R’r 13.2

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R’r 13.2 (PDF)—

66 new poems

Scorpion Prize 29 by Francine Banwarth


R’r is on break and not currently considering submissions.

Please check this space for any changes and/or updates on this.



R’r 13.1


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R’r 13.1 (downloadable PDF) –

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2 sections of new poems

Part 2 of an interview with Makoto Ueda

cover: “HE EX” by Cherie Hunter Day (2013)

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submission deadline for 13.2 is August 1, 2013: 

Send submissions to Scott Metz <scott@roadrunnerjournal.net>

or Paul Pfleuger, Jr. <mrflooger@yahoo.com>

up to 20 poems per submission, 2 submissions per reading period please

13.1 will appear on the R’r website in the next few weeks

Marlene Mountain

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A couple weeks back, The Haiku Foundation began a new feature entitled Book of the Week, highlighting haiku collections of the past and shedding new light on them. A digging up and a re-introduction of sorts. Cool idea.

In honor of their first selection, Marlene Mountain’s groundbreaking collection, the old tin roof (1976), I thought it fitting to share here Jack Galmitz’s in depth essay on Mountain’s oeuvre, “then I must go to the Mountain: (space reserved) for Marlene Mountain,” which appeared in R’r 12.2.

To read a PDF of Jack Galmitz’s essay, click on the title here: then I must go to the Mountain.

To read Mountain’s the old tin roof in it’s entirety, part of The Haiku Foundation’s Digital Library, click here.

R’r 12.3

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– R’r 12.3 (downloadable PDF) –

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scorpion prize 27 by Craig Dworkin

70+ new poems

Part I of an interview with translator Makoto Ueda


3 essays by Jack Galmitz on the work of Robert Boldman, Richard Gilbert, & Mark Harris

& the announcement of a new section in R’r: homeland

submission deadline for 13.1 is April 1, 2013: scott@roadrunnerjournal.net

R’r 12.2

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cover: Masako Metz (2012)

scorpion prize 26 by Mark Wallace

* 78 ku *

two essays by Jack Galmitz:

then I must go to the Mountain: (space reserved) for Marlene Mountain


Descant: Dimitar Anakiev’s Rustic


submissions for 12.3 due by December 1st / send to: scott@roadrunnerjournal.net