Every September the Board of Directors and Associates of The Haiku Foundation are sent a survey. Their responses help to guide our growth and direction. We’d like to broaden our input, and so we’ll be asking you to respond to a series of questions, one per week, over the next half-year. Your replies will be weighed in our assessment of our performance.
Today’s question: International Haiku Poetry Day
International Haiku Poetry Day, April 17, held its first iteration (as National Haiku Poetry Day) in 2012 and was a great success, with gatherings in 17 locations amassing more than a thousand participants. A dozen venues celebrated the 2013—2014 events, with many repeats. In 2015 IHPD was inaugurated, featuring two new projects, which were repeated in 2016: the HaikuLife Haiku Film Festival, and the Earthrise Rolling Haiku Collaboration, both of which drew great numbers of participants. Events were held in local communities as well both in the United States and abroad. Information and archives for the event can be found on the website.