Conference Anthology: Caught in the Breeze

This lovely publication was edited and produced by Susan Antolin, with cover art by Patricia Machmiller. It provides haiku by most of the Conference participants. The title of the Anthology comes from a haiku of Jerry Ball.

caught in the breeze

the fallen leaves

chase each other

Susan’s introduction to the anthology, below, provided expression to the gratitude that the participants felt for the founder of the conference, Jerry Ball.

“The Haiku Pacific Rim conferences began, as all great things do, with a
vision. In 2002 Jerry Ball wanted to provide haiku poets from the Pacific
Rim region the opportunity to come together in one place. In some cases,
poets would meet each other for the first time after admiring one another’s
work from afar; others would rekindle friendships already made. All would
enjoy the rare chance to share their work and ideas face-to-face, and all
would leave the gathering somehow changed. The excitement with which
Jerry founded the first conference in Long Beach, California continues here at
Asilomar. Included in this year’s dynamic program of lectures and perform-
ances is the special opportunity to meet and learn from one of the great haiku
masters of our time, our distinguished guest Dr. Akito Arima from Japan.
It is a distinct pleasure to dedicate this commemorative chapbook to
Jerry Ball with appreciation for both his great idea and the persistence and
hard work that brought that idea into reality.”

A small number of copies of the anthology are available for sale, at $10. Contact Susan Antolin at susantolin(at) for ordering information.

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