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Street Sign Haiku!

#Haiku Happenings #2: Miriam Sagan shares some street sign haiku by Alan Summers!

Miriam's Well: Poetry, Land Art, and Beyond

I learned about this from Bill Waters: Back in February B.C.V (before corona virus), Chippenham, U.K., had its very first Fringe Fest: three days of music, performance, dance, comedy, art, crafts, photography … and public poetry!
Dotting the town were a number of clever “street signs” — a collaboration between poet Alan Summers and artist Charlie Graham-May — guaranteed to make passersby look twice!

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  1. Yes, the haiku or using haiku to develop short funny phrases, are by me, and the artwork and those photographs are by Charlie Graham-May.
    It features my 1999 haiku:

    down side streets–
    gulls turning the sky
    in and out

    Alan Summers
    Award Credit: Presence journal, Editor’s Choice 5

    Publication credits: Presence 10 (1999)
    Feature: seagull haiku blog collection ed. laryalee fraser (2006)
    Anthology credits: The New Haiku (Snapshot Press, 2002); The Disjunctive Dragonfly, a New Approach to English-Language Haiku ed. Richard Gilbert (Red Moon Press 2012); Haiku in English: The First Hundred Years ed. Jim Kacian, Allan Burns & Philip Rowland foreword by Billy Collins (W. W. Norton & Company 2013); Journeys 2015, An Anthology of International Haibun ed. Dr. Angelee Deodhar

    Street Sign/Visual Art Commission: Chippenham Fringe Festival (February 2020).

    The book of the whole affair! 🙂

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