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TWO AUTUMNS Reading and 25th Anniversary Event
This year's four featured readers are
The Haiku Poets of
Northern California's annual Two Autumns Reading is the longest ongoing haiku
reading series outside of Japan. It is our biggest event of the year, and the
crown jewel of our organization. This year marks the 25th Anniversary of
this joyous event.
In addition to the anthology regularly published at these events (12 poems by each of the four readers), we have created an additional anthology, edited by Garry Gay, representing poems by each of the readers who took part in the 25 annual readings. The 100 poems in this beautifully illustrated anthology will be read aloud by Michael Sheffield and Carolyn Hall.
Both the 2014 Anthology and the 25th Anniversary Anthology will be available for sale at this event.
Our long-time member, Laurie Stoelting passed away on March 9.
Her obituary and haiku are in 'Members' News' page.
Another sad news
Eugenie Waldteufel passed away at home on January 25, 2014.
HPNC Spring meeting
April 279, 2014 from 1 to 5 pm in Building C, Room 205 at Fort Mason in San Francisco.
Beverly Acuff Momoi will be our featured reader and Patricia Machmiller
will lead a workshop on form in haiku.
2013 HPNC Rengay Contest Results
1st Place Moonflowers by John Thompson and Renee Owen
2nd Place Recess Bell by Michael Dylan Welch and Garry Gay
3rd Place Coming to Light by Seren Fargo and Sheila Sondik
Honorable Mentions (not ranked)
Autumn Deepens by Michael Sheffiled and Susan Antolin
Starlings Rush by Michael Dylan Welch and Terry Ann Carter
tintinnabulation by Barbara Snow and Mariana Monaco
to read winning rengay and judge's comments, please click the link(s) below:
HPNC dues for 2012 became due on January 1. Please go to How to become a member page.
Mariposa Submission Deadline
Mariposa is the membership journal of the Haiku Poets of Northern California. It publishes haiku and senryu, as well as tanka, haibun, short linked verse and brief articles (50-400 words). Submissions for the twice-yearly issues are due in-hand March 1 and September 1.
Go to Mariposa page more details.
HPNC Cherry Blossom Ginko
To see the details go to Cherry Blossom Ginko
March 20, 2011 (Sunday)
2010 Two Autumns reading
We had another excellent Two Autumns reading on August 22, 2010 at Fort Mason, San Francisco.
Four readers from left: Roberta Beary, Ebba Story, Victor Ortiz and Debbie Kolodji.
To see more details, please go to 2010 Two Autumns reading
HPNC participated in this year's Litquake, San Francisco's annual citywide literary festival. We read as part of the "Lit Crawl." We were also featured in the San Francisco Bay Guardian, the city's free weekly newspaper, with a readership of 150,000. The feature is located here.