Ellen Grace Olinger
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:
There’s a nice selection of her poems, and several links related to haiku.
Today I am reading The Heron’s Nest, Vol. XVI, Number 2: June 2014. John Stevenson is the Managing Editor. I’ve followed this journal for a long time.
Billie Wilson wrote the commentary for “The Heron’s Nest Award” haiku by Joyce Clement.
If you’d like to read as well, or learn more, please visit:
storm warnings —
the deep blue reach
the spaniel shakes rain
back into the night
something with wings
over dark water
this moonless night
no wind tonight
across this reach of prairie
all those stars
sun tea darkens —
bees in the hollyhocks
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The Alaska Haiku Society was co-founded by Cindy Zackowitz and Billie Wilson. The Alaska Haiku Society represents the Alaska Region for the Haiku Society of America.
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Publication credits for poems by Billie Wilson in this post:
“storm warnings” – Haiku in English: The First Hundred Years. Edited by Jim Kacian, Philip Rowland, Allan Burns. 2013. W.W. Norton & Company. All Rights Reserved.
“autumn chill” – this world. Haiku Society of America 2013 Members’ Anthology. Edited by Carolyn Coit Dancy. All Rights Reserved.
“something with wings” – evolution The Red Moon Anthology of English-Language Haiku 2010. Edited by Jim Kacian & The Red Moon Editorial Staff. All Rights Reserved. Red Moon Press.
“no wind tonight” and “sun tea darkens” – Gallery FortySeven: THF. From Montage: The book. Created and edited by Allan Burns. 2010, 2012. Winchester, VA: The Haiku Foundation. All Rights Reserved.
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Post updated on September 16, 2014.