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 & 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 fee. Donations welcome.
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.
this year Saturday, September 8th, 2018 for our
5th Annual Haiku Gathering
at Wild Graces
Sumi-e painting by Jan Zaremba, 1st Annual Haiku Gathering at Wild Graces, 2014
111 Nottingham Rd, Deerfield, New Hampshire
in Deerfield, New Hampshire
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 & crow.
Elizabeth Reian Bennett, Shakuhachi Master