2011 Member News & Announcements
an'ya <firstname.lastname@example.org> • December 19, 2011
At long last, we are pleased to announce that the 2011 HSA Members' Anthology entitled "in pine shade" is scheduled for production via another publishing company than the one we started out with (long story.) Unfortunately we lost time with the original publisher before changing over to BookMasters a week ago. Now all is well and we are on the docket for the end of December, although it won't be actually mailed out until shortly after the holidays. Thanks to everyone for their patience and we hope you enjoy seeing your work "in pine shade"
love ya, an'ya & Very respctfully, PeterB, editors
2011 Henderson Awards for Haiku
the coyote call
not a coyote
from the eulogy
the sound of a ladder
Cherie Hunter Day
Honorable Mentions (unranked)
tasting the well
in the water—
the expiration date
on wildflower seeds
northern lights . . .
the scratchy play
Michele L. Harvey
a recurring escape from my father’s dream
the big dipper
no matter where I stand
the yard flamingo’s
glint of sunlight:
the respirator carries on
Judges: Jim Kacian & Billie Wilson
Gerald Brady Memorial Awards for Senryu, 2011
undressing the summer wind turns color
Ernest J. Berry
without a face
Susan Marie La Valle
stirring my coffee
every which way
Sheila K. Barksdale
Honorable Mentions (unranked)
a watermelon smile drips off the end of my elbows
a sailboat's name
reflects in the sea
Alan S. Bridges
Martin Luther King Day
my rear-view mirror
Judges: Eve Luckring & Chad Lee Robinson
HAIKU SOCIETY OF AMERICA, FIRST ANNUAL HAIBUN CONTEST - 2011
Some Things That Are Left
It comes down to the tea in the bottom of my cup, an old silver spoon, the way light falls into honey. This is old age, the privilege of life stretched thin and transparent. I crave the sweetness of cream and the bitter joy of a cut orange. I notice the streaks of rust on the bottom edge of my iron skillet. I find them beautiful and have no inclination to remove them. I prefer wool against a chill and can gaze for long periods at knitted stitches. Memories, once held desperately close, are now wisps of fading paper flying from my open hand. I greet wildflowers as dear ones, Joe Pye, Ironweed, Mullein and bow to Queen Anne in her lace. Another summer passing, another autumn presaged in the curled edges of leaves.
spill onto my table
a shameless fragrance
The Great Migration
Black as night they rise in a fury, the quiet cracked open by their sharp caws, by the rustle and flapping of hundreds of wings, the air above the cotton fields flowing in a stream behind their dark bodies, their great migration.
the canyon fills
dirt stained fingers
knead silver starlight
a picker’s tunes
My dreams are abandoned houses which let the gold of afternoon light filter in through open windows. There you will find birds nesting in the open rafters and raccoons in the walls. A pump well in the back yard has dried up long ago becoming a prop now for wild flowers and the swing on the front porch is pushed by wind alone. If you are tired, you can rest your body in a field of sunflowers, and watch their faces follow the sun. There you can breathe deeply and shed the dust of your days, breathing in, too, the scent of a distant lake—you can almost see the bubbles rise up where the fish feed. . .
a vine of morning glories
twining around itself
First Honorable Mention
First the ashes and four sprigs of orchids, then a stream of champagne, then the empty bottle. While leaning over the three foot deep round hole his reading glasses fall in.
the small boy tap dances to
“Take Me Out to the Ballgame”
Priscilla Van Valkenburg
Second Honorable Mention
After the Visit
Summer fields in the distance, the hay cut and left to dry brown and stalky. A dry breeze pushes the wind chimes and leaves turn their backsides seeking rain. The sheep keep to the shade, grazing and resting. Even the crows are quiet. I have tidied up after a week of grown children who leave a familiar wreckage when they exit. Sheets turn in the dryer and a second load of towels is in the wash. I have remade the beds with clean linen, emptied the dishwasher one more time. Now I sit tired in my porch rocker staring at pond, sheep and fields.
tiny blue butterfly
on the potted basil
Third Honorable Mention
Crossing a Small Stream
gathering branch wood and pine needles old friends
Silhouettes of the Rocky Mountains slowly fade as evening cools into slate gray darkness. We’ve finished the bonfire dinner served on picnic tables across from the main lodge. Now, the sound of an accordion draws us to rustic wooden stairs. Some of my classmates are wearing cowboy boots, but we’re all wearing cowboy hats. We climb in silence through the thinning air and towards the music.
