Creative Notes – updated 2/6/2017

UPDATE, February 6, 2017:  Haiku New Zealand may now be read HERE.

My August 2014 feature there, Favourite Haiku by Ellen Grace Olinger, edited by Sandra Simpson, may now be read on this page.


Today I read Sandra Simpson’s August 2016 post at Haiku NewZ.  I enjoy learning about haiku and the seasons from many points of view.  Some of my favorite haiku by several poets were featured there in August 2014, with permission, from thoughts I shared as a part of Soundings 1, moderated by Peter Yovu at The Haiku Foundation Forums.

Creative Notes, continued

I’m rereading the posts I wrote for Soundings, moderated by Peter Yovu, at The Haiku Foundation Forums.  These are posts of my appreciation for poems by many poets.  The posts of mine there now were written from June 2014 – September 2014.  The focus is on my life in the Midwest, and from my early years with English Language Haiku, in the 1990s, to the present.

So far I’ve written posts about haiku by Aubrie Cox, Lee Gurga, Randy Brooks, Sandra Simpson, Evelyn Lang, Charles B. Dickson, Jim Kacian, Tom Clausen, Mark Harris, Gary Hotham, and Elizabeth St. Jacques.  The posts include the poems, references, and my personal thoughts.  I am not an editor.

So I thought I’d highlight Soundings in more detail today.  Perhaps others may wish to participate too.

My posts so far at The Haiku Foundation Forums may be found here.

Ellen Grace Olinger