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How to write specific forms:
Haibun. Haiku. Hay(na)ku. Rengay. Tanka.
Ballade. Concrete. Ghazal. Lai. Pantoum. Prose poem. Rondeau. Rubáiyát.
Sestina. Skaldic verse. Sonnet. Terza rima. Triolet. Tritina. Villanelle.
J. Zimmerman (haiku).
J. Zimmerman (tanka).
Jane Hirshfield. James Maughn.
Kay Ryan. Kay Ryan's style. Kay Ryan The Best Of It: New and Selected Poems.
Marianna Monaco. Ouzel (James Arnold). Patricia J. Machmiller. Shiki.
The poet James Maughn is a student of Karate and particularly of the movement sequences called Katas. The Katas teach ways of movement.
Maughn wrote each poem in the book KATA in response to one of the Kata movements that Maughn has studied. The poems depict the energy and the ways of movement but they are not descriptive of the Kata movements. Rather, Maughn says, they are about finding ways in language to express that movement.
It is fascinating to attend a poetry reading by Maughn and hear him speak about his process. His work is both responsive and tangential, both simple and iterative, of fractured and overlaid images.
Here is his first poem:
Pinan sho really no other way how to walk when you know you've been all wrong doing it breathing the same
How to Write Poetry.
How to write specific forms: Haibun. Haiku. Hay(na)ku. Rengay. Tanka.
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© 2010 by J. Zimmerman.
The quoted poem is © 2009-2012 by James Maughn.
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