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Northeast Metro


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Northeast Metro Region

This region includes Delaware, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania.

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HSA Metro NE "Wartime Suite" Program Dec. 5, 2015

Saturday,December 5th, 2015
2:30pm to 5:30 pm

Westbeth Community Room
155 Bank Street
New York, NY


Prologue and haiku by Doris Heitmeyer, based on her experiences of World War II on the home front. Spoken, Choreographed and Danced by Miriam Borne with music and sounds of the 1940's.

Northeast Metro Autumn Meeting

Sunday (NOT SATURDAY!), October 4, 2015, 2:30-5:30 p.m.

Westbeth Center for the Arts, Community Room,
155 Bank Street, New York City (Community Room is directly to the left when you enter at 155 Bank Street)

Kazuko Nishimura in New York

Kazuko Nishimura, one of the most prolific and well-known haiku poets in Japan, has had 10 books of her work published and in 2007 won the prestigious Haiku Poets Association Award for her collection entitled Shin-on. She will be conducting a traditional Japanese haiku gathering with us, so please come prepared with two of your best haiku, which you will write down on paper provided at the beginning of the meeting. The haiku will then be distributed randomly and anonymously among the attendees. We will all choose our favorites and Ms. Nishimura will comment on her favorites, ably assisted by the interpretation of Hiro Sato and Rachel Winograd. Don't miss this unique haiku cultural exchange with Ms. Nishimura and several other visiting poets from Japan!

For all who are interested, after the meeting we will go to dinner at around 6:00 p.m. at Dublin 6, an Irish bar/restaurant located at 575 Hudson Street between West 11th Street & Bank Street.
Try to RSVP to Rita for dinner NO LATER THAN FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 25.

Upcoming HSA Northeast Metro Meeting Dates (to take place from 2:30-5:30 p.m. at Westbeth Community Room)
Winter 2015: Saturday, December 5, 2015

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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

HSA Northeast Metro Region 2015 Chapter Meetings:
Saturday, March 21, 2015
Saturday, June 13, 2015
Sunday, October 4, 2015

Time: 2:30-5:30 p.m.


Westbeth Center for the Arts, Community Room
155 Bank Street
New York City

(Community Room is directly to the left when you enter
at 155 Bank Street.)

Regional Coordinator

Rita Gray
785 West End Avenue #12C
New York, NY 10025-5454


Rita Gray lives in Manhattan and works with children as a teacher and play therapist. She has published four books for young children: Nonna’s Porch (Hyperion, 2004), The Wild Little Horse (Dutton, 2005), Easy Street (Dutton, 2006), and Mama Mine, Mama Mine (Dutton, 2008). She also edited an upcoming poetry anthology for children for Charlesbridge entitled One Big Rain, including haiku translations by William J. Higginson.

June 2011 GatheringEllen Peckham and Rita Gray engage in a spirited discussion as miriam chaikin observes and enjoys the banter at the June 2011 event.

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