Our Roving Ambassador in Singapore
Roberta Beary, The Haiku Foundation’s roving ambassador, will next appear in Singapore. We hope you will be able to attend the event if you’re in the area. You can find the details here.
Ms. Beary will fulfill the role for 2017, as she embarks on round-the-world travel which will see her engage with a gallimaufry of haiku cultures on at least three continents. During this time she will help people around the world become more aware of the Foundation and its activities, in addition to giving readings and presentations. We’ll update you with her whereabouts as time goes along, and be sure to check here for her reports. Please notify her if you would like to try to schedule an appearance.
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The Haiku Foundation’s Roving Ambassador, Poet Roberta Beary, Visits Singapore!
Haiku Foundation Roving Ambassador Roberta Beary joined me, local poets Lynette Tan, Yeow Kai Chai, and Yong Shu Hoong and visiting writer Antonieta Romero-Follette on March 21 for an afternoon of haiku.
We met at Singapore’s renowned Gardens by the Bay. Roberta introduced us to The Haiku Foundation’s mission: to archive our first century of English-language haiku and to expand possibilities for our second.
We exchanged haiku gifts of cards, books, and paintings. Lynette presented Roberta with a signed copy of Equatorial Calm, the first Singapore haiku anthology in English, Mandarin, and Japanese (Shelly Bryant, editor/translator, Namiko Takahashi Chan-Lee, illustrator). Each poet signed their author’s page in Equatorial Calm.
Roberta told us about her haiku journey, answered our questions about haiku, and encouraged each of us to submit our names and work to the Foundation’s Haiku Registry.
We shared selections of our haiku, and Roberta read her haiku sequence “Bonsai Gallery” from Deflection. The readings were interspersed with conversation and laughter.
Our gathering ended with the perfect coda, a walk around the Gardens’ Flower Dome with the cherry blossoms in full bloom.
A deep bow to Christina Sng for organizing an amazing gathering of haiku poets in Singapore.
Hope you are forging many new haiku relationships and enjoying yourself, Roberta!
Thanks, Charlotte! The journey continues to be a rewarding one.
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