Sunday, April 11, 2010

Issa, Renku, and Andrew Vachss news

A message from David G. Lanoue:

Dear Haiku Friends,

This May will mark the 10th year anniversary of my Haiku of Kobayashi Issa website. As part of a month-long celebration, I'd like to post your messages to Issa. These can be in the form of short notes addressed to Issa, telling him what he means to you--and, if you feel inspired, a haiku on any topic.

Along with these messages and haiku, I'm planning some other special surprises for my website in May--so be sure to stop by!

I appreciate your participation. Thanks!

David G. Lanoue

Francine Banwarth sent this reminder:

The Bernard Lionel Einbond Renku Contest deadline is quickly approaching: in-hand April 30, 2010. Contest information is posted on the HSA website:

Robert Moyer sent this:

Jetted a review link off, a mystery novel by acclaimed writer Andrew Vachss. It's a decent hard-boiled novel that dances around haiku principles.  It's rare to find a mainstream novel that deals with haiku let alone one that does so with respect and competency.

1 comment:

Michael Dylan Welch said...

In addition to Andrew Vachss's novel Haiku, another relatively recent novel that has a lot of haiku in it is Dean Koontz's False Memory. There's a summary of the book at Surprising that the summary doesn't mention haiku, but if you go to and search inside the book preview, you can see that haiku appear frequently, and are also discussed. I have this book, but haven't read it yet. Has anyone else?