A Journal for Linking Poets
Glenn R. Frantz
Anthony Anatoly Kudryavitsky
. . . I am very saddened to hear about the demise of the Participation Renga. Just wanted you to know that I send these links (below) at the end of April. Perhaps you never received them. I had been hoping with the renga "Smoking Gun" to try to coax Zane Parks, Jeanne Cassler, and Emily Romano into responding, since they seemed to have enjoyed the similar enjambment renga - "OPENEDOOR." Nevertheless, I support your decision. Even if you had gotten my links, that would have meant just Paul and me had responded. That is hardly enough to continue the feature. Love and Blessings, Carlos Colón
. . .I'm very pleased to report that Bay Weekly, a well known weekly newspaper serving the Chesapeake Bay region, has featured my tanka in its summer supplement '101 Ways to Have Fun - Summer 2007.' Coming in at #5 on their list is 'Pen a Poem.' It features tanka exclusively, and reprints three of my poems from Heron Sea. I am not only pleased they asked to reprint my work, but that they put writing poetry so high on their list of fun summer activities. I am an advocate of making poetry accessible to ordinary people, and I'm I think they did a lovely job with the article. M. Kei
. . .Lorraine Harr recorded herself reading the haiku she wrote for four of her books. I had them put on CDs and will sell the four for $12. If you're interested let me know. I have a limited number now, but can always have more made. The books recorded are: Tombo, The Red Barn, A Flight of Herons and
. . .My book Lip Prints will be out soon. Denis Garrison of MET is putting out several of my books, Eavesdropping which is available now (it's a revision of Clouds In My Teacup –I took the clunkers out. Ouch (senryu) will be out any day, and then Lip Prints and another which I'm working on, mostly tanka. All Lulus. They turn out beautiful books and I'm happy with the quality of Eavesdropping. Please give my best to Werner; I hope his health and yours are getting better and better. Warmly, Alexis Rotella
. . .Evelyn Yates passed away about a two weeks ago. A memorial is being planned by her sister and nephew on September 27 from 1 - 3 p.m. at The Great Hall of the Arts, and Letters Club, 14 Elm Street, in Toronto. You may recall, I shared a table with her at the Small Press Book Show (for ten years).And she attended most of the renga seminars of the Canadian Author's Association. I believe she read/featured at the Art Bar, once, before the Imperial Library Pub.She was assembling her second collection, but it is not clear yet what
her family intend to do with it, as such it's out of my hands (so far). I might be able to finish the editing to get it published. I might be reading at Evelyn's memorial. Not a venue I expected. Nor look forward to. Her favorites Rilke, Rumi, perhaps Basho, of course her own work from Karumi Moon. I haven't seen her newest collection; she was secretive about it, but she did mention it was all but finished. I will
set up a table for her at the Small Press Fair, in October/November, I already asked the organizers. Evelyn Yates worked as secretary assistant at the Addiction Research Foundation in Toronto and for 35 years
. . .I recently discovered Lynx, and was pleased by the variety of poetic forms and activities represented. Here's a baker's dozen of haiku-like poems of my own, for your consideration. A note about how these were composed: They are derived from a collection, which I found in a second-hand bookstore, of English-language translations of classical Japanese haiku. The translations adhered (mostly) to the 5-7-5 syllable pattern, but were printed so that the middle line was split into two shorter lines; thus each haiku occupied four lines. I composed my own four-line poems by taking a first line from one haiku, a second line from a different one, and so forth. Thank you for reading my work! Glenn R. Frantz
. . .I am submitting for your consideration several haibun that are presently unpublished. As you know from my participation on your forum, I do workshop my haibun. My bio: Ray Rasmussen lives in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. His haiku, haiga, haibun and articles have been accepted for publication in Modern Haiku, Frogpond, Contemporary Haibun, Simply Haiku, Heron's Nest, Road Runner, Bottle Rockets, Contemporary Haibun Online, Haigaonline, Tinywords, Haiku Harvest, the World Haiku Review and other venues. He is the technical editor and designer of the Contemporary Haibun Online website. His web site designs are currently used by Simply Haiku and Roadrunner online journals. In a previous life, Ray thinks he may have been a university professor. Presently he enjoys the writing, photography, and wilderness hiking. Sincerely, Ray Rasmussen
. . .I hope that my message will find you in the best health. I am Clelia Ifrim from Romania and after many years I write you again .My husband, poet Dumitru D.Ifrim passed away on July 13, 2005. I send you an essay about one of his haiku:
Wilderness of beach -
. . .I thought your site's visitors might appreciate a link to a new project I've launched called Haiku for You. It's a collaborative internet art project centered around haiku images. I hope you enjoy it! Cheers, H4U
