Central Valley Haiku Club
With spring in the air, the most recent meeting of the Central Valley Haiku Club was held on Saturday, March 1st , at the Eastern Empire Bar and Grill on Howe Ave. in Sacramento, CA. Attending were Mark Hollingsworth and his wife Nancy, Yvonne Cabalona and husband, Ricardo de Bernardi, Lynne Sperry, Bill Owen and Leslie Rose.
After a delicious meal of Asian delicacies, a time when we brought everyone up to date on our lives, we celebrated the completion of yet another Jerry Kilbride English Language Haibun contest. The winners, Michael Dylan Welch, 1st place for his haibun “Punctum”, Renee Owens, 2nd place for her haibun “Brennan’s Barkeep”, and our Honorable Mention winner, Seren Fargo, for her piece “Shedding Old Bonds”, have all been notified and congratulated.
In February we opened for submissions to the 2014 Jerry Kilbride Haibun contest. Guidelines and submissions are posted on the CVHC website, and may be sent to Yvonne Cabalona , 709 Auburn St., Modesto, CA 95350-6079.
We discussed the possibility of publishing another Club Chapbook. We could not come to a consensus on that undertaking but decided, instead, that we might try writing a group book on-line, using Tapestry.com . All agreed to experiment on that App before our next meeting.
Before our meeting’s close we celebrated Yvonne’s birthday, as well as the following publications of our work:
-Yvonne Cabalona has 3 poems and a haibun appearing in Bottle Rockets #30
-Leslie Rose has a poem appearing in the latest Red Moon Anthology
-Bill Owen (w f owen) has work appearing on the Haiku Foundation website
-Mark Hollingsworth has work that Epstein has asked to put into a chapbook he is
working on of Spiritual Haikus.
Our next meeting was slated for May, but had to be rescheduled for June 21st when it will again be held at 12:00 at the Eastern Empire Bar and Grill (460 Howe Ave., Sacramento, CA 95825).