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#3222 - Wednesday, July 9, 2008 - Editor: Gloria Lee

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    #3222 - Wednesday, July 9, 2008 - Editor: Gloria Lee Nonduality Highlights - http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NDhighlights imithe le gealaigh ag na clocha
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      #3222 - Wednesday, July 9, 2008 - Editor: Gloria Lee
      Nonduality Highlights
      - http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NDhighlights 
      imithe le gealaigh
         ag na clocha sneachta -
      going nuts in hailstones
      crashing down...
      a fox
      -Issa, 1818
      Braon ar bhraon
      ó na scáthanna báistí páipéir
      Kyoto an cheobhráin

      paper umbrellas
      misty Kyoto
      -Issa, 1822
      ó rinn ghob
      an fhiliméala -
      taoide thuile

      from the tip
      of the nightingale's beak
      the tide rushes out
      -Issa, 1810
      ná himigh,
      ná himigh, a chara,
      a chuaichín an tsléibhe.

      don't go! don't go!
      in my circle of friends
      a mountain cuckoo
      -Issa, 1818

      The above link will send you one Issa haiku a day.
      The English versions are the on-going project of David G. Lanoue who hopes to catch up
      with Issa's outpt of c.22,000 haiku some day!
      As regards Issa: it's just a finger-exercise in spontaneous Irish-language versions for me.
      Gabriel R.

      Gabriel Rosenstock sends news of the first ever International Haiku Poetry Conference to be held in North America. He will also be a presenter.


      News from SUNY Plattsburgh

      For more information contact: Michelle Marasch Ouellette, 518-564-3095, michelle.ouellette@...

      International Haiku Conference and Festival Coming to Plattsburgh

      SUNY Plattsburgh to Host North American Debut of Global Event

      PLATTSBURGH, NY (03/31/2008; 1525)(readMedia)-- For the first time ever, the International Haiku Poetry Conference and Festival will make its way to North America this summer. The event will be held at the State University of New York College at Plattsburgh from July 29 to Aug. 2.

      Sponsored by SUNY Plattsburgh, the Lake Champlain-Adirondack Haiku Society, and the World Haiku Club, and the North Country Cultural Center for the Arts the conference will bring together world-class poets from the United States, Ireland, Croatia, India, Canada and beyond.

      Internationally-acclaimed poet Arthur Sze will be the keynote speaker for the event. He is the Poet Laureate of Santa Fe, an author of nine books of poetry, a translator of T'ang Dynasty poets and a professor emeritus of creative writing at the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe.

      Sze will give two talks, one titled "Chinese Nature-Based Poetry, Haiku, and the Poetry of Arthur Sze" and another titled "The Ginkgo Light: Poetry of Arthur Sze."

      The event will also feature presentations by the following internationally-known poets:

      • Angelee Deodhar, from India, the author of "Children's Haiku from Around the World." Her haiku and haiga have been published internationally in books, journals and on the Internet.
      • Jim Kacian, an internationally-renowned haiku poet, theorist and motivator who was the editor of the Haiku Society of America's Frogpond and the publisher of Red Moon Press. The author of "How to Haiku," he has had seven books published, all of which have won major awards.
      • Gabriel Rosenstock from Dublin, Ireland, the author of more than 100 books and a member of  Aosdána, the Irish Academy of Arts and Letters.
      • John W. Sexton from Kenmare, Ireland, a poet, haijin, children's novelist, producer and radio scriptwriter for programs like the children's radio show "The Ivory Tower."
      • James Thomas Stevens, a Mohawk poet, an associate professor and the director of American Indian Studies at SUNY Fredonia. He has received a number of awards including a Whiting Writer's Award, the Kim Ann Arstark Memorial Prize in Poetry, the City of Santa Fe Writer's Award and the Creative Writing Award at the Institute of American Indian Arts.
      • Carol Moldaw, a Santa Fe poet, who has been widely published in the Antioch Review, the Chicago Review, FIELD, The New Republic, The New Yorker, The Paris Review and Parnassus. She is the author of four books of poetry and recipient of a FIELD Poetry Prize, a Pushcart Prize and a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in poetry.
      • Pentimento Playback Theater with John Stevenson. He is the former president of the Haiku Society of America and the former editor of Frogpond, the most widely circulated journal of English-language haiku in the world.

      The first day of the conference, July 29, will be dedicated to teaching the children of the Lake Champlain/Adirondack region. Groups of middle and high school students, along with their teachers, will get to hear world renowned poets speak and will have a once in a lifetime chance to work with these poets as they write and recite their own poems.

      In addition to presentations from the poets listed above, the rest of the conference will allow attendees to choose from concurrent presentations and to work in small groups, using specialized poetry forms like haiku, senryu, renku, haibun and haiga. These groups will meet daily, allowing attendees to deepen their knowledge and skills in these forms in a way that most conferences don't.

      As part of the event, the North Country Cultural Center for the Arts will sponsor an International Haiga Exhibit, featuring the work of an anticipated 80 to 120 visiting haiku poets, artists and photographers. Lake Champlain-Adirondack artists/photographers and poets from Ireland, the United Kingdom, Croatia, Romania, India, Canada and Japan will be represented. There will also be a reception to celebrate these works on either Wednesday or Thursday night.

      In addition, Penitmento Playback Theater will perform on Wednesday, July 30 at 7:30 p.m. at the Hartman Theatre in the Meyers Fine Arts Building on the SUNY Plattsburgh Campus.

      Playback Theater is a style of performance in which audience members are asked to participate. Volunteers from the audience will tell stories from their lives. A conductor will help the volunteers cast actors in whatever roles are required. These roles can include those of people, places, things, animals, feelings and so forth. Then audience members will watch as the actors spontaneously act out the scenes.

      Additional public poetry readings are in the works and will be announced as plans solidify.

      Dr. Richard Schnell, conference organizer is striving to celebrate the area's natural surroundings with the conference. "Ba," the Japanese word for place, is the conference theme, and attendees will have the opportunity to retrace Thoreau's journey from Burlington, Vt. to Plattsburgh and on to Montreal, Quebec. They will take a ferry ride across Lake Champlain and be treated to cocktails, hors d'oeuvres and poetry on the Burlington lakefront. Those interested will also take part in a ginkgo walk through Montreal's Botanical Gardens, making a special trip to see the bonsai and penjing exhibits.

      In bringing this event to Plattsburgh, Schnell hopes to cultivate regional identity.

      " … we are intentionally fostering the development of a regional consciousness, expressive in the written and visual arts, celebrating our beauty, our arts, our values, our independence and our multicultural ancestry," said Schnell.

      "Developing Clinton County and the Lake Champlain region into an international poetry zone, a cultural destination is quite exciting, and SUNY Plattsburgh and the North Country Cultural Center for the Arts are to be commended for their support and help."

      For more information or to register for the conference, visit www.plattsburghcas.com and click on conferences and events

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