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Book Publisher Finds Beauty and Solace in Poetry and Art

After a career as an international journalist, Rick Black has found beauty and solace in poetry book publishing and art. Black, of Arlington, VA, a book artist and poet, is the founder of Turtle Light Press. Over the past few … Continue reading

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Don’t Miss This Fabulous Haiku Event!

Festival Flyer Calling All Haikuists! In the next week, I’ll have a couple of instructive haiku posts for the readers of my blog. But, in the meantime, consider the July haiku festival in Wisconsin that members of the Midwest Region … Continue reading

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Fellow Haikuists Share Their Stunning and Breathtaking Poems

I asked this question of my fellow poets: Which flowers or trees inspire you to write haiku, and why? None of the poets knew what others’ responses would be, as I blind-copied them. Two poets said they were inspired by … Continue reading

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Haiku Keeps You Sane

Does haiku keep you sane? I recently queried haikuists about this. I think it is often true that when you write something down about a problem you’re having, it either helps you to solve it, or it at least offers … 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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Don’t Forget Haikufest This Weekend!

Since many of you live in the Chicago area or within driving distance, don’t forget this weekend’s Haikufest! The Midwest Region of the Haiku Society of America, of which I am Regional Coordinator, is holding its annual Haikufest, from 2 … Continue reading

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