8:00 pm the once wild mustangs run to pasture
Fourth Honorable Mention
At the Nature Center I’m staring through the bars at the rescued raven. Nearby, handicapped eagles and owls hunch solemnly on their perches. But Cronk, with a mischievous gleam in his eyes, pokes his formidable beak right through the bars and tilts his head from side to side. Then he turns his back to us, stretches his neck up and over backwards until he is looking at us upside down.
is it half full
or half empty—
the waiting room
Priscilla Van Valkenburgh
Haibun Contest Judges: Penny Harter and Scott Mason
Irish Haiku Society <email@example.com> • November 1, 2011
The Irish Haiku Society International Haiku Competition offers prizes of Euro 150, Euro 50 and Euro 30 for unpublished haiku/senryu in English. In addition there will be up to 7 Highly Commended haiku/senryu. Also, there will be prizes from Dochas Ireland of Euro 100, Euro 30 and Euro 20 for unpublished haiku/senryu in English or in Irish Gaelic (with an English translation) about poverty + up to 3 Highly Commended haiku/senryu in this category. See details at:
All the entries shall be postmarked by 15th November 2011. No e-mail submissions, please!
Leslie Rose <firstname.lastname@example.org> • October 30, 2011
The 9th Annual Jerry Kilbride Memorial 2012 English-Language Haibun Contest
Sponsored by the Central Valley Haiku Club, the deadline for in hand submissions is December 1, 2012. All entries must be unpublished, not under consideration elsewhere, and in English. No limit to the number or length of any submissions. Submit three copies of each haibun, two (2) copies without author information attached for anonymous judging, one (1) copy with author’s name, address, phone number and e-mail address for notification purposes. A first prize of $100 and a second prize of $50 will be awarded. Honorable mention certificates also will be given. Winning entries will be posted at the CVHC website. The entry fee $5 (US) per haibun should be paid by check and made out to: Mark Hollingsworth (CVHC Treasurer). Send entries to: Yvonne Cabalona, 709 Auburn Street, Modesto, CA 95350-6079.
Ce Rosenow <email@example.com> • October 24, 2011
The American Literature Association's 23rd annual conference will meet at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco in Embarcadero Center on May 24-27, 2012 (Thursday through Sunday of Memorial Day weekend). The deadline for all proposals is January 30, 2012. For further information, please consult the ALA website at <http://www.americanliterature.org> or contact the conference director, Professor Alfred Bendixen of Texas A & M University at <firstname.lastname@example.org> with specific questions.
Rick Black <email@example.com> • October 21, 2011
TURTLE LIGHT PRESS 2012 HAIKU CHAPBOOK COMPETITION
Have a collection of haiku/senryu that you would like to have published in a finely bound, handmade edition? Check out past winning books and a copy of the complete guidelines at <http://www.turtlelightpress.com/>. All manuscripts must be postmarked by December 1, 2011.
Lenard D. Moore <firstname.lastname@example.org> • October 19, 2011
Haiku in the Garden: A Haiku Walk and Writing Workshop
The North Carolina Haiku Society (NCHS)
Saturday, October 22nd 2:30 – 4:30
This workshop will begin with an introduction of simple approaches to writing haiku. Participants will take a "haiku walk" in the Gardens and Nature Trail with NCHS members and follow-up with a discussion of the poems written by participants.
Stephen Gill <email@example.com> • October 6, 2011
Genjuan International Haibun Contest 2012
The Kikakuza International Haibun Contest has become next years's "Genjuan International Haibun Contest". For complete details and guidelines, see <http://hailhaiku.wordpress.com/>.
Cliff Roberts <Vanpire13@aol.com> • October 6, 2011
The Fort Worth Haiku Society's October Meeting will be held at The Fort Worth Japanese Gardens October 23, 2011 from 1:00-4:00PM during the Fall Festival. Our Program will be Do You Haiku? Our Guest Haijin will be Cliff Roberts reading Selections of Basho. Our Kukai Kigo will be: Pumpkin/Jack-o-lantern
Ce Rosenow <firstname.lastname@example.org> • October 3, 2011
We are ready for members to renew their membership dues for 2012. The rates for 2012 are $35 for regular members in the United States, $37 for members in Canada and Mexico, and $47 for International members. Student and Senior memberships are $30.
