1st EUROPEAN HAIKU CONGRESS, BAD NAUHEIM, GERMANY, 2005
Bad Nauheim is a small town, less than half an hour north of Frankfurt by slow train; the village of Steinfurth is situated about one kilometer north of the town center. Here on Pentecost weekend, May 14–15, 2005, in the Rose Room (Rosensaal), the 1st European Haiku Congress took place. The gathering was organized by the German Haiku Society. Around 60 poets from more than a dozen European countries and Japan were in attendance. The main portion of the congress consisted of lectures from the various haiku societies; summaries are presented here. After the congress a number of the participating poets composed a renku by email; that text is also reproduced here.