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Monday, May 28, 2012

Haiku + Art = When North Meets South

When North meets South is a Poems in the Waiting Room (NZ) art project that I'm very excited to be a part of. In March organiser Ruth Arnison invited the most talented haiku writers from the North Island to each email Poems in the Waiting Room six unpublished haiku.

Then twenty artists in the South Island's Otago region responded to the invitation to take part in this project. They’ve each been given 3-4 haiku, asked to select one, and then create a work incorporating/ interpreting the haiku in their chosen medium.

Ruth emailed me over the weekend to say that three of my haiku had been chosen by three painters. Very cool! :) I'm so looking forward to seeing what becomes of my little gems - the little pieces of me and my world.

Ruth says, "The haiku poets will be told how many of their haiku have been chosen but not which ones or which artists are working with them. And the artists won’t know the identity of the poet they’ve selected. All will be revealed at the exhibition at the end of the year where all the art work will be offered for sale.

Watch the project unfold at http://whennorthmeetssouth.wordpress.com/ 

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