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Haiku with Bruce Feingold, Renée Owen, & Chuck Brickley

October 25, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm PDT

October 25, 2019: Haiku with Bruce Feingold, Renée Owen, & Chuck Brickley

Bruce H. Feingold PhotoBruce Feingold has been a psychologist for forty years in the San Francisco Bay Area.  Bruce’s haiku have been published world-wide and have won numerous awards including the Haiku Poets of Northern California Chime Award (2012), First Place in the HPNC International Senryu Contest (2012), First Prize in the Haiku Canada Betty Drevnoik Award (2018), Third Place in the International Kusamakura Haiku Competition (2011), First Place in the Hawaii Education Association Twenty-Eighth Annual International Haiku Contest, Hawaii Word (2005), and the Individual Poem Haiku Foundation Touchstone Shortlist (2011).  His haiku have been chosen four times for the Red Moon Anthology of English-Language Haiku. Old Enough(2016), Sunrise on the Lodge (2010) and, A New Moon (2004) were published by Red Moon Press.  Bruce is on the Board of Directors of The Haiku Foundation, chairs The Haiku Foundation Touchstone Awards, and is the Vice-President of the Haiku Poets of Northern California.

Renee OwenRenée Owen‘s reading will feature haiku & haibun, accompanied by her musician husband, Brian Foster, on shakuhachi. Her full-length collection, Alone on a Wild Coastjointly received first prize in the Snapshot Press Book Awards and Honourable Mention in the 2014 Touchstone Distinguished Book Awards. She edited Scent of the Past…Imperfect (Two Autumns Press), receiving Honorable Mention in the Haiku Society of America’s 2017 Merit Book Awards. Renée’s handsewn chapbook Blossoms was commended in Modern Haiku, and her poetry, widely published internationally, has won numerous awards, including Haiku Society of America contests, CVHC’s Kilbride Haibun Contests, and the San Francisco International Haiku and Rengay Competitions. Renée serves on The Haiku Foundation’s Touchstone Awards’ Individual Haiku juror panel, has judged numerous contests, and has selections of her work featured in Haiku 21 and New Resonance 7:Emerging Voices in English-Language Haiku. Her poetry is also featured in her award-winning mixed-media book & fiber artwork. A practicing psychotherapist, she enjoys hiking the wilds near her North Bay home.

Chuck BrickleyA native San Franciscan, Chuck Brickley lived in rural British Columbia for thirty-five years. He was Associate Editor of Modern Haiku under the editorship of Bob Spiess from 1980-1985. In addition to haiku magazines, his work has appeared in numerous anthologies, including Canadian Haiku Anthology (edited by George Swede), Haiku: Anthologie Canadienne/Canadian Anthology (edited by Dorothy Howard, André Duhaime), The Haiku Anthology (edited Cor Van Den Heuvel), and the Norton Anthology Haiku In English: The First Hundred Years (edited by Jim Kacian, Phillip Rowland, Allan Burns). His book of haiku, earthshine(Snapshot Press, 2017) won a Touchstone Award for Distinguished Books from The Haiku Foundation (2017), and a Haiku Society of America Merit Book Award Honorable Mention (2017). His haibun Is Where The Car Is was nominated last year for a Pushcart Prize.

The reading will begin at 7:00 p.m. and end at 9:00 p.m. A limited open reading, and a short interview with the featured readers will be included. This is a free event.


October 25, 2019
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm PDT
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