Mike Rehling

Mike Rehling (born Michael Joseph Rehling, April 21, 1946, Detroit, Michigan, U.S.A.) retired from banking and finance. He has been writing short poetry since the 1960’s and has been both a poet and editor. Rehling was the founder and editor (typically focusing on senryu and haiku) of a number of online sites and journals, including HaikuHut’s Short Stuff, the United Haiku and Tanka Society’s Kernels and Cattails, as well as an editor for Under the Basho, and The Living Senryu Anthology. More recently he founded and edited the senryu journal Failed Haiku, where he now edits the Failed Haiku video site on YouTube. He has served as contest judge or sponsor of, among others, the Harold G. Henderson haiku contest,  The Gerald Brady senryu contest,  and the Nicholas A. Virgilio student haiku contest of the Haiku Society of America, and the H. Gene Murtha senryu and Jane Reichhold haiga contests sponsored by Failed Haiku and Prune Juice Journal, and a panel member for The Haiku Foundation ‘Touchstone’ book awards. Rehling resides in Presque Isle, Michigan, and spends his time writing poetry and encouraging and facilitating poets of haiku and senryu verse.