Sunday morning, August 18, 2013 marked the grand finale of the HNA conference aboard the Queen Mary in Long Beach. It was a celebratory occasion, Deborah P.Kolodji and Naia with bouquets of applause for a fantastic conference, and a thoughtful review of the many highlights! We’ll continue to go into detail here, where Haiku Matters, discussing the impressive array of programs and give more insight into those details. Your roving reporter is just back from the trip. Because of the fantastic success and rich programs I feel energized and inspired, rather than tired, even with all the work. What better result could there be.Now we have ten days before the end of this month to share as much as possible, the poets and poetry that gave so much joy.
Here in Pasadena today, we have kris moon staying with us untol she returns to Japan Saturday morning. She gave a little continuation of HNA right here at our Red Door Workshop with a renku in action – our local poets at our short poetry-haiku -tanka meeting were delighted!
kris moon, Taura Scott, James Won, Kathabela, Joan Stern, Ross Anthony – renku with kris moon, Red Door, Caltech Wednesday Noon, Aug 21, 2013