Haiku Study Group meeting at Pacific Asia Museum, July 17

On Saturday, July 17th the Southern California Haiku Study Group has the pleasure of sharing time with two very special guests: Dr. David G. Lanoue, and Luce Pelletier.


Dr. David G. Lanoue is a translator of Japanese haiku, a teacher of English and world literature, a writer of haiku and “haiku novels.”

David earned his B.A. at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska (1976), then went on to complete the M.A. & Ph.D. in English at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (1977, 1981). Since 1981, David has been teaching English at Xavier University of Louisiana in New Orleans, where he holds the rank of professor. You can read more of his impressive bio and publishing credits here: http://haikuguy.com/issa/aboutme.html

Among David’s many accomplishments, he is well-known in the haiku community throughout the world as an Issa scholar and translator, having translated nearly 10,000 of Issa’s haiku into English (and perhaps, by now, over the 10,000 mark).

Here are two of David G. Lanoue’s haiku:

flower illiterate

I wander the garden


David G. Lanoue (2004 HSA Members’ Anthology: Walking the Same Path)

the old priest dines

his wine

just wine

David G. Lanoue (the thin curve: The Red Moon Anthology of English-Language Haiku, 1999)


Luce Pelletier is a talented, bilingual haiku poet residing in St-Basile-le-Grand, Quebec, Canada. She writes contemporary haiku in French and English.

Luce will conduct a bilingual reading of some of her haiku. Here’s one of Luce’s haiku from the 2009 Haiku North America anthology, Into Our Worlds:

the boat

at the very end of the wharf–

and two moons

Luce Pelletier

If you are able to attend this very special meeting, members of the Southern California Haiku Study Group would be pleased to have you join us for what promises to be a very special gathering.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

2:00 p.m. till approximately 4:00 p.m.

Pacific Asia Museum

46 North Los Robles Avenue

Pasadena, CA 91101       Google Map to Pacific Asia Museum

For more info:  Contact Naia at naia01@yahoo.com or Deborah P Kolodji at dkolodji@aol.com