Dear Readers and Followers:
It’s official, and even a day early! My haiku exhibit (actually, “haiga,”–haiku combined with art) is at the Chicago Public Library, 400 S. State Street, in downtown. (Third Floor). It will run through May 1.
If you like haiku and art, go see it! I’ve got haiku and haiku sequences (the latter, a series of haiku on certain themes). And, the art is terrific, too. Two of the many pieces were done by sumi-e artist Lidia Rozmus of Chicago. Many are colorful pieces done by a variety of artists.
The exhibit should appeal to both beginning and experienced haiku poets. And, it should get them interested in attending my haiku presentation/workshop at the Library’s Poetry Fest, Saturday, April 30, from 3 to 4:30 p.m.
The workshop will be instructive and fun, too, with the opportunity for poets to read a haiku they have written at the end of the workshop, if desired. The goal is to get everyone to write a haiku for publication. Those of you who read my blog regularly know that I am a great proponent of getting one’s writing published. It’s not as much fun if you don’t share your work with others.
Come to the Library if you are in the Chicago area or will be there until May 1. My book, Haiku and Senryu: A Simple Guide for All, is on display, too.
And, do read the posts on this blog to give you a start on writing haiku and senryu, (the latter in the haiku form, written about human nature), if you haven’t begun writing them already.