Into Our Words

Into Our Words: 2009 Haiku North America Anthology

Michael Dylan Welch and Grant D. Savage, editors

Peter Vernon Quenter, artwork

Into Our Words collects haiku and senryu by 90 attendees of the 2009 Haiku North America conference, held August 5–9 at the National Library of Canada in Ottawa, Ontario. This book is dedicated to the late William J. Higginson, the only person to have attended all nine previous HNA conferences.

setting sun—

the mountain’s shadow creeps

into our words

Gary Hotham

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2009, saddle-stapled, 40 pages, 5½ x 8½ inches, ISBN 978-1-878798-30-5

  • “This anthology is the tenth collection in the storied history of the biennial Haiku North America conference, which began in 1991. We are pleased to dedicate Into Our Words to the memory of William J. Higginson, whose many influential writings about haiku have crept into the words of every haiku poet writing in English. The poems included here are once again arranged by each poet’s first name, and we wish only that this book also included a haiku by a scholar, poet, and friend we new as Bill. —from the introduction

Group photo from the 2009 Haiku North America conference in Ottawa, Ontario.