Author Archives: Martha Magenta

About Martha Magenta

Martha Magenta is an award-winning haiku poet living in Bristol, England, UK. She has a passion for herbalism, gardening, veganism, animal rights, Earth and the environment. She has worked for ActionAid, and Friends of the Earth. Her poetry, haiku, haibun, senryu, and tanka have appeared in many journals, magazines, and anthologies. She was awarded first, second and third prizes and Honourable Mentions in contests for haiku, tanka and haibun in 2017 - 2019. She is listed on The European Top 100 haiku authors, 2017 and 2018. She collects her published work on a blog: https://marthamagenta.com/

Birdsong Before the Earth Falls Silent: A Collection of Haiku and Tanka

  I am pleased to announce the publication of my first book of haiku and tanka, Birdsong Before the Earth Falls Silent: A Collection of Haiku and Tanka Description:   A collection of sixty-three avian themed haiku and tanka by … Continue reading

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Tanka – Incense Dreams

  wincing over shingles to the water’s edge i step into the stars     Incense Dreams issue 3.1 October 2019 http://chanokeburi.it/incense-dreams-issue-3-1-october-2019/

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Haiku – Incense Dreams

  power cut the darkness around each star   opening on the moon apple blossom   Incense Dreams issue 3.1 October 2019 http://chanokeburi.it/incense-dreams-issue-3-1-october-2019/

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Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival Haiku Invitational 2019

  sakura forecast I circle homecoming in pink   Honourable Mention     settling on the peace quilt cherry blossoms   International Sakura Award   Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival Haiku Invitational 2019 https://www.vcbf.ca/haiku-invitational/winning-haiku/2019-winning-haiku?fbclid=IwAR1WBL82BEdHn79XJG_K0qOj5iwttSdtXD0Gt2EuDpKWBNMC7Ti8kBejaAY

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The Harold G. Henderson Haiku Contest 2019

  frosty night. . . the horse’s breath melts a star   Honourable Mention, The Harold G. Henderson Haiku Contest 2019 The Haiku Society of America

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Haiku – Akitsu

  weaving strands of autumn sun . . . kitchen spider     restless leaves a nurse tries to smooth her departure   Akitsu Quarterly, Fall 2019 http://www.wildgraces.com/Akitsu-Quarterly.html

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Haiku Dialogue: ambiguity

  curved river a mother of many children   Haiku Dialogue: ambiguity   Trouthswirl, The Haiku Foundation Blog, 4 September 2019 https://www.thehaikufoundation.org/2019/09/04/haiku-dialogue-poets-choice-ambiguity/?fbclid=IwAR3gDjH2U7bYnWizUTi8Q_5gv8jB8psYF6eD-m-S8Guup7BTO16D8SiOB6o

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