Haibun de la Serna World Tour

Haibun de la Serna World Tour

January 28, 2022
Splabman
Now that Haibun de la Serna, my latest book of poems, is out, it is time to launch the HdlS WORLD TOUR to promote it. I am blessed to have a sympathetic publisher in Koon Woon of Goldfish Press and a sympathetic musical collaborator in Jim O’Halloran. I have the first few events set up and I am willing to go just about anywhere within a day’s drive and further if you can cover transportation and lodging. There are a couple of workshops that are part of this effort, so that is a possibility. I am favoring speaking on Poetics as Cosmology: Using Art to Build a Life. As you may know, haibun is a Japanese form and Ramón Gómez de la Serna was a Spanish/Argentine writer of pithy one-liners he called Greguerías, plenty of which are in my book as epigraphs. (99, to be specific.)

Dates so far:

Friday, July 8, 2022 – 6pm with the Jim O’Halloran Trio at Kezira Eritrean/Ethiopian Restaurant, 5100 Rainier Av S, Seattle, WA

The trio creates remarkable music of a post-fusion/world music-leaning repertoire. I highly recommend them and the food at Kezira is scrumptious. Please come out, buy a book, say hello, try the Shiro Wat and experience these poems set to music by a trio that listens well and deepens the experience tremendously.

Past:

Thursday, June 16, 2022 – 7pm at Margin Shift, at Common Area Maintenance (2125 2nd Ave, Seattle, WA) w/ Lorna Dee Cervantes and Tay Stafford. See Facebook video.

Margin Shift June 16 2022

Friday, May 6, 2022 – 6pm with the Jim O’Halloran Trio at Kezira Eritrean/Ethiopian Restaurant, 5100 Rainier Av S, Seattle, WA

Friday, April 22, 2022 – 6pm with the Jim O’Halloran Trio at Kezira Eritrean/Ethiopian Restaurant, 5100 Rainier Av S, Seattle, WA

Friday, April 15, 2022 – 1-3pm Workshop at Alaska House, 4545 42nd Av SW, West Seattle. Made possible by Poets & Writers.

Wednesday, April 13, 2022 – Poetry Bridge, 7pm, C&P Coffeehouse, 5612 California Av SW, West Seattle. VIDEO OF THE OFFICIAL LAUNCH!

Friday, March 25, 2022 – 6pm with the Jim O’Halloran Trio at Kezira Eritrean/Ethiopian Restaurant, 5100 Rainier Av S, Seattle, WA

Monday, March 21, 2022 – At Cal State L.A. Talk, Workshop.

Tuesday, March 15, 2022 7pm via Zoom, Seattle Poets Read for Ukraine. SEE THIS.

Friday, February 25, 2022 – 6pm with the Jim O’Halloran Trio at Kezira Eritrean/Ethiopian Restaurant, 5100 Rainier Av S, Seattle, WA (Read 1-5)

 

4 Comments

  1. earthcraftpainting

    Glad to hear you are pairing these music. As I read them I kept thinking there should be music behind them, as they seem to spring from a musical place. Hope to make it.

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  2. Carol Blackbird Edson

    Awesome news Paul -for poetry and haiku lovers! Hope to get in for one of these!

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  3. June K-H

    Good luck with marketing your efforts. May all events be well attended and received.

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  4. smithdaniell

    Happy to host you in the great Midwaste if you find your way to St. Louis: we will find food drink and lodging for you if you can find a supporter for travel. I might even throw a couple of Southwest Miles your way (better yet, let’s get SW to promote you and the book. Why not?)

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