Haiku Northwest, the Washington State region of the Haiku Society of America, celebrates its twenty-fifth anniversary with No Longer Strangers, a wide-ranging anthology of haiku, senryu, and haibun by 78 contributors from Washington, Oregon, Alaska, and British Columbia. Also included are poems by deceased members, including Haiku Northwest founder, Francine Porad, as well as Connie Hutchison’s engaging history of the organization and its many contributions to poetry in the great Pacific Northwest.
Tanya McDonald, Marilyn Sandall, Michelle Schaefer, and Angela Terry served as editors. Connie Hutchison edited the memorial section and contributed an extensive essay on the history of Haiku Northwest. Michael Dylan Welch did the layout/design, art direction, copyediting, and production. Dejah Léger provided the cover and interior artwork. Dianne Garcia and William Scott Galasso helped with manuscript preparation and research. Please read below for more information about the book, including contents, sample poems, and other material.
Haiku Northwest / Vandina Press, 2014, 152 pages, 6x9 inches, ISBN 978-1-887381-27-7
Winner of the second place Merit Book Award in the 2015 Kanterman Awards sponsored by the Haiku Society of America
To order a copy of No Longer Strangers at $15 plus shipping, please visit CreateSpace. Copies are also available at monthly Haiku Northwest meetings and other events.
“I’m intrigued by the thought of
which one haiku I would choose to be remembered by. Over twelve hundred of my
poems have been published. Would I want it to be humorous? Serious? Dealing
with nature or human beings? About travel, art, the computer world? All of us
are multidimensional beings. I have somewhat decided on one. It’s a
haiku you may have heard.”
The following content is included in No Longer Strangers. Click to view selected content, including sample poems accessible through the “Haiku, Senryu, and Haibun” page. Please also see selections of Dejah Léger’s papercut artwork from the book.
Haiku Northwest has held the following readings for No Longer Strangers.
July 19, 2014, 1:20 pm: Poets in the Park festival, Anderson Park, 7802 168th Ave NE, Redmond, Washington.
October 18, 2014, 7:00 pm: Seabeck Haiku Getaway, Seabeck Conference Center, 15395 Seabeck Highway NW, in Seabeck, Washington
October 19, 2014, 4:30 pm: Bainbridge Island Art Museum, 550 Winslow Way E. in Winslow, Bainbridge Island, Washington
The following links lead to publicity for No Longer Strangers.
Boynton Blog, April 19, 2014 overview of No Longer Strangers by Judy Kleinberg.
Email response of May 31, 2014 by Ce Rosenow, former president of the Haiku Society of America.