Haiku & Ginko Walk
Pop-up Haiku Readings throughout Dawson City
Whitehorse haiku poet kjmunro offered brief, spontaneous, physically-distanced, outdoor pop-up readings around Dawson City throughout the festival weekend. She was joined by other writers who shared their work. kj was happy to answer any questions about haiku and also offered to lead a ginko or haiku walk – this is a guided walk along the river or through historic Dawson City to inspire the writing of haiku & other short poems (‘small stones’).
Originally from Vancouver, kjmunro moved to the Yukon Territory in 1991. She is Membership Secretary for Haiku Canada & a member of the League of Canadian Poets, the Federation of BC Writers, the Haiku Society of America & Haiku Canada. In 2014, she founded ‘solstice haiku’, a monthly haiku discussion group in Whitehorse that she continues to facilitate. Since January 2018, she has curated a weekly blog feature for The Haiku Foundation, now managed with guest editors. Her debut poetry collection is contractions (Red Moon Press, 2019).