Haiku Northwest is an enthusiastic and friendly group of poets from the greater Puget Sound area of Washington state, meeting monthly usually in Bellevue (just east of Seattle). We are dedicated to writing, studying, and appreciating haiku and related genres of poetry written in English. Our members include both new and established haiku writers, many of whom have had their work published in journals and anthologies throughout the world (the group won the first place Merit Book Award from the Haiku Society of America for its anthology, To Find the Words, published in 2000). We also welcome beginners.
How our meetings work:
We meet on the first Thursday of each month from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., usually at the Bellevue Regional Library (15600 NE 8th Street in Bellevue; (425) 644-6203). Please bring copies of up to five or six original haiku or senryu to pass around to other members (usually about 15 to 20 copies is sufficent). After each person reads his or her poems, others are welcome to comment, while maintaining an atmosphere of education, sincerity, and support.
This discussion group:
Haiku Northwest members use this discussion group to share announcements about upcoming meetings or other special events. The number of messages is usually very light.
For more information about Haiku Northwest, please visit our Web site, where we have more detailed information about the group, plus an online anthology of bios and poems by many of our members.