When planning this project, I decided that I would publish posts and podcast episodes on Tuesdays. Since there’s a fifth Tuesday in August, that means an extra week for content. When there was a bonus Tuesday back in May, I did a blog post in which I published community submissions around a theme. For August, I want to do a bonus podcast, again featuring community recordings. This open mic is open to all haiku poets, so please spread the word!

To participate in the open mic, click the link to my Anchor voicemail box: https://anchor.fm/culinarysaijiki/message. Record your haiku according to the guidelines below. If you run into any trouble, please contact me! I want to help you record your haiku and be part of the episode. The submission deadline is Saturday, August 28th at 11:59 pm CST.


  • Each poet is limited to two haiku

  • Before reading your haiku, please say your name or pen name and, if comfortable, where you’re writing from

  • Please read each haiku twice

  • Haiku should mention food, and connect to the transitional aspect of seasons, with an emphasis on autumn

  • Submissions that do not follow these guidelines will be disqualified