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Messages - Lorraine Pester

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Other Haiku News / Re: Japanese Prints online!
« on: March 23, 2020, 04:49:11 AM »
Congratulations Lorraine!

The museum selected the haiku out of 800 plus poems myself and Karen collated.

I'd say it's definitely been read by a lot of people as there was quite a Twitter storm yesterday in particular.  :)

Karen is going to start answering the emails we've received, and this question of publication has been raised. Karen will also be bringing out a second newsletter, which will touch on this, as well as a new exciting project in these strange self-isolation times.

It's quite a hefty publication credit in a great way, as this doesn't often happen. Kate Newnham, the Senior Curator, is a Japanese expert, and visited Japan in February this year. Phew, yes, no sign of the virus anywhere but in poor China at that time.

I have to say it's a great haikai verse!

The Bristol Museum & Art Gallery is a highly respected museum in the UK:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bristol_City_Museum_and_Art_Gallery

Famous for various things including Banksy exhibition, where the queues just got longer and longer, and was highly innovative. And also the shrouds put over the animals who are extinct or about to become extinct. I bet many animals are getting a breather now that humans cannot range as freely currently.

A working title for a publication credit might be:

Bristol Museum & Art Gallery Masters of Japanese Prints: Haiku
Online Exhibition (Launched on Unesco's World Poetry Day 2020)

or just:

Bristol Museum & Art Gallery Masters of Japanese Prints (2020)

Yes, it was great being commissioned by the museum, and an honor indeed!

warm regards,
Alan



Alan,

Beautiful writings to accompany the beautiful prints.

I'm so excited that one of mine was chosen.

Which begs the question: is my haiku considered published? It's in the public.

Such a wonderful thing for you and Karen as well!

Lorraine

Thank you Alan.

You and Karen stay well through these unique times.

Lorraine

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Other Haiku News / Re: Japanese Prints online!
« on: March 22, 2020, 07:13:49 PM »
Alan,

Beautiful writings to accompany the beautiful prints.

I'm so excited that one of mine was chosen.

Which begs the question: is my haiku considered published? It's in the public.

Such a wonderful thing for you and Karen as well!

Lorraine

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Rich,

For stunning imagery, I enjoy reading the books by John Muir. He travelled all over the southwest, wrote what he saw, was a leader of the conservation group for Yosemite, Alaska land management. He was a contemporary of Ansel Adams and the F64 group if you like to look at photography for inspiration.

If you have a Kindle or an iPad that has Kindle or another reader, John Muir's books are available for $0.00 at Amazon. Free is my kind of price for such inspiration as his   ;D

Lorraine

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Journal Announcements / Re: Human/kind is out!
« on: June 01, 2019, 07:33:01 PM »
Hi Alan,

Enjoying your Human/Kind pieces. I especially like ‘the cul de sac of shadows’

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Other Haiku News / Re: weird laburnum
« on: May 22, 2019, 11:09:20 AM »
Sometimes I write "in a fugue" and can't explain. Here's my go at explaining or doing some deconstructions:  https://weirdlaburnum.wordpress.com/2019/05/19/229/#comment-51

warm regards,
Alan

Alan,

Underlayment. The layering of meaning beyond the immediate, noticeable meaning. I've never heard it called underlayment; I'll remember that.

Thank you for showing the complexity of these poems.

Lorraine

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Other Haiku News / Re: weird laburnum
« on: May 20, 2019, 05:19:38 PM »
Thanks!  :)

But I've never been in any box.  ;)

Alan,

Good to see you’re out of the box again  8)

 :)

Lorraine

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Other Haiku News / Re: weird laburnum
« on: May 20, 2019, 12:27:01 PM »
Alan,

Good to see you’re out of the box again  8)

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Other Haiku News / Re: Stunning tribute!
« on: April 22, 2019, 03:57:03 PM »
Hi Lorraine,

When I first created an account with Wordpress it was only so I could acknowledge other people's work with a like and occasionally with a comment.

There is absolutely no need or requirement to post your own work on someone's blog, or even on any blog you create. I didn't use my wordpress blog for years, but at a later stage started using it for published work or events, or thoughts.

Just think of it as a holding place. But no worries if you are unsure. No need to worry about creating a blog for now. The post was for people who can already click like, or tempted to create a wordpress blog so they can both like someone's post.

If you are unsure, I wouldn't worry about it. Other people will read the post, who have wordpress.

warmest regards,
Alan

Hi Lorraine,

If you have a wordpress account just click onto a title which brings you to one of Rache's post...

e.g.

https://projectwords11.wordpress.com/2019/04/21/hiding/

if you don't have a wordpress account to be able to click you can register here:

Get Started top right:
https://wordpress.com

Get Started:
https://wordpress.com/start/user?ref=homepage

You don't have to go the full way and worry about creating a blog, but it's very useful to have a wordpress account so you can show appreciation for other people's work on various accounts, blogs, sites etc...

