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! Essay Felting haiga Introduction to the issue (scroll down)
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). Here
Everything you wanted to know about Haikupedia, the Haiku Foundation encyclopedia of haiku! Watch the presentation on Haikupedia given by Charles Trumbull, Dave Russo, and Jim Kacian at the Haiku North America Conference, August 2019.
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.
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.