Recently, my good friend Ibe Kaba invited 49 local Twin Cities writers to write a haiku each for Gambia, and on her 49th independence anniversary, February 18, 2014. My work is among those featured.
According to Ibe, we'll metaphorically "throw the poems in the air and have them land everywhere! On billboards, the radio, in newspapers, the Internet...everywhere! It’s as simple as one haiku, as big as 49 of them! As simple as one small country wrapped around the Gambian River, as big as changing the African narrative!"
Saymoukda Vongsay, Guante, Carolyn Holbrook and Rodrigo Sanchez Chavarria are among those represented.
The main website is located at: http://www.haikusforgambia.com