Haiku by Dennis M. Holmes for Int’l Haiku Spring Festival 2010 (6)

  On January 25, 2010, I received an e-mail from Dennis M. Holmes through Face Book: Hi, Did we perhaps meet at the World Haiku International Conference, 2002, held in Yuma Town, near Akita? I attended as part of the World Haiku Club. I enjoyed the area very much. It was August; but, the fall … Continue reading Haiku by Dennis M. Holmes for Int’l Haiku Spring Festival 2010 (6)

Haiku by John McDonald for Int’l Haiku Spring Festival 2010 (5)

  On July 15, 2009, I received two comments from John McDonald in Edinburgh, UK. He was the first haiku poet to send us comments, saying “Good Luck” and encouraged us to continue posting haiku or articles on haiku. John also presented me with his haiku book, whose title is ‘THE THROU-GAUN CHIEL’.     He … Continue reading Haiku by John McDonald for Int’l Haiku Spring Festival 2010 (5)

Haiku by Patricia Lidia for Int’l Haiku Spring Festival 2010 (4)

  Let me introduce Patricia Lidia, a haiku poet, in Romania. Our friendship started when I received an e-mail on April 7, 2010.     Dear Sir, I am a younger collaborator of Mrs. Marioara Tirenescu and I am the translator of your haiku in Romanian. I took the liberty to translate them by using … Continue reading Haiku by Patricia Lidia for Int’l Haiku Spring Festival 2010 (4)

Haiku by Fay Aoyagi for Int’l Haiku Spring Festival 2010 (3)

  In May, 2009,  the blog Blue Willow Haiku World (By Fay Aoyagi)  was introduced to our website as correlative through WordPress.com. Since then I have enjoyed today’s haiku, or tanka, translated into English from the original Japanese haiku, or tanka in the blog. In June, 2009, I became a member of the Japanese haiku … Continue reading Haiku by Fay Aoyagi for Int’l Haiku Spring Festival 2010 (3)

Haiku by Helen McCarthy for Int’l Haiku Spring Festival 2010 (2)

  On the second day of our festival, it is a great pleasure for us to introduce Helen McCarthy, a haiku poet, in London, UK.     Helen McCarthy writes books on Japanese animation and comics. She also writes about embroidery (and she hopes to start embroidering her haiku soon.) She gives talks and workshops … Continue reading Haiku by Helen McCarthy for Int’l Haiku Spring Festival 2010 (2)

Haiku by Roberta Beary for Int’l Haiku Spring Festival 2010 (1)

  Int'l Haiku Spring Festival 2010 has just started on May 12 on the website of the Akita International Haiku Network in Akita, Northern Honshu, Japan. At the same time 2010 Bath Japanese Festival , our sister festival, has begun and gives Festival Launch Party in Bath, UK, this evening. Masuda Aika(桝田愛佳), a haiga painter, … Continue reading Haiku by Roberta Beary for Int’l Haiku Spring Festival 2010 (1)

Haiku by Students at AIU ( Part 4 )

  CRESI (Center for Regional Sustainability Initiatives) at AIU (Akita International University)(国際教養大学)held AIU HAIKU CONTEST and gave workshops on haiku in English as well as in Japanese in 2009. Professor Kirby Record at AIU gave workshops on haiku in English, where participants including students and citizens studied about how to write haiku in English and … Continue reading Haiku by Students at AIU ( Part 4 )