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4th 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 Sailing…

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Montage #24

Montage #24, presented by Allan Burns, is now up here on The Haiku Foundation website. This week’s theme is “Around the World” and features the work of Ion Condrescu (Romania), K. Ramesh (India) & Bob Lucky (an American residing in…

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Haiku North America 2009

HNA 2009 in Ottawa, Canada, concluded this past weekend, with over 100 poets in attendance. Please share your experiences, thoughts, favorite moments and anything else of interest here with your fellow poets and troutswirl readers.

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Viral 6.2

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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Montage #23

Montage #23, presented by Allan Burns, is now up here on The Haiku Foundation website. This week’s theme is “The Haiku Capital of the Midwest” (which is Dubuque, Iowa, USA) and features the work of Bill Pauly, Raymond Roseliep and…

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3rd 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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Montage #22

Montage #22, presented by Allan Burns, is now up here on The Haiku Foundation website. This week’s theme is “Lifefulness” and features the work of James W. Hackett, Christopher Herold, and translations by R. H. Blyth.                      In one single cry,…

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Viral 5.3

It seems appropriate that this Viral, selected and commented on by Yu Chang, follow Viral 4.3 and Periplum #3, both of which accumulated such great discussions and so many interesting thoughts and readings. One of the key questions it seems…

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Viral 4.3

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 #21

Montage #21, presented by Allan Burns, is now up here on The Haiku Foundation website. This week’s theme is “Birthdays II” and features the work of Lee Gurga, Gary Hotham & Jim Kacian.                                                rows of corn                                                stretch to the horizon—…

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Viral 3.3

Back to our Virals series. Below is Carl Patrick's selection of a Stanford M. Forrester poem, his commentary on it, and where it takes him. Where does it take you? ................................................................................................................................................................................. Virals is a section in which one person choses…

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2nd 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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D. Claire Gallagher

D. CLAIRE GALLAGHER 1941 – 2009 D. Claire Gallagher, a woman of boundless energy and enormous talent, extraordinary haiku poet and friend to many in the community, passed away at home, surrounded by family, on Friday, July 17, 2009, after…

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Periplum #3

Periplum returns this month with the series' third installment. This time it is a sampling of work by Masahiro Koike—work that I think will be exciting, inspiring and challenging for haiku enthusiasts in subject matter as well as expression and…

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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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