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 & 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
Ian Marshall, author of Walden by Haiku
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. Jeff returns to lead another workshop.
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 7th, 2019
6th 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)
is "your friendly neighborhood haiku poet" from St. Louis, Missouri. He is a Pushcart nominee and the author of the 2018 Touchstone Award winning Wishbones (Folded Word 2018) , a full length collection of haiku and senryu, as well as three chapbooks, Fiddle in the Floorboards (Yavanika Press 2018), Blowing on a Hot Soup Spoon (poor metaphor 2014) and the Pushcart nominated Wasp Shadows (Folded Word 2014). His poems have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies around the globe. He has a degree in Creative Writing from Knox College, works as a senior IT Functional Analyst for MilliporeSigma, and enjoys travel, music, art and other worldly meanderings with his wife Jessica and their rascal of a cat, Anastasia.
is an ecologist by training, a poet by practice, and a publisher by accident. She is co-author of Water Ways with NEA Fellow William O'Daly, and is the calligrapher of numerous haiku collections. Her most recent calligraphy project Wishbones by Ben Moeller-Gaa, was shortlisted for The Touchstone Distinquished Book Awards 2018. She runs Folded Word, a Meredith-based micropress of poetry and short prose. She also serves the Poetry Society of New Hampshire as the lead editor, designer, and typographer of its journal, The Poets' Touchstone. To learn more please visit
is a mathematician and a professor at the California Institute
of Technology. He and his wife, tanka poet & fellow traveler Kath Abela Wilson, hold salons and weekly tanka meetings in their home, as well as in museums and public gardens. Rick plays a myriad of flutes including Native American flutes and the Japanese shakuhachi. He returns to the Annual Haiku Gathering at Wild Graces for an encore.