One highlight of each Haiku North America conference has been the publication of an anthology of haiku and senryu by conference attendees. At each conference, many attendees enjoy getting their anthologies signed by other attendees. These anthologies have contained at least one haiku from every conference registrant who submitted usually five or more poems by a deadline shortly before each event. In the published anthologies, it was not possible to include everyone who attended, but each anthology does represent the majority of each conference’s attendees. Since the beginning in 1991, each anthology has been published by Press Here, and edited by Michael Dylan Welch, sometimes in conjunction with a coeditor from the region where each conference has been held. Michael has made the following selections from each collection with the intention of representing some of the best poems as well as notable contributors.
Press Here has published the following HNA anthologies. Click each link to read many selected haiku and senryu and other details.. Among the sample poems is one from each anthology by William J. Higginson, who is the only person to have attended every HNA conference in its first nine conferences.
1991: Harvest, Michael Dylan Welch, editor
1993: The Shortest Distance, Ebba Story and Michael Dylan Welch, editors
1995: Northern Lights, Michael Dylan Welch, editor
1997: Shades of Green, Michael Dylan Welch, editor
1999: Too Busy for Spring, Michael Dylan Welch and Lee Gurga, editors
2001: Paperclips, Michael Dylan Welch, Carol Purington, and Larry Kimmel, editors
2003: Brocade of Leaves, Michael Dylan Welch and Yu Chang, editors
2005: Tracing the Fern, Michael Dylan Welch and Billie Wilson, editors
2007: Dandelion Wind, Michael Dylan Welch and Lenard D. Moore, editors
2009: Into Our Words, Michael Dylan Welch and Grant D. Savage, editors
2011: Standing Still, Michael Dylan Welch and Ruth Yarrow, editors
2013: Close to the Wind, Michael Dylan Welch and William Hart, editors
2015: Fire in the Treetops: Celebrating Twenty-Five Years of Haiku North America, Michael Dylan Welch, editor, collecting haiku and senryu from all previous anthologies (see also "Once Upon a Time" for selected poems from 2015)
If you register for the next HNA conference by the announced deadline, you are guaranteed inclusion in the next HNA anthology.