Thanks to everyone who entered to win a copy of Troller’s newest record, Graphic. Some really good ones, but Laura Ruth here fuckin nailed it. Check her haiku below, then head over to Troller’s Bandcamp or the Holodeck shop to snag a copy before they’re gone.
Love to pretend you’re
Ophelia in that painting:
Floating, mouth agape.
There were some excellent entries to last week’s Beneath The Remains contest, but only one victor. The winning haiku by Laura Ruth Beattie is below. To everyone else besides the author: head over to Anathemata Editions and snag a copy of one of the best books you’ll read all year. It’s a steal at $10 even more so because it includes a digital download with the physical copy.
Neon headphones peek
Through the waxy iris bed:
World will let her be.
Thanks so much to all who entered the haiku contest for Jon Mueller’s insane new solo record, Tongues. The haiku magnificence by winner Taylor McKenzie is below.
Partly parting waves
Thunder crashes; speaking tongues
Stone ‘n’ brush flail to say
The rest of yous should head over to Rhythmplex stat and snag a copy of the record before it disappears.
Some amazing haikus by you guys, seriously, so many good ones, thanks for all who entered the contest. Only one winner, though, obviously, and the prize goes to Clem McCulloch. Check out this beauty:
through this thick blanket
a vast shadow comes to light,
the void manifests
And the rest of yall should go buy a copy from the fresh-faced Whited Sepulchre Records, or Braeyden Jae himself, because Fog Mirror fuckin rules.
Got lots of great submissions (thank you!!) to win a vinyl copy of Palace Of Mirrors by Gates, but only one hit it out of the park. Revel in Bronson Wistuk’s haiku winning prowess.
Tundra caving in
No fire, no light, smoke billows
Windows kept open
There was another that definitely deserves runner-up status, which is Christian Molenaar’s that follows the 5-7-5 pattern in both English and Japanese, which I kind of just have to take his word on, but whatever, it’s also just a fucking great haiku.
最終しぐれ (Saishū shigure)
冬の雨, 不老 (Fuyu no ame, furō)
バニー土産 (Bunny miyage)
The last cold shower
The rain in winter, ageless
A gift from Bunny