Today is our global day of celebration of all things haiku, International Haiku Poetry Day 2023. Here’s the schedule of events:
HaikuLife Haiku Film Festival 2023
The Haiku Foundation screens HaikuLife offerings in 5 modes: HaikuLife Format (17 segments of 17 seconds each: view our demo); Video Haiga (individual poems or short series of poems); Free Format (pretty much anything goes); Feature Format (a talk or presentation); and Student Films (wherever the imagination take us).
EarthRise Rolling Haiku Collaboration
Join 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
Oroslavje (Croatia): Franjo Ordanić
Oberlin (NC): Lenard D. Moore
Lenard D. Moore will read with a jazz ensemble during Poetic Jazz Performance, Oberlin NC on April 11.
Be a part of it — celebrate International Haiku Poetry Day, April 17.