Sunday, December 19, 2010


Dear Peeps who've supported the Hay(na)ku for Haiti fundraising, I'm pleased to report that the proceeds raised through poems received a matching grant from Oenophiles for Poetry and we sent $1,000 to Heifer International for their Haiti program. It's also great to learn that as a result of all moi blather-blogging on this issue, some of you have chosen to make a tax-deductible donation to Heifer this year. As you may have read in the news, fundraising for Haiti can be problematic in terms of knowing that the recipient of funds is effective in using such aid for the direct benefit of the Haitian people. I chose Heifer International because I trust how they manage their charitable programs. THANK YOU to Dan Waber of for donating time and material for the H for H booklets, and to you poetry-lovers who've shared my faith that Poetry is not an abstract thing and can actually help someone out there in the world.

Last but not least, thank you to the H for H poets who freely gave their poems:
#1: PARTICLE AND WAVE and FROM THE CHAIR, two hay(na)ku sequences by Jean Vengua
#2: On A Pyre: An Ars Poetica by Eileen R. Tabios
#3: Hay(na)ku for Haiti by Tom Beckett
#4: when the earth moves by Lars Palm
#5: After René Depestre’s “My Definition of Poetry”, as translated by Edwidge Danticat, with lines at the end by Lafcadio Hearn by John Bloomberg-Rissman.
#6: Mrs. Quake by Nicole Mauro
#7: Through Having Been, Vol. 1 by William Allegrezza
#8: Through Having Been, Vol. 2 by William Allegrezza
#9: blonde topography: a terse set of tercets by steve dalachinsky
#10: Drop, Portion and Assignment by Peg Duthie
#11: As I Speed to Your Place by Amanda Laughtland
#12: REBIRTH by Cynthia M. Phillips
#13: in articulate concision of appendices by David C. Kopaska-Merkel
#14:from Delicacies in FRACTUS CORPUS by Ric Carfagna (Vol. 1), Hay(na)ku-ed Translations by Eileen Tabios
#15: Last word is the poet’s calling by Aileen Ibardaloza
#16: Times in Rhymes, Ruins by Jon Curley

You can continue to order H for H booklets; this is an open-ended project. Info HERE.

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