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The Haiku Canada Conference 2007—
A Photo-Essay Review

Photos, Scans, and Text by William J. Higginson

18–20 May, at Carleton University in Ottawa, Haiku Canada held its annual conference and get-together. Here are some photographs of the participants in the various presentations and activities with some commentary by yours truly. For ease of use, I have divided them into a number of groups, indicated below. Click on the sample photo to see the rest in each group. (Also, let's be clear that this section of Haikai Home is a review, and as such is limited to my personal skills and opinions; it is not sanctioned by or supported by Haiku Canada. You may want to visit Haiku Canada at their own web site, at

Terry Ann Carter introduces (a piece of) the program.

Many participants brought brochures and other mementos for free distribution while supplies lasted.

Books were the subjects of some presentations, the focus of displays in two rooms, and involved in many conversations.

Claudia Coutu Radmore introduces the game. You, too, can play it, right here!

Both Friday and Saturday ended with nightowls joining in renku sessions with Marshall and Karen.

Find out what has Terry Ann dancing for joy.

For another review of the conference, have a look at the Ottawa Poetry Newsletter's review, at

Contact William J. Higginson at wordfield[at]att[dot]net.