T  H  E     F  I  S  H  I  N  G     C  A  T     P  R  E  S  S

an international journal to share the spirit of haiku


The objective of seashores is to share haiku from all over the world and explore how the way and the spirit of haiku, with its power to connect us to nature and our world can play a role in poetry and our lives in general.


October 2018

Volume 1 is now out and available for order.

Please see below the contents of Volume for information.


600 entries were received from 86 contributors from Australia, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, France, Ghana, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Nepal, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Pakistan, Russia, Switzerland, UK, USA and Venezuela.



At least one haiku from the contributors in the list below will be published in Issue 1:


Kath Abela Wilson (USA); Adjei Agyei-Baah (Ghana); Julie Bloss Kelsey (USA); Alvah Allen (USA); Kate Alsbury (USA); Blessed Ayeyame (Nigeria); Roberta Beary (Ireland); Amanda Bell (Ireland); Brad Bennett (USA); Patrick Blanche (France); Faye Boland (Ireland); Helen Buckingham (UK); David Burleigh (Japan); Paddy Bushe (Ireland); Rachel Carney (Wales, UK); Erin Castaldi (USA); Eileen Connolly (Ireland); Mariela Coromoto Hernandez (Venezuela); Radostina Dragostinova (Bulgaria); Hélène Duc (France); Gilles Fabre (Ireland); Marisa Fazio (Australia); Agnieszka Filipek (Ireland); Michael Flanagan (USA); Lorin Ford (Australia); Pat Geyer (USA); Mark Gilbert (UK); Mark Gilfillan (UK); Nikolay Grankin (Russia); Leonard Green (USA); Eufemia Griffo (Italy); Mary Gunn (Ireland); Tia Haynes (USA); Thomas Heffernan (USA); Michel Jourdan (France); Azim Khan (Pakistan); Gerald Kells (UK); David J Kelly (Ireland); Alain Kervern (France); Kris Kondo (Japan); Nina Kovacic (Croatia); Chen-ou Liu (Canada); Eric Lohman (USA); Ursula Maierl (Japan); Kokuu Andy McLellan (UK); James Meredith (Ireland); Ben Moeller-Gaa (USA); Leanne Mumford (Australia); Lori A Minor (USA); Fionnuala O'Connor (Ireland); Maeve O’Sullivan (Ireland); Padraig Rooney (Switzerland); Dan Schwerin (USA); William Scott Galasso (USA); Sudebi Singha (India); Debbie Strange (Canada); Tito (Japan); David Toms (Norway); Liam O'Neill (Ireland); Sandra Simpson (New Zealand); Lew Watts (USA); Margo Williams (USA); Bill Wolak (USA)


Contents of Volume 1 (October 2018)




A bit of food for thought (1)

Selected haiku and senryu

A bit of food for thought (2)

Essays and Articles

    Haiku: a whistle-blower for climate change? (Alain Kervern)

    Haiku: a tool to transform perception (Michel Jourdan)

    In search of the spirit of haiku (Gilles Fabre)

A bit of food for thought (3)

Selected haiku and senryu

The sources of haiku

    All at Sea: The Origin of Haiku (David Burleigh)

    15 haiku by Seigetsu (1822-1887)

    Hasegawa Kai. Rimbaud’s Sun (David Burleigh)

    The Kodansha Saijiki: New Year

A bit of food for thought (4)

Selected haiku and senryu

A bit of food for thought (5)

Selected haiku and senryu

On the bookshelves


Contacts and next issue



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