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2013 Haiku Year-in-Review

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Collaborators’ Q&A, Season by Season How do you think the four art/haiku combinations create a conversation about 2013? Artist Caleb Brown: To me, there were three conversations about 2013: the first was an internal dialogue to frame the breadth of the year. We wanted to present poets with a variety of evocative happenings that comprised more than one emotional color and came from different locations on the map. That process itself was enjoyable—I never knew …

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2014 Haiku Year-in-Review

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Meet the Poets A group that spans the continent, a group that loves poetry and works as teachers, naturalists, and advocates. We asked them to tell us about themselves, and to also look back on 2014 and share their most memorable moment, be it personal or public. DAVE BONTA (Winter: Sochi Olympics) is the author of Odes to Tools (Phoenicia Publishing) and Breakdown: Banjo Poems (Seven Kitchens Press) as well as two ongoing daily writing …

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2019 Haiku Year-in-Review

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The HYIR: It’s a review, it’s a collaborative grab-bag, it’s a panoply of voices and visions… it’s the annual Haiku Year-In-Review (henceforth referred to as HYIR). The purpose: to celebrate, examine, and honor the past year in poetry and art. The editors of Broadsided Press have come together to offer, in the spirit of the Carrier’s Address, a brief overview of 2019—it is eclectic, non-comprehensive, and heart-led—just as the work of Broadsided Press itself is. …

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2020 Haiku Year-in-Review

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The HYIR: It’s a review, it’s a collaborative grab-bag, it’s a panoply of voices and visions… it’s the annual Haiku Year-In-Review (henceforth referred to as HYIR). The purpose: to celebrate, examine, and honor the past year in poetry and art. The editors of Broadsided Press have come together to offer, in the spirit of the Carrier’s Address, a brief overview of 2020—it is eclectic, noncomprehensive, and heart-led—just as the work of Broadsided Press itself is. …

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2012 Haiku Year-in-Review

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Collaborators’ Q&A, Season by Season Winter: Greek government bailouts Once you saw the art for your season, did it cause you to see your haiku in a different light? Poet Matthew Caretti: I think Lochlann’s rendering of the Greek flag is the perfect exclamation point for the haiku, which begins with a troubling ancient myth. Her piece then punctuates the dilemma facing modern Greece and several other members of the EU—where do culture and economics intersect? And …

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2015 Haiku Year-in-Review

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Editor’s Note: On Electricity and the Contrapuntal Poem Waves, currents, the movement of time and actions. 2015 was charged with many moments that felt big. Here, those currents surge up into poems, assert their energy, spark memory. Looking at the submissions for this year’s haiku, the conversation among the stories and issues—from natural disasters to climate change talks to the refugee crisis to Black Lives Matter and broader questions of social justice and responsibility—began to …

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2011 Haiku Year-in-Review

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Collaborators’ Q&A, Season by Season Winter: Earthquake/Tsunami in Japan Once you saw the art for your season, did it cause you to see your haiku in a different light? Poet Peter Kline: I was moved by the dramatic simplicity of Kara Searcy’s design, which emphasized the individual human cost of the Japanese tsunami while also insisting on the impersonality of the destructive forces. I was surprised at how closely her vision of the tragedy matched …

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2010 Haiku Year-in-Review

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Collaborators’ Q&A, Season by Season Poem Subject: The earthquakes in Haiti and Chile; Art Subject: The death of J.D. Salinger Once you saw the art for your season, did it cause you to see your haiku in a different light? Poet Anastassia Cafatti Mac-Niven: No, it didn’t do any difference to my haiku. But now that I think about it, the art suits my haiku because it has something to do with death, and the haiku …

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2018 Haiku Year-in-Review

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Meet the Poet-Editors We asked them look back on 2018 and share their most memorable moment, be it personal or public.  We also asked them to share why they chose their haiku subjects. Elizabeth Bradfield: 2018 Memory: Last night, I went to a slide talk by scientists from the Center for Coastal Studies, an amazing nonprofit research and education organization in Provincetown, MA.  Three people shared their highlights from 2018—mentioned were the big winter storms …

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