I'd like to announce that Pamela A. Babusci is the guest co-editor for Issue 6. Since we decided to extend the deadline to May 15 in order to make sure we have a collection of high quality poems, I'd like to invite everyone to consider submitting.
Any theme is acceptable (although I personally prefer love, romance, passion, sensuality) as long as it goes with Pamela's artwork and the video's music background which is tango.
Note: Feel free to submit your best artwork for Mary Kendall's tanka.
tossed by the wind--
a sudden memory
of how your breath
Check out the Take the Challenge section.
You still have until April 15 to sizzle my inbox with your best poems! Don't forget that Frameless Sky 6 is need of poems that smolder with love, romance, passion, sensuality, or any other theme that will blend perfectly with Pamela A. Babusci's stunning artwork and the three featured musicians' tango music.
To help you fire up your poetry writing, go to this link. You will get a sampling of Seno Ismail's scintillating tango.
Last issue we had poetry, painting, and jazz music. Now let’s try tango music to spice up the next issue! Send me your best haiku and/or tanka with these topics in mind—love, romance, passion, sensuality, seduction, betrayal, heartbreak, or any other similar topic that will blend with Pamela A. Babusci’s captivating artwork and tango’s dramatic expression. Please check out Artwork and Music section for updates. And please don't forget to submit your best artwork for Take the Challenge!. A tanka written by Mary Kendall is waiting for your collaboration. Let’s work together to make this issue another huge success!
I do apologize for not announcing here that Issue 5 has been released since December. If you are on Facebook, I'm sure you know that I always update the Frameless Sky page.
Here's the sneak preview of that you've been waiting for!
Due to my hectic schedule, I have been very slow in replying to your submissions. It has also been a challenging feat since the upcoming issue has the most number of submissions. :-) I will try my best to make the final decision by the end of the month.
Did you miss the deadline for Issue 5? Don't be disappointed! I am extending the deadline until November 15 to give you and the poet friends I am meeting for the first time at the Seabeck Haiku Getaway a chance to submit. Hope this news will flood my inbox with more wonderful submissions. Let's make this next issue a huge success!
In the past issues, we mostly had poems that revolved around death, loss, pain, and heartbreaks. There’s nothing wrong with that, but I’d like to do something different for our December issue. To spice up the holidays, I’ve come up with a lively combination of some upbeat music and impressive artwork. Music will be provided by Steve Rice, a jazz performer who has had his original work in tv programs such as The Big Bang Theory, Gotham, Limitless, Mindy Project, Sons of Anarchy, and The Voice. The artwork has been contributed by the talented Paresh Tiwari, the resident cartoonist of United Haiku and Tanka Society. All you have do is get into your jazzy mood and add a sprinkle of humor in your poems. Let’s see if you can tickle my funny bone. Send me your haiku/senyru or tanka/kyoka as stand-alone poems or poems to be paired with the images I’ve just posted on the Artwork section.