Haiku Northwest Publications

The following is a list of all Haiku Northwest and Northwest Region anthologies, haiku sheets, and related group publications.

1992

Haiku Sheet #1, editors: Francine Porad, Connie Hutchison; art: Francine Porad.

1994

Echoes Across the Cascades, editorial committee: Connie Hutchison, Robert Major, Mary Fran Meer; typography and design: Francine Porad; art: Carol Edson.

1995

The Swinging Grasshopper, anthology of poems by workshop attendees, written to a prompt given by regional coordinator Robert Major at the second regional meeting, August 12, 1995, edited and hand-bound (Japanese stab-binding technique) by Robert Major.

Sudden Shower, editorial and design committee: Carol Edson, Randal Johnson (anthology editor), Marilyn Sandall; typography: Francine Porad; art: Carol Edson.

1996/1997

Unbroken Curve, editor: Cherie Hunter Day; associate editor: Ce Rosenow; haiku judges: John Budan, Margaret Chula, Ce Rosenow; layout and design: Cherie Hunter Day, Ce Rosenow; art: Cherie Hunter Day.

Sunlight Through Rain: A Northwest Haiku Year, editors: Robert Major, Francine Porad; typography and design: Francine Porad; illustrations: Doris Thurston; sequencing: Connie Hutchison.

Cherry Blossom Rain, editor: Mary Fran Meer; associate editors: Dean Summers, Marc Thompson; art: Lidia Rozmus.

2000

To Find the Words, editors: Connie Hutchison, Christopher Herold, Mary Fran Meer; design committee: Francine Porad, Robert Major, Peggy Olafson, Dean Summers; typography: Peggy Olafson; art: Francine Porad; hand binding by area members. This handbound limited edition of 85 copies was awarded the Haiku Society of America’s first place Merit Book Award in 2001.

2001

Sand Water Sky: A Ginko at Alki Beach, editor, photo art, production: Marilyn Sandall; sequencing: Connie Hutchison; layout: Coryl Celene-Martel; production: Lucy Hart; an 11 x 17-inch paper cut and folded into thirty facets, 2.75 x 4.25 inches, with rice paper over board covers. The book opens from four different directions.

On Crimson Wings: Centennial Anthology of the Japanese Consulate of Seattle, Redmond, Washington: Laughing CyPress, editors: Kathleen Decker, Francine Porad, Dean Summers, Kuniko Takamura; sequencing: Connie Hutchison; art: Kathleen Decker, Francine Porad, Aki Sogabe, Teiko Shimazaki.

2002

To Find the Words, second limited edition of 86 copies, covers affixed with Merit Book Award seal for 2000; editing and production by the same members who were involved with the original book in 2000.

Illustrated Haiku Sheet: Ginko of Northwest Poets at Bellevue Botanical Garden, April 21, 2002; production and illustration: Ruth Yarrow.

Box Anthology, designed by Francine Porad and Marilyn Sandall for December 2002 national Haiku Society of America meeting: loose haiku cards decorated by each author and collected in a covered box.

2004

Wind Shows Itself, editorial committee: Francine Porad, Mary Fran Meer, Larry Hussey, Marilyn Sandall; typography: Francine Porad; sequencing: Connie Hutchison; art: Carol Blackbird Edson; 4.25 x 5.5-inch book bound with Japanese stab binding.

2005

Haiku Sheet with Photos, Boedel Reserve Ginko, June 5, 2005; production and photography by Marilyn Sandall.

Haiku: The Four Elements, folded, one-page program; a sampling of Haiku Northwest members’ poems on the subjects of earth, air, fire, and water, edited by Michael Dylan Welch, performed at Bumbershoot on September 5, 2005, accompanied by Elizabeth Falconer on koto; also reprinted for a performance at the Haiku North America conference in Port Townsend, Washington on September 24, 2005 with musical accompaniment by James Whetzel.

2008

Spring Fever, a trifold collection of haiku from members of the Port Townsend haiku group performed by Haiku Northwest’s David Ash, playing wooden flute, with Marilyn Sandall and William Scott Galasso reading, at the May 10, 2008 joint meeting of both groups in Bellevue, Washington.

Branching Trails, trifold edited by Christopher Herold for the November 8, 2008 joint meeting at Doris Thurston’s home in Port Townsend; Haiku Northwest poems performed by Port Townsend group members accompanied by marimba, tablas, piano, clarinet, and percussion instruments.

