two purple rock flashes

For some reason, my new camera, bought in Newcastle, Australia, turned about 30 of my first beach rock photos purple. (Then it was okay…) Doubtless, there is a haiku or tanka in this somewhere… but I was just looking for a flash image to pass on two striking happenings in the lives of two haiku poets, Dina E. Cox and Carole MacRury.

You may know Dina E. Cox as a haiku poet, but she also writes lyric poetry, and Signature Editions has just published a collection of her lyric poems. Anyone living in or near Toronto can attend the launch.

Dina writes: This is to announce that my first collection of poetry, small flames, published by Signature Editions, will be launched in Toronto at the Magpie on Sunday May 6, 2012.
The details are as follows:

The Magpie

831 Dundas St. West (between Euclid and Palmerston, three blocks west of Bathurst)

Sunday May 6, 2012 from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

From Carole MacRury via facebook:
Some good news….Two of my haiga, featured in an article titled, “Babble and Doodle: The Words of Haiku and the Strokes of Haiga” by Naomi Beth Wakan will appear in the summer issue of “Stone Voices”, Art Exhibition and Literary Showcase. This delightful magazine might be of interest to the artists among us: And the writers – thank you Naomi, for including me in your interesting article.