Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Petar Tchouhov Reading


The evening of July 20th at the Latter Library on St. Charles Avenue, the New Orleans Haiku Society hosted a reading by Bulgarian poet Petar Tchouhov. The event was open to the public and well attended. Petar shared a good portion of his haiku collection, titled "Safety Pins," in Bulgarian and English. After the reading, a lively question-and-answer session ensued, during which Petar shed light on the Bulgarian haiku scene and related topics. Here are three of the poems he shared that particularly pleased the audience:

my father's funeral
at last
I meet him
(first published in tinywords)

shop window
the beggar's reflection
in new clothes
(first published in Presence)

she falls asleep
her shadow continues
reading
(3rd place, Ludbreg Haiku Calendar contest)

submitted by David G. Lanoue

1 comment:

Charles Gramlich said...

Yes, good ones. I particularly remember the begger.