. . . I'm sending you a pdf. review copy of The Book Of Hopes And Dreams. It's a charity, poetry anthology, published to raise money for the Medical Aid (Afghanistan) appeal of the Glasgow-based charity Spirit Aid, which is an entirely volunteer run organization, headed by Scottish actor and director, David Hayman. As a volunteer organization, Spirit Aid are able to ensure that 90% of all the funds they raise go straight to the projects they are involved in (unlike most of the bigger charities whose admin and advertising budgets swallow huge percentages of all donations). The Book Of Hopes And Dreams, which is a celebration of the human spirit (even in times of great adversity) has captured the imagination
. . .Thank you for your welcome note last winter, and for your invitation to send new cinquains to Lynx. I have included sixteen of them here in the hopes that a few will be acceptable. My big news at the moment is book news – I finally have a book with an ISBN: my book Sometimes In Balance was published in June! It is available for world-wide distribution via Lulu.com who ships directly to people's homes if they order the book from them.* You can see details about the book, including an introduction by Jerry H. Jenkins, by browsing for my name in Lulu or, more easily, by just clicking through via my own site to the right Lulu pages. Best regards, Alan Reynolds
. . .Just a quick announcement about some good reading at Tanka Online:Tanka Online at _www.tankaonline.com_ (http://www.tankaonline.com/) , is now featuring guest poet, Laura Maffei, the founding editor of the print journal, American Tanka, and whose first collection of tanka, drops from her
. . .The new issue of Contemporary Haibun Online edited by Ken Jones, Jim Kacian and Bruce Ross is now online. Featured are: Hortensia Anderson, Ken Arnold, Ed Baker, Sharon Trevelyan Dean, IzabelGanz, Jerry Gill, Clyde Glandon, Robert Hecht, Ellen Kombiyil, Mary Mageau, Andrea Miller, Sabine Miller, Linda Papanicolaou, Zane Parks, Patricia Prime, Ray Rasmussen, Moira Richards, Adelaide Shaw, Richard Straw, Dave Tilley, Jeffrey Winke, Jeffrey Woodward, Rafal Zabratynski. CHO accepts submissions any time during the year. Usually you will receive a response from our editors within one month of submission. Ray Rasmussen, managing & technical editor, cho
. . .Announcing the 6th Tanka Poetry Contest for high school students – The SEITO Hyakunin Isshu– Deadline for submissions: November 9, 2007. For further information.
. . .The new issue of Shamrock Haiku Journal, the online magazine of the Irish Haiku Society, is now available at www.freewebs.com/shamrockhaiku/currentissue.htm Shamrock is an international quarterly online journal that publishes quality haiku, senryu and haibun in English, and has a home page at www.freewebs.com/shamrockhaiku Shamrock Haiku Journal is calling for submissions from local, national and international haiku poets for the next issue, which will be out in early December 2007. Please submit your work to Dr. Anthony Anatoly Kudryavitsky, Editor. The deadline for submissions is November 31st, 2007. See submissions guidelines. Please note that haibun submissions are closed until January 2008.Anthony Anatoly Kudryavitsky
H A I K U S P I R I T W E E K E N D is to be organised in association with - haiku ireland - next November 16-18, 2007 in Duleek, near Dublin, in a superb location: Annesbrook House.
About the Weekend
This weekend is dedicated to haiku (and related forms) and will offer participants various activities to learn more about haiku and opportunities to discuss share, appreciate and enjoy the Way of Haiku in a peaceful and comfortable setting and in a friendly and organised atmosphere. Activities will include workshops, ginko, kukai, group discussions. The venue will be fully dedicated to the programme and will also host a Haiku Library with plenty of haiku books and journals, for the duration of the weekend. See the provisional Programme and Library listing below for more information.
The weekend package includes:
Weekend Fee The package price for the weekend is [€220/€210 for - haiku ireland - members].
Annesbrook is set in the Boyne Valley in the heart of archaeological Meath only 7 minutes from world-famous and historical Newgrange and less than half an hour from the Hill of Tara, Monasterboice, Trim Castle, Kells and important archaeological sites.
The 19th Century 2 acre walled garden provides most of the organic vegetable and fruit produce served for the meals at Annesbrook. The Orchard also dates from the 19th Century and contains many old varieties of apple including 'Blood of the Boyne' which until very recently was thought to be extinct.
To know more about Annesbrook, visit the site at: www.annesbrook.com
Transport Car: 40 minutes away from Dublin city centre
For More Information Do not hesitate to contact me for any further information or query. Hope to see you there to enjoy and share the Way of Haiku together! Gilles Fabre
Atlas Poetica : A Journal of Poetry of Place in Modern English Tanka welcomes international submissions in any language, provided they are accompanied by English translation. In addition, we will be including a list of international resources and short announcements relevant to
poetry of place tanka on a space available basis in each issue.
Next Lynx is scheduled for February, 2008 .