June 14th, 2009

TreeSunset

Some haiku things...

Yesterday, I received the most recent issue of South by Southeast. It has two of my haiku and one of my haibun in it. It also has some tan renga by Michael Dylan Welch and Paul O. Williams. Most of you probably know, but in case you don't, Paul died suddenly last Tuesday with an aortic dissection. So, it was moving to receive some work by Paul in the mail.

Curtis Dunlap has a nice page about Paul here:
http://tobaccoroadpoet.blogspot.com/2009/06/sad-news-paul-o-williams.html

The Shiki Kukai has collected some of Paul's kukai haiku here:
http://www.haikuworld.org/kukai/paul.o.williams.html

In other things haiku...

Carmen Sterba is the featured haiku poet on Blogging Tobacco Road:
http://tobaccoroadpoet.blogspot.com/2009/06/carmen-sterba-three-questions.html

Karma Tenzing Wangchuck has a haiku on the Mann's Library Daily Haiku site at Cornell:
http://haiku.mannlib.cornell.edu/

More locally, the Southern California Haiku Study Group meets at 2 pm next Saturday (the 20th) at the Pacific Asia Museum. Our annual anthology reading will occur at the museum on Sunday, August 30th, also at 2 pm.

Finally, I received a crisp dollar bill from Modern Haiku for the Autumn 2009 issue.