HAY(NA)KU 15: A Commemorative Anthology!

HAY(NA)KU 15-Year Anniversary Celebration
@ San Francisco Public Library
Filipino American Center/Kresge Foundation International Center

Co-Sponsors: Philippine American Writers & Artists, Inc. (PAWA) and Meritage Press

AVAILABLE through Paloma Press’ Lulu Account, Amazon (forthcoming), direct from Paloma Press, and selected bookstores.

To celebrate the 15th birthday of the poetic form hay(na)ku, there are exhibitions, reading, and a new anthology in 2018. We are pleased to share that the commemorative anthology HAY(NA)KU 15 presents 128 poets and translators from 13 countries: Australia, Canada, England, Finland, India, Luxembourg, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Poland, Scotland, Thailand, and United States. Eight languages will be represented: English, Filipino, Finnish, Hindi, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, and Spanish. Here is the cover designed by Aileen Cassinetto and featuring the art of Maryrose Cobarrubias Mendoza:

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The FilAm Magazine, April 15, 2018, covers the hay(na)ku’s 15th year anniversary: “The poetry form ‘hay(na)ku’ on its 15th birthday”

Veronica Montes reviews HAY(NA)KU 15 for Galatea Resurrects, September 2018.


HAY(NA)KU 15 will be the fifth anthology of hay(na)ku since its public debut in 2003. Thank you, Universe!

The first three hay(na)ku anthologies (jointly published by Meritage Press (U.S.) and xPress(ed) (Finland) are:

The First Hay(na)ku Anthology, 2005, edited by Jean Vengua and Mark Young

THE HAY(NA)KU ANTHOLOGY, Vol. II, 2008, edited by Jean Vengua and Mark Young

The Chained Hay(na)ku Project, 2012, curated by Ivy Alvarez, John Bloomberg-Rissman, Ernesto Priego & Eileen Tabios



This is a CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS for the anthology, HAY(NA)KU 15!

Deadline: February 28, 2018 NEW: Deadline extended to March 18, 2018 for poets 18 years of age or younger!
Editor/Curator: Eileen R. Tabios
Anthology Introduction: by Abraham Ignacio, Filipino American Center Librarian, SFPL
Publishers: Meritage Press, xPress(ed), and Paloma Press

Submission of Hay(na)ku Poems
—1 to 3 poems
—Poems can be the basic hay(na)ku tercet or any of the hay(na)ku variations. (If it’s an esoteric variation or one of your inventions, feel free to include a Note on Form.)
—Non-English poems are eligible if they come with English translations
—Visual poetry is eligible if the work can be reprinted in a 6 x 9 book in black-and-white
—Collaborative submissions are also eligible
—Open to all poets (you need not be Filipino)
—Submissions can be previously-published as long as the author carries rights to allow its republication. If previously-published, send with acknowledgments
—Not eligible: hay(na)ku previously published in the first three hay(na)ku anthologies as we would like to anthologize different (and new) work
—Send submissions to Eileen Tabios at meritagepress@gmail.com

Special Invitation for Students
We love having students participate in hay(na)ku projects. For example, The Hay(na)ku Anthology, Vol. II featured student hay(na)ku from a poetry class taught by Elizabeth Robinson at the University of Colorado, Boulder. If you are a teacher (all levels) or workshop instructor and would like to have students focus on hay(na)ku, with possible publication in HAY(NA)KU 15, please contact the editor!

Submissions and Contact Info: meritagepress@gmail.com