Titles Archive

  • JRR3 – Contributors List

    JRR3 – Contributors List

      Toyoko Aisawa: I live in Tokyo and teach Japanese Language and Japanese Culture to the foreign students at UNU-ISP and UNU-IAS, travelling to Shibuya and Yokohama once a week to meet with my students. I first composed kasen in the 1970s with Professor Suzuki Yukio of Waseda University, and Father Peter Milward of Sophia […]

    Read More

  • the Little Book of Yotsumonos

    the Little Book of Yotsumonos

    Darlington Richards are pleased to announce the launch of the Little Book of Yotsumonos. John Carley’s recently-designed four-verse renku format is represented by 60 poems, wherein Carley collaborates with such well-known haikai poets as Hortensia Anderson, Lorin Ford, Carole MacRury, Sandra Simpson, William Sorlien and Sheila Windsor, together with an introduction to the form. “I […]

    Read More

  • 2012 Renku Contest

    2012 Renku Contest

    Prior to our call for content for Journal of Renga & Renku, Issue 3, we are delighted to announce this year’s renku contest which will be judged by Dr Chris Drake, long-time professor of Japanese literature at Atomi University in Japan. Details below: Entry fee: None Deadline: 1 October 2012 Prizes 1. The winning poem […]

    Read More

  • Journal of Renga & Renku 2: list of contributors

    Journal of Renga & Renku 2: list of contributors

    Hortensia Anderson considers renku an instrument of transformation as well as intimacy. She lives in the East Village in NYC with her bengal leopard cat, Camellia. Jeffrey Angles is an associate professor of Japanese and translation at Western Michigan University.  Much of his research on Japanese literature focuses on expressions of erotic desire of modern […]

    Read More

  • Journal of Renga & Renku 1: list of contributors

    Journal of Renga & Renku 1: list of contributors

    Keith Kumasen Abbott: My Zen Teacher loved a big triangular rock I found lying on its side buried in a dry creek in New Mexico, just its speckled salt and pepper ridge showing. He was very excited and said that in Japanese this type was called a “lying-down upright rock.”  So this stone stands straight […]

    Read More

  • Journal of Renga & Renku

    Journal of Renga & Renku

    This exciting new journal is devoted to all aspects of renga and renku. It is published and edited by Norman Darlington and Moira Richards, and launched at the end of 2010. It includes scholarly articles, poems, discussions, contests, critiques and more. Journal of Renga & Renku includes a variety of content that will interest Asian Studies scholars as well as teachers and students of English literature/poetry; we believe it will also be of interest to poets experimenting with the writing of renku in a number of languages around the world today, and to practitioners exploring aspects of renku and its za as an educational/social/therapeutic tool.

    Read More

  • Haikai Talk

    Haikai Talk

    Haikai Talk is an unmoderated discussion group and mailing list. Membership is open to everyone with a serious interest in haikai in the English language. While haikai is taken to mean haiku, haibun, senryu and renku (haikai-no-renga), the scope of the group is such as to include all poetic forms originating in Japan and written […]

    Read More

  • Journal of Renga & Renku: Call for content

    Journal of Renga & Renku: Call for content

    Hello! We're ready to begin accepting offers of content for the second issue of Journal of Renga & Renku.

    Read More

  • The Plenitude of Emptiness

    The Plenitude of Emptiness

    If haibun didn’t exist, it’s possible that Hortensia Anderson would have had to invent it. Once in a while, if we’re lucky, we stumble upon something that is exactly right for us, perhaps only for a moment, perhaps for a lifetime, but something that fits us so well as to seem custommade.

    Read More

  • The Renku Group

    The Renku Group

    An internet space for the composition and discussion of collaborative poetry of Japanese origin, in the manner of Matsuo Basho and his followers.

    Read More