raised eyebrows the wine taster chews the wine
sand sedge spreading its roots
hard frost the hunter walks beside the blood trail
In Modern Haiku vol. 51.1., p.77, Winter-Spring 2020
Capturing a scientific symposium in a haiku sequence! Remember the #haiku sequence on the Ammersee conference I wrote in 2018? It was included with the conference proceedings in a special edition of Visual Cognition, Vol. 27, issues 5-8, May/September Routledge, 2019 – (scroll to p.2 of the editorial). Why have a volume of papers when you can describe the whole thing in a few haiku?
A new journal, a new hybrid, and a new year!
Honored and thrilled beyond measure to have the opportunity to describe my journey from “Hairballs to Haiga” in a “craft essay,” with four of my felting haiga “haikufeltings” in the debut issue of the Journal MacQueen’s Quinterly, MacQ for short (see URLs below). Grateful to Clare MacQueen for highlighting haikufeltings in her introduction to the issue, giving this hybrid work a home among such a superb collection of writings.
Check it out! And Happy New Year!
Introduction to the issue (scroll down)
mistletoe/ the snowman starts/ to melt
Pleased to place 2nd in the Christmas Caribbean Kigo Kukai (CKK) 2019!
Congratulations to all participants!
Great news! JuxtaFive is ready and available to read online! This edition of the Haiku Foundation Journal of Haiku Research and Scholarship includes several articles, reviews, haiga and a special section on Women Mentoring Women (and the article Knocking on the Doors of Perception on Haiku and the Brain contributed by me and co-authors: Thomas Geyer, Franziska Guenther, Jim Kacian, Heinrich Liesefeld, and Hermann J. Mueller).
the headlong rush
Check out this video: “How I found my voice: A new Resonance Community Reading” from the Haiku North America Conference 2019. From Jim Kacian and Julie Warthers’s presentation on this Community of poets, including members reading out their work. Julie read out haiku by members not able to attend.
My own poem was read out, too:
of my dreams
The video was featured as part of this year’s Fundraiser running from Thanksgiving to St. Nicholas’s Day.
the holes in the subtext
Very pleased to have this haiku in Bones 18, 15 November 2019, p. 150.
the same puddle twice . . .
new pair of boots
to the surface of things ...
Haiku in HSA Members' Anthology 2019. Photo of installation by the British artist Cathy Wilkes commissioned to create the British Pavilion for the Venice Biennale in 2019.
in the wind
Wet-felted beret drying!
empty snail shell—
swishing sound of
the garden broom
the felted fish enters
the shape and depth
of face lines
on the windowsill a bowl
catching the light
the right words …
the long walk
towards the sea ...
Cley salt marsh
I am here or not
the stillness of rusting
Photo: Mike Nelson’s, The Asset Strippers atTate Britain, exuding an uncanny nostalgia and melancholy punctuated by the eerie creaking of the wooden doors as visitors move through the spaces of the Duveen Galleries.
so many tourists taking
this year too the apple tree
The painting in the picture is by Maria Pierides
leaves start to fall …
how to lighten
Photo of costume for The Golden Cockerel, by Natalia Goncharova, from the exhibition at Tate Modern.
the frolics of freshly shorn
the tide turns in