I discovered a great new kids' magazine this morning. It's called Blueberry Haiku. The first quarterly issue can be found at http://www.cobaltcrowproductions.com/bbhjune2010.html You'll need Adobe Acrobat to read it.
The twenty-page magazine is nicely done with most of the pages devoted to individual haiku poems written by students and school classes. I think this magazine will be a good teaching tool for classroom teachers this next school year. Along with the many haiku poems, there are a few pages with articles devoted to the subject of haiku. One gives directions on how to make a haiku journal. Again, teachers would find these non-fiction articles to be of merit.
I was amused by some of the poems and rather amazed at the quality and dept of others. Sometimes we don't give kids enough credit for the creative things they do. These poems are certainly an example of kids using their minds for something positive, not sitting in front of a computer playing games.
Oh sure, they're all going to do that, too.I do it myself sometimes. Right now, I'm hooked on a Lufthansa Airline game that tests my geography knowledge. Go ahead and give it a try, but be forewarned that it's addictive! http://www.lufthansa-vp.com/vp1/play.html
It appears to me that they only accept poems from students and classes, but if you're interested in submitting an article to this new magazine, go to http://www.cobaltcrowproductions.com/ and read the guidelines so you know what they are looking for. It does not mention payment, but since it is a brand new publication, I'm guessing there is none. Still, it's a credit to your writing file.
do you like haiku
try, write a new one each day
i bet you can't stop