I'm honored to have a haiku series, inspired by a close poet friend and my hikes/our hikes/my late-May hike with friends and members from the Southern California Haiku Study Group - organized by my good friend Deborah P. Kolodji of Los Angeles - at the Indian Canyons in Palm Springs, forthcoming in the glamorous anthology:
an island of egrets…the 2010 Southern California Haiku Study Group Anthology
My five-haiku series is a desert word walk in itself, and follows the narrator through the start of the hike, arriving at the oasis, and then hiking 1/2 mile in the cool of palm trees alongside a creek to the left, massive rocks to the right, and then stopping at the small bridge, going into the water, and seeing a tiny frog clinging to a rock.
here is one, a sneak preview, written by me:
the blue one
loses a wing
Two readings by anthology contributors are planned. I will definitely be at the first one.
Pacific Asia Museum, Pasadena CA Saturday Sept 26 @ 2 pm
The Ink Spot, San Diego CA, Saturday Oct 9 @ 2 pm
Here is a description of the anthology, by this year's editor Billie Dee, featuring some of the best haiku - and other traditional forms of Japanese poetry - writers living and writing today, from this year's editor Billie Dee:
about an island of egrets…the 2010 Southern California Haiku Study Group Anthology From our first beautiful hand-made 2001 edition with eight founding haijin, we have grown to a volume of 65 poets. Our new book will be perfect-bound with a full-color heavy-stock cover, featuring 267 poems, including a fine selection of regional Spanish Language haiku with English translations. This collection emphasizes our unique climate and geography, our rich cultural diversity, and embraces the broad range of experience of our contributing haijin. I think you will be very pleased with the superb quality of work in this, our 10th Anniversary Edition!