2013

Guerilla Haiku’s San Antonian Residency!!

Posted by on 10.30.13 in 2013, Partners in Haiku | 0 comments

Guerilla Haiku’s San Antonian Residency!!

Artpace is an organization committed to bringing excellent local, national and international artists to San Antonio and giving them space and resources to create new work in the city (and engage the community in their process). They also organize one of the most ambitious community engagement efforts I have yet to experience: Chalk It Up, San Antonio. In this one-day-only event, tens of thousands of San Antonians come together to chalk up one of their major downtown streets. Artists make murals, teams from local schools and organizations create team pieces and everyone is invited to add to...

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Pedal Farmers use Guerilla Haiku to spread word about their work in Newark!

Posted by on 07.15.13 in 2013, Partners in Haiku | 0 comments

Pedal Farmers use Guerilla Haiku to spread word about their work in Newark!

A group of students from all over Newark and surrounding areas are brought together by local non-profit, Project USE,  in the summer to tend gardens. Self-anointed “The Pedal Farmers” these intrepid youth not only tend community gardens, they sell their produce at local farmer’s markets learning much about organic food; growing, eating and marketing it. As a team-building activity, these youth came together to cover the Ironbound in haiku one hot, early morning. Though many commuters were set on their morning routine, others were interested in our pursuit of poetry, and...

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English Language Learners make tremendous Guerilla Haikuists!

Posted by on 07.12.13 in 2013, Schools, Uncategorized | 0 comments

English Language Learners make tremendous Guerilla Haikuists!

A group of courageous design students, all english language learners at the New School this summer, joined me in a morning of haiku adventures all about the Union Square/Washington Square neighborhood. As I informed them of their mission, to approach New Yorkers on the street and get them to write haiku with them, the faces of this international crowd- from Asia, to the Carribbean, to the Middle East, to Europe, collectively blanched. “Using english, to get strangers to write with us?!?” they were thinking…”how is THIS going to work.” Two hours later they...

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Guerilla Haiku falls in love with Cleveland…

Posted by on 06.24.13 in 2013, Haiku, Partners in Haiku | 2 comments

Guerilla Haiku falls in love with Cleveland…

…And the love is mutual! At the invitation of the Cleveland Public Theater, Guerilla Haiku made its way to Cleveland for the Party @ Gordon Square on June 8th, 2013, a neighborhood celebration of art and community in the Gordon Square Arts District of Cleveland. What a city! What a weekend of adventures!!! With a host of INCREDIBLE volunteers and the tremendous efforts of the team at the Cleveland Public Theater, Guerilla Haiku transformed the neighborhood into a colorful, contagious, and inspiring canvas of words. Our first attempt at creating an indoor installation was a rousing...

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Haiku Reflections on Bike JC Event!

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

Haiku Reflections on Bike JC Event!

  Sun. Brilliant. Bright A host of friendly bikers Rolling through our town. Breeze off the Hudson Neighbors cheering us from stoops As we coast on by.   Music awaits us Along with fresh, orange mango Juice drips down our chins. Officially Spring Now that my bike’s all tuned up Thank you Bike JC!! New places & new friends - Getting to know my town - NY as Backdrop New places & new friends - Getting to know my town - NY as Backdrop ghm575 2024 days

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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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