Chasing the Sun

selected haiku from Haiku North America

edited by Bob Moyer
art by Pamela A. Babusci

Chasing the Sun

Chasing the Sun

Haiku North America

The largest international haiku conference on the continent, was held on a long, hot summer weekend in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. A first for the American South,”100 Bridges: Haiku North America 2007″ was an event of notables. To commemorate this rare occasion, twenty-five poets give a fresh vision of piquant haiku moments in the sun.

such tight britches——
a young man pours
colonial tea

(Roberta Beary)

funeral home
out back smoking the last
of a dead man’s pack

(Randy Brooks)

In addition to Roberta Beary and Randy Brooks, the volume includes poems by Raffael de Gruttola, Lenard D. Moore, Pamela A. Babusci, Carlos Colon, Charles Trumbull, Johnnye Strickland, Richard Straw, Robert McNeill, Terry Carter, Bruce Ross, John Barlow, Thomas Heffernan, Charlie Smith, Dave Russo, Bob Moyer, Kate MacQueen, Peggy Willis Lyles, Richard Krawiec, Curtis Dunlap, Dennis Holmes and Janelle Barrera.

Chasing the Sun — Standard Edition — 6x9 in. hand-bound softcover — 10.95
English Somerset & Echizen washi cover, archival, 2007.

About the Editor

Bob Moyer was local host, with the North Carolina Haiku Society, for Haiku North America 2007. He was featured in cycle 7 of Dailyhaiku starting in May 2010. He is in his second year as slammaster of the Poetry Slam conducted by the Poetry Council of North Carolina.

Moyer is director of the preprofessional drama program at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, and in 1999 was awarded the Excellence in Teaching Award. He is director of the Shakespeare Lives!, a teacher-training collaboration with Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in London.

Moyer earned his a master of fine arts degree from Tulane University, after which he worked for Chicago’s Second City Company. He was taken by the work of Viola Spolin, whose book Improvisation for the Theater, is a classic reference text for teaching spontaneity and creative problem solving on the stage. In teaching, Moyer continues to use the two hundred and twenty games and exercises in Spolin’s book with his students.

Bob Moyer, also contributed to Rosenberry’s The Stone House and Beneath the Willow Tree, which, like Chasing the Sun, were published in association with the North Carolina Haiku Society.

Also of Interest

Learning to See
the Truth

35th anniversary NCHS anthology

the Willow Tree

ed. Lenard D. Moore

Last Bite

by Robert Moyer,
art by Guntram Porps
& Mona Wu

The Stone House

eds. Lenard D. Moore
Dave Russo

Stone House Prints

In the Night Shallows

by Rebecca Ball Rust
eds. Lenard D. Moore
Dave Russo

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