Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Deborah P Kolodji and William Scott Galasso Present Haiku Anthology on February 25, 2018

Lilac in Descanso Gardens

The Village Poets  are pleased to invite poets and poetry lovers to their next Monthly Reading to be held on Sunday, February 25, 2018  at 4:30 p.m., at the Bolton Hall Museum, 10110 Commerce Avenue, Tujunga, CA 91042. The reading will feature Deborah P Kolodji and William Scott Galasso, the co-editors of the 2017 edition of the Southern California Haiku Study Group anthology, entitled Eclipse Moon.  

The reading will include also two open mike segments and refreshments, with finger food and sandwiches provided by Lydia Grant. At the reading, $3 donations collected for the cost of the venue, the second historical landmark in the City of Los Angeles, that celebrated its centennial in 2013.  The Museum is managed by the Little Landers Historical Society.

Deborah P Kolodji and William Scott Galasso read from Eclipse Moon in Pasadena
November 2017

The Southern California Haiku Study Group was founded 20 years ago by Jerry Ball, and has met on the 3rd Saturday of the month, at 2 pm, ever since.  It currently meets at the Hill Avenue Branch Library in Pasadena, 55 S. Hill Avenue, Pasadena.  Each year, the group publishes an anthology of Southern California Haiku voices.  The most recent anthology, Eclipse Moon, was edited by William Scott Galasso with Deborah P Kolodji.  It was named after a haiku by Diana Ming Jeong:

  eclipse moon
  an abyss forged
  over time

     - Diana Ming Jeong


Deborah P Kolodji is the California regional coordinator for the Haiku Society of America and moderator of the Southern California Haiku Study Group. The former president of the Science Fiction Poetry Association, Kolodji is also is a member of the Haiku Poets of Northern California , the Yuki Teikei Haiku SocietyHaiku Canada, and the California State Poetry Society. Author of four chapbooks of poetry, her first full-length book of haiku and senryu is Highway of Sleeping Towns, from Shabda Press. Debbie has published more than 900 haiku in publications such as Frogpond, Modern Haiku, the Heron’s Nest, Bottle Rockets, A Hundred Gourds, Acorn, Rattle, and Mayfly.  Debbie co-organized the 2013 Haiku North America conference about the Queen Mary in Long Beach, California, and joined Haiku North America as a director in 2016.


William Scott Galasso is the author of fourteen books of poetry, including Silver Salmon Runes published 2016 on Createspace. Eclipse Moon, in which he appears as contributing editor, and that came out in November 2017,  Mixed Bag, a new collection fof Haibun, Haiku Sequences, Tanka and Short Poems is due for publication in March.

one breath
the difference between
I am and I was

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