FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Announcing the Launch of Haiku By Two
Minneapolis, Minn., January 1, 2009 — The start of the new year marks the start of HaikuByTwo.com, a Web site that will post one haiku a day for the entire year.
Haiku By Two was created by Kelly Westhoff and Alison Kehler in an attempt to reestablish a friendship complicated by distance, career, marriage and motherhood.
Currently, Westhoff is an active freelance writer in Minnesota while Kehler, who lives in New York, is the busy mother of an energetic toddler.
The two women met and became friends, however, in 1997 when they were employed as English teachers at the same language school in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Both Westhoff and Kehler mark this experience abroad as a pivotal time in their lives. Because of this, they have always strived to maintain contact. In recent years, though, their friendship has waned.
The purpose of Haiku By Two, therefore, is to rekindle their friendship while practicing art, a pursuit which is important to each of the women.
Westhoff, who holds a degree in creative writing, finessed all the text on the site. Kehler, who earned a degree in fine arts, created the art for the site.
Every day for the entire calendar year of 2009, either Westhoff or Kehler will post a new haiku.
Haiku By Two will also post reviews of haiku-related products and interviews with haiku authors.
In addition, the site will host readers as guest haiku artists.
For more information, contact:
Kelly Westhoff; kelly at haikubytwo dot com.