The Haiku Foundation Haiku Registry

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We updated my Poet Details page at the Haiku Registry.  Billie Wilson is the Editor.  The registry is a Feature at The Haiku Foundation.

I took the photo of Lake Michigan on January 9, 2016, and chose this photo for my registry page.  I added “January thaw.”  My selection of haiku are from 1994 – 2015.

January thaw . . .
letting go
of old heartaches

Published in A Splash of Water: Haiku Society of America 2015 Members’ Anthology, edited by Catherine J.S. Lee.

Ellen Grace Olinger

Two Haiku by Billie Wilson

winter wind —
a cradlesong sung
in an ancient tongue

campfire sparks —
someone outside the circle
starts another song

Billie Wilson is an Associate Editor at The Heron’s Nest.  Her haiku in this post are from the new book, NEST FEATHERS Selected Haiku from the First 15 Years of The Heron’s Nest.  Reprinted with permission from Billie Wilson.  All Rights Reserved.

a few notes

As Billie Wilson writes, Haiku Registry Now Has Over 500 Poets.  This is a wonderful Feature at The Haiku Foundation.

Carol Purington posted Summer Haiku at Woodslawn Farm.

Karl and I donated a copy of Quiet Christmas Poetry to the Decatur Haiku Collection at Millikin University, which is managed by Randy Brooks.  My first chapbook, And So My Soul (2001) is also there.  I enjoyed seeing the books listed, when I checked yesterday.

Poetry Notes

Billie Wilson is featured this month at the Haiku Society of America.  You can read her July 2015 profile by David G. Lanoue here.

The frogpond web sampler, edited by Randy Brooks, can be viewed here.

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I also received the new HUMMINGBIRD print journal, published by Hummingbird Press; Madison, Wisconsin.  Their About page provides information about their editors and history. CX Dillhunt is the current Editor.

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prayer plant
awakening

so quiet

I listen

Ellen Grace Olinger
Published in Hummingbird (2001).

The Haiku Registry At THF – edited by Billie Wilson

In 2012, when I began my volunteer work in education at The Haiku Foundation, I spent a lot of time reading haiku by many poets in their Haiku Registry.  Billie Wilson is the editor for the registry.  I am reading more again, a few poet pages a day.  This is a wonderful education.

Last year Billie was featured here on Haiku Prayers:

Guest Post With Billie Wilson.

There’s a nice selection of her poems, and several links related to haiku.