Haiku North American Conference

Update on Haiku North America conference: I’ve recently learned that Snapshot Press won’t be attending the conference after all, so that reading is canceled. However, I’ll be reading my “train” haiku in a reading sponsored by Richard Schnell, and participating in the reading for The Unswept Path.  You can check the updated events schedule at the Haiku North America site, below.

August 5th through 9th, I’ll be attending the biennial Haiku North America conference in Ottawa, Canada. It’s the first of these conferences in many years that I’ll be going to without Bill. We often not only attended them but also gave various presentations, both together and separately. At this one, I will be doing at least one reading of my haiku for Snapshot Press, a publisher in England who is bringing out a number of anthologies of major haiku poets. Bill and I are both represented, so I may be reading his poems as well. I know it will be a bittersweet time, but I look forward to going because I have many friends in the North American haiku community.


About penhart

I am a poet and writer, published widely in journals and anthologies, and my literary autobiography appears as an extended essay in "Contemporary Authors." My poems have recently appeared in "Rattle" ,"Tiferet," and "U.S. 1 Worksheets". Work has also appeared in "The Valparaiso Poetry Review," and "Umbrella." Recent books include 'One Bowl" (2012); "Recycling Starlight" (2010); and "The Night Marsh" (2008).. Earlier collections include "Along River Road"; "Lizard Light: Poems From the Earth"; and "Buried in the Sky." My illustrated alphabestiary for children, "The Beastie Book," was published in the December, 2009, by Shenanigan Books. I have won three poetry fellowships from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, as well as awards from the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, the Mary Carolyn Davies Memorial Award from the Poetry Society of America, and the first William O. Douglas Nature Writing Award for my work in the anthology "American Nature Writing 2002." I was invited to be a "featured poet" and read at the 2010 Dodge Poetry Festival, and was awarded a residency / fellowship for January, 2011, at VCCA (Virginia Center for the Creative Arts." I live in the South Jersey shore area, and work as a visiting poet in the schools through programs sponsored by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts and various other agencies. I'm still fairly new at blogging and hope to add more graphics, etc., as I learn more.
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4 Responses to Haiku North American Conference

  1. Editor says:

    I look forward to attending this conference in the future!

    Have fun.

    Lyrical Passion Poetry E-Zine

  2. Penny,

    Can’t wait to see you at Haiku North America in just a few days. As we said to each other a few nights ago, we have to keep moving!


    • penhart says:

      Hi Roberta,

      Thanks for visiting my blog. I can’t wait to see you, either, and I really enjoyed our conversation a few nights ago. Yes, onward!


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