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      Meadow Farm Bed & Breakfast
       Northwood, NH   693-942-8619
       Doug & Janet Briggs, Inn Keepers



                           Pawtuckaway State Park
                           Nottingham, New Hampshire


    Meredith Inn
    Janet Carpenter, Inn Keeper
     (pssst, she's Marshall's cousin) 
    Meredith, NH  603-279-0000

 a day . . .
   111 Nottingham Road
Deerfield, New Hampshire

Michael Ketchek
Alexis Rotella
Haiku Workshop
Vincent Tripi                    Jeannie Martin                            Jeff Hoagland                     
             Tom Clausen
John Terninko
Pamela A Babusci, editor of Moonbathing
           A Journal of Women's Tanka
Evelyn Lang / Tom Clausen / Vincent Tripi
David M Carroll
author of Year of the Turtle
Ian Marshall
Robin White with Vincent Tripi
Pat Davis with David M Carroll
Bruce Iverson with Hannah Mahoney
Workshop with Stanford M Forrester, editor of bottle rockets. Also pictured Tom Sacramona, Elizabeth Reian Bennett, Judith Hishakawa, Bill Deegan, Alexis & Bob Rotella, Jeannie Martin, Hannah Mahoney & others.
Flutewalker's handmade Native American Flutes

Jamie Lowe in full kimono,
playing the Japanese shamisen

Ian Marshall, author of Walden by Haiku
Stanford M Forrester
our closest airport with hotels, suites & rental cars
                 40 minutes from Wild Graces
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  Smokey Pines Cottage   &   Echo Hill Farm Guest Suite
Stuart Bartow, author of Quaking Marsh
Jay Friedenberg, Associate Editor, Frogpond
Kath Abela Wilson
Rick Wilson on the Shakuhachi
Bruce Iverson


Don Wentworth, editor Lilliput Review
Yu Chang & Hillary Tann
Tom Clausen & John Stevenson
Ben Moeller-Gaa
Stuart Bartow
Attendees included Marshall Hatch, Stuart Bartow, Kristen Lindquist, Mary Forrester, Suzanne Niedzielska, Ben Moeller-Gaa, Jessi Graustein, 
Rise Daniels, Hannah Mahoney, Hilary Tann, Stan Forrester, Laurie Morrissey, John Stevenson, Ron Scully, Yu Chang, Brad Bennett,    
 Tom Clausen, Alan Bridges, Michael Ketchek, Jeff Hoagland, Tom Sacramona, Don Wentworth, Laurie Anderson, John Terninko, 
Edward J Rielly … Not pictured but also a part of our day, Pat Davis, Mary Stevens, Rob Boyce, Jeanne Rielly, Candi Chamberlain & Robin White

Kristen Lindquist
Mary Stevens
Kath Abela Wilson
6th Annual Haiku Gathering at Wild Graces, September 7th, 2019

Tom Sacramona 
Hannah Mahoney 
Mary Stevens 
& Kristen Lindquist 
Stanford M Forrester / sekiro 

Stanford M Forrester is a former president of the Haiku Society of America and the editor of bottle rockets: a collection of short verse which is celebrating its 21st year in print.  This year, he will be rejoining us to offer, as part of the morning session ...

Eyes & Ears : A very brief introduction and workshop on the intersection                               of haiku & concrete poetry.

The Word Barn
Exeter, New Hampshire
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Haiku ​Workshop with Michael Ketchek & Tom Clausen

   Sleep under the stars at Wild Graces.
   Two single overnight tents available ~
   cot & LED light included with each.

David L Young & Susan Lang
James Schlett
Junko Fujiwara
Terri L French
Kevin Reams on Native American Flute
Tom Sacramona
Peter Newton, editor tinywords
Harry Hudson, snow on water
Kristen Lindquist
Stanford M Forrester / sekiro
Laurie D Morrissey
Raymond French
Brad Bennett, author of a drop of pond
Jeff Hoagland
Harry Hudson, snow on water
Ben Moeller-Gaa & Jessi Graustein
Don Wentworth, editor Lilliput Review
of creativity & sharing among haiku poets, artists & musicians amidst the old apple trees, herb gardens and frog ponds here at Wild Graces in Deerfield, New Hampshire ... a stone's throw from the Pawtuckaway Mountains and the Great Brook Trail, one of our favorite beaver & wild mushroom  hiking trails.

