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”.
You can read “I Am the Poet” here.
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.
Rick playing shakuhachi, for this special reading
Poets read a haiku aloud by each of the Memorial honored poets.
This was a very moving experience for all/
Beautiful haiku by the oldest of the departed poets,
Virginia Brady Young (1911 – 2012):
all my life
of the sun
Karen’s poem, included in the memorial brochure was this. It was remembered by Caltech poet Amir Sapir, and contributed to the program: