|Caleb Mutua, one of Kenyan Haiku poets|
Haiku Journal of the Irish Haiku Society, commonly known as Shamrock Haiku Journal, has published a Kenyan haiku for the first time.
on the campus lawn,
fresh anthills surrounded
by fresh mushrooms
Shamrock is an international online journal that publishes quality haiku, senryu and haibun in English quarterly.
In a message to the author of the haiku, the magazine's editor expressed his joy.
"I am delighted to have your poem in Shamrock Magazine," wrote Antony Kudryavitsky, the editor of the Journal. "You're very welcome to further submit your works to us in the future."
In this crowded media-hyper market, active Yahoo Groups such as Kenya Saijiki, international online journals, blogs and magazines are ways through which haiku poets from Kenya and other parts of Africa can share their poems globally.
"If you want to build up a reputation for yourself as an international haijin, inclusion in this kind of publication is good," advices Isabelle Prondzynski, the Kenya Saijiki moderator.
The haiku is listed here (http://shamrockhaiku.webs.com/currentissue.htm) among many other haiku from France, Japan, USA Canada and other parts of the world.
Find other haiku published in haijix here:
And an anthology: