from Centrum (with thanks to JforJames of the NewPoetry list for forwarding the announcement):
Haiku North America - September 21-25, 2005
The Haiku North America (HNA) conference began in 1991 and has been meeting every two years around the continent. This September, HNA comes to Centrum, bringing with it a rich tradition of being one of the world’s leading conferences for haiku poetry outside of Japan.
Spend a long weekend celebrating haiku and related Japanese poetry on the northwestern tip of the beautiful Olympic Peninsula, surrounded by mountains and the Straits of Juan de Fuca, an ideal retreat setting for the writing and discussion of haiku, senryu, haibun, renku, haiga, and more. Special guests include Harumi Blyth, daughter of famed haiku translator R. H. Blyth, talking about her father and haiku; William J. Higginson, author of The Haiku Handbook, Haiku World and Haiku Seasons, George Swede, and Cor van den Heuvel, editor of The Haiku Anthology. Also hear Buson translator Cheryl Crowley, and members of the “Shiki Team” from Japan, including Kimiyo Tanaka and Manabu Sumioka, plus Margaret Chula, Carlos Colon, Jeanne Emrich, Abigail Friedman, Christopher Herold, Jim Kacian, Joseph Kirschner, Paul Nelson, Carmen Sterba, Anita Krumins, Pamela Miller Ness, Joel Weishaus, Michael Dylan Welch, Ruth Yarrow, and many others. And don’t miss the special evening performances, featuring George Swede, butoh dancing, koto music, and the grand finale of taiko drums!
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