Earthsigns: 2017 Haiku North America Anthology

Earthsigns: 2017 Haiku North America Anthology


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Earthsigns collects haiku and senryu by 183 attendees of the 2017 Haiku North America conference, held September 13 to 17, 2017 in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Edited by Michael Dylan Welch and Scott Wiggerman, this anthology features many of the leading poets writing haiku in English, together with petroglyph-themed illustrations by Lidia Rozmus.

"Renowned Santa Fe artist Georgia O'Keeffe said, 'When you take a flower in your hand and really look at it, it's your world for the moment. I want to give that world to someone else.' We find such sharing and celebration in this book's haiku and senryu. Each poem is your world for the moment, a flower of sorts, a sign of the earth."
-from the introduction

MICHAEL DYLAN WELCH is a poet, editor, and publisher. In 1991 he cofounded Haiku North America, and has edited all HNA conference anthologies. In 1996 he cofounded the American Haiku Archives, and in 2000 he founded the Tanka Society of America, serving as its president for five years. In 2008 he cofounded the Seabeck Haiku Getaway, which he continues to direct, and in 2010 he founded National Haiku Writing Month ( He has also served for many years as vice president of the Haiku Society of America. His poems have won first place in numerous contests (including the Henderson, Brady, Tokutomi, and Drevniok contests), and have appeared in hundreds of journals and anthologies in more than twenty languages-including a tanka translation on the back of 150,000,000 U.S. postage stamps in 2012. He has also published numerous books of haiku and related poetry, the latest being Seven Suns, Seven Moons, a collaboration with Tanya McDonald (NeoPoiesis Press, 2016). His website, which features his essays, reviews, and poems, is

SCOTT WIGGERMAN is the author of three books of poetry, Leaf and Beak: Sonnets, Presence, and Vegetables and Other Relationships, and coeditor of Wingbeats: Exercises & Practice in Poetry, Lifting the Sky: Southwestern Haiku & Haiga, and Bearing the Mask. His haiku have appeared in Frogpond, Cattails, Brass Bell, and Modern Haiku, as well as in the chapbook, A Poets Picnic. He lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and works for Dos Gatos Press.

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ISBN-13: 9781878798381
Publisher: Press Here
Publication date: 08/18/2017
Pages: 86
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.21(d)

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