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Yuki Teikei Haiku Society:
The Yuki Teikei Haiku Society Retreat at Asilomar: 2007. 2008 (a haibun). 2010.
Toward an Aesthetic for English-Language Haiku by Lee Gurga.
2004 Pescadero Haiku Weekend Workshop (including exercises) with Christopher Herold.
How to write specific forms:
Haibun. Haiku. Hay(na)ku. Rengay. Renku. 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).
Ki no Tsurayuki. Haiku by Marianna Monaco. Patricia J. Machmiller. Shiki (haiku).
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Ki no Tsurayuki
Tosa Nikki. Time Line.
In 935 C.E. the poet and nobleman Ki no Tsurayuki wrote Tosa Nikki, or the Tosa Diary, his creative non-fiction account of his fifty-five-day ocean journey to travel two hundred miles from the province of Tosa back to Kyoto, the then-capital of Japan (see, for example, William N. Porter's 1912 translateion The Tosa Diary). Tsurayuki wrote Tosa Nikki in the character of a woman, reporting in prose the journey that Tsurayuki made and interleaving the text with roughly a poem per day, the majority of the poems being attributed to Tsurayuki (portrayed in the third person in the diary). Tsurayuki used a character set that reinforced the reader's acceptance of the author's female persona: he wrote in phonetic characters that were perceived as the "women's" writing of that day, rather than the ideographs (the "men's" writing) that educated Japanese men were adopting from the Chinese. Each date of the journey could be considered a section heading, dividing the diary into sections.
Facts on the Tosa Nikki journey:
How to Write Poetry.
How to write specific forms: Haibun. Haiku. Hay(na)ku. Rengay. Tanka.
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