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Monday, November 7, 2011

October Round-Up - A Surprise Or Two Or Three...

I had a couple of great surprises this month: I was excited to receive a contributor's copy of paper wasp and to find that four of my haiku and four of my tanka were published inside! And I was absolutely ecstatic to be accepted as a contributor for Cycle 12 of DailyHaiku where 28 of my haiku will appear over the next six months. My first week of haiku started on 30 October and can be read here.

Here's how I'm doing on my 2011 goal of submitting poetry to a publication or competition every week:

During the month, my haiku, tanka and haiga appeared online at DailyHaiku, Notes from the Gean, Issa's Untidy Hut, Chrysanthemum, Yay Words! and in paper wasp (print). And there's much more to come this November and December as all my diligence in submitting each week, and trying so many new journals, pays off. Only eight weeks left!

But wait, there's more...

I've left the biggest surprise 'til last...

Cameron and I eloped last week and were married at 2pm on 31 October in Auckland (NZ). Here's our favourite photo from the day, which was taken just after our first kiss as a married couple!


  1. Congratulations, Kirsten! You did the right thing, girl!Wish both of you a long and happy married life.
    And also congratulations on all your publications.I am following and loving all your daily haiku poems.Especially liked 'chestnuts' and 'summer rain'...they are lovely!

  2. Congratulations on all the wonderful new developments in your life, Kirsten! :)

  3. Sanjukkta and Melissa - thank you for your good wishes! And for stopping by here to read and comment :)
    (((hugs))) Kirsten

  4. Awwwwwww - you look soooooo pretty and happy.

  5. woohooo!
    Aw, the look of love.


  6. Yes! Yay for us! :-D

    Thanks, Tamara. Xxx