Masters & newbies are welcome to participate in our workshops & share their haibun, tanka, senryu & haiku during the open mic. Bring your books, broadsides, brushwork, haiga & cds to swap, sell or share.

Chairs, refreshments & brunch will be provided compliments of your hosts, Robin & her husband, Marshall.  This is a free event for haiku poets.  No registration required, but space is limited to 50.  Kindly RSVP Robin if you plan on attending this year at  hermithrush@metrocast.net  
Vincent Tripi
John Terninko, Evelyn Lang, Vincent Tripi, Jeannie Martin, Brad Bennett, Tom Clausen  
Michael Ketchek
Alexis Rotella
David M Carroll
Jeannie Martin with Vincent Tripi
Pamela A Babusci
 Stanford M Forrester, editor of bottle rockets
masked bandits Stuart Bartow & Tom Sacramona
Pat Davis, Hilary Tann & Yu Chang
John Stevenson, managing editor Heron's Nest
Edward J Rielly
antique cicada clicker toy from stan to jeff 
Rise Daniels
John Stevenson, Suzanne Niedzielska, Jeff Hoagland
Rise Daniels, Mary Forrester, Kim Davis
Michael Ketchek & Jay Friedenberg
Jamie Lowe on the Japanese shamisen
Elizabeth Reian Bennett
    Shakuhachi Master
Michael Ketchek, editor of Frogpond
Jane Kelly & Guthrie, On the Wing
the poets' tent
Kristen Lindquist is a poet and naturalist from Camden, Maine who has worked as a birding guide all over Maine for such birding organizations as the Acadia Birding Festival, Maine Audubon, and Distant Journeys. She was the first female member of the Maine Bird Records Committee. She has published three books of (non-haiku) poetry and wrote a natural history column for the local paper for many years; she has also maintained a daily haiku blog for over ten years. Her haiku e-chapbook "It Always Comes Back" won the 2020 Snapshot Press E-Chapbook Award and is forthcoming in 2021.

Kristen will be offering a bird "ginko" walk around the gardens & grounds of Wild Graces.
Tom Sacramona is a poet from Massachusetts who makes his living as a proposal writer, and he formerly taught High School English. Two of his haiku received honorable mentions in the 2019 Kaji Aso Studio Haiku Contest, and two more appeared among the 2019 Turtle Light Press Haiku Contest Favorites. Tom is currently editor of Frogpond, the journal of the Haiku Society of America.

He will be reading from A New Resonance 12, along with fellow poets Hannah Mahoney, Kristen Lindquist & Mary Stevens.
A New Resonance 12
John Tavano
John Tavano is a Classical / Jazz guitarist from Newburyport, Massachusetts, playing  for the Newburyport Literary Festival as a featured performer in the Melopoea program. He is a staff musician for the Boston Museum of Fine Arts and a member of the North Shore Musicians Association. He also teaches classical guitar.  John will play for us, under the poet's tent, during the lunch hour.
Shin-Yi Yang
Kristen Lindquist
Shin-Yi Yang plays both the guqin and the guzheng, 7 & 21 string Chinese zithers. She is founder of the Boston Guzheng Ensemble and the Boston Qin Society. She is  a two-time winner of the Traditional Arts Apprenticeship given by the Massachusetts Cultural Council's Folk Arts & Heritage Program. She gives performances & lecture  demonstrations at Yale University, New England Conservatory, Wellesley College, Paine Hall, and the Sanders Theatre at Harvard. Shin-Yi currently provides instructions at the Greater Boston Chinese Cultural Association and the Huaxin School of Arts. 

The lovely sounds of the Chinese zither will open the day for us.

Sumi-e painting by Jan Zaremba, 1st Annual
 Haiku Gathering at Wild Graces, 2014
Jan Zaremba

Commemorative masks will be provided again this year, but wearing one is optional if you are fully vaccinated. 
Bruce Iverson
Bruce Iverson returns for a second visit to Wild Graces with his Sumi-e/ Sui Boku Ga (Asian brush paintings), Shodo (Asian calligraphy), Suminagashi & Gyotaku (Japanese fish & nature prints). He is an Artist and Biologist living in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. He studied in China with Master brush painters and has had several one man art shows in Chicago as well as New England.

His paintings, prints & cards will be on display & available for purchase.

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​                          August 28th, 2021
9am ~ 5pm
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