Category Archives: Reading

Promote Haiku During National Literacy Awareness Month

September is National Literacy Awareness Month. I learned long ago, when I was asked to teach haiku to public school students, that haiku and senryu were great ways to  not only to enrich their vocabulary, but to get them reading … Continue reading

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Daily Haiku, Dec. 3, 2015

waltzing matilda two beats ahead of the rain by Lorin Ford Tinywords, 11.3, 13 December 2011

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Haikufest 2013 in Metro Chicago A Success!

Seats were filled at the Haiku Society of America Midwest Region’s Haikufest at the Winnetka (IL) Public Library, Sunday, April 7. Media publicity, including a full-page feature article previewing the event in the local paper, resulted in many new faces … Continue reading

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Haikufest Planned for April 7 in Metro Chicago

Friends and Followers: We will be holding Haikufest on Sunday, April 7 in Winnetka, IL along Chicago’s North Shore. Please read the press release below from the Winnetka Public Library where the event will be held: Contact: Erin Maassen, Head … Continue reading

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The Cradle of American Haiku Festival in Wisconsin Open to the Public

To my Blog Followers: If you can make it, The Cradle of American Haiku Festival in Mineral Point, WI, Friday, July 20 through Sunday, July 22 is a jam-packed weekend of learning and fun! This is the third time the … Continue reading

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Great Haiku From Haikufest Featured Here

At our Haikufest last Saturday in the Chicago Metro area, members of the Haiku Society of America read samples of their poetry to a large, appreciative audience. Haiku is both a poem and a meditation that captures the moment. Alicia … Continue reading

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On Language Patrol: Avoid These Expressions

I’ve been keeping track again of stale language I’ve read in newspapers and magazines these past few weeks. Feature writers and columnists shouldn’t resort to using these hackneyed terms and phrases: 1) pork barrel 2) acid test 3) bone of … Continue reading

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