No matter how strong a writer, we all need likes, legitimate ones of course, to keep us encouraged, especially at times when we doubt ourselves, which can be far too regular to be comfortable, to be honest.

kind regards,
Alan

Please do consider 'clicking' like on Rachel's blog as she set it on automatic so we can feel her voice in haiku for long after she sadly passed away:  https://projectwords11.wordpress.com

Alan,

I went over to her blog; couldn't find a way to 'like;' explication please!

Lorraine

Well, I’ll have to create an account. And while we’re talking, does putting my work on such an account count as being published? Just asking

Lorraine

Thanks Alan

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Other Haiku News / Re: Stunning tribute!
« on: April 22, 2019, 01:23:09 PM »
Hi Lorraine,

If you have a wordpress account just click onto a title which brings you to one of Rache's post...

e.g.

https://projectwords11.wordpress.com/2019/04/21/hiding/

if you don't have a wordpress account to be able to click you can register here:

Get Started top right:
https://wordpress.com

Get Started:
https://wordpress.com/start/user?ref=homepage

You don't have to go the full way and worry about creating a blog, but it's very useful to have a wordpress account so you can show appreciation for other people's work on various accounts, blogs, sites etc...

No matter how strong a writer, we all need likes, legitimate ones of course, to keep us encouraged, especially at times when we doubt ourselves, which can be far too regular to be comfortable, to be honest.

kind regards,
Alan

Please do consider 'clicking' like on Rachel's blog as she set it on automatic so we can feel her voice in haiku for long after she sadly passed away:  https://projectwords11.wordpress.com

Alan,

I went over to her blog; couldn't find a way to 'like;' explication please!

Lorraine

Well, I’ll have to create an account. And while we’re talking, does putting my work on such an account count as being published? Just asking

Lorraine

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Other Haiku News / Re: Stunning tribute!
« on: April 22, 2019, 11:10:48 AM »
Please do consider 'clicking' like on Rachel's blog as she set it on automatic so we can feel her voice in haiku for long after she sadly passed away:  https://projectwords11.wordpress.com

Alan,

I went over to her blog; couldn't find a way to 'like;' explication please!

Lorraine

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Other Haiku News / Re: Does Fish-God Know
« on: October 01, 2018, 07:30:48 AM »
Alan,

I have owned this book for a couple of years. Maybe you recall my misunderstanding about one of the haiku I misquoted to you from the book; how embarrassing 😟

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Journal Announcements / Re: Bonsai
« on: May 15, 2018, 03:33:30 PM »
I was wondering if any one had seen this new journal and what they thought of the quality of the published work?

https://the13alphabet.files.wordpress.com/2018/05/bonsai-journal-issue-01.pdf

I think they rushed to publish. Most of the haiku/senryu read like sentences and had odd line breaks.

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New to Haiku: Free Discussion Area / Re: tanka
« on: April 22, 2018, 07:20:44 AM »
And don't forget that Blithe Spirit takes tanka, if you are a member!  :-)

The current tanka editor for the British Haiku Society's journal is Karen Hoy.

New Blithe Spirit submission details will be in the May issue.

Both myself, for haibun, and Karen, for tanka, will have our own dedicated emails that Karen is creating for us.


BHS membership:
http://britishhaikusociety.org.uk/membership-new/


warm regards,
Alan

Knew you couldn’t stay out of the editor chair. Good deal for both you and Karen

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New to Haiku: Free Discussion Area / Re: poem refusal
« on: March 15, 2018, 09:32:44 AM »
What is best to do when a poem is entered to a site, and  refused. Should a polite thank you be mailed back or just leave it as is.
The one I sent to 'tiny words' was refused, not what they were looking for at this time.
Don't want them to think I've got a 'cob on' about the refusal.

A tinywords submission of mine was rejected for the same reason. Editors have their  reasons. I let it go.

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Other Haiku News / Re: Falmouth, Cornwall winning haiku
« on: February 02, 2018, 06:04:38 PM »
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I'm excited to hear the full official announcements and events around this, but in the meantime I received this message this morning:


Dear Alan,

Thank you again for your submissions. The project  has ended up attracting an extremely strong response, 352 poems from 42 poets, which will enable us to meet our aim of featuring a range of subjects, voices and regions. Striking a balance between these different elements has been difficult but we have now made our decisions about which 20 haiku we want to feature and would like to include your haiku from Castle Beach, Falmouth:


beachcombing…
a periwinkle rotates
deeper into itself



Castle Beach, Falmouth, England, U.K.
http://www.falmouth.co.uk/see-and-do/beaches/castle-beach


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Congratulations on being chosen Alan, in a hard won battle.

Lorraine

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