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Live on April 17th at IndieGoGo: The Haiku Foundation Video Archive Fundraising Campaign

Eve Luckring, haiku poet, teacher, photographer and video artist, has offered her time and skill to help create The Haiku Foundation Video Archive. This message is from her:

On April 17th, National Haiku Poetry Day will be celebrated with poetry readings in various cities across North America.

April 17th is also the day that THF will kick off The Haiku Foundation Video Archive via the crowd funding platform IndieGoGo.

The Haiku Foundation Video Archive
 is about honoring and recording some talented poets, translators, and scholars, who for many years have quietly influenced the literary landscape. These interviews and poetry readings will be available FREE at THF’s website to anyone who wishes to use the archive.

The Haiku Foundation Video Archive is about understanding how haiku written in English has developed over the second half of the 20th century.

The Haiku Foundation Video Archive is about inspiring what haiku might become
as we move deeper into the 21rst century.

Stay tuned for more info.

“History doesn’t repeat itself, but it does rhyme.”
― Mark Twain

“Writing history is like drinking an ocean and pissing a cupful.”
― Gustave Flaubert

“History is merely a list of surprises,’ I said. ‘It can only prepare us to be surprised yet again. Please write that down.”
― Kurt VonnegutSlapstick 

This Post Has 5 Comments

  1. I’m really excited about this project. When I first learned there was a worldwide haiku community, I couldn’t want to find out what had been going on all those many years I thought I might be the only person on the planet writing little poems into a little notebook. I began filling my library with vintage books and journals, and the more I learned, the more I wanted to know. How I envy poets like Michael McClintock who traveled to Tennessee to interview John Wills. How I’d love to sit down right now with Michael McClintock (and if I weren’t averse to air travel, he might invite me in for tea). I have a collection of cassettes I purchased years ago, “In Their Own Voices: A Century of Recorded Poetry,” which is a treasure. We have a chance now to do this an more for English-language haiku. I can hardly wait! –Billie

  2. Thank You, Ellen!
    Yes, we believe this will be a resource with wide-reaching impact.
    and the IndieGoGo campaign will actually be fun,
    so glad you will be checking it out.

  3. Hi Eve,

    All the best as you and others move forward with THF Video Archive. It will be a great resource for so many: classrooms, nursing homes, personal study, library websites, blogs etc. I look forward to April 17 and learning more!

    Thank you, Ellen

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