Thursday, August 30, 2007

NOHS 5th Year Anniversary Party

Happy Birthday to us! The New Orleans Haiku Society will celebrate its fifth year anniversary with a party on September 29, 2007 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. at the Latter Library, New Orleans, LA. The party will include haiku readings, haiku exhibit, NOHS haiku booklet release, book signing, Katrina-ku proceeds donation and refreshments. In addition, a reading from Katrina-ku will commemorate the two year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.

The party is free and open to the public.

For more information about the event, contact johnettemusic@aol.com or david1gerard@hotmail.com.

More Haiku Guy

David Lanoue's book Haiku Guy is slated to be translated in French and Spanish. Go Haiku Guy! Check out www.haikuguy.com for more details.

Monday, August 20, 2007

Haiku North America Conference a huge success!

Three Louisiana haiku poets attended the Haiku North America Conference in Winston/Salem, NC last week; Carlos Colon of Shreveport, David Lanoue of New Orleans and Johnette Downing of New Orleans. The conference was a huge success playing host to poets from Canada, United Kingdom, Japan, Germany, Poland and the United States. David and Carlos were presenters at the Conference; David leading a wonderful panel discussion on haiku research and Carlos leading an innovative presentation on concrete haiku and images.

In the evening hours of the conference, Carlos, David and Johnette were brave participants in the Head to Head Haiku Death Match, a fun competition, despite its name. All three poets advanced to the second round and David advanced to the third/final round which was ultimately won by Dave Russo of Cary, North Carolina. Did someone say Jazz? Carlos and Johnette teamed up to show that music runs in their veins as they participated in an evening Jazz open mic reading with a live Jazz band.

The next Haiku North America conference will be held in 2009 in Canada. Check out www.haikunorthamerica.com

A Haiku from Vaughn

deciphering
the slug's map
I arrive at the cabbages

Monday, August 6, 2007

Monthly Meeting - August

The August monthly meeting will be held on August 20, 2007 from 6:00-7:45 p.m. in the Pink Room at the Latter Library, 5120 St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans, LA, 504 596-2625. The meetings are free and open to the public. Bring some haiku to read or a book of haiku from which to read a few poems during the meeting. Afterwards, you may want to join us for sushi dinner a few blocks away from the Library at Kyoto Restaurant where the fun continues over a delicious meal!

Haiku North America Conference

The Haiku North America Conference will be held in Winston/Salem, North Carolina on August 15-19, 2007. Check out more information http://www.haikunorthamerica.com/

Haiku Guy in Bulgarian

Congratulations to David Lanoue, New Orleans Haiku Society cofounder, whose book "Haiku Guy" has recently been translated into Bulgarian. Check out haikuguy.com for more details.

July Haiku Meeting

At the July meeting, members discussed hosting a New Orleans Haiku Society Anniversary Party to celebrate our 5th year anniversary. The proposed date for the party is late September. Stay tuned for more details!