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kj’s poem ‘tulips bought from a store’ made the short list in the poetry category of the Federation of British Columbia Writers 2021 Literary Contest – it will appear in the contest anthology!!

upcoming events:


kj has been invited to read at VerseFest 2023 in Ottawa – 22 March – with Philomene Kocher!! If you can’t join us in person, please join us online – details here

The CJUC radio gig featuring kj & members of the solstice haiku discussion group has been postponed… to Sunday 12 March 2023 at 7 pm Yukon Time – link to follow…

the solstice haiku discussion group will once again put together a display at the Whitehorse Public Library for April – National Poetry Month – this year, the theme will be JOY

kj will present an in-person haiku workshop in Whitehorse on 17 April 2023 for International Haiku Poetry Day – registration for ‘Short Form Poetry – Haiku 101’ opens 02 March

click here for more information & to register

four members of the solstice haiku discussion group will read at a zoom event in April 2023 – Federation of BC Writers 2023 Regional Spotlight reading

contact kj for more info…

ongoing projects:

Wednesday Writers – a group of writers who meet weekly in Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, to work independently on their own projects, talk about books, & support each other…

solstice haiku discussion group – a monthly haiku discussion group in Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, founded & facilitated by kjmunro since 2014… (on Facebook: solstice haiku)

The Haiku Foundation Troutswirl Blog – Haiku Dialogue feature – kjmunro was invited to contribute a weekly blog post for The Haiku Foundation, which began in January 2018… she created the feature Haiku Windows, followed by A Sense of Place, & each week selected from the poems submitted for the column, & added commentary on a few of the poems… she now manages Haiku Dialogue with guest editors…

Old News:

kj’s poem won First Place in the Bloodroot Haiku Award of the North Carolina Poetry Society Pinesong Awards for 2020

Watch the online launch of the anthology Sweet Water: Poems for the Watersheds (Caitlin Press, 2020) (kjmunro appears at ~ 18:20) – 22 April 2020

Watch the poetry readings at the North Carolina Poetry Society Sam Ragan Awards Day which took place on 09 May 2020 (kjmunro appears at ~55:45)

kj is honoured to have been the judge for The Betty Drevniok Award 2020 haiku contest of Haiku Canada – see the results here

Watch kjmunro at Char’s Landing, Alberni Valley Words on Fire event, 24 June 2020

photos of kj reading at the 2020 KIAC Yukon Riverside Arts Festival in Dawson City, Yukon here

kj is honoured to have been the judge for the ‘Haiku’ category of the 23rd Annual International Writing Contest of Northwestern Ontario Writers Workshop – NOWW – in 2021 – check here for the results

kj participated in a regional reading for the Haiku Canada Weekend 2021 celebration – Saturday 22 May 2021 – on zoom…

kj participated at the 2021 Yukon Riverside Arts Festival in Dawson City, Yukon – here are photos

& she visited Tombstone Territorial Park in September 2021

kj read at PIVOT POETRY CRAWL in Whitehorse, Yukon 11 January 2022

kj read at Poetry Open Mic (Virtual) on Sunday 06 February 2022 organized by Charlotte Digregorio

kj read at a chapbook launch at Planet Earth Poetry on 22 February 2022

the solstice haiku discussion group presented a display at the Whitehorse Public Library to celebrate National Poetry Month – April 2022

kj participated in two online events at the Haiku Canada Conference 2022: she co-presented a discussion called ‘Art of Ginko – Taking Unusual Paths’ on Wednesday 18 May, & she was one of the readers of the ‘BC and Territories Regional Reading’ on Saturday 21 May 2022

thanks to Wordstorm Society of the Arts, Nanaimo, BC & the League of Canadian Poets, kj participated in these events in May 2022:

the solstice haiku discussion group was invited back to the Whitehorse Community Garden to read garden poems – 11 August 2022

kj was a participant in Yukon Artists @ Work 2022 En Plein Air Festival, along the Whitehorse riverfront 25-28 July 2022 – & the works created during the festival were on display for the month of August…

Yukon Words panel poster
Yukon Words Mini-Festival 2022 panel discussion

kj hosted Yukon Words Out Loud on zoom featuring the fabulous Victoria, BC poet Terry Ann Carter, along with readings from solstice members Lillian Nakamura Maguire & Sandra St-Laurent

here are photos