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Mike Rehling

Poet & Editor

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Mike Callahan

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The Wise Owl talks to award winning artist Mike Callahan, a fourth generation Nevada native who counts himself privileged to have grown up in one of the most beautiful places on earth, the eastern Sierra Nevada Mountains near Reno, Nevada where he still lives today. Mike Callahan is an expert not only in Sierra Nevada landscapes but also enjoys painting Western themes as well as portraits.

Mike’s work has been featured in numerous solo, group, and juried shows including the 54th and 56th Juried Exhibitions at the Haggin Museum in Stockton, California, the Oil Painters of America’s National Juried Show of Traditional Oils 2008, and the National Oil and Acrylic Painter’s Best of America Juried Exhibition 2009 and 2010. Mike has won recognition and awards in each of the aforementioned shows. 

The Wise Owl has a friendly chat with Mike Rehling (born Michael Joseph Rehling, April 21, 1946, Detroit, Michigan, U.S.A.), a poet and editor. Mike 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 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, the Nicholas A. Virgilio student haiku contest, among others. He is a panel member for The Haiku Foundation 'Touchstone' book awards for 2020 to 2022. 

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