The Haiku Foundation Libraries and Book of the Week

THF Celebration Fortnight – Day 8 post, by Jim Kacian, honors The Haiku Foundation hard copy and digital libraries.  These celebration posts include a lot of information.

Garry Eaton is the Digital Librarian at The Haiku Foundation.

This year I wrote these lesson plans for all ages, that help parents, teachers, and others discover the resources at THF.  Thanks to Jim Kacian for designing and publishing the new lessons at The Haiku Foundation Education Resources.

Using Poems from Book of the Week

Using Poems from The Haiku Foundation Digital Library

Ellen Grace Olinger

The Haiku Foundation Haiku Registry

THF Celebration Fortnight 2017 – Day 7 post, by Jim Kacian, highlights the Haiku Registry, as “THF Fact of the Day.”  Billie Wilson is the manager for THF Haiku Registry.

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This lesson plan from The Haiku Foundation Education Resources features a haiku by Peggy Willis Lyles, from her Poet Profile page at The Haiku Registry:

Haiku Awareness Plan for Grades 1 – 2.

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You can see my page here.

Ellen Grace Olinger

Poems For Bulletin Boards

I am adding some new posts to my site, Poems For Bulletin Boards.  Teachers are welcome to use my photos and short poems, with proper credit.

And I also include art from Public Domain sites, that are well-managed and careful about copyright laws.  Of course, their policies apply in these cases.

The “flower buttons” in this post are courtesy of wpclipart – Clipart and photos.

Ellen Grace Olinger

Sharing Haiku Lesson 2 – The Haiku Foundation Digital Library

Jim Kacian and I completed a new lesson plan:

Sharing Haiku Lesson 2 – The Haiku Foundation Digital Library.

I will keep this post short, and hope you can look at the plan if you are interested.  It lists the 7 collections in THF Digital Library, and the lesson features a book by Ion Codrescu.  Garry Eaton is the volunteer librarian.

The Haiku Foundation is non-profit.

Thank you

Ellen Grace Olinger

Grammatical Patterns And Composition by Enola M. Borgh

My mother was a professor in the English Department at The University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee.  A few years ago, one of her books was reprinted and I bought a copy from Amazon.  The book is on a shelf near my computer.

I began writing poetry in high school.  My mother wisely let me discover my own path.   One day she said, “If you’re a writer, you’ll write.”  When I was older, she encouraged me to learn a form.  Then I discovered haiku, and began subscribing to Modern Haiku in 1993.  I remember she sent me a postcard and said I seemed comfortable with the form.

Mom especially enjoyed novels.  For me, many more poetry books than novels.  We watched movies and went to bookstores.  We enjoyed Lake Michigan in Milwaukee.

During her last illness, I read aloud to her.  We shall meet again.

This is her book:

Grammatical Patterns And Composition
Enola M. Borgh
Copyright, Wisconsin Council of Teachers of English, 1963
First Printing, June, 1963

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