Haiku Competition

2019 TLP Haiku Chapbook Contest Results

November 20th, 2019

ARLINGTON, VA – After a close competition, the winner of the fifth Turtle Light Press haiku chapbook competition is Glenn Coats’ Furrows of Snow, a magical collection of poems that interweaves a river’s qualities and his mother’s aging. “The poems in Furrows of Snow are essential, especially in these times when life seems so harried,” […]

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Chad Lee Robinson Wins HSA Award

November 16th, 2016

ARLINGTON, VA—Turtle Light Press is proud to announce that Chad Lee Robinson’s The Deep End of the Sky has won a 2016 Haiku Society of America Merit Book Award. Robinson’s book, which won the Turtle Light Press 2014 Haiku Chapbook Contest, took second place among all haiku books published in 2015. “I am more than […]

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Chad Lee Robinson On Haiku

September 22nd, 2015

Interview with Chad Lee Robinson, Prizewinning author of The Deep End of the Sky   Biographical Sketch Chad Lee Robinson was born in 1980 in Pierre, South Dakota and grew up along the banks of the Missouri River. He continues to live there with his wife Kimberly and son, Nathan, and works as the manager […]

Chad Lee Robinson’s “Deep End of the Sky”

August 26th, 2015

Turtle Light Press is proud to release the winner of its fourth haiku chapbook competition, The Deep End of the Sky, by Chad Lee Robinson of Pierre, South Dakota. This collection of 47 haiku takes us on a journey through the vast expanses of the American prairie, where you will see, hear and feel the […]

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Just Released…The Window That Closes

April 29th, 2014

It’s hard to convey the emotional power of Graham High’s new book, The Window That Closes, which follows his time together with his mother over the last year of her life. Says Fereshteh Sholevar Herrman, a Philadelphia-area reader: “I couldn’t put it down until the last page. I must admit that I cried at the […]

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Nick Virgilio Book Update and more . . .

January 19th, 2012

As we approach the heart of winter, Raffael de Gruttola has finished editing the upcoming book of Nick Virgilio poems and Rick Black is beginning to design the cover and interior. Tentatively entitled Nick Virgilio: A Life in Haiku, the book is due out in the spring and will feature more than 100 unknown poems […]

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TLP 2012 Chapbook Contest is Underway…

December 2nd, 2011

We want to thank all of the poets who entered the 2012 TLP Haiku Chapbook Competition. We have received more than 30 entries from around the world. It is thrilling each day to go to our post office box and find manuscripts, either stuffed into the tiny box or a yellow card indicating that it […]

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A Talk on Selecting Our First Chapbook Winner

October 26th, 2011

With our 2012 TLP Haiku Chapbook Contest deadline fast approaching (Dec. 1, 2011), many poets ask us about the selection process. So, we are posting here a talk given at the Haiku North America conference in Ottawa in 2009 about how we went about picking our first winner and the ensuing editing and design process. […]

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