Posting on the 20th of January: photo taken on the 18th. For this project, the date the photograph was taken is the one given, even if the photo is posted on another day.
‘Small Reflections 2020’ is a group project organized by Robert Lamoon: members post their daily photographic meditational reflections on the world and life during 2020. There is the prospect of an exhibition too…
“Nothing profound but just intriguing black and white photographs….
I am taking part, posting my black and white photos to the Facebook group, and here.
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.
Impressions from this year’s art Biennale. May you live in interesting times, they say!
in the wind
Wet-felted beret drying!
empty snail shell—
swishing sound of
the garden broom
the paper doll floating
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.