Distant Sounds, poems of Helen Russell, editors: Connie Hutchison, Ann Spiers, Ruth Yarrow; design and layout: Connie Hutchison; production: Connie Hutchison, Ann Spiers, Ruth Yarrow, and members of Haiku Northwest and Vashon Island’s Mondays at Three group; this book was created to honor Helen’s 99th birthday, hand-sewn using Japanese stab binding with black linen thread into covers of handmade mulberry paper, with Thai marbled endsheets; awarded the Kanterman Award from the Haiku Society of America for best chapbook in 2009.

2009

Feathering the Moment: A Haiku Appreciation Exercise, Port Townsend, Washington: privately published. Christopher Herold led a workshop at Seabeck in 2008 in which participants contributed phrases found “in this place at this time.” Christopher sent all phrases to each participant who linked two phrases in haiku form, resubmitting haiku to Christopher who published this anthology of these collaborative haiku, none of which are the sole property of any one participant.

Hatku, edited by Christopher Herold; a four-page pamphlet presenting haiku about hats, written by attendees for the third joint meeting of Haiku Northwest and the Port Townsend haiku group, July 11, 2009, on Marrowstone Island.

The Capping of the Wild Hatku, tan-renga edited by Christopher Herold; a four-page pamphlet containing the collection of Hatku poems shared at the July 11, 2009 joint meeting, with additional two-line capping verses written in response to each haiku, accompanied by an insert describing tan-renga.

Woolly Bears & Cedar Flashing, Seabeck Haiku Getaway anthology; editor: Tanya McDonald; design and layout: Tanya McDonald; production: Tanya McDonald and Michael Dylan Welch; hand-sewn binding of butterscotch-colored covers with iridescent copper end sheets.

Seeing Stars, Seabeck Haiku Getaway anthology; editor: Michael Dylan Welch; design and layout: Michael Dylan Welch; production: Tanya McDonald and Michael Dylan Welch; galactiku and other star-related poems written in response to Penny Harter’s workshop using images taken by the Hubble Space Telescope; charcoal text papers hand-sewn binding of printed covers with iridescent black endsheets; awarded the Kanterman Award from the Haiku Society of America for best anthology in 2010.

Seabeck Tan-Renga, editors: Christopher Herold, Penny Harter, Karma Tenzing Wangchuk; commentary by Christopher Herold; tan-renga written by retreat attendees at the 2009 Seabeck tan-renga workshop.

2010

From Leaf to Leaf, 2010 Seabeck Haiku Getaway anthology (published in 2011); editors: Tanya McDonald and Michael Dylan Welch; illustrations: Dorothy Matthews; layout and design: Michael Dylan Welch, production: Susan Callan; hand-sewn binding of 4.5x11-inch russet-colored cover with marbled paper accents.

Keepers of the Light, editor: Christopher Herold, Port Townsend, Washington: Kanshiketsu Press; a limited-edition chapbook to commemorate the sixth joint meeting of the various haiku groups in Washington State, held October 2, 2010 at Point Wilson Lighthouse in Port Townsend, Washington.

2011

Northwest Haiku Gardens, editor: Christopher Herold, Port Townsend, Washington: Kanshiketsu Press; a limited-edition chapbook to commemorate the seventh joint meeting of the various haiku groups in Washington State, including a comprehensive description of all joint meetings of Haiku Northwest with other haiku groups in Washington State.

Bound by the Beauty, Seabeck Haiku Getaway anthology; design and production: Michael Dylan Welch; a holograph anthology with poems by attendees, handwritten and decorated on multicolored cards, collected in a custom-labeled box.

2012

Windfall, Seabeck Haiku Getaway anthology; editors: Connie Hutchison and Ruth Yarrow; layout: Dianne Garcia; book design: Connie Hutchison; sumi-e: Fumiko Kimura and Frank Kawasaki; photography: Nick Felkey and Michael Dylan Welch; production: Dianne Garcia, Connie Hutchison, Ruth Yarrow, and members of Haiku Northwest; hand-bound with bamboo and waxed linen into handmade mulberry paper covers, with fold-out pages for art and group photo.

2013

A Warm Welcome, 2013 Seabeck Haiku Getaway anthology (published in 2014); editors: Michael Dylan Welch and Angela Terry; artwork: Annette Makino.