Archive for January, 2016

Today’s Haiku (December 18, 2015) | Blue Willow Haiku World (by Fay Aoyagi)

鉄道の細く光りて冬の川  神山朝衣

tetsudô no hosoku hikarite fuyu no kawa

              the railway shines

thinly . . .

winter river

Tomoe Kamiyama

Fay Aoyagi, translation
Source: Today’s Haiku (December 18, 2015) | Blue Willow Haiku World (by Fay Aoyagi)

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Hillary Clinton for the Democratic Nomination – The New York Times

Doug Mills/The New York Times

Voters have the chance to choose one of the most broadly and deeply qualified presidential candidates in modern history.

Source: Hillary Clinton for the Democratic Nomination – The New York Times

“Paper Movies” contemporary photobooks exhibition | Joseloff Gallery of the Hartford Art School

if departing

Source: On View

 

 

 

 

It was daunting to walk into an oceanic gallery space streaming with over a hundred photography art books facing up, until I pulled up a stool and opened Black Threads from Meng Chiao (TIS Books, Brooklyn, NY, 2015), a collaboration by the photographer, Justine Kurland, and the poet, John Yau, then one other, Cuny Janssen: Yoshino  (snoeck, Cologne, GR), right up to being told the gallery was about to close for the evening. I am bound to return at least once before the exhibition closes on February 17, 2016. – Donna Fleischer

 

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Black Threads from Meng Chiao

Size 5.75 in x 8 in
Softbound French Fold
Silk Screen Dust Jacket
54 pages
20 tritone plates

Black Threads from Meng Chiao

 

9783864420276

Cuny Janssen: Yoshino

The widest pages, or leaves*, of the staggered, multi-wide book, Yoshino, are those of full-color photographs bleeding off all four sides. These approximate 18 inches of an arm’s length from gutter to foredge, and so may be turned only slowly. Other narrower ones are almost see-through, frosted overlays of various widths with one-sided, dense, generously leaded, black texts of prose and haibun by Bashō (Travel Record of Weatherbeaten Skeleton), Saigyō, and others:

This simple abode

where I don’t even use

all of the clear, clean water

trickling down

between the rocks.

– Saigyō

All in all inspired this poem:

trees’ leaves flap

i turn slowly as if

departing, when

only just arrived

with so sudden a wind.

– Donna Fleischer

*The MAN’YŌSHŪ (万葉集),  or Collection of Ten Thousand Leaves

 

 

Area 17: all those red apples | travelling the monorail – haiku travelling in one line – one line haiku aka monostich aka monoku

Source: Area 17: all those red apples | travelling the monorail – haiku travelling in one line – one line haiku aka monostich aka monoku

CHRIS GORDON raw nervz haiku 1997-2005 | antantantantant

behind the clouds
no brighter than a moon
the white sun

 

Source: CHRIS GORDON raw nervz haiku 1997-2005 | antantantantant

Sam Amidon – As I Roved Out (Official Video) – YouTube

Sam Amidon – Blue Mountains – CARDINAL SESSIONS – YouTube