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Introduction to Renku | New Zealand Poetry Society

Introduction to Renku

by John Carley

Types of Renku

There are several types of renku, but among those being written today are:

  • Kasen – 36 verses
  • Triparshva – 22 verses, divided into 3 “sides” of 6, 10 and 6 verses respectively (invented by Norman Darlington of Ireland)
  • Nijuin – 20 verses
  • Junicho – 12 verses.

Ways of Composing

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Source: Introduction to Renku | New Zealand Poetry Society

an armful of thanks to William Sorlien at Haiku Bandit Society

Andrew Kojima – Chef Koj – Haiku and Sake | Burn The Water

Working with Andrew Kojima (Koj) at his fantastic Japanese restaurant in Cheltenham was great! As part of the Times & Sunday Times Cheltenham Literature Festival where I was Haiku Poet in Residence. . .

Source: Andrew Kojima – Chef Koj – Haiku and Sake | Burn The Water

The Junicho Video – Renku Book, 2015

Similar to an exquisite corpse, renku is composed as a counter-narrative according to a complex set of rules based on the structural devices of “link and shift”. In addition to many other parameters, the verses of a renku must travel through all four seasons, comment on love, and address both the moon and blossom.

– Eve Luckring

The Junicho Video – Renku Book, 2015

A Shisan | A Hundred Gourds Journal

A Cat’s Footprints

spring mud—
a cat’s footprints
on the hood
Taro
shadow of a crocus
on the doorstep
Donna
butter melts
in the cast iron pan,
hotcakes sizzle
Kris
***
she also brings coffee
with cream and sugar
William
with a whisper
tan lines disappear
in the grass
Donna
a contrail fades to blue
over a nameless ocean
William
***
the full moon
in the sake overflow
on the table
Dennis
coyote cries echo
from Metacomet’s mountain
Donna
children giggle
through the ghost story’s
twists and turns
Dennis
***
counting the winnings
forgetting his age
William
the Jizo’s smiles
seem to grow under
their snowy straw hats
Kris
a salt sea breeze
at the kitchen window
Dennis

A Shisan renku composed on Skype, March 19, 2014

Donna Fleischer, USA
Dennis Chibi Holmes, USA
Taro Kunugi, Japan
Kris Moon, sabaki, Japan
William Sorlien, USA

Tomegaki:

Earlier this year Taro Kunugi, the leader of the Renku Cafe “Under the Cherry Blossoms” group on Facebook, asked me to lead a shisan with William, Chibi and Donna.

Since I prefer to do renku in person, in real time, we asked Chibi to help us with a Skype session. We all submitted a hokku, but, as sabaki, I wanted to honor Taro, so offered a haiku he had written recently. We all agreed that it would be fun to follow. Our energy was high as everyone was trying to submit a verse for each line. We were in sync as a group and it was delightful to write together. We hope to be creating renku together often.

Metacomet: (ca. 1639 – August 12, 1676), also known as King Philip or Metacom, or occasionally Pometacom, was a war chief or sachem of the Wampanoag Indians in the New England region of the USA.

A Hundred Gourds Journal: haiku, tanka, haibun, haiga, renku.

The Salted Sea Bream – World’s First Zip Kasen Renku & Tomegaki from Eiko Yachimoto | Burn The Water

The Salted Sea Bream – World’s First Zip Kasen Renku & Tomegaki from Eiko Yachimoto | Burn The Water.

Area 17: Renku poetry: A Cup of Snow – One of the earliest examples of the rokku form in English.

Area 17: Renku poetry: A Cup of Snow – One of the earliest examples of the rokku form in English..

Poems and Poetics: A Round of Renshi & the Poet as Other: An Experiment in Poesis (Part Three)

Poems and Poetics: A Round of Renshi & the Poet as Other: An Experiment in Poesis (Part Three).

The Haiku Path, a workshop by Stanford M. Forrester

 

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St. Olaf Asian Studies Haiku Documentary Pt 1