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Coleman Barks in an interview on spirituality

Coleman Barks is a poet whose translations of the 13th century Sufi mystic Jalal al-Din Rumi are the best-selling poetry books in America. When I asked him, “How important is spirituality in your everyday life?,” his answer illustrated how spirituality can…

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More on Gary Hotham

When I met Don Wentworth of Modest Proposal Chapbooks and Lilliput Review at Haiku North America, it was a lucky day. Gary Hotham is one of my favorite poets. I always carry around his book, Breath Marks. Don was fortunate…

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Do we need this haiku?

I heard something inspiring during yesterday's commute, Krista Tippett's radio show, On Being. This episode was about creativity. Her guest was Neuropsychologist Rex Jung. When asked to define creativity, he fleshed out three components. Ideally, in his opinion, a creative…

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A National Haiku Writing Month challenge

Last February was the first National Haiku Writing Month (Twitter tag #NaHaiWriMo). The premise was simple—write a new haiku each day of the month. Organizer Michael Dylan Welch offered a variety of web resources, a homepage, a Facebook page, background…

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