Haiku Happenings: #Femku Magazine & Shaping Water

Recently, Shaping Water: Erotic Haiku and Tanka, an anthology of erotic haiku and tanka, was published. It was the brainchild of Lithica Ann (they/them/Mx.), the author of several haiku books including Recycled Virgin. As the editor of this anthology, Lithica Ann selected poems that represented “the depth of sexuality in the human condition, from modest romance to raw, sexual pleasure to asexuality and even self-love.” (from the Introduction)

This pedometer geek writer had two haiku selected for this anthology. I share one of the haiku here:


the sheet sticks

to sweat-slicked bodies

~Nancy Brady

To read all the haiku, purchase a copy of the book at lulu.com

In other haiku news, #FemkuMag, the journal, that Lithica Ann founded and edits, has recently published her thirty-fourth issue. Lithica Ann chose the following haiku for inclusion:

of the peace–
spousal abuse

~Nancy Brady, 2022

To read all the haiku in #FemkuMag, Issue 34, check out https://femkumag.wixsite.com/home/issues and select Issue 34. Back issues can also be viewed.

Thanks, Lithica Ann, for selecting this haiku for inclusion as well as the haiku chosen for the anthology. It is truly appreciated.

#haiku #BP #pedometergeek #FemKuMag #ShapingWater

About pedometergeek

A pharmacist by profession, a haiku poet by nature, I read and write. I have a book of haiku, Ohayo Haiku, and another somewhat alternative haiku book, Three Breaths, but write other genres. I also read...lots of novels! My favorite is, and remains, Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged but I am also a big Harry Potter fan. I truly am a pedometer geek strapping on my pedometer as soon as I awaken.
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6 Responses to Haiku Happenings: #Femku Magazine & Shaping Water

  1. JC home says:

    I shouldn’t be thinking about these thing at my age. (tongue firmly planted in cheek). Both are very nicely done.

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  2. Powerful images and beautifully done.

    Joe Wechselberger

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  3. Your haiku are powerful and evocative. Beautiful. I have two that were also published in Shaping Water. Joe Wechselberger

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    • Joe, the same can be said about yours. Your haiku are quite sensual and subtle in their eroticism. The kind of haiku erotic haiku that you wrote are the ones I prefer. If you notice, I only put one in the blog post. The other is more X-rated. Congrats! I think Lithica Ann did a phenomenal job with the anthology. ~nan


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