The Haiku Society of America is pleased to announce that it has created new pages on its Web site featuring each of its regions. Visit http://www.hsa-haiku.org/regions/regions.htm to see an interactive map showing HSA regions. You can click each region on the map to be taken to a page presenting a historical overview of haiku activity in that region, along with the name, contact information, a photo, bio, and sample poems of the regional coordinator for that region. Also included are regionally focused haiku links, and news items related to that region. The pages for some regions are still under construction, but most regions provide complete information that you are invited to explore.
In addition, the site also features a new "Meet Your HSA Officers" page at http://www.hsa-haiku.org/officers.htm, which includes photos and contact information for all current HSA officers. You can click each name and photo to read a bio and see sample poems of each officer.
The HSA hopes these changes will put a warmer and more personal face on the HSA Web site. We have also added changing photos to the home page at http://www.hsa-haiku.org/. The Haiku Society of America welcomes new members from across the world. HSA membership includes subscriptions to its flagship journal Frogpond, and its newsletter, recently retitled Ripples (currently being sent to members), as well as other benefits. For more information about joining the HSA, please visit http://www.hsa-haiku.org/join.htm.
The next Haiku Society of America meeting will take place June 25-27, 2010 in Seattle, Washington, at the Seattle Asian Art Museum. For more information, please e-mail WelchM@aol.com.
Michael Dylan Welch
HSA First Vice President