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.
Young & old, master & newbie are welcome to participate in our workshops & share your haibun, tanka, senyru & haiku during the open mic. Bring your books, broadsides, cards, cds & haiga to swap, sell or share under our fair trade tent.
There is no registration fee, although monetary donations to help defray the costs will be gratefully appreciated. Refreshments will be provided compliments of your hosts ... Robin White & Marshall Hatch.
Cozy Room in Antique Farm House
Deerfield, NH ( just down the road)
Meadowbrook Farm Bed & Breakfast
Northwood, NH 693-942-8619
Under the Elm B&B
Pawtuckaway State Park & Campground
Bear Brook State Park & Campground
Best Western Concord Inn & Suites
97 Hall Street, Concord NH
Haiku sage / poet Vincent Tripi, author of Haiku Pond, the monk & I, and path of the bird, has generously donated eight copies each of two of his limited letterpress broadsides to the Annual Haiku Gathering at Wild Graces. They are available for $15 each plus $4 s&h. Choose either "oldest stone" or " ...of course butterflies." Please email or call for availability.
Saturday, September 30th, 2017 for our
4th Annual Haiku Gathering at Wild Graces
is a prize winning Tsugaru shamisen player. He started learning the shamisen while working as a English teacher in Japan, and was a member of Team Bachido, the first majority non-Japanese team to take Ist place at the annual International Tsugaru Shamisen Competition in Hirosaki, Japan.
co-founder of the Alewife Brook Haiku Group, Jeannie has been writing and teaching haiku for over 15 years. Author of a circle of breath and Clear Water: a haiku invitation into our luminous, sacred world. Jeannie will lead us in a haiku workshop.
Stanford M Forrester / Sekiro
past president of the The Haiku Society of America, author of buddha's fingerprint & January Sun, editor of bottle rockets: a collection of short verse, Stanford will lead a workshop on R.H. Blythe's study of senryu.
has taught haiku to children for over 20 years. He is a member of the Alewife Brook Haiku Group and the Boston Haiku Society. He will read selections from his first full-length collection of haiku, a drop of pond.
Sumi-e painting by Jan Zaremba, 1st Annual Haiku Gathering at Wild Graces, 2014
111 Nottingham Rd, Deerfield, New Hampshire
in Deerfield, New Hampshire
is a coauthor of the short-verse collection Dream Language:
For Three Voices, a recipient of the Kaji Aso Senyru Award, and a member of the Alewife Brook Haiku Group. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and works in children's publishing.
Elizabeth Reian Bennett Tom Clausen
David L Young / Susan Lang
Evelyn Lang / Tom Clausen / Vincent Tripi
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
is an artist, poet & photographer from Woodstock, Vermont who enters the artistic moment wholly, with joy & reverence. She will lead a workshop in the ancient art of Japanese marbling known as suminagashi, or "floating ink."
ia an artist & poet as well as a Mental Health Clinician for over 30 years in New Hampshire's Lakes Region. An avid homebrewer & mushroom hunter, he will be sauteing up some delicious wild 'shrooms for us again. He is a member of WrenKu, a NH haiku group which meets quarterly. A few of his brews will be on tap.
known for their tight harmonies & eclectic mix of original & cover songs, David L Young & Susan Lang of Crazy Cowz has performed across New England & beyond. They are also members of WrenKu and have had haiku published in various periodicals. They will perform a few songs during the noonish hour.
David L Young & Susan Lang