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As a service to the Haiku Society of America members, we are glad to post announcement and news related to haiku publications and haiku-related events. You must be a member of HSA to submit items, and limit your announcement to no more than 100 words. These announcements and publications are not endorsed by the HSA.

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Please submit your announcements by email to the Electronic Media Officer, Randy Brooks at <rbrooks@millikin.edu>.


 

2015 Member News & Announcements

Shloka Shankar <shloks89@gmail.com> • April 20, 2015

New literary magazine, SONIC BOOM, includes features of haiku, senryu, tanka, sedoka, haiga and haibun. The editor, Shloka Shankar, encourages readers to check out the first two issues, available as PDF downloads. The journal is published every December, April and August, and the second issue was released on April 5, 2015.

Website:

http://sonicboomjournal.wix.com/sonicboom

Current Issue:

http://sonicboomjournal.wix.com/sonicboom#!about/c10fk


<http://hpgs.weebly.com/> • April 14, 2015

The Haiku Poets of the Garden State
will hold a reading on:

Sunday, April 26, 2014
2:00pm - 4:00pm

Summit Public Library
75 Maple Street
Summit, NJ 07901

• This event is free and open to the public.
• The program will include a short overview of Japanese poetic forms.
• Light refreshments will be served


Bruce Ross <dr_bruce_ross@hotmail.com> • April 13, 2015

A VAST SKY, An Anthology of Contemporary World Haiku, edited by Bruce Ross, Koko Kato, Dietmar Tauchner and Patricia Prime, has just been published by Tancho Press. It is the most thorough introduction to contemporary world haiku through the haiku of many countries, in four major sections: Japan, Europe, The New World (North, Central, South America and the Caribbean), and The Rest of the World (with a large Australian and New Zealand section). According to Robert D. Wilson, editor of Simply Haiku, "A Vast Sky is a must read, filled with gems that glisten. Refreshingly original and memorable."

Price: US 15.95 +postage. Inquire with Bruce Ross at dr_bruce_ross@hotmail.com.


Joanne Reinbold <j.m.reinbold.author@gmail.com> • April 12, 2015

The Red Dragonfly Haiku Poets Reading
Original Traditional and Contemporary Haiku Poetry

Sunday, May 3, 2015 | 4:30 p.m.

Hockessin Bookshelf,
7175 Lancaster Pike,
Hockessin, DE 19707


The next meeting of the Chicago Haiku Study Group will take place on Saturday, April 18th from 2-4pm at

D&Z Bookstore
5507 W. Belmont Ave.
Chicago, IL 60641

We will briefly review the principles of Japanese aesthetics we have been discussing and continue our analysis of interesting contemporary haiku. Following this the group will critique individual haiku. If you would like your haiku critiqued, please bring 10 copies of up to 6 unpublished haiku. We will also discuss possible future programs. For further information, or to be removed from this email list, please contact Lee Gurga at gurgalee@gmail.com

There is free parking available about a block from the D&Z Bookstore. The address of the garage is at 3140 N Central Ave.—right around the corner!


Michelle Tennison <michelletennison1111@gmail.com> • April 8, 2015

Michelle Tennison will be teaching a course on haiku on 5 consecutive Wednesdays beginning May 27, 2015 and continuing through June 24, 2015 at Camden County Community College in Blackwood, New Jersey. Emphasis will be given to the form and features of both traditional and contemporary experimental haiku. A variety of techniques for opening to the level of haiku insight will be explored. Beginners as well as advanced haiku poets are welcome. Contact <http://www.camdencc.edu/ce> to register or Michelle for more information.


Julie Warther <wartherjulie@gmail.com> • March 13, 2015

Views from Mole Hill

The opening of a retrospective, multimedia exhibition of artworks by Lidia Rozmus will be held on Friday, March 20, 2015, at 6 p.m. to 10. p.m., at The Polish Museum of America, 984 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL.

The exhibition, entitled, "Views from Mole Hill," includes 20 oil paintings, 20 sumi-e paintings (ink on rice paper), 20 haiga paintings (ink on rice paper with haiku poetry), approximately 100 photographs showing the beauty of the Republic of Mole Hill, and the promotion of an anthology of haiku poetry by 18 American and Japanese poets entitled, Climbing Mole Hill. Also planned is a performance by the trio led by Mieczyslaw Wolny, who composed musical pieces for Mole Hill. Exhibit runs till Sunday, March 29, 2015.


