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Monday, March 27, 2017

Haiku! Celeste McCarty


The 5th Not-Exactly-Annual Haiku Death Match is only 12 days away! To celebrate the countdown to the haiku contest, over the next two weeks I'll be featuring a haiku (or senryu) from each of the deathmatch contestents.
Here's Celeste McCarty:


Love is always a
Gamble-never bet what you
Can't afford to lose.


To heal a broken
heart -onions, cilantro, lime
Garlic, will all work.


~C. McCarty



And don't forget that for just a few dollars you can sponsor a haiku warrior team! To sponsor Celeste, click here:


The Haiku deathmatch will be April 8 at 7 pm at Dobama Theatre. You can get tickets to the haiku deathmatch at the Heights Arts gallery, 2175 Lee Road, via phone at 216-371-3457, or online:


ORDER HAIKU DEATH MATCH TICKETS
$15 General public  | $10 Heights Arts members  | $15 at the door

Sponsor a haiku warrior team!

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Haiku! Cordelia Eddy


The 5th Not-Exactly-Annual Haiku Death Match is only 14 days away! To celebrate the countdown to the haiku contest, over the next two weeks I'll be featuring a haiku (or sometimes, a senryu) from each of the deathmatch contestents.
Here's Cordelia Eddy:



the model houseguest
rarely double dips, pets the 
dogs and leaves early 

--Cordelia Eddy


And don't forget that for just a few dollars you can sponsor a haiku warrior team! To sponsor Cordelia, click here:

The Haiku deathmatch will be April 8 at 7 pm at Dobama Theatre. You can get tickets to the haiku deathmatch at the Heights Arts gallery, 2175 Lee Road, via phone at 216-371-3457, or online:
ORDER HAIKU DEATH MATCH TICKETS
$15 General public  | $10 Heights Arts members  | $15 at the door

Sponsor a haiku warrior team!

Previous Haiku warriors featured:


  • Ray McNiece

  • Dianne Borsenik

  • Michael Ceraolo



  • Thursday, March 23, 2017

    Haiku! Michael Ceraolo

    The 5th Not-Exactly-Annual Haiku Death Match is only 16 days away! To celebrate the countdown to the haiku contest, over the next two weeks I'll be featuring a haiku or a senryu from each of the deathmatch contestents.
    photo of Cleveland bus
    GL
    Here's Michael Ceraolo:


    Cleveland Haiku #1

    A tale of two buses:
    the burbs: air-cooled, empty,
    the city: crowded, hot


    --Michael Ceraolo



    And don't forget that for just a few dollars you can sponsor a haiku warrior team! To sponsor Michael, click here:

    The Haiku deathmatch will be April 8 at 7 pm at Dobama Theatre. You can get tickets to the haiku deathmatch at the Heights Arts gallery, 2175 Lee Road, via phone at 216-371-3457, or online:
    ORDER HAIKU DEATH MATCH TICKETS
    $15 General public  | $10 Heights Arts members  | $15 at the door

    Sponsor a haiku warrior team!

    Previous Haiku warriors featured:

  • Ray McNiece

  • Dianne Borsenik


  • Tuesday, March 21, 2017

    Haiku! Dianne Borsenik

    The 5th Not-Exactly-Annual Haiku Death Match is only 18 days away! To celebrate the countdown to the haiku contest, over the next two weeks I'll be featuring a haiku from each of the deathmatch contestents.
    Here's Dianne Borsenik, the "Strawberry Stormbringer":



    home early a.m.
    getting out of car, night owl
    greeted by hoot owl


    --Dianne Borsenik


    And don't forget that for just a few dollars you can sponsor a haiku warrior team! To sponsor Dianne, click here:
    Dianne Borsenik's book of haiku and senryu
    Blue Graffiti
    from Crisis Chronicles Press



    The Haiku deathmatch will be April 8 at 7 pm at Dobama Theatre. You can get tickets to the haiku deathmatch at the Heights Arts gallery, 2175 Lee Road, via phone at 216-371-3457, or online:
    ORDER HAIKU DEATH MATCH TICKETS
    $15 General public  | $10 Heights Arts members  | $15 at the door


    Sponsor a haiku warrior team!


