Saturday, January 28, 2012

Saturday updates

David Harris will read and discuss selections from Sea Trails by Pris Campbell during the live broadcast of Difficult Listening: the Poetry Show on Sunday, January 29, 2012 from 10:00 til noon Central time.  The program can be heard on 107.1 LPFM in the Nashville area, and via the website  Live video (and an archive) of the second hour, which includes poetry segments, should be accessible at or

Here is a YouTube video of Pris reading from Sea Trails.

Richard Krawiec sent this:

World Poetry Day is having a series of events, the first being Feb. 29. I have been asked to co-ordinate something for NC. Founded in Medellin, Columbia, this organization comprises poets and poetry organizations in 131 countries. 210 poetic organizations, including 114 international poetry festivals, and 1,200 poets.

The plan here is easy to implement, can involve limitless number of poets and on-poets, and maximizes bringing poetry to the public.

It's this simple. Select a poem to read, one of yours, or one by some other poet, that in some way touches on the theme of inclusion. At 7am and/or 7pm wherever you happen to be, whatever you happen to be doing, stop what you're doing and read the poem.

After that it's up to you. You can simply put the poem away and continue what you're doing, or engage those around you - at the grocery store, in school, on the bus, talking on the phone, etc. - in a discussion of the poem and why you read it.

I need to collect names of those who wish to participate. So if you want to do this email me at Put FEB 29 in the subject line. Thanks.
Check out my websites!

The new issue of Lynx is online and ready for viewing at:

Also available at the AHA Poetry web site is the Bare Bones School of Haiku, 14 lessons by Jane Reichhold on how to write haiku.

Yuki Teikei Haiku Society and Haiku Poets of Northern California will host Fifth Haiku Pacific Rim Conference (HPR) at Asilomar, Pacific Grove, CA.

Dr. Akito Arima, will be a keynote speaker.

I attach HPR flier. Thanks to generousity of Poetry Center San Jose, donation is tax deductable.

As you can read in the attachment and HPR website (, Dr. Arima is well-known physicist and former Minister of Education in Japan, too.    Since he is fluent in English (he taught physicics at State Univ. of New York at Stony Brook), this could be the once-in-lifetime event for many English-language haiku poets.

Also, if you know a corporation which can be HPR corporate sponsor, please let me know

1) name of the company
2) person in charge and hie/her title
3) postal address

HPR 2012 Committee prepared a separate letter for corporate donors.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

If you would like to know more about the event, please contact me.

Best regards,

Fay Aoyagi

Scott Owens sent this:

Here is a flier for the entire 2012 Poetry Hickory schedule.  It should be a great year!  Help spread the news by posting this online or out in the real world wherever it might be seen and appreciated.

Hope to see you at every reading.


Scott Owens

Hello All,

This is to remind you that the deadline for submitting your news for the spring issue of Ripples is February 1.  Thank you to the many of you who have already sent things to me.

As always, I hope the regional news updates will focus on the haiku-related events in your area. This is a great way for poets in other regions to get ideas for their haiku gatherings.  High quality photographs are also welcome.  Please include a note identifying those in the picture as well as the name of the photographer.

Other items to send to Ripples include contest submission guidelines, full contest results, conference announcements, new books and other publications, in memoriam notes, and any other news significant to HSA members.

Thank you!

Susan Antolin
Editor, Ripples: Haiku Society of America Newsletter

Robert Lee Brewer (editor of Writer's Digest) recently featured Scott Owens on his My Name Is Not Bob blog. Here is the link:

Snapshot Press  sent this:

This is the final call for entries to The Haiku Calendar Competition 2012.

Prizes totaling US$600 are on offer, and 52 haiku will be selected for inclusion in The Haiku Calendar 2013.

Entries may be sent by email or post, and must be emailed or postmarked by Tuesday January 31. Previously published haiku are eligible for entry.

Please see the entry guidelines for details:

And finally, Susan Nelson Myers and I had the pleasure of judging a Poetry Slam in Winston-Salem last Thursday night. I strongly encourage Tobacco Road readers to attend a slam in your area. The creative energy at these readings is inspiring!

Here is a picture of Susan and me with slam master and organizer, Bob Moyer (on the right).

Here is a link to the Piedmont Slam web site.

And here is Taylor Mali reciting one of his poems at a slam event:

1 comment:

Jane Reichhold said...

Thanks for the mention of Lynx. You are doing a great service of keeping us all connected. I do enjoy your site.