Other Haiku Activities

HPNC will host the Haiku Society of America's second quarterly meeting, which will take place in conjunction with the American Literature Association meeting in San Francisco on May 25-27.  The two haiku panels at the ALA are scheduled as follows:


Friday 5:10 - 6:30

Session 14-E African American Haiku (Pacific B)

Organized by the Haiku Society of America

Chair: Susan Antolin, President, Haiku Poets of Northern California

1. “‘To sing the haiku the american way is a beautiful thing’: The haiku of Etheridge Knight,” Thomas L. Morgan, University ofDayton

2. “Sequences of Events: Communal Narratives in Lenard D. Moore’s Haiku,” Ce Rosenow, President, Haiku Society of America

3. “Blyth Spirit: Richard Wright's Haiku Influence,” Michael Dylan Welch, 1st Vice President, Haiku Society of America

In addition to this, we will also have a dinner on Friday following the panel (so around 7 p.m.) at a nearby restaurant (TBD).


Saturday 9:40 - 11:00

Session 16-K American Haiku and Place

Organized by the Haiku Society of America

Chair: Ian Marshall, Pennsylvania State University Altoona

1. “Beauty Behind Barbed Wire: Haiku from the Internment Camps,” Margaret Chula, President, Tanka Society of America

2. “The Seasons of Place: The Potential of Chiboo Kigo in Western Haiku,” Joshua Gage, Cleveland State University

3. “Writing Haiku from an Urban Perspective,” Deborah P. Kolodji, Moderator, Southern California Haiku Study Group


On Sunday we will meet at the O'Hanlon Center for the Arts in Mill Valley from 1 to 5 p.m.  David Grayson will present a talk, Carolyn Hall and Maggie Chula will read their own work, and Garry Gay and John Thompson will lead a rengay workshop. Anyone who would like to meet to eat lunch together outdoors may gather outside the O'Hanlon Center at around noon (bring your own lunch).

We hope to see you there!  Please contact Susan Antolin if you have any questions:  susantolin@gmail.com