A Journal for Linking Poets
. . . Hadn't realized that even though vertical and not horizontal, LYNX's on-line layout is more like the unscrolling of a japanese scroll then its previous hard copy incarnation -- belatedly, KUDOS --James aka richard witherspoon
It is with great regret that I have to inform you that Professor Vladimir Devide passed away yesterday. Please send a haiku in memory of Vladimir Devide, who passed away on Sunday, August 22, in Zagreb. Your haiku will be published in the haiku magazine IRIS being ready for printing. The deadline is September 15. email: firstname.lastname@example.org Sasa Vazic
BIOGRAPHIES OF CONTRIBUTORS
Sukrita Paul Kumar grew up in Kenya and now lives in Delhi. A recipient of many prestigious fellowships and residencies, she was also an invited Fellow and poet at the International Writing Programme, Iowa, USA. A former Fellow of the Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla, Sukrita has lectured at many universities in India and abroad. She has published five collections of poems in English:Rowing Together, Without Margins, Oscillations, Apurna, and Folds of Silence. A number of Sukrita’s poems have emerged from her experience of working with homeless people. Sukrita’s major critical works include Narrating Partition, Conversations on Modernism, The New Story and Man, Woman and Androgyny. She is the chief editor of the book on Cultural Diversity in India prescribed by the University of Delhi. A solo exhibition of her paintings was also held at AIFACS, Delhi.
Chen-ou Liu is a contributing writer for Rust+Moth and Haijinx Quarterly. He lives in a suburb of Toronto, where he has been struggling with a life in transition and translation. His poetry has been published worldwide and honored with awards, including the Saigyo Awards for Tanka 2009 (honorable mention) and the 2009 San Francisco International Haiku, Senryu, Tanka, and Rengay Competition (tanka third place).Read more of his poetry at his website, Poetry in the Moment, http://chenouliu.blogspot.com/.
Dr. Randy Brooks is Dean of Arts & Sciences at Millikin University where he teaches courses on publishing, haiku traditions, and tanka writing. He is editor of Mayfly magazine and publisher of Brooks Books. He was introduced to modern tanka in 1976 by Dr. Sanford Goldstein and has been writing haiku and tanka ever since. He is the web editor for Modern Haiku magazine and web-editor for Frogpond, journal of the Haiku Society of America.
Dr. Carmella Braniger. email@example.com, a native of Ohio, is a graduate of Muskingum College, Johns Hopkins University, and Oklahoma State University. An Associate Professor of English, she teaches creative writing at Millikin University, in Decatur, Illinois. Her poems have appeared in Sycamore Review, Poems and Plays, MARGIE: The American Journal of Poetry, The Dirty Napkin, and Modern English Tanka. Her chapbook, No One May Follow, was published by Pudding House Publications in 2009. She enjoys gardening, walking, and cooking meals with her husband and daughter.
Jackson Lewis, firstname.lastname@example.org, is a sophomore at Millikin University, majoring in writing with a minor in theater. He began writing tanka in the Tanka Writing Roundtable in the fall 2009, and has found it impossible to stop writing tanka in his pocket journal. He enjoys the social collaboration of creating a tanka sequence such as this round-robin sequence, “Where We Come From: A Tanka Quartet.”
Joseph Bein, email@example.com, is a junior at Millikin University with a double major in theater and writing. He learned the art of writing tanka in the Tanka Writing Roundtable in the Fall 2009 semester, co-taught by Dr. Braniger and Dr. Brooks. He enjoys the challenge of crafting formal verse and seeks to find the music in free-verse tanka poetry.
Virtual Chapbooks (2010) by Richard Kostelanetz
From the old Maascone one dug
He was on his way from Belgium to reconquer the military town of Breda, by a strategical siege. (1624) His enemy was Prince Maurits of Orange.
Spinola found a reposing- and collectionspot at the borders of a former branche of the river Maas. (La Meuse, coming from France)
The river disappeared. In the 19th century the white sand was dug away (for roads and building nearby) and caused a deep, wide lake, loved by hikers and their dogs. Nature is saved here by the village Gilze - Rijen and the national 'Staatsbosbeheer' (company for protection of wood and landscape)They built a cellar for bats, a wall for the nests of borderswallows, a path around the lake and a small carparking.
On the small peninsula, loved by waterbirds, the municipal office of Gilze constructed a path to the three white granite stones, transported from the Ardennen in Belgium.They appear as if they are once left behind and polished by the river.
