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/

One Man’s Maple Moon: Shimmer Tanka

  English Original   sometimes a shimmer on the stair a trace of your scent lingers in my memory and fills the air I breathe   First published: The Bamboo Hut, Autumn 2016   Chinese Translation (Traditional)   有時候 樓梯上的微光 … Continue reading

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The Fourth International Haiku Contest, Cherry Blossom, Bulgarian Haiku Union, 2019

    I am delighted to receive two awards in the Bulgarian Haiku Union Cherry Blossom Contest, 2019 – Commended Haiku and Runner up.

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All the Way Home: Aging in Haiku

  melting ice her first letter after fifty years   All the Way Home: Aging in Haiku by Robert Epstein   https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/48524159-all-the-way-home

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The British Haiku Society Members’ Anthology, 2019

  gardening rest stop the ginger beer full of ants   Root, The British Haiku Society Members’ Anthology, 2019

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Seashores Haiku Contest 2019

  the short strain of a rugby scrum day moon   Honourable mention   Seashores Haiku Contest 2019, rugby theme, published in Seashores Issue 3.   http://www.haikuspirit.org/seashores.html

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Hog Wild Haiku

  year of the pig I ask for the vegan takeout menu   Hog Wild Haiku. Ed. Corine Timmer, bicadeideias publishing, 2019   https://www.bicadeideias.com/bica-books

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Republished my book due to errors

Birdsong Before the Earth Falls Silent: A Collection of Haiku and Tanka   A collection of sixty-three avian themed haiku and tanka by an award-winning haiku poet, dedicated to the work of bird protection and conservation. Written for the love … Continue reading

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