Saturday, February 18, 2012

The Southern California Haiku Study Group will be meeting today at the Pacific Asia Museum.

Naia will be our featured reader. Naia is the California Regional Coordinator for the Haiku Society of America and long-time member of the Southern California Haiku Study Group. Her work has appeared in haijinx, Modern Haiku, frogpond, The Heron's Nest, LYNX, Acorn, SxSE, Redmoon Anthologies, Contemporary Haibun Online, Simply Haiku, Ribbons, Yuki Teikei Anthologies, Haiku Headlines, Tidepools, Other Voices International Project Volume 20, Tempes Libre, the HNA 2009 Anthology Into Our Words, Words & Pictures, Southern CA Haiku Study Group Anthologies, Amaze: The Cinquain Journal, WHCReview, Cordite Poetry Review, HSA Anthologies, American Haibun & Haiga Volume 3 (2002), Hermitage 2005 and Hermitage 2006, 2001 Basho Festival Anthology (Japan), 2001 Shiki Anthology by the Ehime Culture Foundation in Japan, Southern California Haiku Study Group Anthologies, and "Raku Teapot: Haiku" a Book/CD compilation of poets' haiku recorded in their own voices.

Greg Longenecker will be presenting a program, "Basho, His Life and Haiku". Long interested in haiku, Greg first began writing his own haiku in the mid-1990's. This led to a greater study of haiku in order to improve his writing. Joining the Haiku Society of America in the early 1999 and, later, the Southern California Haiku Study Group, he began publishing haiku in 2002. Basho, of course, has always been of interest to him. Greg's work has appeared in Frogpond, Acorn, Mariposa, Geppo, and various Haiku Society of America, Yuki Teikei, and Southern California Haiku Study Group anthologies.

Bring a haiku to share. The meeting starts at 2 pm. The museum is located at 46 N. Los Robles, Pasadena.


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