This just in from John Stevenson:
I'm going to be attending Haiku North America in Ottawa in August and I've volunteered to help with the memorial reading. While I am aware of many of those who have passed away since the last HNA gathering, in Winston-Salem, I'm wondering if I could ask your blog visitors to send me names (and perhaps a few favorite poems, or lines of remembrance) of anyone they know or know of whose loss, occurring in the past two years, has left parts of the haiku community with memories that might be shared with the wider group. If so, I'd love to hear from them (firstname.lastname@example.org).
And this message from an'ya:
Now that it is almost July, just a quick reminder to have your submissions for our autumn/winter issue of moonset to us no later than 1 August. Please see the official website (URL) below for full details on how to submit haiku, senryu, haibun, tanka, and haiga to the appropriate editors. Old-timers and Newbies equally welcome.
Also please send any articles to an'ya and any news to Sasa; email contest entries, and/or dream-ku to peterB;. email addresses also listed at the website.
Thank you ever so much to a generous few, we are about 40% to our goal of becoming non-profit . . . also please update your subscription asap if need be so we can make certain that you receive our next issue . . .
love ya', an'ya