Woodnotes #18 had a lower number of poems, and (a rarity) no essays. But it featured an eight-page report I wrote titled “A Perspective on Haiku North America 1993.” In 1991, HNA was a one-off event, with no initial plan to hold it again, but with its revival in 1993, and with plans to have the 1995 conference in Toronto, HNA became a tradition—another major influence of Haiku Poets of Northern California members on the national (and international) haiku scene. The conference also produced a bumper crop of books, and this issue sports no less than 23 short reviews of new haiku books. These and hundreds of other reviews from Woodnotes by Michael Dylan Welch are available on this website’s Reviews page. Ebba Story contributed a report on the latest Two Autumns reading and its commemorative anthology, Morning Snow, edited by Patricia Neubauer, featuring Kay F. Anderson, Christopher Herold, Tom Lynch, and Patricia Machmiller. In addition, Kay F. Anderson offered a haibun, “Looking into Silence,” which indeed is the source of many haiku.
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