n intimate day of creativity & sharing among haiku poets, artists & musicians amidst the old apple trees, herb gardens & frog ponds here in Deerfield, New Hampshire.
Masters & newbies are welcome to participate in our workshops & share your haibun, tanka, senyru, cherita & haiku during the open mic. Bring your books, broadsides, cards, cds & haiga to swap, sell or share.
Refreshments & lunch, including sautéed 'shrooms & homebrew will be provided compliments of your hosts, Robin White & Marshall Hatch.
There is no registration or fee. Donations welcome.
Meadow Farm Bed & Breakfast
Northwood, NH 693-942-8619
Doug & Janet Briggs, Inn Keepers
Pawtuckaway State Park & Campground
Janet Carpenter, Inn Keeper
Meredith, NH 603-279-0000
Sumi-e painting by Jan Zaremba, 1st Annual Haiku Gathering at Wild Graces, 2014
111 Nottingham Rd, Deerfield, New Hampshire
Kevin Reams on Native American Flute
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
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 & Rob Rotella, Jeannie Martin, Hannah Mahoney & others.
Flutewalker's handmade Native American Flutes
Stanford M Forrester, editor of Bottle Rockets
David L Young & Susan Lang
Jamie Lowe in full kimono,
playing the Japanese shamisen
Brad Bennett, author of a drop of pond
Kath Abela Wilson
travels the world with her husband Rick Wilson, a Caltech mathematician and collector and player of world flutes. She created and leads Poets on Site since 2007, a multi media performance group in Pasadena. They host visiting poets, artists, performances and workshops in their home, in gardens and galleries. She is the author of Driftwood Monster & The Owl Still Asking: Tanka for Troubled Times. Her work has appeared in numerous journals & anthologies.
Ian Marshall, author of Walden by Haiku
is Professor Emeritus of Mathematics at Caltech in Pasadena. He is a collector & player of historical world flutes. Known for his original thinking and good humor, he improvises at poetry readings in performances with his wife, Kath Abela, and at all Poets on Site performances. He has been an invited speaker & player at musical conferences and a plenary speaker at mathematics conferences worldwide.
teaches writing & literature at SUNY Adirondack. His latest book of poems Einstein's Lawn, is published by Dos Madres Press and was co-winner of the Adirondack Center for Writing 2016 Poetry Award. He is also the author of Teaching Trout to Talk: the Zen of Small Stream Fly Fishing, a book of lyric essays, and his first collection of haiku, Quaking Marsh, published by Red Moon Press. He chairs the Battenkill Conservancy, an environmental group working along the Vermont - New York state border. He will share selections from Quaking Marsh.
is the Education Director at the Watershed Center in Pennington, NJ. As a naturalist, he is most at home within arm's length of a stream or river; foraging in the forest; wandering the darkness of night; or communing with little creatures. Jeff began his haiku journey ten years ago, noting the shared viewpoint of the naturalist & the haiku poet. He practices haiku as an antidote to a busy life and to stay connected to the "real" world. Jeff's haiku have appeared in a wide range of journals & anthologies and he was a featured poet in New Resonance 7- Emerging Voices in English-Language Haiku by Red Moon Press. He will offer a workshop on Insects & Haiku.
is a federally & state licensed rehabilitator, educator & falconer from On The Wing in Epping, New Hampshire. She will join us under the old apple trees and bring along a few of her feathered friends ~ two long admired haiku subjects ~ the owl & the crow.
Elizabeth Reian Bennett
our closest airport with hotels, suites & rental cars
40 minutes from Wild Graces
Directions from points south ...
Take Interstate 93 North into New Hampshire ...
Take Exit 7 onto 101 East toward Portsmouth / Seacoast
for 6.4 miles ...
Take Exit 3 Candia / Deerfield
Bear right onto Rt 43 for 1.5 miles ...
Turn left to stay on Rt 43 for 5.2 miles …
you will pass the Deerfield Fairgrounds ...
Turn left onto 107/43 for 2.7 miles ...
Bear right onto Nottingham Road.
Bear right at the Deerfield Parade.
Continue for 1.3 miles until you see the sign & flag
at Wild Graces.
Wild Orchard Guest Farm & Leavitt Hill Farm are are located right here in Deerfield, New Hampshire. Make reservations through Airbnb.
Saturday, September 8th, 2018
5th Annual Haiku Gathering
at Wild Graces
Stuart Bartow, author of Quaking Marsh
Jay Friedenberg, Associate Editor, Frogpond
Jane Kelly, falconer, wildlife rehabilitator & Guthrie, a barn owl, from On The Wing, under our big tent
Jeannie Martin, author A Circle of Breath
Rick Wilson on the Shakuhachi
The Major John Gile House
Nottingham, NH (next town over)