You can download and mail your 2012 renewal form online, or pay for your 2012 membership online.
Deborah P Kolodji <email@example.com> • September 27, 2011
The winners of the 2011 Kiyoshi and Kiyoko Tokutomi Contest were announced at the annual autumn Yuki Teikei Haiku Retreat at the Asilomar Conference Center in Pacific Grove, California. First prize and $100 went to Billie Dee of San Diego, California for her poem: Sakuo Nakamura of Tokyo, Japan painted a haiga for the winning haiku.
the familiar cough
of the neighbor's old Chevy
- Billie Dee
Second prize and $50 went to J. Zimmerman of Pacific Grove, California for her haiku:
staggering home from the pub--
dark billowing cloud
- J. Zimmerman
Third prize ($25) was a tie between Elaine Whitman of Pacific Grove, California and Billie Dee of San Diego, California:
folded in tissue paper
- Elaine Whitman
finding her letter
in his old leather jacket
- Billie Dee
The judges were Toru Kiuchi, a haiku poet, editor, and professor of English at Nihon University in Chibo, Japan, and kris moon, the regional director for Japan of the International Academy of Poetry Therapy and founder of Chestnut Cottage in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan.
Carolyne Rohrig <firstname.lastname@example.org> • September 9, 2011
The Haiku Poets of Northern California announces the 2011 San Francisco International Competition for Haiku, Senryu, Tanka and Rengay. Deadlines for Haiku, Senryu, and Tanka are October 31, 2011 and the deadline for Rengay is November 30, 2011. For more details contact Carolyne Rohrig or visit the HPNC web site at: <http://www.hpnc.org>.
Melissa Allen<email@example.com> • July 13, 2011
The Haiku Society of America is pleased to announce the launch of the Haiku Society of America Email Bulletin. We're hoping this email format will help keep our members informed of HSA events and news in a timely way. You'll continue to receive the HSA's newsletter, Ripples, and its journal, Frogpond.
You may see the archive of HSA Email Bulletin from our Archive Button (above and on the home page) or directly from this URL:
Ce Rosenow <firstname.lastname@example.org> • July 1, 2011
The Haiku Society of America Member Anthology deadline had been extended to July 15, 2011. See details at the HSA Member Anthology web page.
Charlotte Digregorio <email@example.com> • June 16, 2011
Haiku Retreat at Mineral Point, Wisconsin
The Haiku Society of America invites those interested in learning about haiku to attend a weekend retreat from 2 p.m., Friday, July 22 through noon, Sunday, July 24, at The Foundry Books, 105 Commerce St. It is free and open to the public. Events will include informal workshops and discussion, a Ginko (nature) walk to inspire writing haiku, and a reading of poems by participants. There will also be book signings, a social hour and potluck barbeque, and a haiku contest with prizes awarded. At the end of the weekend, plans will be made to publish a haiku chapbook featuring participants’ work.
For more information and to pre-register, contact Gayle Bull, 608-987-4363.
w. f. owen <firstname.lastname@example.org> • May 16, 2011
The Jerry Kilbride Memorial 2011 English-Language Haibun Contest
Sponsor: Central Valley Haiku Club
Deadline: In hand by October 1, 2011
Submissions: All entries must be unpublished, not under consideration elsewhere, and in English. No limit to the number or length of any submissions. Submit three copies of each haibun, two (2) copies without author information attached for anonymous judging, one (1) copy with author's name, address, phone number and e-mail address for notification purposes. A first prize of $100 and a second prize of $50 will be awarded. Honorable mention certificates also will be given. Winning entries will be available on our website. See more details at: <http://blinkhaiku.blogspot.com/>
Stanford M. Forrester <email@example.com> • May 8, 2011
Bottle Rockets Press is happy to announce a new anthology series called "3-n-1" collections. The first book in the series is called My Favorite Thing with the poets Michael Ketchek, Bob Lucky, and Lucas Stensland edited by Stanford M. Forrester. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Stanford M. Forrester: <firstname.lastname@example.org> or see details at the web site: <http://www.bottlerocketspress.com>.
