Bringing the Conference Home the Queen Mary at our Poets Salon, Pasadena CA August 30, 2013

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A Poets Salon Gathering at our home to review special programs at the HNA and Tanka Sunday and more! A relaxed dinner salon with a special focus! We brought the conference home.

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A surprise beginning to the salon – a short listening party for Lucas Hunt, who I met and appreciated at the Santa Barbara Writers Conference this June! We listened to him read his inspiring poem, “I am the Poet”. It is from his book called “Lives”.

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You can read “I Am the Poet” here.

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Here you can see our dear friend Karen Klingman (1942 – 2013)
Karen was honored along with 20 other haiku poets at Haiku North America Memorials, 2011-2013. This was beautifully organized by Linda Papanicolaou.

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Rick playing shakuhachi, for this special reading

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Poets read a haiku aloud by each of the Memorial honored poets.
This was a very moving experience for all/

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Beautiful haiku by the oldest of the departed poets,
Virginia Brady Young (1911 – 2012):

all my life
the silence
of the sun

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Karen’s poem, included in the memorial brochure was this. It was remembered by Caltech poet Amir Sapir, and contributed to the program:

on the roof
the sound of cracking eggs
I wish I was taller
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Poet creator, organizer of Tanka Poets on Site, Haiku Kathabela, Poets on Site, Caltech, Red Door Poets, Haiku Tid-Bits (fb) Experiment in Submission a Day (fb) Afternoon Tanka Party (fb) Poetry Quack Quarks (fb) secretary Tanka Society of America, member Haiku Society of America, Haiku Poets of Northern CA, world travels and music/poetic performance (with my husband Rick Wilson on flutes of the world)

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