Saturday, February 6, 2010

Saturday updates - 2/6/2010

Krawiec to Teach Haiku Seminar
at World View Conference

Richard Krawiec has been asked to teach a seminar on 'How to Teach Haiku' at the 2010 World View Conference, which will be held at UNC Chapel Hill this year. This is an international conference that trains K-12 and community college instructors on 'Best Practices in Education' from around the world. Richard will train teachers on how to teach haiku.

The offer came about because of feedback and observations of workshops that Richard has been teaching funded by the Duke East Asia and Pacific Studies Program. Richard writes: "So it's based on direct observation of the work I do, by people I don't know, which makes it especially rewarding for me."

The 1000 Verse Renga

Alan Summers sent this message to the members of The 1000 Verse Renga:

Please check out Area 17 blog:

about a number of 1000 Verse Renga Projects.

This is going to be the second exciting year for the Project.

founder/writer With Words

Sea, Mist and Sitka Spruce

William Scott Galasso announces a new book. Sea, Mist and Sitka Spruce is a new collection of over 150 haiku, senryu, tanka, haibun and short poems, 100+ pages w/ color photography. The book is $15.00 (includes postage & shipping), checks payable to the author. Address: 724 Walnut St. Edmonds, WA 98020. Further info is available via my new email address: Thanks for your support.

May you enjoy a wonderful and inspiring 2010.

My very best wishes,



An open theme haiku contest with proceeds going to the Haiku Pathway project.

Thanks to Katikati Advertiser for sponsoring the bulk of the cash prizes - 18 & over: $NZ100 for first; $NZ50 for second and $NZ25 for third; 17 & under: $NZ50, $NZ25, $NZ15.


- Poems should preferably be typewritten, otherwise clearly handwritten.

- Haiku should not have been previously published (including on the web or broadcast).

- Unlimited entries.

- Submit 2 copies of each haiku with 1 only including your name, address, phone number (no mobiles, please), e-mail address, and for the junior section only, your age. Putting several poems on an A4 sheet is fine.

- Entry fee: Within NZ: 18 & over $5 for 3 haiku or $2 for 1 haiku. 17 & under $1 for up to 2 haiku. For overseas entrants: $US5/3 haiku or $US2/haiku.

- Entries in hand by Friday, April 16. Post to: Katikati Haiku Contest, PO Box 183, Katikati 3166, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand.

- Results will be announced and presented on Sunday, June 6.

- A judge’s report will be sent by email, otherwise please include a stamped addressed envelope.

- Any entry not accompanied by the correct entry fee will be disqualified. Entrants send cash at their own risk.

- Inquiries to

Details about the World Haiku Festival 2010 In Nagasaki are located at the following link:

Charlie Smith sent this link to the 3rd Annual Hexapod Haiku Challenge:

Saša Važić sent the following links to the 2009 and 2010 Haiku Presence Awards:

Saša also sent this link to the 2009 Haiku Senryu Tanka Rengay results:

Kate MacQueen and Deborah Finkelstein submitted these links:

Sun CEO Tweets His Departure

Sun Microsystems' 'CEO no more': a haiku for his last day

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