Post-Katrina Moon Gazing Party

January 14th, 2006, New Orleans Haiku Society co-founder Johnette Downing hosted a moon party at her home—a reunion of group members, many of whom hadn't seen each other since our Hurricane Katrina exile.

Hugs all around. Johnette and Karel.

Johnette, Kathleen, and Johnette's impressive munchie spread. There was also soup and jambalaya in the kitchen.

Vaughn looks over some of the group's hurricane haiku.

Juliet and Isabel

Getting down to business.

Isabel and Kathleen

Co-founder David G. Lanoue

Carolyn moon-gazing.


Karel, Leo, and Mr. Bones


It was good to be back in New Orleans, back together—those of us who could make it. For other members, who Katrina has displaced from New Orleans perhaps forever, we miss you!

Photographs by David G. Lanoue, Kathleen Davis, and Carolyn Noah-Graetz