Lenard D. Moore <email@example.com> • May 7, 2011
See details about the North Carolina Haiku Society 32nd Annual Haiku Holiday Conference:
Dave Russo offers some photos from the 32nd annual Haiku Holiday. As part of the North Carolina Haiku Society's 32nd annual Haiku Holiday, participants brought some favorite haiku on 3 x 5 cards. See the gallery of some of these haiku: <http://lilaf.smugmug.com/Poetry/Haiku-Holiday-2011-Haiku>.
See also some photos of people at the meeting:
Hiro Sato <firstname.lastname@example.org> • April 22, 2011
Grand Prix Haiku Contest sponsored by Ito En North America & New York Seikatsu
A single haiku may be submitted each month, with name, age, address, phone number, email address
Make submissions to: <email@example.com> or <http://new-haiku.itoen.com>
Submissions period: From March 1 to September 30, 2011 with selection published every month in the Weekly, New York Seikatsu. Prize winners will be announced in the New Year 2012 issue of the weekly.
Prizes will be a brand-name fountain pen and three cases of Ito En’s fresh green tea.
Dave Russo <firstname.lastname@example.org> • April 21, 2011
HaikuNow! Competition Results for 2011 are available on the Haiku Foundation web site at:
Deborah P Kolodji <email@example.com> • April 7, 2011
See details of the 2011 Annual Kiyoshi & Kiyoko Tokutomi Memorial Haiku Contest at:
In-hand deadline: May 31, 2011
Ce Rosenow <firstname.lastname@example.org> • March 19, 2011
The HSA will have a panel and business meeting at the American Literature Association Conference in Boston at the end of May. For more information, please see the ALA website: <http://www.calstatela.edu/academic/english/ala2/index.html>.
Session 16-H - Traditions in American Haiku, organized by the Haiku Society of America
Chair: Ce Rosenow, President, Haiku Society of America
"Zen and American Haiku," by Stanford Forrester
"Haiku Mainstream: The Path of Traditional Haiku in America" by Bruce Ross
"The Expanding Haiku Moment" by Raffael de Gruttola
Robert D. Wilson and Sasa Vazic <email@example.com> • March 17, 2011
An OPEN CALL for submission to WE ARE ALL JAPAN anthology.
WE ARE ALL JAPAN is an anthology of all types of poetry and haibun. The purpose of the anthology is to display to Japan our feelings of love and concern for the hell they have and are currently enduring.
All proceeds from the anthology will be donated to the the Salvation Army or the Red Cross in Japan.
Please submit any kind of poetry as well as haibun (stating your name, city and country) to <firstname.lastname@example.org>. We also need a photo or artwork for the cover. Please send your original work to the same email. Deadline: May 15, 2011.
All proceeds above the cost of publishing will be donated to the Salvation Army or the Red Cross to help radiation, earthquake, and tsunami victims. We would also like to send a copy to libraries in Japanese cities and towns that were hit the hardest.
Dave Russo <email@example.com> • March 15, 2011
The Haiku Foundation announced winners of the Touchstone Awards. You may see the awards online at:
an'ya <firstname.lastname@example.org> • March 10, 2011
Haiku Oregon CALLS FOR YOUR HAIKU to be displayed at the HSA Quarterly National Meeting & Haiku Art Walk Wall at the historic Liberty Theatre in downtown Bend, Oregon on June 3, 4, and 5, hosted by Haiku Oregon and co-sponsored by the City of Bend. Please see full details in Ripples, and at the HSA Website <http://www.hsa-haiku.org/quarter-mtg.htm> plus the Haiku Oregon Website <http://sites.google.com/site/haikuoregon>.
Our goal is to exhibit 500 haiku and we have more than half that amount already, but please take a moment to email your own favorite haiku that you have written to date, (published with credits or unpublished), under the subject heading "HSA haiku Wall" to an'ya at <email@example.com> and
just include your name, city, state and country. We would like to have all HSA members present at the meeting one way or the other. We are also displaying haiga and other forms of artwork that include haiku, so please feel free to contact an'ya if you are interested or want to know more about this part of the project as well.
