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
(3rd place, Ludbreg Haiku Calendar contest)

submitted by David G. Lanoue

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Haiku Reading by Petar Tchouhov

Haiku Reading

the New Orleans Haiku Society presents
Petar Tchouhov, an award-winning poet from Bulgaria . . .

Monday, July 20th, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
in the Milton H. Latter Memorial Library, 5120 St. Charles Ave

This reading is free and open to the public
For more information about this event or about the New Orleans Haiku Society,
contact David Lanoue at 504-861-1430;

NOHS Monthly Meeting - July 2009

Beat the heat and join us inside the lovely Milton Latter Library on St. Charles Avenue for our monthly meeting on July 20, 2009 from 6:00-7:45 p.m. We will have a special guest from Bulgaria at our meeting which promises to be a real treat. Bring haiku to share and join us for sushi dinner at Kyoto Restaurant on Prytania after the meeting.

See you there!