October 10th, 2010

ReadingBasho

A Beautiful Day in San Diego

Haiku bloomed in San Diego with a beautiful reading of the Southern California Haiku Study Group's 2010 anthology, an island of egrets, hosted by Haiku San Diego at the Ink Spot.


Deborah P Kolodji with editor, Billie Dee


A nice contingent of poets from Los Angeles county traveled down to participate in the reading - Ash Baldon, D'Ellen, Sean Kolodji, Brosnan Rhodes, G. Murray Thomas, Kathabela and Rick Wilson, Wendy Wright, and myself. Joan E. Day took the train down from Ventura. Unfortunately, poets coming from Tijuana were delayed at the border and never made it to the reading, so Megan Webster and Billie Dee improvised, Megan reading the Spanish haiku and Billie reading the translations.

Anita Guenin, Una Nichols Hynum, Seretta Martin, Naia, Karen Stromberg, and Elizabeth Yahn Williams also read. Rick and Kathabela Wilson accompanied the poets on flute and percussion. Afterwards, we enjoyed Italian food at Sole Luna Cafe.