The Midwest Region of the Haiku Society of America always gets great media coverage for our regular meetings and special programs in the Chicago metro area.
If you log onto the Winnetka-Glencoe Patch newspaper site, http://www.winnetka.patch.com/articles/photo-gallery-haiku-poems-on-patch#photo, you will see an array of haiku by some of our Midwest members. I’m sure these will motivate you to write haiku.
Just three samples of what you’ll see are:
we’re in love
on the swing
my laughter higher
my old school . . .
stillness of the
You can also read the accompanying writeup that previews our meeting. I answer basic questions about haiku.
Incidentally, we have Midwest members in eight states and local haiku groups meeting here and there. As the Midwest Regional Coordinator, you can contact me to find out more.
If you live outside of our region, be sure to go to the Haiku Society of America website to check out chapters in other parts of the country. http://www.hsa-haiku.org
You’ll become competent at writing haiku if you read a lot of haiku that is being published in haiku journals, and if you attend critique meetings with other poets.
HSA publishes a wonderful haiku journal called “Frogpond” for its members. It also includes essays on haiku.
I believe that people who start reading haiku will soon get hooked. I discovered haiku by accident in the library in 1995, and I’ve been reading and writing it ever since.
The beauty of haiku is that you can write it anywhere and anytime, as thoughts continuously come to you.
Get started on your haiku journey through life! It’s very rewarding.
Copyright 2011 by Charlotte Digregorio.