Tuesday, November 20, 2007

November Meeting Notes

At the November NOHS meeting, David read several haiku from books he received as gifts from haiku poets in Serbia and told stories about his experiences there. Then the meeting proceeded with the usual rounds of haiku sharing. After the haiku sharing, we participated in another kukai; carefully studying individual poems in depth and then discussing ways in which to make the poems stronger. Here is a poem by Emma as an example of the process. The first is her original haiku and the second is the revised one:

arched against
the cloud-banked sky
the bent cypress tree

an arch against
the cloud-banked sky
cypress tree

A Haiku from Michael

more salt
in my pepper
monthly haircut

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Even MORE Haiku Guy

Two weekends ago, NOHS cofounder David Lanoue flew to Belgrade to celebrate the publication of the Serbian translation of Haiku Guy. He was invited to a meeting of the Haiku Society of Serbia and Montenegro. Way to go David! Haiku Guy has English, French, Spanish, Bulgarian, and Serbian translations! Hmmmm, what lies ahead for this multi-lingual Haiku Guy; perhaps Arabic, Italian and Portuguese???

Friday, November 9, 2007

Monthly Meeting - November 2007

The next NOHS meeting will be held on November 19, 2007 at the Milton Latter Library at 5120 St. Charles Avenue in New Orleans, LA from 6:00-7:45 p.m. The meetings are free and open to the public. Feel free to bring some haiku to share. You may not want to miss joining us for a sushi feast at Kyoto Restaurant on Prytania Street at 8:00 p.m. immediately after the meeting. Happy haikuing!