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Montage #20

Montage #20, presented by Allan Burns, is now up here on The Haiku Foundation website. This week’s theme is “Moonstruck” and features the work of Margaret Chula, Taneda Shōichi 種田 正一 (Santōka 山頭火) and Natsume Sōseki 夏目金之助.                                 Walking under the…

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news (7.17.09)

A few news items for troutswirl readers. First and foremost, I would like to point out to everyone some of the hard and creative work The Haiku Foundation's Webmaster, Dave Russo, has done. On the right hand side of the…

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Envoy 3

It has become the norm on troutswirl to switch gears, and so I'd like to do so once again and present a new installment of Envoys (a description of which is just below this note). I had wanted to present…

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Montage #19

Montage #19, presented by Allan Burns, is now up here on The Haiku Foundation website. This week’s theme is “Quotidian Moments” and features the work of Dee Evetts, Carolyn Hall & John Stevenson.                     winter commute                     my hand finds a warm…

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Viral 1.4

This week troutswirl has experienced some great activity. The posting of Viral 1.3 garnered an interesting debate which, it seems, my own excessiveness may have stifled the flow of; for that I apologize. One particular item on the news posting…

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Sails (an introduction)

- Sails - (an introduction) by Peter Yovu A dawn harbor, safe haven for sailors. The smell of salty rope, of tar, the sulfur of piled kelp, but also the bracing smell of the sea itself, a breeze coming in…

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1st Sailing

Sails is a section of troutswirl that is devoted to presenting questions for discussion and debate on the nature and possibilities of haiku. Sails will be overseen by Peter Yovu. For an introduction to this section, see Sails. ............................................................................................................................................................................... 1st…

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Viral 2.3

Virals is a section in which one person choses a haiku by another person and comments on that haiku. Then the author of that haiku is invited to select a haiku by someone else and comment on that poem, and…

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Montage #18

Montage #18, presented by Allan Burns, is now up here on The Haiku Foundation website. This week’s theme is “Transience” and features the work of Issa 一茶 (born Kobayashi Yataro 小林弥太郎), Charles B. Dickson & John Brandi.

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and the winner is . . .

- Sails - Submitted by Antonella Filippi Congratulations! Antonella's "Sails" was chosen from over 80 submissions. For her winning submission, she will receive a copy of John Wills' out of print haiku collection, Reed Shadows. Many thanks to everyone who…

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news (7.2.09)

Some news items: DailyHaiga (an edited journal of contemporary and traditional haiga) is a new online gallery, now up here, that will be publishing a new haiga daily. DailyHaiga's Editor is Linda M. Pilarski and its Associate Editors are Patrick…

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Viral 1.3

Virals is a section in which one person choses a haiku by another person and comments on that haiku. Then the author of that haiku is invited to select a haiku by someone else and comment on that poem, and…

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Collage Haiku

Here is something I recently found and thought readers might be interested in reading and thinking about. Others' Lines (Second Series) by David Giannini is an e-book of Collage Haiku published in 2003 by Shearsmen Books on their website. Click…

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Viral 6.1

Virals is a section in which one person choses a haiku by another person and comments on that haiku. Then the author of that haiku is invited to select a haiku by someone else and comment on that poem, and…

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Montage #17

Montage #17, presented by Allan Burns, is now up here on The Haiku Foundation website. This week’s theme is “Birthdays,” marking the birth this week of three major voices in English-language haiku: Martin Shea, Nick Virgilio and John Wills.                                    they…

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Viral 5.2

Virals is a section in which one person choses a haiku by another person and comments on that haiku. Then the author of that haiku is invited to select a haiku by someone else and comment on that poem, and…

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Pennsound

Pennsound, launched in 2005, "is a Web-based archive for noncommercial distribution of the largest collection of poetry sound files on the Internet." It is both an archive of poets reading their own poems and recordings of discussions about poetics. Funding…

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Viral 4.2

Virals is a section in which one person choses a haiku by another person and comments on that haiku. Then the author of that haiku is invited to select a haiku by someone else and comment on that poem, and…

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