Julie Warther <wartherjulie@gmail.com> • March 10, 2015

Lee Gurga is presenting "21st Century English-Language Haiku" at the University of Milwaukee. Thursday, March 19, 2015, 3:00-4:30 p.m. Van Hise Hall, Room 383, 1220 Linden Drive, University of Wisconsin, Madison WI 53706.


Lorin Ford <haikugourds@gmail.com> • March 2, 2015

A Hundred Gourds 4:2 released

The seasons roll around. Today, the first of March, Australia and New Zealand welcome our first day of Autumn whilst those of you in the Northern Hemisphere are anticipating Spring’s arrival. Wherever you are in the world, the 14th issue of A Hundred Gourds, a quarterly journal of haiku, haibun, haiga, tanka and renku poetry is now online for your reading pleasure.

http://www.ahundredgourds.com


John Stevenson <ithacan@earthlink.net> • March 2, 2015

Heron's Nest March 2015 issue released

http://www.theheronsnest.com/


John Stevenson <ithacan@earthlink.net> • March 1, 2015

Haiku North America 2015 Request for Proposals

http://www.haikunorthamerica.com/request-for-proposals.html


Jeffrey Woodward <haibun.today@gmail.com> • February 26, 2015

ANNOUNCEMENT: Haibun Today (March 2015) is now online.

The spring quarterly issue of Haibun Today <http://haibuntoday.com/> is now online for your reading pleasure. This new issue features critical essays by Ruth Holzer, Ray Rasmussen and Jeff Streeby as well as an in-depth interview with Harriot West.

Writers are now invited to submit haibun, tanka prose and articles for consideration in the June 2015 issue. Writers of haibun, in particular, should note the Submission Guidelines at <http://haibuntoday.com/pages/submissions.html>.


Caroline Giles Banks • February 24, 2015

Haiku Poetry Reading & Book Signing by Minnesota Authors

Caroline Giles Banks - The Clay Jar: Haiku, Senryu and Haibun Poems
Majorie Buettner - Some Measure of Existence: Collected Haibun
Marsh Muirhead - her cold martini, haiku

Wednesday, March 11 at 7pm

Sutext Books
165 Western Avenue North
St. Paul, Minnesota


Gabriel Rosenstock <grosenstock04@gmail.com> • February 22, 2015

Short haiku film

Gabriel Rosenstock was video-interviewed about haiku. See this wonderful video on YouTube at:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wmj54hpqMyo


Susan Auld <suauld@yahoo.com> • February 19, 2015

The Chicago Haiku Study Group will meet on Saturday, February 28th from 2-4pm at:

D&Z Bookstore
5507 W. Belmont Ave.
Chicago, IL 60641

We will continue our analysis of interesting contemporary haiku. Following this the group will critique individual haiku. If you would like your haiku critiqued, please bring 10 copies of up to 6 unpublished haiku. We will also discuss possible future programs. For further information or to be removed from this email list please contact Lee Gurga at <gurgalee@gmail.com>.
 
There is free parking available about a block from the D&Z Bookstore. The address of the garage is at 3140 N Central Avenue—right around the corner!


David Lanoue <david1gerard@hotmail.com> • February 11, 2015

Facebook HSAHaiku Society of America on Facebook

HSA President David Lanoue is pleased to announce that we have an active FACEBOOK page now. The URL link is:

https://www.facebook.com:HaikuSocietyOfAmerica


Julie Bloss Kelsey <jublke@gmail.com> • February 7, 2015

Check out the Twitter @hsa_haiku page.twitter

Julie Bloss Kelsey is helping update the HSA Twitter page. If you have something to post for HSA members on the HSA Twitter account, please send an email to <jublke@gmail.com> and put [HSA Twitter] in the subject line. Thanks!


Deborah P Kolodji <dkolodji@aol.com> • January 23, 2015

Haiku Workshop at Joshua Tree National Park, March 7, 2015

The Desert Institute at Joshua Tree National Park
 presents "Desert Haiku Writing in Joshua Tree National Park"
March 7, 2015 at the Black Rock Visitor's Center
9 am to 4 pm.

