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/

Haiku and Senryu – Cattails

  last night’s dream — strands of broken web in the wind   fuel price protest we burn our placards for warmth   psychology teacher screaming in red ink   Cattails Journal April 2019 http://www.cattailsjournal.com/issues/cattailsapril2019.pdf?fbclid=IwAR02tkE5tdCvsjgPCRiEHflf_mJ7rDXrIvAkT2TiyhuaYeyhlzmpCx2-4ZE Advertisements

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Haiku – Human/Kind

  fiddleheads no longer holding back my words   Human/Kind Journal, Issue 1.4 April 2019 https://gallery.mailchimp.com/4c3e75aab8b3253cd4f927765/files/5666a2c2-8d0c-4eb8-937a-ba58b94764f2/FINAL_HK_Issue_1.4.pdf

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Haiku – World Haiku Review

  spider web— between wars rumours of war     R.H. Blyth Award 2019 competition World Haiku Review, ZATSUEI, haiku of merit, April 2019 https://sites.google.com/site/worldhaikureview2/whr-march-2019-issue/the-r-h-blyth-award?fbclid=IwAR0mbFvhGDq7qFxLRMwZbgDq0fkCwnKgrT8HzRO6-C6z22Aa4XBlD4UKQNI

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Haiku Dialogue – threadbare blanket

  threadbare blanket the worn-out routines that enshroud me   Haiku Dialogue – threadbare blanket 3 April 2019 Troutswirl, The Haiku Foundation blog https://www.thehaikufoundation.org/2019/04/03/haiku-dialogue-whats-at-hand-week-10/#comment-98747

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Haiku – Butterfly Dream

  English Original   new ice … the pattern of small grudges   Honorable Mention, 2017 Peggy Willis Lyles Haiku Awards Chinese Translation (Traditional)   新結成的冰 … 這些小怨恨 的模式   Chinese Translation (Simplified)   新结成的冰… 这些小怨恨 的模式   Butterfly Dream, … Continue reading

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Sharpening The Green Pencil Haiku Contest 2019

  sea breeze… I breathe in your accent   Commentary by Jim Kacian:   Everything about this poem is charming: who does not welcome a sea breeze? And what is so winsome as a foreign accent (at least when we … Continue reading

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Family Values

  “Since then I’ve always thought that under rape in the dictionary it should tell the truth. It is not just forcible intercourse; rape means to inhabit and destroy everything.” Alice Sebold – ‘Lucky’   His-story is a global disease … Continue reading

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