Category Archives: Haiku

Greater Kansas City Japan Festival


I’m excited to head north to Kansas City this weekend for the Greater Kansas City Japan Festival. The festival is organized by a group of friendly, dedicated people and I look forward to seeing them again. This will be the … Continue reading

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Available in April — Life: Haiku by Haiku


My new book, Life: Haiku by Haiku, contains more than 150 haiku. It is scheduled for release in April. Here’s an excerpt: the first crocus pokes bright yellow through icy snow long winter’s farewell I think many of us are anticipating … Continue reading

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Winner of the Oghma Creative Media Haiku Contest


I love to read haiku, so judging the beautiful entries received for the haiku contest sponsored by Oghma Creative Media was both a pleasure and a challenge. After much review and thought, we have our winner. Envelope, please. And the … Continue reading

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AtoZChallenge: L is for Leaves


Day 11 of the A to Z Challenge is the letter “L”: L is for Leaves Leaves appear several times in The Red Kimono, sometimes within the prose, and once as a haiku. There’s something I love about leaves, the visuals of … Continue reading

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Discussion Question: The Use of Haiku in The Red Kimono


If you have finished reading The Red Kimono, or if you’re in the process of reading, I’d love to hear your thoughts on the following topic: I used haiku to summarize important events at the start of some of the … Continue reading

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