Welcome to the Haiku Poets of Northern California official website

About Haiku Poets of Northern California 

for 2014-2015 schedule please visit 2014-2015 schedule

Sad News

Our long-time member, Laurie Stoelting passed away on March 9.

Her obituary and haiku are in 'Members' News' page.

Members' News

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:

2013 Rengay Contest Results (with judge's comments)

2013 Rengay contest results



Membership Dues


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.

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