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THREE RECENT HAIGA

What a treat it was to receive three new haiga by an'ya for this issue, especially since she and husband PeterB were so busy organizing the festivities for the national quarterly meeing of the Haiku Society of America in Bend, Oregon earlier this month.

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ART AND HAIGA DISPLAYS AT
BEND HAIKU WEEKEND
JUNE 1-3 2011

And busy they were! As an exclusive feature for Haigaonline, an'ya has just sent us this report on the art exhibits that accompanied the festivities. Included are artists, photographers and poets an'ya, Robert and Esther Chamberlin, Lilian Chu, Margaret Chula, Kirsten Deming, Joan Flaherty, Merrill Ann Gonzales, Jim Kacian, Shirley Kishiyama. Cindy Lommasson, Patricia Nolan. Harvey Poznanski, James Rodriguez, Bette Norcross Wappner ("b'oki"), Urszula Wielanowski, Alexis West, and Kim Ulmann's & Melanie Nelson's second grade classes of the Juniper Elementary School in Bend OR.

The commentary is by an'ya, whilephoto credit goes to HSA Vice President Michael Dylan Welch, to official event photographer Bing Bingham, to Linda Pilarski of Daily Haiga, and to PeterB.

Click here to begin anya's report on the art and haiga displays at Bend Haiku Weeknd

Click here to see Haiku Oregon's RECAP webpage, which includes links to more of Michael's and Bing's photos as well as albums that have been uploaded by some of the participants. They're a reminder that however much the internet has given us many new ways to connect through haiku, there's still no substitute for meeting and sharing face-to-face. If you possibly can, we urge you to participate in your national, regional and local haiku clubs.