Ce Rosenow <firstname.lastname@example.org> • March 2, 2011
The Syracuse Poster Project invites poets to participate in its annual series of poetry posters. Each year, over the summer, the project reaches out to poets for haiku poems about downtown Syracuse, the city at large, or the nearby countryside. See details at: <http://www.posterproject.org/participate/index.php>
Ce Rosenow <email@example.com> • February 24, 2011
The Haiku Society of America is co-sponsoring the 2011 Kids Count for Earthday Haiku Contest and one of our regional coordinators, an'ya, is one of the contest judges. Here is the link with details about the contest: <http://kidsearthdayhaiku.blogspot.com>
Ce Rosenow <firstname.lastname@example.org> • February 15, 2011
HAIKU CONTEST - SUSTAINABILITY, THE NEXT FIFTY, THE NEXT FIFTY BUZZ
September 21 – December 31, 2010
Thank you to everyone who entered our haiku contest to celebrate the 1962 Seattle World’s Fair 50th Anniversary (April 21st – October 21st, 2012). The contest was sponsored and judged by the Haiku Society of America.
The theme for the Haiku contest was: Sustainability. The Pacific Northwest has a wealth of knowledge and passion to pave the way for a sustainable future – from Native American wisdom to the climate change initiatives, from cyclists to kayakers, from green builders to master gardeners, from biofuels to organic foods. In May of 2012 the 50th Anniversary Celebration will focus on sustainability and big bold ideas to meet the environmental challenges ahead. See the complete web site at:
Congratulations to our contest winners:
scheduled blackout . . .
the lake glittering
by Kathy Lippard Cobb
double pane windows—
the candle’s flame reflected
many times over
by Ruth Yarrow
her hot suggestion—
save energy by taking
by Ruth Yarrow
Marcia Anderson <email@example.com> • February 14, 2011
New Book: Haiku on the Sparrow. An anthology of thirty-three haiku by eighteen poets who pause to consider commonplace encounters with the sparrow. Introduced by naturalist Michael Bell and illustrated by artist Rebecca Clark. Casebound with dustjacket. 64 Pages, 4 x 6.25 inches. ISBN: 978-0-9800394-4-3. Price: $12.95 plus shipping. Released October 2010. To order please visit <http://www.violetpress.com>.
Aubrie Cox <firstname.lastname@example.org> • February 12, 2011
Call for Submissions: An Anthology of English-Language Haiku by Women
Seeking haiku and senryu for an anthology focusing on excellent English-language haiku by women around the world. Ladies, send 5-15 of your best haiku, published or unpublished, to: <email@example.com>. With your submission, please include your name, country, a brief bio of 150 words or less, and any applicable publication credits of submitted poems. Nominations of poets and individual poems are also welcome, and strongly encouraged. Deadline: April 15.
Additionally, it had come to my attention when searching that there is not anthology of just women's haiku in English (none that I've found anyway). Ueda put together a wonderful book of Japanese women's haiku some years back. With such prolific and powerful women writers within the English-language community, they deserve a space/recognition of their own.
Michael Dylan Welch <firstname.lastname@example.org> • February 9, 2011
Save the date! Haiku North America 2011 will be held August 3 to 7, 2011, in Seattle, Washington.
Members of the Haiku Northwest group have generously offered to host the 2011 conference and they have many exciting plans already in the works, including a harbor cruise. The conference itself will be held at the Seattle Center, at the foot of the Space Needle, providing easy access to haiku writing and walking opportunities such as Pike Place Market (via the monorail), the Olympic Sculpture Park, the Experience Music Project rock-and-roll museum and Science Fiction Museum, and countless other attractions—including fleet week and the Seafair festival, with the Blue Angels performing overhead.
The conference theme will be “Fifty Years of Haiku,” celebrating the past, present, and future of haiku in North America. The deadline for proposals has been extended to February 28, 2011 <http://www.haikunorthamerica.com/pages/2011.html>, but sooner is better. Proposals do not have to fit the theme. If you’ve already submitted a proposal, please confirm with Michael Dylan Welch at WelchM@aol.com that you can come to Seattle on the new dates. Speakers already include Cor van den Heuvel, Richard Gilbert, David Lanoue, Carlos Colón, Fay Aoyagi, Jim Kacian, Emiko Miyashita, George Swede, and many others.
Detailed information on registration, lodging, and the conference schedule will be available in March. For further information as it becomes available, please visit <http://www.haikunorthamerica.com>. And check out the new HNA blog at <http://haikunorthamerica.wordpress.com/>.
See you in Seattle!
