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HNA ’17: freebies

With the Haiku North America 2017 conference fast approaching, Jessica Tremblay — author of Old Pond Comics and official cartoonist-in-residence at HNA ’15 — has been blogging about freebies:

A freebie is a promotional item you give to attendees at a conference. A freebie can take different forms: bookmarks, leaflets, postcards, 3D objects.

Whether you want to promote a book, a blog, a website, etc. or simply share some of your poems with like-minded enthusiasts, a freebie is a great way to do it.  :- )

A few years ago, I designed and printed up a postcard and a pair of “business cards” online at Vistaprint.com to raise awareness of my haiku Twitter stream, Twitter.com/Bill312:

Haiku Freebies

Haiku freebies: a postcard and two “business cards”.

I’ve never been to a haiku conference, so I’ve given the postcard to people generally as a thank you for their interest in my work, while I’ve used the biz cards to direct people to my Twitter stream — either in person or as a leave-behind.

My “Tanka in a Bottle” project could easily be adapted for use as a freebie, too.  :- )

One day I may attend Haiku North America…and if I do, I’ll be sure to bring along some freebies!  ;- )


For more on haiku freebies, please take a look at these well-illustrated posts by Jessica Tremblay:

Freebie: an introduction“; “Bookmarks: design tips and examples for haiku poets“; “Choose your conference freebie carefully“; “Promote your poetry with a beautiful postcard“; “Why trifolds are one of the best freebies to give away at haiku conferences“; and https://oldpondcomics.wordpress.com/2017/10/11/hna-2017-a-review-of-trifolds-in-transit/.

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Michael Dylan Welch: power outage

Old Pond Comics

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Of course, you can never turn off the neon buddha. He can talk about haiku all night.

power outage

the neon buddha

loses his smile

–haiku by Michael Dylan Welch (published in Daily Haiku)

The neon buddha poems created by Michael Dylan Welch are some of my favorite poems on the web. This one comes from DailyHaiku, but you can read 40 more poems on Michael’s site Graceguts.

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Leaf

Old Pond Comics

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I say, if your haiku wants to fly away, let it go.

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Issa: he circles his rice field

Old Pond Comics

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he circles his rice field

an open fan tucked

behind

-– A haiku by Kobayashi Issa, translated by David G. Lanoue, illustrated by Old Pond Comics

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Issa: departing the facing mountain

Old Pond Comics

op_issa_cloud_departing_mountain

departing the facing mountain

it comes this way…

little cloudburst

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Issa: with high spirits

Old Pond Comics

op_issa_kite_ascends

with high spirits

the kite ascends…

green rice field

– #Haiku by Kobayashi Issa, translated by David G. Lanoue, illustrated by Jessica Tremblay (Old Pond Comics)

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Issa: sleet falling

Old Pond Comics

op_issa_goose_rice_sleet_steam

sleet falling

into steam rising…

rice cake tub

– #Haiku by Kobayashi Issa, translated by David G. Lanoue, illustrated by Jessica Tremblay (Old Pond Comics)

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Joso: faithful old scarecrow

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Comic (c) Jessica Tremblay (http://bit.ly/1dus61c)

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Issa: the crow just laughs

Old Pond Comics: The Crow Just Laughs

Comic (c) Jessica Tremblay (http://bit.ly/1CtzTpv)

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Bad breath?

Old Pond Comics: Bad Breath?

Comic (c) Jessica Tremblay (http://bit.ly/1GoFL3j)

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