HAY(NA)KU 15-Year Anniversary Celebration

San Francisco Public Library Filipino American Center
Philippine American Writers & Artists (PAWA)
Meritage Press
Paloma Press
xPress(ed) (Finland)

The hay(na)ku celebrated turning 15 years old in 2018 with a new anthology, exhibitions, a poetry reading/book launch, and a poetry book prize! 

Sept. 8, 2018: Hay(na)ku Poetry Reading and Celebration–A Report with Photos!
–with Birthday Cake, Bubbly and Other Yummies!
2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Latino/Hispanic Meeting Room A/B
Lower Level
San Francisco Public Library
100 Larkin Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

Anthology of hay(na)ku poems by poets from around the world
Editor: Eileen R. Tabios
Foreword by Abraham Ignacio, Filipino American Center Librarian, San Francisco Public Library

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NEW! Originally intended to be a Aug. 25-Dec. 6, 2018 exhibition; this exhibit is now a PERMANENT EXHIBITION!: Hay(na)ku Exhibition at the Filipino American Center
Venue: Third Floor, San Francisco Public Library
100 Larkin Street
San Francisco, CA 94102



Hay(na)ku Installation
Venue: Filipino American Center, San Francisco Public Library, Third Floor
An installation of framed hay(na)ku by Eileen R. Tabios, Vince Gotera, Aileen Ibardaloza-Cassinetto, Jean Vengua, and Abigail Licad. Designer: Cecilia Ibardaloza


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Hay(na)ku Poetry Book Prize
Judged by Vince Gotera, Jean Vengua and Mark Young, the Hay(na)ku Poetry Book Prize has been awarded to Sheila E. Murphy’s Live From You Know Where, released in 2018 by Meritage Press and xPress(ed).

A second hay(na)ku exhibition took place at the Saint Helena Public Library:

HAY(NA)K) Exhibit @ Saint Helena Public Library
December 2018: Month-Long Exhibit
Saint Helena Public Library
1492 Library Lane
St. Helena, CA 94574

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The FilAm Magazine, April 15, 2018, covers the hay(na)ku’s 15th year anniversary: “The poetry form ‘hay(na)ku’ on its 15th birthday”

Star*Line, Spring 2018, helps celebrate the hay(na)ku’s 15th year anniversary with its Editor’s Introduction and a presentation of sci(na)ku!


Modern & Contemporary American Poetry:


Al Filreis is the Kelly Professor of English, Director of the Center for Programs in Contemporary Writing, and Faculty Director at Kelly Writers House / University of Pennsylvania. He’s also crafted a fabulous ModPo – Modern & Contemporary American Poetry – series you can follow on YouTube. Al Filreis noted HAY(NA)KU 15 at its 10/10/2018 Live Webcast (about 22 minutes in):

“Eileen Tabios’ edition – 15th year anniversary edition of these remarkable hay(na)kus that she’s been promoting. I think Eileen Tabios is doing kinda her version of ModPo by assembling communities of people who are writing in an accessible form, and this is a great thing.”


Al Filreis

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