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Contents: Spring 2009, vol 7 no 1

Editor ~ Richard Gilbert [bio] [email]

Editor's Introduction

Six Years of Simply Haiku:
Retrospective Selections 2003-2008,
in Eleven Themes

Selected by Richard Gilbert

Editor ~ Lynne Rees  [bio] [email]

Editor's Introduction

Hortensia Anderson

Collin Barber

Marjorie Buettner

Jim Kacian

ed markowski

Thomas James Martin

Dru Philippou

Ray Rasmussen

Cynthia Rowe

Adelaide B. Shaw

Jeff Streeby

Diana Webb

Renku: Collaborative Linked Verse
Editor ~ Moira Richards [bio] [email]
Introduction to Renku

Renku Editor's Notes

  On Papery Wings
    ~ Vanessa Proctor, Andrew Shimield, Dick Pettit and Frank Williams
  Wisteria Burst
    ~ William Ball, Sasha Dee and Diana Webb
  Shadows and the Moon
    ~ Jim Wilson
  The Art of the Solo Renga
    ~ Jim Wilson

About the Reviews Section
Robert D. Wilson:
  The Flying Pope by Ban'ya Natsuishi, English translations by Jim Kacian
  Seeing It Now: Tanka and Haiku
by Marjorie Buettner
  A Seal Snorts Out The Moon
by Colin Stewart Jones
  Meals At Midnight
by Michael McClintock
  Murmured Conversations: A Treatise on Poetry and Buddhism by the Poet-Monk Shinkei, translation and commentary by Esperanza Ramirez-Christensen
  Emptiness and Temporality:
Buddhism and Japanese Poetics

by Esperanza Ramirez-Christensen
Linda Papanicolaou:
  Jack Fruit Moon, by Robert D. Wilson
Johnye Strickland:
  In the Company of Crows:
Haiku and Tanka Between the Tides

by Carole MacRury
  Wing Beats: British Birds in Haiku
by John Barlow and Matthew Paul

Features: Interviews & Essays
About the Features Section
An Interview with Hasegawa Kai: Part 2
  by Robert D. Wilson
A Brilliant Literature: Robert Wilson Interviews Professor Richard Gilbert, Part II
  by Robert D. Wilson
An Interview with Carole MacRury
  by Robert D. Wilson
English Tanka: How is it Different from English Short Verse?
  by Kozue Uzawa
Tanka by Kisaburo Konoshima
  Newly translated by David Callner

Modern Haiga
Editor ~ Carol Sircoulumb  [bio] [email]
Editor's Introduction
Pris Campbell
Hal Cantwell
Susan Constable
Mary Davila
Allison Millcock
Mary Ann Reilly
Liam Wilkinson
Frank Williams

Traditional Haiga
Editor ~ Carol Sircoulumb  [bio] [email]
Editor's Introduction
Alexis Rotella

Editor ~ Kirsty Karkow [bio] [email]
Editor's Introduction
Jared Carter
Melissa Dixon
Margarita Engle
Angela Leuck
Don Miller
Annette Mineo
John Stevenson
Jeffrey Woodward

Editor ~ Al Pizzarelli  [bio] [email]
Editor's Introduction
Nicholas A. Virgilio, Featured Poet
Senryu - Oddities and Toys

~ Arizona Zipper, Efren Estevez, Alan Pizzarelli, Steve Dolphy, Keith A. Simmonds, Michael McClintock, Garry Gay, Jörgen Johanssen, Alexis Rotella, Cor van den Heuvel, Carol Raisfeld, Carlos Colón, Garry Eaton, Anita Virgil

~ Nicholas A. Virgilio, Carol Raisfeld, Carlos Colón, Ed Markowski, Alan Pizzarelli, Alexis Rotella, Garry Gay, Pamela A. Babusci, Chad Robinson, Anita Virgil, Arizona Zipper

About the Reprints Section
Edith Shiffert, Poet, by Jane Wieman

Management Staff
Managing Editor ~ Robert D. Wilson  [bio] [email]
Associate Editor ~ Johnye Strickland  [bio] [email]
Associate Editor ~ Carol Raisfeld  [bio] [email]
Webmaster ~ Keith Heiberg [bio] [email] 
Contests & Contributors
Editor ~ Carol Raisfeld [bio] [email]
Contributors' Index: All Issues
Current Contests
Index of Features & Reprints: all issues
Issues Archive


Cover and Banner Photo: Jim Swift

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