Monthly Archives: April, 2012

Woodstock Writers’ Festival April 2012

Here I am after the Politics and Poetry panel at the Woodstock Writers’ Festival. That is my copy of Morning Haiku by Sonia Sanchez which she so graciously signed for me. She read some of her other work along with Joan Larkin, Alix Olson and John Murillo. The poets on the panel agreed that all …

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World Book Night

World Book Night was April 23, 2012.  Although the weather was cold and rainy, it ended up being a fabulous experience.  A friend and I were Book Givers along with thousands of others across the United States and the UK (http://www.us.worldbooknight.org/).  We found a spot in Woodstock under an overhang since the weather was bad …

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Haiku and Moments of Peace

Charlotte DiGregorio’s blog post for Apr. 16, 2012 is about haiku and moments of Peace. She graciously included one of my haiku as an example: http://charlottedigregorio.wordpress.com/

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National Haiku Poetry Day on Pinterest

The Library as Incubator Project is something I am excited to have the opportunity to contribute to. Libraries and the arts have a long history of overlapping forums and this project, created by some ambitious librarians – Erinn Batykefer, Laura Damon-Moore, and Christina Endres – seeks to strengthen these alliances. Check out my Pinterest board …

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Passover Haiku

I have a haiku published in the April 2012 issue of Chronogram: http://www.chronogram.com/issue/2012/4/Poetry/Poem-Untitled-Sari-Grandstaff. This haiku uses the seasonal reference to the springtime Jewish holiday of Passover. I don’t see too many published haiku with Jewish calendar kigo so I am thrilled to have this one in the Chronogram and also because it’s National Poetry Month. …

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