Dragan J Ristic
Wishing you and your family a very Happy Deepavali! May the festival of lights be the harbinger of prosperity and happiness for you!- Rama & Thiagarajan
Hi Jane! Just want you to know I absolutely love the latest addition of Lynx and fully support your idea of symbiosic Poetry. It's a great concept and one I embrace. Susan Galletti Campion (Sue)
Oh, Werner and Jane, how lovely to hear from you twice in the past couple of days! I am grateful for the very charming calendar that you shared. Really fun and lovely! I will enjoy using it throughout the year. I am pleased that you enjoyed the holiday poem. It means a lot to me that you like it! Warmest to you both this new year, which I have a feeling will be good for us all. May you happily create throughout 2014! Sheila Murphy
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My book launch reading/party for In the Name of Wonder, was wonderful: full house (maybe 80 folks) and I sold out of books. (see some photos attached) I'll have to send you your complimentary copy of the book, when I get the next order in (maybe 2-3 weeks). Thanks for your patience. Thanks again for providing inspiring comments for the jacket! Best, Armand Brint
. . .Thanks for this information. I was not familiar with 'underthebasho'. What a great idea. And I really like their five categories of haiku; that is excellent. It parallels my own feelings of how haiku has generated a number of different approaches. I think of them as siblings which share certain family characteristics yet they are all individuals and can be appreciated on their own terms. I am almost finished with my Microcosmos. It got delayed because I was working on my tanka collection, Tanka River which is finally available through Amazon. Our approaches to tanka differ, so as regards the poetics I don't expect you will resonate much with them. But, on the other hand, the seven tanka melodies I've included in the collection are available and usable for a wide range of approaches; so you might be interested there. . . .I am specifically designing Microcosmos for renga that adhere to traditional syllabics. Edith Shiffert's hyakuin follows those parameters. Not very many do. But that's how I've taken to composing renga at this point in my life. This is not a statement of exclusion; I just want a collection that gives breathing room for that approach. I am hoping to gather a second collection (tentative title: 'Parallels') which will cover a wider range of renga approaches; including net renga and other experiments. Just wanted to follow up and explain my thinking about this. I hope this makes sense. Give my best to Werner, as always. Jim Wilson
Flames and Smoke Visible reading/book signing by author, D.S. Lliteras, was televised at the International Association of Firefighters (IAFF) Local 68's Annual Firefighters Retiree Luncheon at Norfolk (Virginia) Fire Department's Fire Station #1and is available by this link on C-Span http://c-spanvideo.org/program/Flames
Dear Ms. Reichhold, My song cycle setting 12 poems of Fumiko Nakajo (in your English translation) will be premiered at this concert on Sunday, Feb. 23 at Cornelia St. Cafe in New York City: http://corneliastreetcafe.com/downstairs/Performances.asp?sdate=2%2F23%2F2014&from_cal=0
old pond/frog jumps in/sound of water
Dan Barth from his sister Karin.
CALLING ALL TANKA WRITERS
Tanka Society of America to Publish 2014 Anthology—Free to Members -
The Tanka Society of America (TSA) has announced plans for a members' anthology, scheduled for release in autumn 2014. For this year only, current members will receive a complimentary copy.
The Heron's Nest is pleased to announce the names of artists whose work has been selected in this year's illustration contest. We were happily overwhelmed with hundreds of beautiful images from which to choose. The following artists will be featured in The Heron's Nest, Volume 15 (2013) (annual print edition):
Hey. I'm really glad you like it. It's just one haiku. QR is an abbreviation for Quick Response Code. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/QR_code. I've learned to program these barcodes so that when you scan them with a smart phone, they reveal a text message. Each "block" makes a line. So someone who can scan the blocks would see text that reads as follows:
2014 will be the 25th anniversary of Lilliput Review and it is still going strong, though I may have lost a step or too. Here's an electronic archive of older issues you can flip through: http://lilliputreviewarchive.weebly.com/
Ardea #3 is now online. Thank you for your support. I hope the wait has
The 32nd issue of the Ghazal Page newsletter is attached. Your suggestions for content or responses to earlier newsletters are always welcome. All the best, Gene Doty firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com http://www.ghazalpage.net; http://genedoty.org
A Hundred Gourds 3:1 is now online. The ninth issue of A Hundred Gourds, a quarterly journal of haiku, haibun, haiga, tanka and renku poetry is now released. The issue marks the beginning of our third year of publishing. Many thanks to our readers and contributors for making AHG the success that it continues to be. We wish you all the Joy of the Season and a Happy and Fruitful New Year.
from a note from Lorin regarding the passing of John M. Carley:
with John in England and me in Australia, I didn't meet him in the flesh. Straightforward and sincere a person as John was, though, he shared a lot via correspndence. He was devoted to his family, had lived and taught in Africa and Italy, was a drummer and recording studio manager ...did lots of things, in fact and never lost the admirable 'common touch', nor his sense of humour or generosity through all the trials of chemotherapy, the last lot a new experimental sort.
Din Brosscher with Thanks to the Kabbala Centre!
Dragan J Ristic
Rama & Thiagarajan
Susan Galletti Campion (Sue)
CALLING ALL TANKA WRITERS
Tanka Society of America
Anne Carly Abad'
The Heron's Nest / John Stevenson
from Jim Babwe
Lilliput Review 25th Anniversary/Don Wentworth
Ardea / John Kinory
Chrysanthemum 14 / Beate Conrad
Haiku Sansaar / Angelee Deodhar
Ghazal Page / Gene Doty
One Hundred Gourds / Lorin Ford
Haibun Today /
A note from Lorin Ford regarding John M. Carley
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