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The 2023 Haiku Canada Members’ Anthology
Members of Haiku Canada are invited to participate in the 2023 Members’ Anthology.
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2022 Haiku Canada Week, May 16 - 22, 2022, on ZOOM

The theme of the 2022 conference was “Reclaiming the Landscape”

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Sharing the sad news that Margaret Rutley, who has been a member of Haiku Canada and of Haiku Arbutus in Victoria, BC, has passed away.

On behalf of the Haiku Canada community
we extend prayers and condolences
to the family and friends of Margaret Rutley
Angela Leuck

Margaret Rutley passed away peacefully, surrounded by family in August 2022.
For over 20 years, she published lyric and haiku poetry in journals and anthologies in Canada, the US, England, India, Africa, and New Zealand. In 2022, she co-created a book of haiku and related poems, with Sidney Bending, called Whether Forecast. Margaret collaborated with Sidney and Nika (Jim Force) for seven years, publishing rengay and sequences under the group name, The Heron's Quill. She typed and proofread braille, served in the air force, rode horses, played guitar and sang in a nightclub, taught piano to her husband, and has two grown children and three grandchildren.
-- adapted from the Haiku Society of America email newsletter: Volume 37, Number 09 | Sept 05, 2022

Here is a poem of Margaret's, published in The Wanderer Brush by Ion Codrescu:
covered bridge ...
at the end
greeting my shadow