February’s reading is a special treat. We are proud to present our first all-Haiku reading.
The featured poets will read from Wild Violets, the Yuki Teikei Haiku Anthology for 2011. The reading will include a sampling of haiku and haibun from the book. Haibun, in case you are wondering, is a prose poem with a haiku attached.
PATRICIA J. MACHMILLER writes. Mostly she writes poems. Long poems. Or short. Very short. Haiku. Sometimes she writes essays. Once she wrote a poetic journal. Once a poetic performance. It was performed-once. She lives here. In Silicon Valley. Where she worked. Once. She is a charter member-almost-of the Yuki Teikei Haiku Society.
JOAN ZIMMERMAN is the editor, along with Jerry Ball, of Wild Violets, the 2011 Yuki Teikei Haiku Society’s Membership Anthology. Her haiku and tanka have been published internationally (including Australia, Germany, and the UK). She is co-editor & contributor for “Poetry at Ariadne’s Web.” Born in Northwest England, she wrote her first poems in attempts to avoid exercising or helping with household chores. She likes chocolate. She lives in Santa Cruz.
JUDITH SCHALLBERGER enjoys writing haiku and tanka poetry and collaborated in the design of the Yuki Teikei Haiku anthologies, Wild Violets (2011) and Autumn Deepens (2010) and is a very active member of Yuki Teikei. She is a graduate of SJSU, School of Art and a former ceramicist. Her haiku have been published in Mariposa, Notes from the Gean, Remembering: Poems Read at Willow Glen Books, Haiku Society of America, and Yuki Teikei Anthologies.
CAROL STEELE writes haiku and lyric poems. She has been a member of Yuki Teikei since 2000, is a past president and the soon-to-be editor of the GEPPO, Yuki Teikei’s bi-monthly study-newsletter. She also enjoys flowers and the study of ikebana, traditional Japanese flower arranging.
Open mic to follow.
If you wish to be included in this Willow Glen Poetry Project, please bring a hardcopy of your poem to the event, and also email it to us (see the Submissions page). Of course, it’s perfectly okay if you just want to read without submitting.
The reading will take place
Thursday, February 16, 2012 at 7 p.m.
Willow Glen Branch Library
1157 Minnesota Avenue, San Jose, 95125
See the Events page for a map.