunGary Eaton, Pub Crawler
haibunJames Fowler, Relationship
haibunGeorges Friedenkraft, On Taiwan as the departure lounge for paradise
haibunJeffrey Harpeng, Ripples on the Lake
haibunRuth Holzer, Cefalu
haibunBen Humphrey, Ann's August Moon
haibunColette Jonopulos, Family Vacation
haibunColette Jonopulos, Leaving Her in Denver
haibunRonald Koertge, I Like to Stay Home
haibunIan Lomas, Slightly Foxed
haibunBob Lucky, Three
haibunBob Lucky, Tomato Sandwich
haibunTerra Martin, Matisse: Woman Before an Aquarium
haibunTerra Martin, Once upon a town ...
haibunThomas James Martin, Getting Rid of the Festiva
haibunThomas James Martin, The Maroon Blazer
haibunThomas James Martin, Weather
haibunMelissa Meek, Toolkit
haibunMike Montreuil, Baseball
haibunH. Gene Murtha, Directions
haibunNaia, First Light
haibunJim Norton, Bona Fides
haibunPatrick Pilarski, Our Bridge
haibunRositza Pironska, A Day Off
haibunRositza Pironska, Just the Going is What Matters
haibunPatricia Prime, Tattered Flags
haibunKala Ramesh, On Foreign Land
haibunRay Rasmussen, In Praise of Sons
haibunRay Rasmussen, Lollypops
haibunLynne Rees, Biography
haibunLynne Rees, Living Things
haibunAdelaide Shaw, Abandoned
haibunAdelaide Shaw, January 1, 2008
haibunAdelaide Shaw, Melodies
haibunJohn Samuel Tieman, The Other Day
haibunLisa Timpf, Fishing
haibunSean Reagan, A Story
haibunSean Reagan, North
haibunSheila M. Ross, Columbia Ice Field
haibunPricilla Van Valkenburgh, Red Rock Coner
haibunMaz Verhart, Let's Go! Let's Go!
haibunDiana Webb, Correspondence Course
haibunDiana Webb, Formidable
haibunDiana Webb, Paint – Three in One View
haibunDiana Webb, Trio
haibunJ. Marcus Weekley, At the Back of the Cross
haibunJeffrey Winke, Slice of Yellow Teeth
haibunJeffrey Woodward, Big Sandy
haibunJeffrey Woodward, Picnic on the Grass

Haibun by the Editors

Ken Jones, The Liberation of Europe
Jim Kacian, Crystals
Bruce Ross, Grand Manan

Essays & Interviews by Editors

haibunBruce Ross, The Essence of Haiku
haibunKen Jones: Interview with Jeffrey Woodward
haibunJim Kacian: Interview with Patricia Prime
haibunBruce Ross: Interview with Jeffrey Woodward
haibunKen Jones, Writing Reality: Fictional Haibun Stories
haibunRay Rasmussen, Characteristics of Contemporary English-language Haibun
haibunOther Essays & Articles on Haibun

Editors' Thought Pieces

Ken Jones' Corner #1
Ken Jones' Corner #2
Ken Jones' Corner #3
Ken Jones' Corner #4
Evaluating Haibun: Our editors evaluate & suggest revisions to a haibun


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contemporary haibun online is a quarterly journal appearing in March, June, September and December of each year. We are pleased to offer our readers quality haibun style writing and to encourage both the writing and reading of contemporary haibun. Submissions are welcome at any time.

Content Editors Ken Jones, Jim Kacian and Bruce Ross review submissions independently and then collaborate to accept submissions for two categories: I. contemporary haibun, an annual anthology from Red Moon Press and, II. contemporary haibun online. All selections are published in cho, our online journal and the writers are notified as to whether their haibun will also appear in the annual.

Copyright: All contents are the property of the contributors and contemporary haibun online. Contributors are free to publish elsewhere so long as cho is cited as the first place of publication. No content may be published or distributed elsewhere in any form or in any way without permission of the contributors. cho is associated with the print journal contemporary haibun which is published annually and which can be ordered through the Red Moon Press. cho retains the right to republish the contents in the print annual publication: contemporary haibun. The haibun in the Selections for contemporary haibun section will be published in the next print issue of contemporary haibun.

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