Monday, March 29, 2010

March 20, 2010 - Anonymous Haiku Workshop

On Saturday, March 20th, inspired by the workshop led by Michael Dylan Welch during the HSA Meeting weekend, the Southern California Haiku Study Group held an Anonymous Haiku Workshop in lieu of our normal meeting format. The Blue Room of the Pacific Asia Museum was full - twenty-one poets participated!

The meeting started with a read-around of recent haiku. Participants who had not brought a haiku to read were encouraged to select one from one of the books/journals scattered on the table:
The Haiku Anthology edited by Cor van den Heuvel
Selected Haiku by Nichaolas A. Virgilio
March 2009 issue of Acorn
Water Lines by Carolyn Hall
where the wind turns, the 2009 Red Moon Anthology by Red Moon Press
Haiku Volume 2, Spring by R.H. Blyth
In addition, Michael L. Evans was visiting from the state of Washington and was able to attend. Michael prepared a trifold to read from. He presented it as a gift to all who attended.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010


  • Open to all Southern California residents.
  • Submit up to 20 haiku/senryu, and/or 3 haibun for consideration. The editor reserves the right to select or reject submitted materials for publication.
  • Previously published poems are welcome if accompanied by publication credits.
  • We invite you to review our Southern California Season Word List, although non-regional and traditional kigo are welcome as well.
  • The Anthology will be a perfect-bound book with a glossy full-color cover.
  • Submissions should be accompanied by a check for $8.00 for the first copy of the anthology, made payable to SCHSG. Additional advance copies may be purchased for $6.00 per copy.
  • Submitters may pick up their copies or have them mailed. Those who want their anthologies mailed will be asked to reimburse S&H expenses of $2.75 for the first copy, plus $0.85 for each additional copy.
  • Submissions must be postmarked on or before May 15, 2010.
Please mail your submissions and check (payable to SCHSG) to:
Haiku Anthology
c/o Billie Dee
P O Box 620457
San Diego, CA 92162-0457
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at haikuanthology(at)gmail(dot)com

I look forward to hearing from you.

Billie Dee, editor
2010 SCHSG Anthology