Deborah P Kolodji is the California regional coordinator for the Haiku Society of America and former moderator of the Southern California Haiku Study Group. The former president of the Science Fiction & Fantasy Poetry Association, Kolodji is also is a member of the Haiku Poets of Northern California , the Yuki Teikei Haiku Society, Haiku Canada, the British Haiku Society, and the California State Poetry Society. Author of four chapbooks of poetry, her first full-length book of haiku and senryu is Highway of Sleeping Towns, from Shabda Press. Debbie has published more than 1000 haiku in publications such as Frogpond, Modern Haiku, The Heron’s Nest, Bottle Rockets, A Hundred Gourds, Acorn, Rattle, and Mayfly, as well as speculative poetry in Strange Horizons, Star*Line, and others. Her work has been anthologized in such publications as The Rhysling Anthology, Red Moon Anthology, Dwarf Stars, Aftershocks: Poetry of Recovery, New Resonance 4, and The Nebula Awards Showcase: 2015. Debbie co-organized the 2013 Haiku North America conference aboard the Queen Mary in Long Beach, California, and joined Haiku North America as a director in 2016.
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This Week's Prompt:
You’ve been driving for hours on a long, empty stretch of highway. It’s miles and miles of nothing but desert landscape--no rest stops, no gas stations. Just when you’re starting to think you’ll never see civilization again, a building comes into view. What is it? Write a poem about it.
Next Week’s Prompt:
“To Autumn” by John Keats is one of the most highly regarded poems in the English language. It is richly imagistic and descriptive. Write your own ode to autumn.
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