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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.

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Saturday, January 28, 2017

Selected haiku from Karen Hoy











selected haiku from Karen Hoy


All poems are three line haiku that might show differently on smartphones.


early dark
the cathedral visible
only as windows

Karen Hoy

Publication credit:
Blithe Spirit Vol. 13 No. 1, (March 2003), ISSN 1353-3320

Anthology credit:
Another Country: Haiku Poetry from Wales (Gomer Press 2011, ISBN: 9781848513068)

Feature:
Haiku from Wales feature: Per Diem, Wales, The Haiku Foundation (May 24th 2015)










Siena rooftops
sketching the shapes
in my mind


Karen Hoy

Publication credit: 
Yomiuri Shimbun, Go-Shichi-Go Haiku in English / Using poetic color in haiku  (Japan, 2004)

Anthology Credit:
Fifty-Seven Damn Good Haiku by a Bunch of Our Friends 
ISBN 978-1-878798-31-2 (2010) ed. Michael Dylan Welch & Alan Summers  pub. PRESS HERE  Sammamish, Washington USA





winter sleep-in— 
a stomach rumble 
from one of us 

Karen Hoy

Anthology credit:
Fifty-Seven Damn Good Haiku by a Bunch of Our Friends 
ISBN 978-1-878798-31-2 (2010) ed. Michael Dylan Welch & Alan Summers 
pub. PRESS HERE  Sammamish, Washington USA





long dry season
the last flower
a baboon snack

Karen Hoy

Publication credits:

Award Credit: Runner-up, The Haiku Calendar Competition 2004 (August)
Publication Credit: The Haiku Calendar 2005, (Snapshot Press, 2005)
n.b. the long dry season runs through June to September into October.

Anthology credit:
Fifty-Seven Damn Good Haiku by a Bunch of Our Friends 
ISBN 978-1-878798-31-2 (2010) ed. Michael Dylan Welch & Alan Summers 
pub. PRESS HERE  Sammamish, Washington USA


The Serengeti Connection:
Karen Hoy was based mainly in the Serengeti National Park as principle sound recordist and creative supervisor on African wildlife films. Films included The Leopard Son (production 1993 to 1995 and released in 1996), and Serengeti Symphony (1998) for wildlife filming pioneer and director Hugo van Lawick and the Discovery Channel.

Karen Hoy working in the Serengeti National Park on wildlife films, c. 1994. Karen says: "If I look tired, it’s the 84+ hour weeks, I don’t have ME yet."

a new month –
different seeds
on the spaniel’s ears

Karen Hoy

Publication credit:
The Haiku Calendar 2003, Snapshot Press, ISBN 1-903543-05-3

Anthology credits:
naad anunaad: an anthology of contemporary international haiku ed. Shloka Shankar, Sanjuktaa Asopa, Kala Ramesh ISBN-10: 9385665332 ISBN-13: 978-9385665332 (India, 2016); Fifty-Seven Damn Good Haiku by a Bunch of Our Friends 
ISBN 978-1-878798-31-2 (2010) ed. Michael Dylan Welch & Alan Summers pub. PRESS HERE  Sammamish, Washington USA






crowded carriage
the breeze around
a lone ragwort

Karen Hoy
The Haiku Calendar 2003, Snapshot Press, ISBN 1-903543-05-3

A Vast Sky, An Anthology of Contemporary World Haiku (Tancho Press 2015)
Bruce Ross (Editor), Koko Kato (Editor), Dietmar Tauchner (Editor), Patricia Prime (Editor)
ISBN-10: 0983714126  ISBN-13: 978-0983714125











































insomnia
the comfort of his breath
down my spine

Karen Hoy

Publication credit:
Presence (2003) ISSN 1366-5367

Anthology credit: 
Another Country: Haiku Poetry from Wales (Gomer Press 2011, ISBN: 9781848513068)






