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Bill welcomes poet and publisher Michael Dylan Welch to the show. Michael has been investigating haiku and related poetry since 1976. He founded his press, Press Here, in 1989, and cofounded Haiku North America in 1991 and the American Haiku Archives in 1996. He founded the Tanka Society of America in 2000, the Seabeck Haiku Getaway in 2008, and National Haiku Writing Month (www.nahaiwrimo.com) in 2010. Michael was keynote speaker for the 2013 Haiku International Association convention in Tokyo. He has published his poetry, essays, and reviews in hundreds of journals and anthologies in more than twenty languages, and has also published numerous books. Should be fun!