Online internet courses by Call of the Page

Are you interested in a Call of the Page course? We run courses on haiku (beginner and intermediate, and advanced). We also run workshops and courses on tanka; tanka stories/prose; haibun; shahai; and other genres.

Please email us at: admin@callofthepage.org
We will let you know more about these courses.

Call of the Page (Alan & Karen)

Thursday, March 30, 2006















art café evening
the security guy hums
double O seven

Bristol Poetry Festival opener: "Ripped Words"



Lawrence Pettener (pictured above) and my good self will be opening the Bristol Festival Poetry with our aperif event, called "Ripped Words".

Check out Lawrence's Can of Words

Bristol Poetry Festival 2006
The Oppo} Music Coffee House & With Words are the Festival Openers


"RIPPED WORDS"
6th September 2006 at the Oppo} Music Coffee House 7.30p.m.
Door: £4/3
72 Park Street (Entrance off Park Street Avenue)
Disability access & toilet
Alcohol free, non-smoking venue
(There is a really nice courtyard available for smokers)
Food & snacks menu available till 10pm
The "Ripped Words" poets are Lawrence Pettener & Alan Summers, with music from Anil

Bookings are through the POETRY CAN FESTIVAL BOOKING OFFICE (open shortly)

Wednesday, March 29, 2006



art café evening-
the door security guy
hums a 007 tune


Aaaaah! (-;
This was me a while back at one of the various open mike events in Bristol.

Monday, March 27, 2006

The Hobbs haircut!




Enjoying the Spring breeze through my Doug Hobbs haircut!
Hobbs Salon, Bristol U.K.




coolness of spring rain
waiting with the bus queue
on newly cut hair


originally published by Mainichi Shimbun, Japan
in their 125th Anniversary haiku contest anthology.

Saturday, March 11, 2006

Café Oppo} haiku poet-in-residence


For anyone visiting Bristol (U.K.) come to the Oppo} harmonic fusion experience, and enter the Café Haiku Contest too!
More details are at the haiku bulletin news link.


Details about the Oppo} Café!





afternoon coffee-
a woman touches again
her wrapped flowers

Thursday, March 09, 2006