Books Read: Mostly haiku

Haikool: 108 Haijins: français, picàr, nederlands, deutsch, español, english, edited by Rob Flipse & Eric Hellal (éditions l’iroli, 2013) was a gift from a neighbour. It is a gorgeous international collection where each poem is translated into 5 languages and each writer has a line drawing of them. I boggle at the logistics of making […]

Haiku

How about that. It seems something like a longer poem has started to form. I’d almost forgotten the sensation. But I sat and the world and its clocks fell away and I have a draft. I’ve been feeling the occasional haiku, aided by reading many. They are concrete and present and that focus helps me […]

Haiku Workshop

when: Saturday, April 13, 2013, 1:00pm until 3:00pm where: Camellia House, Ottawa RSVP for details to info@camelliateas.net Join talented bilingual haiku and tanka poet, Ottawa’s Mike Montreuil for a workshop to enrich and expand your understanding of the traditional art of Japanese Haiku. Well beyond the ‘5-7-5’ syllable-counting vision of haiku, Mike will build on […]

VERSeFest Day 6: KaDo

A sweet aspect of VERSeFest is the inclusivity, bringing into the fold, out from the cold, all ranges of poetry from those who do micro press to M&S, from story-oriented to language oriented, from overseas to domestic, and various lineages besides, such as various Eastern forms. KaDo is a group that’s been meeting quarterly for […]