Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Upcoming Events

October 18, 2009 at 2:00
Haiku Walk
Audubon Park
New Orleans, LA
Meet at the fountain at 2:00

November 8, 2009
Japan Fest
New Orleans Museum of Art
City Park
New Orleans, LA
NOHS will have a display table

November 15, 2009 at 3:30
Poetry Reading
Maple Leaf Bar
Oak Street, New Orleans, LA
NOHS will be the featured poets and will read their haiku

September 2009 Meeting Notes

It was nearly a full house at the NOHS monthly meeting last night. In attendance were Juliet, Samantha, Bob, Emma, Joe, Nicholas, Allie, David and Johnette. For dinner, Kathleen joined the party.

"Death-ku" seemed to be the theme last night. Juliet had some poems about her beloved childhood apple tree that had died, Bob shared some haiku about some friends who died in a plane crash and Samantha shared some haiku about a dying goose. On a lighter note, Nicholas roped us in with some streetcar and street scene-ku, Emma shared some poems from her Moon-ku series, Allie shared some Issa haiku, David had some travel-ku and Johnette had some mountain-ku. We saved some moments to hear haiku from our members in Japan; Emiko and Sakuo.

Plans for Japan Fest, a Facebook page, a haiku walk and a poetry reading were also discussed. More details to follow!

Happy haikuing.

Monday, September 21, 2009

NOHS Monthly Meeting - September 2009

The New Orleans Haiku Society will host its monthly meeting on Monday, September 21, 2009 from 6:00-7:45 at the Milton H. Latter Memorial Library, 5120 St. Charles Ave, New Orleans, LA. The meeting is free and open to the public. Please bring haiku to read and join us for sushi dinner afterwards at Kyoto Restaurant on Prytania Street.

Haiku Writing Workshop

Haiku Writing Workshop with David Lanoue
Xavier University
Administration Annex Building 217
South Carrollton Avenue, New Orleans, LA
Wednesday, September 23, 2009 at 7:00 p.m.
Free and open to the public

New Issa for Kids Web Site

I am pleased to announce a new web site titled Issa for Kids! Check it out at:


This is a project that I'm doing for Xavier University this semester: a haiku-learning Issa website aimed at 4th to 6th graders. If any of you have teacher-friends, please pass it along to them so that they can give me feedback. I'd also love to hear what their students have to say.

-David Lanoue