Paris to Milan train
the baby cries
in every language


Karen Hoy

Publication credit:
Blithe Spirit Vol. 19 No.4 (December 2009), ISSN 1353-3320

Anthology credit: 
Another Country: Haiku Poetry from Wales (Gomer Press 2011, ISBN: 9781848513068); naad anunaad: an anthology of contemporary international haiku ed. Shloka Shankar, Sanjuktaa Asopa, Kala Ramesh ISBN-10: 9385665332 ISBN-13: 978-9385665332 (India, 2016)








not knowing what to do
with his belly button fluff -
I put it back


Karen Hoy

Anthology credits:
‘Hidden' British Haiku Society Members Anthology 2002 Hub Haiku Series ISBN 1-903746-26-4; 
Another Country: Haiku Poetry from Wales (Gomer Press 2011, ISBN: 9781848513068)






working from home
in my best business voice
and my nightie


Karen Hoy

Publication credit:
Blithe Spirit Vol. 12 No. 3 (September 2002), ISSN 1353-3320

Anthology credit:
Fifty-Seven Damn Good Haiku by a Bunch of Our Friends 
ISBN 978-1-878798-31-2 (2010) ed. Michael Dylan Welch & Alan Summers pub. PRESS HERE  Sammamish, Washington USA; The Humours of Haiku ed. David Cobb ISBN 978-0-9565725-4-7 (Iron Press 2012)








leaving his place
the heels of man-socks
around my ankles

Karen Hoy

Anthology credit:
Another Country: Haiku Poetry from Wales (Gomer Press 2011, ISBN: 9781848513068) 





train to catch
shaving just a leg patch
for ripped jeans

Karen Hoy

Anthology credit:
Another Country: Haiku Poetry from Wales (Gomer Press 2011, ISBN: 9781848513068)







roadworks at dawn
walking home
in my evening dress


Karen Hoy

Blithe Spirit ISSN 1353-3320 Vol. 12 No. 3 (September 2002)






in the cool of the ladies
four identical faces -
twins check their make-up


Karen Hoy
Blithe Spirit ISSN 1353-3320 Vol. 12 No. 3 (September 2002)
http://www.poetrymagazines.org.uk/magazine/record.asp?id=11692
n.b. 'cool' is a kigo for Summer

More about kigo, and about Karen's haiku:







difficult day
the rice lid rocks
from side to side


Karen Hoy

Publication credit:
Lakeview International Journal of Literature and Arts 
Vol.1, No.2 August 2013





front & backpacks
who will she be 
when she stops 

Karen Hoy 

Publication credit:
Lakeview International Journal of Literature and Arts 
Vol.1, No.2 August 2013





Karen Hoy

KAREN HOY

Karen has been published in a number of hai­ku-based publications, including anthologies: A Vast Sky, An Anthology of Contemporary World Haiku (Tancho Press 2015) ed. Bruce Ross; Koko Kato; Dietmar Tauchner; and Patricia Prime; The Humours of Haiku, ed. David Cobb (Iron Press, 2012); and as one of Wales’s haiku pioneers in Another Country: Haiku Poetry from Wales (Gomer Press 2011) edited by Nigel Jen­kins, Ken Jones and Lynne Rees.

She was Specially Commended in the International Welsh Poetry Competition 2015; and appearances in Mslexia; Sixfold; My Mother Threw Knives (Second Light Publications 2006); Highly Commended in the BBC Wildlife Magazine’s Nature Writer of the Year competition (2009); as well as haiku and tanka in Lakeview International Journal of Literature and Arts Vol.1, No.2 August 2013; Presence; Snapshot Press; and Blithe Spirit

Karen is the Call of the Page Course Director, as well as a tutor in her own right. In 2006 Karen founded the TV development company Gilded Lily having previously worked on documentaries and wildlife films for the BBC, National Geographic, the Discovery Channels and other leading broadcasters.

For online mentorship/courses on haiku or tanka and other related genres, or information please do contact Karen at:






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