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HSA Member News & Announcements

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.

You may also see the archive of HSA Bulletins online.

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


2017 Member News & Announcements

Lidia Rozmus <lidiarozmus@att.net> • April 29, 2017 

Opening of "In Silence"
A Multimedia Trilingual Exhibition at the Polish Museum of America by Lidia Rozmus

The opening of a multimedia exhibition will take place on Saturday, April 8  from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Polish Museum of America, 984 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago. 

The exhibition of paintings and photographs includes fifty-four haiga—haiku poems accompanied by images. These are also are part of a book portfolio by artist Lidia Rozmus. The premiere of a film with the same title by Jan M. Zamorski will also be featured at the opening. All are cordially invited to this contemplative evening of poetry, painting, photography, and reflection on the natural world.

The concept behind the exhibition is Rozmus' book portfolio, accompanied by the film by Zamorski. The haiga book portfolio consists of eighteen folders, each containing three language-versions of haiku by Rozmus. Those in English are accompanied by photographs by Iwona Biedermann and Rozmus; those in Japanese are presented by Rozmus with her sumi-e (ink drawings on rice paper), along with calligraphy by Masanobu Koshikawa; and those in Polish are accompanied by Rozmus' colored pencil drawings on black cardboard. The book's folders are elegantly placed in a handmade cloth-covered box. This unique artist's book is available in a limited edition only and will be offered for sale at the opening. The film explores the four seasons in all of their beauty and peace, and connects them to some of Rozmus' haiku. 

This exhibition will run until April 18, and it will be followed by others in the U.S., Poland, and Japan.

Lenard D. Moore <LMoore@umo.edu> • April 2, 2017 

Lenard D. Moore is please to announce that there will be a Poetry and UMO Jazz Band Performance at UNC—Chapel Hill:


Music on the Porch: Lenard D. Moore & University of Mount Olive Jazz Band
April 6 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Chapel Hill NC
United States

Chris Slaughter • <cslaughter.nourish@gmail.com> • March 27, 2017 

Chris Slaughter invites members to submit to a new journal, Nourish-poetry & haiku. To submit your poetry and/or haiku, please click on the link below:


Jerry Ball is honorary editor for haiku.

John Stephenson <ithacan@earthlink.net> • March 22, 2017 

The Peggy Willis Lyles Haiku Award for 2017

How to enter: By email to John Stevenson at ithacan@earthlink.net (put "Peggy Willis Lyles Haiku Award" in the subject line; provide haiku in the body of the email only-attachments will not be opened; include your name and your location as you would like to see each listed) The submitted poems must not have been published; not accepted for publication; not under consideration by anyone other than us before we announce the contest results. Deadline for entries: June 1, 2017

Debbie Strange • <lstrange@mymts.net>

HSA member Debbie Strange is thrilled to announce the publication of her haiku chapbook, A Year Unfolding. For information regarding this new release from Folded Word, please see the following link:


Bev Momoi <hsa.2vp.bev@gmail.com> • January 28, 2017 

The Nicholas A. Virgilio Memorial Haiku Competition for high school students is now accepting entries online. We STRONGLY encourage all submissions online but will still accept paper submissions this year during the transition.

Go to online entry form:

online entry form

ONLINE FORM LINK: https://goo.gl/forms/iEQNQZX714VL8oTX2

John Stevenson <ithacan@earthlink.net> • January 27, 2017 

The United Nations International School and the Permanent Mission of Japan to the United Nations have announced their 2017 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 2017 Student Haiku Contest.

Now in its eleventh 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.

UN Student Haiku Contest guidelines (PDF)

Entries should reflect as much as possible a deeper understanding of the aesthetic principles of haiku instead of focusing only on the syllable count. Applications are due by March 10, 2017.

2016 Member News & Announcements

Sandra Simpson <sakez@xtra.co.nz> • December 20, 2016 

Haiku NewZ, and its parent the New Zealand Poetry Society, have moved to a new website which has a fresh look. Find Haiku Happenings here:


To access and navigate the rest of the pages, hover your mouse over Affiliates in the top menu. A drop-down tab will appear that says Haiku New Zealand. All the previous content is available, although some of the groupings are now slightly different. ~Sandra Simpson

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