One Breath Haiku reads for Second Sunday.
One Breath Poets is a group of short-form poets interested in improving their craft through the study of haiku and other forms of compressed poetic expression. For fun we collaboratively write linked poems called renga by taking turns composing the alternating three-line and two-line stanzas. Renga began over seven hundred years ago in Japan. The opening stanza of renga gave rise to the haiku form several centuries later.
The One Breath Poets was founded in 2012 by Lorna Cahall and Marion Davidson. Meetings are on the first Monday of the month.
Tanya McDonald is known for her love of birds, bright colors, and books. Over a hundred of her haiku have been published in various haiku journals, and she has co-edited several anthologies, including No Longer Strangers, the Haiku Northwest 25th Anniversary Anthology. In 2014, she was one of four featured readers at the 25th Annual Two Autumns Reading in San Francisco. She is the moon half of Seven Suns/ Seven Moons, a quirky, haiku-esque collaboration with Michael Dylan Welch, which was published in 2016. An active member of Haiku Northwest since 2008, she is currently the group's vice-president. Her haiku workshop venues have included the Seattle Japanese Garden, an anime/manga convention, and a clothing boutique. A native Oregonian, she currently resides near Seattle, Washington.