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