A collection of 52 haiku by attendees of the first Haiku North America conference, held August 23–25, 1991 at Las Positas College, Livermore, California (near San Francisco).
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1991, saddle-stapled, 20 pages, 5½ x 8½ inches, ISBN 1-878798-05-7
“Sponsored by several of the most vital haiku organizations from the United States and Canada, Haiku North America is probably the most ambitious haiku event ever attempted outside of Japan. Everyone taking part in this coming-of-age celebration for English-language haiku will be helping make literary history.” —Cor van den Heuvel, editor, The Haiku Anthology (from the back cover)
“The conference which inspired this anthology is justly labeled a celebration of North American haiku. Indeed, the haiku community on this continent is vibrant and growing, yet we are still small enough to be on a first-name basis.” —from the introduction by Michael Dylan Welch (this inaugural HNA anthology established the tradition of arranging all poems by each contributor’s first name)