HNA 2017: a Review of Trifolds… in transit

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You just came back from a haiku conference and now there’s a pile of haiku on your desk.

It’s a good problem to have, but still a problem. I learned from previous experience that if I don’t read the trifolds I picked up at a conference right away, I never will.

In the past, I’d treat my freebies like collector’s items: I’d store them and never touch them again.  But this year, after coming back from HNA2017, I decided I would read them.  So one morning I took a pile of freebies and read them while in transit.

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I decided to start with the Sante Fe themed trifolds.  It seems a few people attending the HNA 2017 conference had already been to Santa Fe and shared their experience of New Mexico in their trifolds.

First on my list was a trifold by Kath Abela Wilson recalling her experience moving to Santa Fe with her young family, and becoming the apprentice of jewellery maker Ross LewAllen.

 

meeting in Santa Fe

I wear earrings I made here

forty years ago

— Kath Abela Wilson

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In Keeping Time: haibun, Penny Harter shares memories of fishing in the canyon:

from abandoned cliff

dwellings ravens call into

the past

— Penny Harter (from “Fishing in the Canyon”, first published in Exit 13)

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In Santa Fe Summer of 2011, Charles Trumbull shares one-line haiku with New Mexico season words.

solstice heat a lizard scuttles through acequia sand

up the Rio Grande ill winds from Arizona

moon blazes red over the Sangre de Christos

— Charles Trumbull

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This trifold by Carole MacRury features a photo of Bandelier Park and a selection of her best haiku such as:

well-worn path –

I take my memories

for a walk

–Carole MacRury

 

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In a colourful trifolds featuring Mount Fuji on one side and a zen garden on the other side, Susan Diridoni laid out her gendai haiku on strips of paper:

kimono backwards her bunraku dream

– Susan Diridoni

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In Ghost Notes, Beverly Acuff Momoi caught my attention with a very original kigo:

my biggest fears

are nameless

moons of Jupiter

— Beverly Acuff Momoi

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In low doorways, paul m. shares haiku inspired by his visit to the Ephrata Cloisters, a semi-monastic community:

dawn chorus

a brother’s snore

part of it

— paul m.

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To celebrate its 25 years, the Haiku Poets’ Society of Western Massachusetts shared a selection of members’ haiku in a beautiful handmade card:

all these years

at the same table

salt and pepper

— Denise Fontaine-Pincine (Haiku Poets’ Society of Western Massachusetts)

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In Night Mist, Jennifer Sutherland  presents a series of haiku about horses:

fading daylight

horse and hill

become one

— Jennifer Sutherland (previously published in A Hundred Gourds, June 2014)

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In Explorations 1, lynnej finds haiku in her surroundings:

after the storm

haiku strewn

along the shore

— lynnej

 

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In Shawls of Rain, Marietta McGregor takes a humorous look at family:

petting zoo…

newlyweds stroke

each other

— Marietta McGregor

 

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In A Few Gourds, Angela Terry reminds us:

taking the shortcut

and missing the journey –

a map of clouds

— Angela Terry (previously published in A Hundred Gourds)

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In VanKuver, Jacquie Pearce offers a mini chapbook filled with haiku inspired by her city:

wet neon city

the young girl’s colourful

splash!

— Jacquie Pearce

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In What’s Left Unsaid: 125 haiku (limited edition), Maxianne Berger allows us to play and form our own haiku with her interactive flagbook:

fireflies adrift

near her husband’s grave

we both smile

— Maxianne Berger

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In On the Bridge (Japan 2014), you’ll find beautiful haiga by Lidia Rozmus, and a selection of haiku by  Lidia, Cynthia A. Henderson, and Charles Trumbull:

one breath

one brush stroke

one

— Lidia Rozmus

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In by the way (limited edition, 35 copies), Don Wentworth takes us on a journey:

translating

a poem differently each time—

the autumn sky

-Don Wentworth

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In Breakfast Alone, Michael Dylan Welch offers us a series of haiku about taste:

breakfast alone

slowly I eat

my melancholy

— Michael DylanWelch

hna2017 trifolds pile IMG_3126Whether you take the trifolds on transit, read them while curled up in your favourite chair, or enjoy them while having breakfast, my advice is to read them right away while the memory of the conference, and the people you met, are still fresh.

 

 

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8 clever ways to display your haiku

Here are 8 clever ways to display your haiku (as seen at the Seabeck Haiku Getaway 2013).

1. Weathergram: hang your haiku outside for everybody to read.

photo - weathergram(Our weathergrams featured poems from Haiku World, by William Higginson)

2. Haiku Mobile (aka “The Sputnik”), an original idea by Tanya McDonald.

photo - haiku mobile(Our “Sputnik” featured poems by guest speaker Marco Fraticelli)

3. On a labyrinth: IMG_4295 IMG_4287(Margaret McGee guided us through the construction of a labyrinth which we then decorated with haiku and natural objects.The labyrinth stayed for the entire conference, for everybody to enjoy.)

4. Flagbook (creations by Susan Callan):

photo - flagbook by Susan McCallan(Susan Callan will teach a flagbook workshop at Seabeck Haiku Getaway 2014. Isn’t that a beautiful way to display your haiku?)

5. Haiku Board (creation by Susan Constable):

Photo haiku board (Susan Constable celebrates each published haiku by printing them on a colorful piece of paper and putting them on a board. She now has two boards in her office! Wow!)

6. Mini-books (creations by Terry Ann Carter):

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Photo - book by Terry Ann Carter

(Terry Ann Carter displayed her beautiful handmade books featuring her haiku.)

7. A crankie!

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Photo - Crankie(Dejah Leger created a crankie featuring all the poems submitted at the kukai. Beautiful!)

8. Leaflets and promotional material.

photo leaflets at Seabeck

(The table at Seabeck was filled with beautiful leaflets and original promotional material)

Don’t hide your haiku in your drawers! Display them proudly!

The next Seabeck Haiku Getaway will take place October 16-19, 2014.

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