Haiku Chronicles Haiku Chronicles is podcast designed to provide a better understanding and appreciation of the art of Haiku and its related forms including senryu, renku, tanka, haibun and haiga.

April 7, 2014  

Haiku Chronicles is back on the fire with a discussion and review of two books by Gary Snyder, “Danger on Peaks” and “Back on the Fire” with hosts Donna Beaver and Alan Pizzarelli. This episode includes excerpts of Gary Snyder reading from his book, “Danger on Peaks” and more.

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May 19, 2013  


Al and Donna revisit the subject of parodies in senryu with guest poets Anita Virgil, Cor van den Heuvel , and a special cameo reading by Nick Virgilio.  This episode includes Anita reading from her essay, “New Wine from Old” followed by collaborative reading of modern English language senryu parodies and a discussion of creating  parodies today.

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February 25, 2013  

A video montage of urban haibun, haiku and senryu featuring poets, Naia, Deborah P Kolodji and Gregory Longenecker; with photographs, video clips and classic jazz music.

Special thanks to the poets and photographers who contributed to this episode.

Thanks to jazz-on-line.com for the public domain classic jazz music.

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September 24, 2012  

Video Episode: Distinguished scientist, scholar, and haiku poet, Dr. Akito Arima joins us in a conversation on the subject of a ginko walk, writing haiku, and seeing the world with new eyes.

HD video available on Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/49465345

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July 14, 2012  

In this episode, the poetic form of sequences is explored with guest poets Cor van den Heuvel, Emiko Miyashita, and Bruce Kennedy. Featuring Alexis Rotella reading her classic sequence, “After an Affair; also, two new sequences by Cor van den Heuvel, “Scuba Diver” and “Long Stakeout.”

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March 18, 2012  

Guest poets Cor van den Heuvel,  Emiko Miyashita, and Bruce Kennedy join Al and Donna in an open discussion on haiku as a way of life.

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