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  • 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.

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  • 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 […]

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  • The Plenitude of Emptiness by Hortensia Anderson

    The Plenitude of Emptiness by Hortensia Anderson

    The first (and very well-received) title from Darlington Richards, available through Lulu.com

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Announcing the ‘Journal of Renga & Renku’

    Announcing the ‘Journal of Renga & Renku’

    Following on the success of The Renku Group and the resultant growth of interest in this centuries-old poetic genre, we are pleased to announce our intention to publish a Journal of Renga & Renku.

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