Curtain Up for European Kukai

These authors from Germany or of German speaking origin took part in the first European Quarterly Kukai: Wolfgang Beutke, Silvia Kempen, Christian Michel, Cezar F. Ciobîcă, Sebastian Hengst, Stella Pierides, Ramona Linke, Ralf Bröker, Klaus-Dieter Wirth, Valeria Barouch, Yuko Igarashi, Grazyna Werner, Heike Gewi, Claudius Gottstein, Heinz Schneemann, Margareta Hihn, Sylvia Bacher, Brigitte ten Brink, Lothar M. Kirsch, Brian Robertson, Kenzo Manipitsu (in number of appearance).  

Wolfgang Beutke's haiku appeared at Mainichi Daily.

Beate Conrad and Heike Gewi present their works at Daily Haiga.

Asahi Haikuist Network
shows haiku from Klemens Antusch and Ralf Bröker

Dietmar Tauchner and Klaus-Dieter Wirth show their haiku at Ardea Issue 2.


Two Years After the BIG Earthquake

Gabi Greve collects impressions and expressions two years "after the BIG earthquake" in Japan.

Beate Conrad's haiku has been presented by Mainichi.

Beth McFarland (who lives in Germany and writes in English), Helga Stania, Beate Conrad, and Valeria Barouch are guests at Asahi Haikuist Network.

Renku by Ramona Linke and Helga Stania appear in A Hundred Gourds. And so do haiga by Simone K. Busch and Gerda Förster.

In 2008 a Cologne haiku group was portrayed by Expatica/DPA.

In the end: A very special contest winning threeliner in something like German, promoted by the German Society of Pennsylvania.