At our May 13 meeting, held at the home of Jerome
Cushman, we were treated to learning some rudimentary ikebana and took part in a
At our June 11 meeting, Co-Founder and Coordinator Jerome Cushman recommended Deanna Tiefenthal as the new group Coordinator. She was unanimously approved by the members.
Our July 9 meeting was held at the home of Carolyn Coit Dancy 29 Hunters Pointe, Pittsford, NY, 381-5369. Members went on a tour of woods that now belong to the town of Brighton, took photos, and wrote poems inspired by the walk.
Jerome Cushman, Deanna Tiefenthal, Carolyn Dancy and Frank Judge assumed editorial responsibilities for the RAHG chapbook/anthology.
Our August 13 meeting featured a discussion of senryu, conparing and contrasting the form with haiku, by Deanna Tiefenthal.
September 10, 2 pm, B&N
The workshop will have two
purposes. Members will bring a favorite haiku by a master or one of our favorite
poets. We'll each read our haiku and analyze it, explaining why we consider it a
good haiku and then read the poem again. Then the floor will be open to
questions and comments concerning work.
Sunday, September 17
Carolyn Dancy will be
coordinating readers for the afternoon. The day will also feature a tea ceremony
in the Japanese tea house, a guided tour of the garden, ikebana demonstrations,
bonsai displays, ornamental gardening tips, and more.
Sunday, October 8
We will be co-hosting this
event with the Rochester Ikebana Group, which will doing demonstrations
and displaying arrangements by selected member, some of them inspired by haiku
by RAHG members.
For a poster announcing
the Sonnenberg event & contest, please click
here. We hope you can post copies at
your favorite bagel/coffee shop and other places that have community bulletin
We had a very pleasant time at our February Rochester Area Haiku Group (RAHG) meeting at the Pittsford Plaza Barnes & Noble. Here are a few highlights
RAHG Mission Statement approved
We voted on and approved the following Mission Statement for RAHG. While we feel strongly that RAHG should remain an informal organization, it’s time to put some structure around it to facilitate future events and projects.
Carolyn Dancy and Catherine Nowaski introduced us to two fascinating 20th century authors, who happen to be Afro-American and who happen to have written haiku – Richard Wright and Lenard D. Moore.
Wright is most
famous for his novels
Native Son and Black Boy, but in 1959-60, the last year of his life,
he wrote over 4000 haiku poems. Of these, 817 of these he deemed
publishable, which they were in 1998 in Haiku: This Other World. He
was born on a farm in Mississippi, but spent most of his adult life in France in
We spent the rest of our time sharing some of our own recent poems with each other, with much learning and affirmations.
Haiku Society of America Annual Meeting
7 pm: Get together in
O'Malley's Lounge, Airport Holiday Inn, 911 Brooks Avenue
Sunday, September 16: 9:30-Noon: Ginkgo
with Tom Painting in historic Mt. Hope Cemetery
15 meeting was our annual gingko, this year it was be held at The Burroughs
Audubon Nature Club (BANC), which has a
sanctuary with trails and a clubhouse
on Railroad Mills Road in Pittsford. BANC is dedicated to promoting the natural
sciences, ecology, and conservation through regular programs and field trips.
Our July 15 meeting was our annual gingko, this year it was be held at The Burroughs Audubon Nature Club (BANC), which has a 30-acre nature sanctuary with trails and a clubhouse on Railroad Mills Road in Pittsford. BANC is dedicated to promoting the natural sciences, ecology, and conservation through regular programs and field trips.
Directions to Barnes & Noble Pittsford: I-390 east or west to the Monroe Avenue exit (Route 96). Turn east (towards Pittsford) at the end of the exit ramp. Pittsford Plaza is about 2 miles down the road on the right.
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