Posts by Haiku Mistress

Samuel Gompers HS Garden Launch, May 31st, 2013

Posted by on 06.04.13 in 2013, Guerilla Tales, Partners in Haiku, Schools | 0 comments

Samuel Gompers HS Garden Launch, May 31st, 2013

Hot day. 90 degrees in the shade. And there was very little shade to be found in this relentless school parking lot in Mott Haven, BX. But there we all were, a group of tenacious teenagers from Gompers HS known as the Green Team under the advisement of their teacher, Angela Mazza, me, and a host of other students, teachers and community members to bear witness to the opening of an entirely vertical garden in the school parking lot. The young men and women hoisted felt planters to different levels on the chain link fence, adding color and green to the barren space. And we saw a garden happen,...

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Sustainable Cherry Hill Earth Day Festival goes Guerilla!

Posted by on 04.30.13 in 2013, Events, Partners in Haiku | 0 comments

Sustainable Cherry Hill Earth Day Festival goes Guerilla!

Sustainable Cherry Hill organizes a yearly Earth Day Festival gathering community organizations, schools and residents together to celebrate their community and talk about issues of sustainability.  Guerilla Haiku was invited by organizers this Saturday  to train a group of high school volunteers to get fest-goers writing haiku about Earth Day.  Many exciting things happened; A) The high school Agents of Haiku fully embraced their mission (to get EVERYONE to write at least one haiku) and approached as many people as they could find thereby initiating conversations with and between 100s of...

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Green Schools Alliance NYC 2013

Posted by on 04.25.13 in 2013, Partners in Haiku | 5 comments

Green Schools Alliance NYC 2013

In 2007 a consortium of schools on the Upper East Side got together to DO SOMETHING as school communities to protect the environment. 6 years later over 2500 schools are members of the Green Schools Alliance, making an international impact spearheaded by students, teachers and parents across the globe. Inspiring, no? The Lycee Francais de NY hosted this year’s Green Schools Alliance Earth Day Conference with sponsor, Veggiecation, an amazing organization dedicated to nutrition education for youth. Guerilla Haiku made an appearance to get people writing about the themes of the...

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GHM: BeHive After School in Austin

Posted by on 01.30.13 in 2012, Events, Partners in Haiku | 0 comments

GHM: BeHive After School in Austin

Thanks to the efforts of Alan De Anda, Guerilla Haiku made its way on December 5th, 2012 to Salinas Ave to haiku with a group of 2nd-4th graders at the BeHive Afterschool Program in the Marshall Apartments. We used paper instead of chalk (out of respect for the church property) and left a wake of brightly colored haiku all over the grounds. One young man, Miguel, destined for greatness, was relentless in getting EVERYONE he saw to write haiku with him. His powers of persuasion were impressive indeed. As are the photos of this band of newly-converted Agents of Haiku. To find out more about...

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GHM: Arlington Public Library Teen Zone

Posted by on 01.29.13 in 2012, Events, Guerilla Tales, Haiku, Partners in Haiku | 2 comments

GHM: Arlington Public Library Teen Zone

Arlington Library is doing great things with teen programming across the city, and the Teen Zone in Northeast Arlington has created a safe, and supportive environment for their after school youth mainly due to their incredible leader, Veronica, and the dedicated presence of local mom, Maria. When Veronica invited Guerilla Haiku in to do some Haikuing around the library after school, I could not say no, despite the darkening skies. (Even in Texas the night descends sooner in Winter). The result of our 2 hours at the Library was an initially hesitant group of teens writing, drawing and creating...

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