Monday, January 18, 2010

Monday updates - 01/18/2010

is looking for baseball haiku for their "edge of the moon" page. Please send your baseball haiku to Johnny Baranski at:

This just in from Deborah P Kolodji:

Haiku Society of America, 1st Quarterly Meeting
Hosted by the Southern California Haiku Study Group
Organizers: Deborah P Kolodji and Naia

Friday, Feb 19, 2010.
5:30 p.m. Dinner at Burger Continental, 535 South Lake Ave, Pasadena.CA (Don't let the name fool you - the menu includes an assortment of Greek, Armenian, Middle Eastern, and Mediterranean entries.)
7:30 pm. Haiku reading at Ten Thousand Villages, 567 South Lake Ave Pasadena, CA.
Urban Haiku performance, "Basho meets Spoken Word" performance. Poets include Victor Ortiz, Michael Dylan Welch, Eric Morago (reading Basho).
Open Haiku mic.

Saturday, Feb 20, 2010.
10:00 am. Museum tour, Pacific Asia Museum 46 N. Los Robles, Pasadena, CA
10:30 am. Southern California Haiku Study Group participation in a Poets- on-Site-style sampler performance. Haiku and haibun.
11:00 am. Lunch at Sitar, 618 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA
12:30 - 6:00 pm. A variety of readings, talks, and workshops at the Pacific Asia Museum, 46 N. Los Robles, Pasadena, CA
Presenters include Dr. Thomas Rimer, Jeanne Nakano (Interpretive dance and haiku), Susan Antolin, Ce Rosenow, and others.
6:30 p.m. Dinner at McCormick and Schmick's, 111 N. Los Robles, Pasadena,CA
8:00 pm. - Salon at a private home.

Sunday, Feb 21, 2010
10:00 am. Gold Line Ginko. We will catch the Gold Line in Pasadena to Union Station, Olvera Street, and Little Tokyo.
12:30 pm. (approx) Lunch and sharing of the haiku we write in Little Tokyo.

If you have questions or would like more information, please contact Debbie Kolodji or Naia

Robert Epstein sent this:

I am writing to invite you to submit poem(s) for a "death" poem anthology that I am editing. By death poems, I am referring to haiku or tanka that are written with awareness of one's own mortality (not someone else's), and which may reflect what Yoel Hoffmann, in JAPANESE DEATH POEMS, refers to as the essence of one's spiritual legacy (however you define that).

I would be most obliged if you would be willing to post the call for submissions. I'm thinking that it might help to post an example poem:

that's what
dandelions do . . .
blow away

-- Stanford M. Forrester, Poetalk

Thank you very much! And, I look forward to receiving a death poem... or more than one!

Warm regards,

Robert Epstein (

The February 2010 issue of LYNX: A Journal for Linking Poets is online at:

3LIGHTS Journal of Haiku & Related Forms : Winter 2010 has been published. Visit to access the new edition. Our featured poet for this debut edition is Michael Dylan Welch.

Submissions of haiku and related poems on a theme of 'music' are now being considered for our Spring edition. Details are at

Best wishes,
Liam Wilkinson

3LIGHTS : Journal of Haiku & Related Forms
Edited by Liam & Diane Wilkinson

And finally, many of you probably saw the photo my daughter, Alana, took of me and last month's snowman, an event that turned into our first haiga collaboration. Alas, here are the remains of our beloved snowman, Billy Bobb, a name given to him by my very creative daughter.

Billy Bobb remains

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