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Today Is International Haiku Poetry Day!




Today is our global day of celebration of all things haiku, International Haiku Poetry Day 2017. Here’s the schedule of events:

HaikuLife Haiku Film Festival 2017

badge_haikulifeThe Haiku Foundation screens HaikuLife offerings in 4 modes: HaikuLife Format (17 segments of 17 seconds each: view our demo); Video Haiga (treatments of individual poems or short series of poems); Free Format (pretty much anything goes); and Feature Format (anything longer than 10 minutes).

EarthRise Rolling Haiku Collaboration

badge_earthriseJoin poets from around the world by contributing to the world’s largest collaborative poem. This year’s theme, in this time of political, religious and civil strife, is Reconciliation, with a poem by Chiyo-Ni to lead us off. We began at midnight at the International Dateline and will run until midnight here on the East Coast of the US.

Local Haiku Celebrations

badge_ihpdMeet with fellow poets to share the genre we all love. We know there are more of these happening, but this is all the info that’s been sent to us:


Newton (MA): Susan Caulfield, Librarian

April is National Poetry Month! Come and join us to write haiku. We will write one together, and then you can write some of your own. No previous experience necessary. All ages welcome!
Date: Wednesday Apr 19, 2017
Time: 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Location: 3rd Floor Rear Arc
There are 18 spaces available.

Huntsville (AL): Terri French

“Random Acts of Haiku.” We will put “International Haiku Poetry Day” and a link to The Haiku Foundation on the back of the slips of paper. Anyone finding a haiku we have “hidden” will win a book of haiku!

Be a part of it — celebrate International Haiku Poetry Day, April 17.

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  1. We are having our third annual haiku seminar at West Burke Public Library in West Burke, Vermont on Saturday the 22nd. We will start at the beginning with Basho in an historical context, discuss the haiku mind and then take a nature walk. From 1:00 to 3:00 at the library. Judith Hishikawa, Librarian.

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