Haiku & Tanka - The Selections

A selection of submitted haiku and tanka appears in every issue of Sommergras magazine. Participation is not restricted to members of the DHG. Each author can submit up to 6 own submissions - Haiku (max. 3) and Tanka (max. 3) in German (also in other languages, then with German translation).

  • Each member of the DHG has the option of naming a haiku or tanka, which should be published on a member's page if the jury disregards it.
  • The haiku and tanka of the jury selection will be published in alphabetical order of the author's surname, regardless of the number of points achieved.
  • The jury consists of three judges who evaluate the anonymized entries.
  • The members of the selection group do not submit their own texts. Only previously unpublished works can be submitted (also applies to publications in blogs, forums and workshops etc.).
  • The selection will be presented online at the beginning of March, June, September and December, as well as included in the quarterly DHG magazine SOMMERGRAS.
  • A maximum of three works by each author per selection will be published.
  • With the submission, the author declares that the texts come from himself. All rights remain with the authors. The three-member jury is made up of alternating DHG members.
  • Petra Klingl is in charge. Please submit your contributions via »this online form by mail to: Petra Klingl, Wansdorfer Steig 17, 13587 Berlin

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Haiku and Tanka selection December 2011

In the period from August to October 2011, a total of 226 haiku and 15 tanka by 54 authors were submitted for this selection. The closing date for entries was October 15, 2011. Each participant could send in up to 5 haiku or tanka. Before the selection began, these works were anonymized by Claudia Brefeld, who was also responsible for the entire coordination. The jury consisted of Dirk-Uwe Becker, Georges Hartmann and Gitta Hofrichter. The members of the selection group did not submit their own texts. All selected works (33 haiku and 5 tanka) are listed below alphabetically by author name - up to max. three works per author recorded.

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Haiku and Tanka selection September 2011

In the period from May to July 2011, a total of 251 haiku and 22 tanka by 68 authors were submitted for this selection. The closing date for entries was July 15, 2011. Each participant could send in up to 5 haiku or tanka. Before the selection began, these works were anonymized by Claudia Brefeld, who was also responsible for the entire coordination. The jury consisted of Roswitha Erler, Helmut Hannig and Elisabeth Kleineheismann. The members of the selection group did not submit their own texts. All selected works (50 haiku and 4 tanka) are listed below alphabetically according to the author's name - up to max. three works per author recorded.

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Haiku and Tanka selection June 2011

Between February and April 2011 a total of 305 haiku and 24 tanka by 77 authors were submitted for this selection. The closing date for entries was April 15, 2011. Each participant could send in up to 5 haiku or tanka. Before the selection began, these works were anonymized by Claudia Brefeld, who was also responsible for the entire coordination. The jury consisted of Jochen Hahn-Klimroth, Ina Müller-Velten and Heike Stehr. The members of the selection group did not submit their own texts. All selected works (16 haiku and 3 tanka) are listed below alphabetically by author name - up to max. three works per author recorded.

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Haiku and Tanka selection March 2011

Between November 2010 and January 2011, a total of 176 haiku and 18 tanka by 48 authors were submitted for this selection. The closing date for entries was January 15, 2011. Each participant could send in up to 5 haiku or tanka. The works were anonymized before the selection began. The jury consisted of Gerd Börner, Georges Hartmann and Helga Stania. Claudia Brefeld was in charge of the coordination. The members of this selection group did not submit their own texts. All selected works (22 haiku and 2 tanka) are listed below in alphabetical order by author name. “A haiku / a tanka that particularly appeals to me” - this is the motto for everyone

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