August 22nd, 2009

ReadingBasho

Pacific Asia Museum Poetry Audio Tour

The Pacific Asia Museum is launching a series of audio tours that will be free with admission to the museum and delivered via your own cell phone. The first tour is a poetry tour - local poets wrote poems inspired by the permanent exhibits and the architecture of the museum itself.

My contributions to the tour are three haiku written in the museum courtyard during various haiku meeting workshops there.

Today, from 2 to 5 pm, the museum is launching the tour with a live performance of the tour poems, orchestrated by Kathabela Wilson and the Poets on Site group. Rick Wilson will be providing accompaniment on xiao (Chinese end-blown flute). Thirty-five poets are included in the tour.

I will be reading my three haiku. Other participating poets include speculative poets, haiku poets, and other local poets....

Denise Dumars, Nancy Ellis Taylor, Lois P Jones, Wendy Wright, Margaret Hehman-Smith, Peggy Castro, Liz Goetz, Cindy Rinne, Susan Rogers, Michael Angerman, Jeanne Nakano, Pauli Dutton, Richard Dutton, Tom Bilicke, Theresa Antonia, Janis Albright Lukstein, Taura Scott, Taoli-Ambika Talwar, Maja Trochimczyk, Chris Wesley, Ritchie Albert, Constance Griesmer, Alvin Thomas Ethington, Tom M Hall, Mina Kirby, Sharon Hawley, Radomir Luza, Mira N. Mataric, Sharon Rizk, Russell Salamon, Erika Wilk, Joan E. Stern, and Pamela Aird Stovell.

http://pasadenanow.com/main/2009/08/18/a-celebration-of-poetry

Please come! It will be fun.