The Renku Group

This is a board for the composition and discussion of collaborative poetry of Japanese origin, in the manner of Matsuo Basho and his followers.

Haikai collaborative poetry has a long history in Japan, where it combines aspects of game-play with literature. It’s a fun and creative group activity which has been growing in popularity in the west in recent years.

To join us follow the simple registration process at and – unless you’re personally known to us, send an email to Moira Richards mr [at] and Norman Darlington norman.darlington [at] stating your name and location, and outlining briefly your interest in renku.

After which we’ll switch on your membership and you’ll receive an email notification. Then come on in and let’s write!