On January 14, 2022, a group of 12 poets gathered via Zoom to share news and workshop poems. The group welcomed a new member, Jeffrey Walthall. In March, the group plans a museum gingko walk at the Glenstone museum, and the next regular meeting will be held March 11th via Zoom.

Publications and Announcements

Towpath member Roberta Beary was awarded an Honorable Mention in the 76th Basho Memorial English Language Haiku Contest, for the following poem –

  abandoned house —
  the silent conversation 
  of blossoms

Towpath member Susan Burch was awarded the Distinguished Work Price in the 14th Yamadaro Basho Museum Contest, for her poem –

  peach orchard  
  barrels filled with 

Susan was also awarded Second Place in the Ito-En Art of Haiku Contest 2022 for her poem –

  spiral staircase —
  when did you know
  you were leaving 

Additionally, Roberta and member Julie Bloss Kelsey gave readings at The Wise Owl, and a renku by 4 members of Towpath, titled “4 Deer,” has been published at Under the Basho.

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