Sunday, May 2, 2010

Sunday updates - 5/2/2010

Happy 10th Anniversary, Haiku of Kobayashi Issa!

This month marks the 10th anniversary of David G. Lanoue's website devoted to translations of Issa's haiku.

David has created a page/wall of comments left by fans of the web site and Kobayashi Issa.

Thank you for your hard work David and for your popular web site!

Editors of Magnapoets are accepting submissions for their July 2010 issue. How to submit and a view of the July cover are located here:

One contributor copy per poet.

Saša Važic' sent this:

Matsuo Basho Poetry Offerings English Haikus wanted

David Grayson sent this:

Hi Curtis,

I wanted to pass along info about a haiku/poetry/art event coming in June in the San Francisco Bay Area.

The O'Hanlon Center for the Arts in Mill Valley (Marin County, CA) is presenting the 7th annual Wabi Sabi celebration. Events include:

- Haiku workshop led by David Grayson. Thursday, June 17, 7-9 p.m. $22.
- Juried gallery exhibit
- Wabi Sabi poetry reading on Thursday, June 10 at 7 p.m. Readers include Duff Axsom, Karen Benke, Dick Brown, CB Follett, Abby Wasserman and Bernie Weiner.

The center is a beautiful facility located one mile from downtown Mill Valley on several acres of beautiful woodland. There are several buildings which provide space for our activities.

For more info, visit

Pris Campbell sent this:

Pris Campbell and Scott Owens collaboration:

Click the link above to see the cover of The Nature of Attraction. It's a wow. Scott found the artist. The publisher is Main Street Rag Press. Also on that page are our photos, bios and three poems from the book. Right now and until July 12, the book can be bought for the pre-publication price of $3.50 (plus shipping). The number of books printed will depend on pre-publication orders, the number Scott and I buy, and then a certain number of extras for later sales at what will then be $7.00.

Books will be shipped in late July. You have the advantage of getting the low price by ordering early, but not the book in hand until later.

Anyway, I hope some of you will consider it. Working with Scott was fun. We did the collaboration spontaneously and at our leisure over a period of time. Now it's out and I hope you enjoy. The book is poems back and forth about the relationship between a repressed, wary-of-love Norman and wilde childe Sara.


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Scott Metz sent this:

Roadrunner X:1 has now been retrofitted with MASKS III

MASKS is a zine of haiku pen-names (haigo)

Dave Russo has made his photos from this year's Haiku Holiday available. I contributed a photo or two but the majority are his:

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