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Haiku Chronicles is designed to provide a better understanding and appreciation of the art of Haiku and its related forms including senryu, renku, tanka, haibun and haiga. In these podcasts, poets Alan Pizzarelli and Donna Beaver will discuss the origins and poetic principles of these poetic forms in the English language, featuring poems by the most prominent poets of the genre.

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Haiku Chronicles is designed to provide a better understanding and appreciation of the art of Haiku and its related forms including senryu, renku, tanka, haibun and haiga. In these podcasts, poets Alan Pizzarelli and Donna Beaver will discuss the origins and poetic principles of these poetic forms in the English language, featuring poems by the most prominent poets of the genre.

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    HC Episode 43: Haiku Getaway

    HC Episode 43: Haiku Getaway

    Video Episode: Join us in the forests of Washington state for a nature walk with poet and naturalist, Ruth Yarrow at the Seabeck Haiku Getaway (2014). The Haiku Getaway is an annual retreat held every October and sponsored by the poetry group, Haiku Northwest. The video ends with a few poems by Ruth Yarrow, followed by a selection of haiku by other poets at the Getaway.

    • 12 min
    HC Episode 42: Strictly for the Birds

    HC Episode 42: Strictly for the Birds

    Come fly with us in celebration of our feathered friends the birds with special guests, poems, bird calls, music, and humor that is strictly for the birds.

    • 17 min
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    HC Episode 41: 9/11 Memorial

    HC Episode 41: 9/11 Memorial

    Host and poet Alan Pizzarelli wrote this haiku in the mid-1990's. Since 9/11 in 2001, this haiku has resonated with an added meaning for many readers. Let us not forget, the memory of our peaceful world, before that horrible day and make for a more peaceful future.

    The video footage is one of the twin towers reflecting pools and falls at the 9/11 Memorial. Each of the falls sits within the footprint where the Twin Towers once stood.

    • 1 min
    HC Episode 40: Teaching Haiku

    HC Episode 40: Teaching Haiku

    Poets/Teachers Tom Painting and Arlie Parker offer invaluable insights into the art of teaching haiku to students in the schools. Guests include Henry Brann and Robin Palley from the Nick Virgilio Haiku Association. A must for all teachers and haiku aficionados.

    • 1 hr
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    HC Episode 39: An Exhibition of Concrete Poetry

    HC Episode 39: An Exhibition of Concrete Poetry

    This video short exhibits classic concrete poetry, from the Calligrammes of Apollinaire, the mouse’s tail in Alice; the worldwide concrete “renaissance” of the early sixties, featuring works by Eugen Gomringer, Emmett Williams, Ian Hamilton Finlay, Mason Williams, Aram Saroyan and others, all the way to contemporary visual, animated, and kinetic concrete poetry (including haiku) by poets such as Marlene Mountain, Anita Virgil, Carlos Colon, Richard Brautigan, and much more.

    • 12 min
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    HC Episode 38: Yéil (Raven)

    HC Episode 38: Yéil (Raven)

    A poetic journey to the Northwest Coast of Alaska, land of the totems and the Tlingit Indians. A visual story with totemic imagery and words honoring the Raven clan and the “potlatch.”

    • 4 min

Customer Reviews

teenieturner ,

The Birds

Thank you so much for this episode!!! This is the first episode of your podcast that I listened to, and I have listened to it about 20 times over the last two days. It is beautiful and funny and informative and inspiring. I’m so happy I found it💗

AppleFanRyuk ,

Wonderful

I've been writing haiku and senryu for years and I have learned so much from this podcast. Very informative and compelling and devoted to getting down to the nitty-gritty of this ancient and beautiful poetic form.

Doomfisher ,

I Like This Show

There are not many podcasts out there that deal with Haiku so I was glad to run across this one. I cannot not give a podcast 5 stars when I consistently listen. I think this podcast can be improved by not getting too hung up on the definition of haiku, by less verbatim reading and monotone, and more host interaction. I can't wait til you guys get to Issa, he is my favorite by far. Everyone is too obsessed with Basho.

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