Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Just out - Modern Haiku!

Delighted to have a poem in the current issue of Modern Haiku!

reclining Buddha

another bud


~Lorraine A Padden

Modern Haiku 53:2, page 71

Sunday, June 12, 2022

Discussing my poetry!

Many thanks to Geoff O'Keeffe and Zen Peacemakers International for inviting me to share and discuss my work-in-progress collection of haiku and related short form poetry titled "Upwelling" -- hope you enjoy the video of our conversation.

Link here:

Saturday, June 4, 2022

I'm so honored to have the chance to share and discuss my work! Please join the live chat onThursday, June 9, 2022!

Facebook Live: Peacemaker Chat with

Lorraine Padden

Exploring her recent poetry collection:

Thursday, June 9, 2022, at 12:00 PM U.S. Eastern

(Approx. 30 minutes)

Please join our Executive Director Geoff Shōun O'Keeffe, in a Peacemaker Chat on Facebook Live with Lorraine Padden, an award-winning haiku poet, dancer, singer, and non-profit leader who is also an active member and student of the Zen Peacemaker Order. Lorraine will share some of her latest poetry from “Upwelling,” a collection-in-progress that arose in response to the growing epidemic of undeniable violence and suffering exercised upon our natural and human world.

The conversation will explore Haiku and its related short forms as tiny gestures that bear witness to much greater truths—gestures offered in the hope that resilience, resistance, and compassionate action may arise and prevail.

To join this live event, please go to this Facebook page.
This is a free event and open to anyone with access to Facebook.

Please note that the above scheduled time is in the U.S. Eastern (New York) time zone. Please check your local time by entering your city HERE.


Friday, June 3, 2022

walking meditation

Thank you Sean Lynch for including my poem in this week's Nick Virgilio Haiku in Action offering. Greatly appreciated and congratulations to the other featured poets!