Joshua Tree, CA – Spring is coming soon, and March is an ideal month to visit the Mojave Desert as wildflowers begin to bloom! Be inspired by the power and beauty of the desert setting to learn how to write haiku as well as other nature-based forms of poetry in this writing-intensive field seminar. Participants will take brief walks and be introduced to the ecologic and cultural/historical richness of the desert at Joshua-Tree-studded Black Rock Campground. In addition to writing haiku that stems from the direct experience of this natural desert wonderland, participants will also be led in writing other short forms of poetry and some short prose stemming from creative writing prompts. This workshop is open to writers of all levels, from beginning to advanced, and is suitable for ages 14+. The workshop is led by desert poet/writer Ruth Nolan, MFA, Professor of English and Creative Writing at College of the Desert, and poet Deborah P. Kolodji, moderator of the Southern California Haiku Study Group, and California Regional Coordinator for the Haiku Society of America.
 
To receive more information contact Kevin Wong, program director via email at <desertinstitute@joshuatree.org>  or by phone (760) 367-5583. You can also register online on The Desert Institute website: <http://www.joshuatree.org/desert-institute/field-classes/desert-haiku-writing-in-joshua-tree-national-park/>


Lee Gurga <gurga@coxwireless.com> • January 23, 2015

Chicago Haiku Study Group Meeting

The next meeting of the Chicago Haiku Study Group will take place on Saturday, January 24th  from 2-4pm at

D&Z Bookstore
5507 W. Belmont Ave.
Chicago, IL 60641

We will have a short review of haiku aesthetics and then apply them to some interesting contemporary haiku. Following this the group will critique individual haiku. If you would like your haiku critiqued, please bring 10 copies of up to 6 unpublished haiku. We will also discuss possible future programs.


Student Haiku Contest

The United Nations International School, the Northeast Council of Teachers of Japanese, and the Permanent Mission of Japan to the United Nations are proud to host the 2015 Student Haiku Contest.

Now in its tenth year, the contest is open to students in grades 1 through 12 and, once again, their teachers. As in the past, poems written in English or in Japanese are eligible, and experienced judges will decide the winners in each of these two language categories. Teachers who wish to enter their students' work in these languages should follow contest regulations. Notable poems in these demonstration categories will be published on the school's website in celebration of the expanded scope of this year's contest. Entries should reflect as much as possible a deeper understanding of the aesthetic principles of haiku instead of focusing only on the syllable count.

Deadline: All entries must be received by March 17, 2015.

For more information see the web page: <http://www.unis.org/page.cfm?p=2389>


Charlotte Digregorio <c-books@hotmail.com> • January 13, 2015

The Fun Art of Haiku and Senryu
Saturday, April 11, 2015, 1:30 p.m.
Deerfield Public Library, 920 Waukegan Rd., Deerfield, IL

Be creative and capture the moments of your life! Write and publish very short, insightful poems about nature, the seasons, and human nature. There will be an informative presentation by Charlotte Digregorio, author of Haiku and Senryu: A Simple Guide for All, Second Vice President of the Haiku Society of America, and poet of 32 awards. Each participant will write a poem and read it to the audience, if desired. Four winning poems will be announced. Each winner will receive an issue of Frogpond, journal of the Haiku Society of America.


Julie Warther <wartherjulie@gmail.com> • January 10, 2015

HAIKU WORKSHOP TO MEET January 17th in Wisconsin

THE FOUNDRY BOOKS will sponsor a haiku workshop on Saturday, January 17 at 2:00 PM at THE WALKER HOUSE in Mineral Point. This workshop features Lee Gurga. His topic is "Japanese Aesthetics and Junk Haiku".

We welcome new as well as established haiku poets, and those who just want to learn about haiku and Japanese culture. Please feel free to come, learn, listen and join the discussion. We learn by reading and talking about haiku. Our discussions are designed for both novice and accomplished haiku poets. We will also discuss any questions you may have about haiku. Everyone interested in haiku is encouraged to attend. Phone 608-987-4363 or email <info@foundrybooks.com> for more information.


Julie Warther <wartherjulie@gmail.com> • January 7, 2015

The Chicago Haiku Study Group meets Saturday, January 24th  from 2-4pm at

D&Z Bookstore
5507 W. Belmont Ave.
Chicago, IL 60641

We will continue our exploration of haiku aesthetics. Following this, the group will critique individual haiku. If you would like your haiku critiqued, please bring 10 copies of up to 6 unpublished haiku. We will also discuss possible future programs. For further information, contact Lee Gurga at <gurgalee@gmail.com>.
 
There is free parking available about a block from the D&Z Bookstore.  The address of the garage is at 3140 N Central Ave.—right around the corner.


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