Autumn 2019

cover image, Autumn 2019 issue
Borestone Mountain, Onawa, Maine by Yu Chang

Ferris Gilli conducted the on-line Hibiscus School of Western Traditional Haiku (sponsored by the World Haiku Club) from January 2001 to April 2002. From 2001 to 2004, she was editor of “Treetops,” a haiku column in World Haiku Review. Her twelve-lesson guide Exploring Haiku was translated into Romanian for use in the Romanian Educational System. She is an associate editor of The Heron’s Nest.

Hilary, John, Tom and Yu attended the Haiku Circle and Wild Graces as a group this summer. They also rented a house in Ogunquit, Maine in September and filled it with renku. In that same month, Hilary became the last of the group to enter retirement. We don’t expect her to be any more idle in that state than the rest of us; probably much less so.

Ion is having a busy autumn featuring extensive travels in the USA and Canada. He is giving lectures, haiga workshops, haiga exhibitions and readings in universities, cultural centers, libraries, schools, and haiku meetings from North Carolina to Oregon, Washington, British Columbia, and Massachusetts.

Sample Poems

crackling bread
the warmth of praise
lightly spoken
Ferris Gilli

beads on the mountain ash
some poems
have found a home

my son and I dress for
different seasons

last term of teaching
I offer my students
a lifetime

overnight rain
filling the pond
with sky