    Monday, March 20, 2017

    Haiku! Ray Mc Niece

    The 5th Not-Exactly-Annual Haiku Death Match is only 20 days away! To celebrate the countdown to the haiku contest, over the next two weeks I'll be featuring a haiku from each of the deathmatch contestents, starting with Ray McNiece: the 2011 haiku-champion of Cleveland:

    Photo of water lilies on pond

    looking up for moon
    it's floating next to me
    on the black pond



    And don't forget that for just a few dollars you can sponsor a haiku warrior team! To sponsor Ray McNiece, click here:
    Photo of Ray McNiece



    The Haiku deathmatch will be April 8 at 7 pm at Dobama Theatre. You can get tickets to the haiku deathmatch at the Heights Arts gallery, 2175 Lee Road, via phone at 216-371-3457, or online:
    ORDER HAIKU DEATH MATCH TICKETS
    $15 General public  | $10 Heights Arts members  | $15 at the door

    ...and, if you can't wait until April to get your evening of art and poetry, on March 30 Heights Arts will hold another evening of Ekphrastacy: Artists Talk and Poets Respond at the Heights Arts gallery with Cleveland poets Jeffrey Bowen, Clarissa Jakobsons, Chuck Joy, and Emily Troia reading poems created in response to artworks on view in the exhibition.


    And sponsor a haiku warrior team!

    Wednesday, March 8, 2017

    Haiku Death Match Coming up April 8!


    Spring is coming: are you ready for haiku?
    Coming up on Saturday, April 8, at 7 p.m. at the Dobama Theater in Cleveland Heights: The 5th Not-Exactly-Annual Haiku Death Match, featuring haiku poets battling to prove who's the champion haiku master of Cleveland!

    Haiku Death Match tickets are now available for purchase at the Heights Arts gallery, 2175 Lee Road, via phone at 216-371-3457, or online.
    $15 General public  | $10 Heights Arts members  | $15 at the door
    -But that's not all.  You can donate toward sponsoring a poet. The event is a fundraiser for Heights Arts, and each poet has a sponsor. Your donation can help

    Tuesday, March 7, 2017

    Clarissa Jakobsons new book: Camille Claudel



    This is a stunning book about a remarkable woman and by a remarkable woman. Long known for her work with the art of the book, Clarissa Jakobsons brings together her talents as a poet, artist, and designer here in a tribute to the now famous French sculptor Camille Claudel (1864-1943). At age 18, Camille served as Auguste Rodin’s model, lover, inspiration, and according to Jacobsons “eventually artistic equal.” After Camille’s father died, her mother and brother, poet Paul Claudel, confined her to an asylum for thirty years until her death. Room 16 at the Musée Rodin, in Paris, now displays forty other sculptures.


    The Art here displayed here is a mixture of the author’s charcoals and oils, and graphic fragments from Rodin, Claudel.The poems in Camille's voice are often to Rodin and to her family pleading for release from the asylum.Samples:


    Maman, I vow on God’s hand never to sketch,
    sculpt, or trace a single note. Again, Dr. Brunet
    requests your signature for my release. Bent knees
    plead forgiveness for these stone sculpting hands.
    Send Gloves. Soap!

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    Hear the wind
    whirl morning song
    in a graveyard of trees?
    I write with broken bones
    on a rusty breastplate.
    My sculptures are yours,
    You are Rodin, I am Camille.
    Where is my name now?

    The poems are as haunting as the story of Camille Claudel's life, finding visual and auditory images to capture the pain and yet the urge to create. One needs to see the book in its wholeness to feel the beauty of its sharing.

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    Artist - instructor, Clarissa Jakobsons was twice featured poet in Paris, France at “The Shakespeare and Co. Bookstore” and wasa winner at the Akron Art Museum New Words Competition.
    She has read and published widely in our area. Five-year Associate Editor of Arsenic Journal.
    This 32 page chapbook is available in a limited edition by contacting Jakobsons at clarissalj@windstream.net

    Cited...

    The poet doesn't invent. He listens. ~Jean Cocteau