Episode 6 of the Rattlecast is a departure into the deep psyche—we'll be talking to Richard Gilbert about his book "Poetry as Consciousness" and the concept of the "haiku sanctuary," a zone of knowing between living and dreaming.
As always, we include a live open mic after talking to our guest. For details on how to participate, either pre-recorded or via Skype, go to: https://www.rattle.com/rattlecast/
Find Richard's book, "Poetry as Consciousness," here:
And his essay on haiku sanctuary here:
And find Gendai Haiku's archive of contemporary Japanese haiku poets here:
Join the Haiku Sanctuary:
Richard Gilbert is a tenured Professor of American Literature at the Graduate School of Social and Cultural Sciences, Kumamoto University. In the 1980s, he studied with Beat poets Allen Ginsberg, Gary Snyder, and others at Naropa University (Boulder, Colorado). After receiving an MA in Contemplative Psychology he worked as an clinical outpatient psychotherapist; he received his Ph.D. in Poetics and Depth Psychology in 1990, studying Archetypal Psychology with James Hillman at The Union Institute & University. His book, Poems of Consciousness: Contemporary Japanese & English-language Haiku in Cross-cultural Perspective (2008), was awarded the HSA 2009 Mildred Kanterman Award for Haiku Criticism and Theory. In August 2013, The Disjunctive Dragonfly: A New Theory of English-language Haiku was awarded the Touchstone Prize in criticism. In 2017, he co‑authored Earth in Sunrise: A Course for English-Language Haiku Study.
On the Open Mic:
J. Alan Nelson
Samantha Tisdel Wright