Garry Gay, Paul Miller, Michael Dylan Welch
Haiku North America
Roberta Beary <email@example.com> • February 7, 2011
haijinx welcomes Roberta Beary as the haijinx quarterly editor for haibun. To learn more about Roberta Beary’s work, please visit http://www.robertabeary.com/. For each haijinx issue, you may submit up to 2 haibun. No single haibun should exceed 150 words. We do not consider any haibun that has been previously published or accepted for publication in any form. We do not consider any unpublished haibun which include previously published haiku or haiku which have been accepted for publication.
Please submit your best work in the body of the email sent to: <firstname.lastname@example.org> with ‘haijinx haibun submission’ and your name in the subject line. The submission deadline for the spring issue of haijinx quarterly is March 1st.
HSA Ballot Deadline Extension to January 31, 2011
The December issue of the HSA newsletter, Ripples, still hasn't reached some members due to bulk mail delays, despite being sent a month ago. This issue contains the ballot for the 2011 election. Because the newsletter has not yet reached some members, we are extending the deadline for the receipt of ballots to January 31, 2011. If you still haven't received your ballot by then, please contact HSA Secretary Angela Terry at HSA-9AT@comcast.net. The newsletter also contains the 2011 membership renewal form, so we encourage renewals at the same time. Thank you.
Also, iIf you would like to encourage new memberships, a 2011 membership form is available at http://www.hsa-haiku.org/pdf/HSA-MemberForm2011.pdf (PDF file) or visit http://www.hsa-haiku.org/join.htm for additional options.
Please note a correction to the email address for John Han, HSA member. The email address listed in the HSA RIPPLES newsletter was incorrect. The correct email address for John Han is:
George and Dylan Tweney will be guests on NPR's program On Point. They'll be discussing haiku on Wednesday, January 12, 2011 from 11 - noon EST.
Dave Russo <email@example.com> • January 10, 2011
The Haiku Foundation is pleased to announce the start of our second annual HaikuNow! contest. Prizes will be awarded for English-language haiku in three categories: traditional, contemporary and innovative. Anyone is free to enter one unpublished haiku per category. For more information, see the main HaikuNow! page: http://www.thehaikufoundation.org/contest/haiku-now-contest/
Jim Kacian <firstname.lastname@example.org]> • January 9, 2011
Haiku Wars Mystery Solving Contest
In David Lanoue's latest novel, Haiku Wars, an unpublished, book-length haiku manuscript is stolen during the welcoming Wine and Cheese Reception at an international poetry conference. What follows is a haiku-peppered detective story in which the sleuth—a clever ferret with impeccable literary taste—seeks to identify the poem-thief. Red Moon Press invites you to submit your version of the title, first five pages, and index of the mysterious, stolen text. The best "rediscovered" manuscripts as determined by the author, David Lanoue, will receive a gift certificate good for a hundred dollars worth of books. Two runners-up will receive $50 gift certificates. For those of you who already know Haiku Wars, start writing. And for those of you who don't, Red Moon Press offers a discount on purchasing the novel ($12 ppd., but quantities are limited, so don't wait). Deadline for us to receive your submission is midnight on the Ides of March—15March2011. Send your submissions to <email@example.com>. To order the book at a discount, contact Red Moon Press at <firstname.lastname@example.org> with the subject heading "I Found It!" Multiple entries are permitted, and there is no reading fee. Good sleuthing!
Stephen T. Ziliak <email@example.com> • January 4, 2011
Haiku Society of America members may be interested in this short article on haiku & economics published at the Poetry Foundation web site on January 3, 2011:
Roberta Werdinger <firstname.lastname@example.org> • January 3, 2011
ukiaHaiku festival and competition listing
Ukiah is a northern California town whose name, backwards, spells “haiku.” In 2011 the City of Ukiah will hold its ninth annual competition and festival. The competition encourages local, national, and international submissions to the Jane Reichhold International Prize category.
Website Address: www.ukiahaiku.org
Deadline: Friday, March 18, 2011 (postmark or email date)
Judging: Jane Reichhold will judge the Jane Reichhold International Prize category.
Festival and Awards Ceremony: Sunday, May 1, 2011, 2 p.m. Winners are strongly encouraged to attend the festival to read their poems (winners will be contacted in advance of the festival date). Out-of-towners might consider visiting the many world-class tourist destinations surrounding Ukiah--inland wine country and redwood forests, or the Mendocino Coast (a 1-1/2 hour drive from Ukiah) before or after the festival.
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