NaHaiWriMo #27 buddha

Image

 

20170227_op_nahaiwrimo_buddha_neon

Of course, you can never turn off the neon buddha. He can talk about haiku all night.

power outage

the neon buddha

loses his smile

–haiku by Michael Dylan Welch (published in Daily Haiku)

The neon buddha poems created by Michael Dylan Welch are some of my favorite poems on the web. This one comes from DailyHaiku, but you can read 40 more poems on Michael’s site Graceguts.

Haiku Canada 2015 – Haiku and New Technologies

coasts_and_islandsI gave a talk at the Haiku Canada weekend on Sunday May 17 2015 in Victoria, B.C.

The title of my presentation was: Thousand Islands: Publishing Haiku using new technology, from Twitter Haiku to iPad Haiga

 Synopsis:

Come explore a real archipelago of publishing options for the web, social media, and beyond.  This presentation offers an overview of the most innovative haiku projects available on new platforms, such as blogs, Twitter haiku, iPad haiga, video poems, podcasts, guerrilla haiku, art installations, and other experiments in the public space.  Jessica Tremblay will show you the best of the best in this lightning speed presentation which aims to inspire you to try new technology for your own projects. Don’t be stuck in one place when there are so many islands to explore!

As promised, here are the links to the websites I talked about. Have fun exploring these new technologies and finding new ways to share your haiku!

If you have a haiku blog, website, twitter account, feel free to share the links with us in the comments section.

Blogs

Twitter Haiku

iPad haiga

  • Alexis Rotella (some ipad art postcards on her homepage but Alexis Rotella shares her work mainly on her private Facebook page and on Twitter)
  • Kris Kondo (AKA Kris Moon) – shares her work mainly on her private Facebook page

FlipBooks

 Podcastshaiku-chronicles-issa

Haiku-Video

The frog who refused to jump in the pond

The comic where Basho meets a frog who refuses to jump in the pond is now available as a free e-book. Check it out and share it with your friends:

cover-page-frog-who-wouldnt-jump-in-the-pond

When Basho needs inspiration to finish his haiku, he asks a frog to jump in the pond. But the frog just won’t do it. Will Basho be able to finish his Old Pond poem before sundown? Depends on the frog.

This hilarious story, created during 24 Hour Comics Day in 2010, was revised and is now available in e-book format thanks to a grant from the Canada Council for the Arts.

My haiku life video – The making of (part 2)

My voice is raw from recording Kaeru’s voice for my haiku live video, but the frog finally speaks!

The animation film tells the story of how Kaeru became the Haiku Apprentice. It will be launched on the Haiku Foundation website on April 17 2015 (National Haiku Day!).

Meanwhile, enjoy this “making of “video from Old Pond Comics.

The Making of My Haiku Life video

I’m working on my Haiku Life video: a short animation film about the childhood of Kaeru the haiku apprentice from my Old Pond Comics. Check out the cute tadpole!

The final video will be unveiled on April 17 (National Haiku Day) on The Haiku Foundation website.

Haiku Video inspired by Shiki

I really like this Haiku Video found on Vimeo that was done for a video production class. It uses a modern-style of film-making to illustrate a traditional haiku by Shiki. I like that the spider is not seen but suggested.  It looks great (except for maybe the close-up of the fly).

Haiku Video (School Project) from BambucO Productions on Vimeo.

Best Wishes for 2015 and What Rocked in 2014

Image

op-happy-new-yearHappy New Year!

The beginning of the year is a good time to look back at what you’ve accomplished in the previous year and make new plans for the new year.

In 2014, I created 255 new posts. My readers came from 75 countries.

Here’s a look at the most popular blog posts (the ones that got the most views) in 2014.

I look forward to entertain you some more in 2015 with comics, but also with new columns such as Techno Tuesday (featuring Haiku and New Technology) every Tuesdays.

All the best for 2015!

Jessica Tremblay

Techno Tuesday (Twitter Haiku from Dec. 22-Dec 29)

Image

I’m starting a Techno Tuesday column in which I will share things I’ve found on the web and social media as a proof that haiku has really arrived to the 21st century.

Here are some of my favorite tweets from Dec. 22-Dec 29 2014 by haiku poets Carlos Colon, Johnny Baranski, Johannes S. H. Bjerg and more!

Enjoy!

PS This is my first time attempting to embed Twitter in a blog post, so I apologize in advanced if the posts don’t show up correctly (especially for those of you who receive my posts by e-mail). If the Twitter posts are well formatted, you should see the poet’s photograph next to the post. (Works in Firefox, but not in Chrome)
<

Some Basho Facebook status updates (by Michael Dylan Welch)

Image

In this Techno Tuesday column, I share a hilarious Facebook post by Michael Dylan Welch.

basho-using-computer-chet-phillips-with-facebook-feed

On December 15, Michael Dylan Welch shared on his Facebook page this beautiful Japanese print created by Chet Phillips with the comment: “Basho really should upgrade to a flat-screen monitor, or maybe get a laptop or tablet.

Carmen Sterba pointed out: “Actually, the oddest thing is not the computer but the combination of a dragonfly and cherry blossoms in the same season.

Meanwhile Vladislav Vassiliev replied to Michael’s post: “He does have a laptop. Because they cut him off internet in his Bashoan he goes to the nearby Starbucks to update his Facebook status.”

The funniest thing is what Michael Dylan Welch wrote afterwards. Check this out:

basho using a computer chet phillips

Some Basho Facebook updates:


Monday: Took a walk around the pond today to enjoy the spring sunshine. Heard a frog jump in. Thought I’d write a poem about it.

Tuesday: For so many centuries, poems about frogs have celebrated their croak, so writing about the sound of a frog jumping into the water seems pretty radical. Any of you homies think I should go for it anyway?

Wednesday: Got the last two lines down of my new poem: kawazu tobikomu / mizu no oto. But I’m stuck on my first line. Shoot me your suggestions if you’ve got any.

Thursday: Settled on furuike ya for my first line. Thanks, buddy, for the suggestion (you know who you are).

Friday: Decided against the frog legs for dinner.

Written by Michael Dylan Welch

Source: Michael Dylan Welch Facebook page.