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Carlos Colón: In his own words

Started by sandra, November 10, 2016, 09:12:42 PM

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sandra

The page about the passing of Carlos has moved off the THF home page and as I didn't add the link until just before it disappeared, I thought I would repost it here.

Last year, by accident(!), Carlos sent me a selection of his favourites among the haiku he had written with a few notes about each. I remembered it a few days after receiving word of his death and have now posted the piece on my blog. You can read it here:

https://breathhaiku.wordpress.com/2016/11/08/carlos-colon-in-his-own-words/

- Sandra Simpson

Jan Benson

Thanks, Sandra.
My condolences.
Jan Benson
---1st Prize_The Italian Matsuo Basho Award 2016 (Int'l Foreign Language)
---A Pushcart Nominated Poet, (haiku "adobe walls").
---"The poet is accessible, the poet is for everyone." Maya Angelou

AlanSummers

Many thanks Sandra.

I managed to locate the post if people would like to leave messages both here, and here:

Elvis Has Left the Building . . .
http://www.thehaikufoundation.org/2016/11/03/elvis-has-left-the-building/

And also here:

Carlos Colón shares the boomerang effect he has with his first teacher of haiku:
http://www.thehaikufoundation.org/2016/08/15/how-we-haiku-teaching-stories-7/

Such a wonderful man lost to us far too early.

warm regards,

Alan
Alan Summers,
founder, Call of the Page
https://www.callofthepage.org

Lorraine Pester

Quote from: Alan Summers on November 11, 2016, 10:06:39 AM
Many thanks Sandra.

I managed to locate the post if people would like to leave messages both here, and here:

Elvis Has Left the Building . . .
http://www.thehaikufoundation.org/2016/11/03/elvis-has-left-the-building/

And also here:

Carlos Colón shares the boomerang effect he has with his first teacher of haiku:
http://www.thehaikufoundation.org/2016/08/15/how-we-haiku-teaching-stories-7/

Such a wonderful man lost to us far too early.

warm regards,

Alan

Alan,

I'll admit that at first I didn't make the connection between Carlos Colon, Basho and his Elvis persona.

I so enjoyed your links in your comment 'Elvis has left the building. Thank you for taking the time. He will be sorely missed.

Lorraine
My entire soul is a cry, and all my work is a commentary on that cry.   Nikos Kazantzakis

Jan Benson

Just came across this booklet of "eye-KU" by Carlos Colon in the THF Archive of freebie chapbooks.

https://www.thehaikufoundation.org/omeka/items/show/474

Jan
---1st Prize_The Italian Matsuo Basho Award 2016 (Int'l Foreign Language)
---A Pushcart Nominated Poet, (haiku "adobe walls").
---"The poet is accessible, the poet is for everyone." Maya Angelou

flowerfox

#5
Just had a quick look at is, very clever.

Parallel haiku also caught my eye.
Will have a closer look later today.

I particularly like, no 17.

Jan Benson

4/10/17

Came across this compilation of 2 min 50 seconds of Carlos Colon's readings on this pod cast.
Seems to have been created in 12/2016 as a tribute.

Click the link, scroll down and tap on the pod cast to download/begin.

https://www.haikuchronicles.com/podcasts/2017/e36-miniku-carlos-colon

Jan
---1st Prize_The Italian Matsuo Basho Award 2016 (Int'l Foreign Language)
---A Pushcart Nominated Poet, (haiku "adobe walls").
---"The poet is accessible, the poet is for everyone." Maya Angelou

flowerfox

Brilliant, Jan, what a talent. Thanks for sharing.

Jan Benson

Just Sharing:

Carlos Colon is now a "Legend" in The Living Senryu Anthology...

http://senryu.life/poets-index/54-index-c/col%C3%B3n,-carlos.html

Jan In Texas
---1st Prize_The Italian Matsuo Basho Award 2016 (Int'l Foreign Language)
---A Pushcart Nominated Poet, (haiku "adobe walls").
---"The poet is accessible, the poet is for everyone." Maya Angelou

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