Southern California Haiku Study Group

share our love of haiku

our featured haiku
another blue sky,
another day without you. . .
apple blossom rain

          -Deborah P Kolodji
            Honorable Mention,
            2014 Tokutomi Haiku Contest

Southern California Haiku Study Group


FOR THE 2022

Submissions closing date: July 31, 2022

next Member Meeting July 16th 2:00pm

upcoming submissions

member book launches

latest workshop presentation notes

June 18, 2022

Lew Watts is the haibun co-editor of Frogpond and the author of Tick-Tock (Snapshot Press, 2019), a haibun collection that received an Honorable Mention in the Haiku Society of America’s 2020 Merit Book Awards. His publications also include the novel Marcel Malone, the poetry collection Lessons for Tangueros, and a forthcoming collection of haiku and haibun from Snapshot Press. Born and raised in Cardiff, Wales, he lives in Chicago with his wife, Roxanne Decyk. His other passions are fly fishing, rugby, and gin martinis. 

Class exercise: We read title and prose – we generate haiku

Read: Contemporary Haiku on-line essay 2021 – see his essay – euphony

Read: Modern Haiku for this year: Rich Yhoman (layered)

As editor: If prose is stunning and haiku is weak, he will go back to poet to work with the haiku.

Snapshot Press:  Lew has a new collection coming out.

Listen to Roberta Beary

Cynthia Anderson has published eleven poetry books, most recently a collection of haiku and senryu titled Full Circle (Cholla Needles, 2022). Her poems appear frequently in journals and anthologies, and she is a Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net nominee. She makes her home in the Mojave Desert near Joshua Tree National Park. email

To submit to: Cholla Needles

Cholla Needles which published her haiku and split sequences, as well as work by Peter Jastremski, before Cholla Needles published their books. Cholla Needles publishes authors which have appeared in their magazine.

Cholla Needles keeps the cost of their books very low ($6 for Cynthia’s beautiful book) with all proceeds going to Ukrainian medical relief: Full Circle 

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