Monday, March 19, 2012

Monday updates

A new issue of Notes from the Gean is available. Colin Stewart Jones sent this:

Hi Curtis,

Could you please post this for your readers? I have included User Instructions for those who are unfamiliar with the flip format.

NftG 3:4 is on the stands

There are too many great works to mention individually but thank you all for your contributions and support.

The new flip format works on all browsers and platforms and devices. We have an interactive table of contents and full search facility. Readers also have the option to print, download, or add annotations


Colin Stewart Jones
Notes from the Gean

Charlotte Digregorio sent this:

Hello, Haikuists,

Attached is the press release for Haikufest to be held Saturday, April 28, in Skokie, IL. We hope a lot of haikuists/aspiring haikuists will join us!

Members (family and friends) can RSVP to me. The public will RSVP to the Library.

We have ten readers so far, and I'd really like to nail down a definite number soon.

I think three more readers will be plenty, and I'll cut it off at that.

Generally, each reader can read three published haiku (or haiku accepted for publication) in a haiku journal/haiku anthology. If you have had more than three haiku published or accepted for publication, please read no more than four haiku. Remember, HSA members only.

 If you have any questions about this requirement, please contact me.

Also, readers should introduce themselves and briefly state how they discovered haiku, why they write it, and what inspires them to write (or something else that they feel is relevant).

Please read each haiku slowly and twice, since they are short and we want the audience to grasp them.


Charlotte Digregorio
Midwest Regional Coordinator
Haiku Society of America

Karina Klesko sent this:

Hello Curtis Dunlap,

Would you be so kind as to place this Haiku announcement on your Tobacco Road Blog:

The Second Showcase Haiku Haijin (SHH) Contest.  The theme is any Spring Kigo.  For complete details see this link:

Second Showcase Haiku Haijin (SHH) Contest

Thank you Curtis Klesko/Director
Karina Klesko, Senior Editor
John Daleiden, Editor/Webmaster
kk / jd

Richard Krawiec sent this:

I'm hoping you can  come see my play CREEDS at Common Ground March 22 - April 1(link below). It's based on the story of Bonnie and Robert Hanssen. He was an Opus Dei Catholic who became a double agent for the Russians.  The cast is killer, led by Lori Mahl(Actors Equity) who made a career for several decades in NYC. She was actually onstage with Carol Channing and Tyne Daly. Also starring Jeff Alguire(Best Actor Award 2011 The Independent).  Even the minor roles are filled with seasoned performers from Playmakers, REP, Burning Coal, and Manbites Dog.

Let me know if you can make it and I can arrange you a friends discount. See the link below

Come see my controversial play, CREEDS, March 22 - April 1
Common Ground Theater, Durham
Check out our website - Poetry contests coming up.

Theresa Williams has a new haibun chapbook entitled The Galaxy to Ourselves. Details are available at the following URL:

Norman Darlington sent this:

JRR2 is live! 278 pages of Poetry, Essays, Translations and Commentaries - that's almost 100 pages more than our last issue - Issue 2 of Journal of Renga & Renku is on sale now. Just $19.95 for the first month before we revert to the cover price of $25.

This issue includes:
— Essays from Chris Drake, H. Mack Horton, John Carley, Jeremy Robinson, Charles Tomlinson, Dylan McGee, Jeffrey Angles and Molly Vallor.

— A solo shisan by Nobuyuki Yuasa marks the anniversary of the devastating tsunami and earthquake that struck Japan one year ago.

— 47 poems including 30 shisan, and the results and judge's commentary of the 2011 JRR renku contest adjudged by Eiko Yachimoto, in which four poems placed, four received Honourable Mentions, and ten more were critiqued/appreciated in part.

— And much, much more...

Purchase JRR2 here:

Preview the Table of Contents and Editorial here:

Journal of Renga & Renku is listed with the Bibliography of Asian Studies and the MLA International Bibliography

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

thank you curtis. col