Monthly Archives: January, 2012

For Women Writers of the Hudson Valley

Calling Women Writers and Poets of the Hudson Valley: A New Anthology to be Published A new major anthology of contemporary Hudson Valley women writers and poets, celebrating women’s voices and creativity, will be published by Codhill Press in 2013. This new anthology will feature writings by Hudson Valley women and will focus on all …

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Shiki

There is a really informative article about Shiki in the current issue of The Writer’s Chronicle. That is the magazine put out by the Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP). Shiki is one of the four haiku masters (Basho, Issa and Buson are the other three). The article by Barry George mostly discusses Shiki’s …

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Haiku Society of America

For anyone who is a writer or reader of haiku poetry and other related Japanese poetic forms, such as senryu and renga, I highly recommend joining the Haiku Society of America. You can find out more information on their Facebook page or on their website at http://www.hsa-haiku.org/. The Haiku Society of America was founded in …

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World Book Night

In addition to National Haiku Poetry Day on April 17,  World Book Night will be on April 23, 2012.  So April is turning out to be a good month for literary pursuits.   You can find out how to participate here:  http://www.us.worldbooknight.org/.    I love the concept.

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Woodstock Writers’ Festival in April 2012

I have attended this festival in 2010 and 2011 and if you’re near the Woodstock, NY area I recommend it. One of the poets I’m looking forward to this year will be Sonia Sanchez, author of Morning Haiku and the city of Philadelphia’s first Poet Laureate. Info can be found on their website: http://www.woodstockwriters.com

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Recommended Haibun Essay

I really like poet Aimee Nezhukumatathil’s essay on haibun at http://www.poets.org/viewmedia.php/prmMID/22712. I first heard Aimee’s poetry at the Dodge Poetry Festival in 2010 so she is new to me but her thoughts on haibun give me a deeper understanding of this form.

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