July 15th, 2010


David Lanoue and Luce Pelletier this Saturday

This coming Saturday we are having a special program at the Pacific Asia Museum. Dr. David Lanoue is here from Xavier University in New Orleans and Luce Pelletier will be here from Quebec.

Dr. David G. Lanoue is a translator of Japanese haiku, a teacher of English and world literature, a writer of haiku and "haiku novels."

David earned his B.A. at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska (1976), then went on to complete the M.A. & Ph.D. in English at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (1977, 1981). Since 1981, David has been teaching English at Xavier University of Louisiana in New Orleans, where he holds the rank of professor. You can read more of his impressive bio and publishing credits here: http://haikuguy.com/issa/aboutme.html

Among David's many accomplishments, he is well-known in the haiku community throughout the world as an Issa scholar and translator, having translated nearly 10,000 of Issa's haiku into English (and perhaps, by now, over the 10,000 mark).

Luce Pelletier is a talented, bilingual haiku poet residing in St-Basile-le-Grand, Quebec, Canada. She writes contemporary haiku in French and English.

Luce will conduct a bilingual reading of some of her haiku.

Saturday, July 17, 2010
2:00 p.m. till approximately 4:00 p.m.

Pacific Asia Museum
46 North Los Robles Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91101