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HAIKU KAI REPORT
April 12, 2014
SPRING MEETING

 

Attending: Anne Rees Anderson, Jane Benson, Barbara Campitelli, Mary Joyce, David Keim, Sarah Paris, Janet Schroder, Pat Tompkins and Mark Werlin.

The April 12 meeting was devoted to the selection process for our new haiku collection. Out of more than 100 submissions, we arrived at consensus on 72 very good poems. The process went smoothly. The group's commitment to writing and meeting together was evidenced in sound critical judgment and poetical sensibility.

Sarah and Mark will look at ways to group the poems according to themes or moods, and will bring a proposed arrangement to the next meeting. David Keim has offered to provide original artwork for inclusion in the book.

Our previous in-house haiku publications have been sold only through the Mercy Center bookstore. When the new collection is printed, we may consider offering it through other channels, if there is agreement of all the participants. We can discuss distribution of the collection at our Summer meeting.

 

Summer meeting: July 26. Theme: shadows and light.

Fall meeting: October 25. Theme to be determined.