The poem is meant to stop passers by and let them muse for a moment on this historical and rural spot. Also to conclude how absurd wars are in every time.
The artist Pien Storm van Leeuwen found the place and cut the text into the stone.
Have you ever written a tanka that is on the theme of science or technology or fantasy or science fiction or horror? If so, did you publish it last year?
The Ghazal Page will appear quarterly, starting in September, rather than monthly. The issues will follow this schedule:
The seasons are specific to the northern hemisphere and temperate latitudes. Submissions from other hemispheres and latitudes more than welcome! Special issues based on challenges and other themes will continue. Along with the change in schedule, there will be two or three other changes coming. The book challenge has closed, although entries by 7 August will be considered. I'm beginning work on the book challenge issue and hope to publish it by the end of August.
Subject: Call for Content - Journal of Renga & Renku
Roadrunner X:2 is now online: http://www.roadrunnerjournal.net/
Keibooks is pleased to announce the publication of Atlas Poetica : A Journal of Contemporary Tanka, issue 6 (Summer, 2010). Atlas Poetica, edited by M. Kei, is published in print and digital formats, both available through an online point of sale <http://Lulu.com/Keibooks or through <http://AtlasPoetica.org. ATPO has expanded to contain 84 pages of poetic content in a large, 8.5 x 11 inch format to accommodate individual tanka, tanka prose, tanka sequences, book reviews, articles, and international resources. Print ISSN is 1939-6465 and the digital ISSN is 1945-8908. ATPO is the only tanka journal devoted exclusively to tanka poetry of place. It brings multiple language offerings from poets around the world together in each issue. It is also the only tanka journal that devotes itself to tanka literature in all its forms, including individual tanka, tanka sequences, tanka prose, shaped tanka, book reviews, articles, and international resources. ATPO seeks to publish all forms of tanka tradition and innovation from well-known and emerging poets and authors around the world. For full submission information, please visit the new website at: http://AtlasPoetica.org. ATPO is planning a special issue, ATPO 7, to be dedicated to tanka in translation from around the world, as well as under-represented tanka communities. Already submissions in Lugana, Hebrew, Japanese, German, Romanian, Spanish, Chinese, Dutch, and other languages have been received, and many more are expected and hoped for. In addition, articles covering different tanka traditions, book reviews, announcements, and resources are wanted. Book notes and announcements can be in any language, do not require translation into English, and can be up to 200 words long.Volunteer translators who would like to assist with the effort to update the submission blurbs and information in languages other than English should contact Editor (at) AtlasPoetica (dot) org with a subject of “Translation”. Individuals and organizations who would like to be listed or to update their listing with ATPO should do contact the same address.
Hi All, due to pressures here to make money in a bad time, I'm postponing the first issue of JUXTA. We'll take it in stages. I hope to be back in the saddle in about six months. Everything else remains the same. The very popular Positions feature on the HF website feed will continue, so if you'd like to contribute to that, let me know. Next up is Jane Reichhold's piece; in the pipeline, three more excellent ones: thank you Ray Oliver, Ian Marshall, and Matt Cariello.-Tom D’EvelynSenior Editor, Juxtapositions: The Journal Of Haiku Poetics & Culture
The new issue of CHO, edited by Ken Jones, Jim Kacian and Bruce Ross is online:
An end to the rumors. Simply Haiku didn’t shut down. Only I and Saša Važić, co-owners of the Journal have the authority to do that, and why would we put an end to a journal that has become a beacon light illumination to the English speaking Japanese short form poetry world?After a half year hiatus, Simply Haiku is online and ready to rock the world like never before, with an exciting issue, featuring newly discovered pearls and wise old masters of Japanese short form poetry’s golden heritage!
The International Journal of English Language Japanese Short Form Poetry, Today, the staff of Simply Haiku presents the fruit of hard work, sweat, a true team spirit, and sheer determination, to give back to you the gift some thought they could silence. http://www.simplyhaiku.wordpress.com/
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BIOGRAPHIES OF CONTRIBUTORS
Dr. Randy Brooks
Dr. Carmella Braniger
Silva Ley's Poem Stone
Deborah P Kolodji, president, Science Fiction Poetry Association
The Ghazal Page
Journal of Renga & Renku
Mariko Kitakubo and Linda Galloway
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Next Lynx is scheduled for February, 2011.