As John mentioned at the end of the last Triparshva, we’ve got an opportunity to submit something to the special, 30th Anniversary edition of Going Down Swinging, who are bringing a haiku section in, but who are also willing to look at a shorter renku – hence our call for writers to participate in one or even two Junicho!
So, jump in with a candidate for the hokku, in a season of your choice!
The catch? We have to finish just before subs close on the 31st of March…
Call for hokku submissions.
Hi everybody, Ashley has managed to get the respected lit. mag. Going Down Swinging to consider publishing renku in it’s 30th anniversary issue. Which is great. He pointed them at the text of our recent Trip as a ‘for instance’ but they’ve hummed and hawed about ‘very good, but prefer to think of shorter space’ etc. So the solution is to write another!
Only thing is that the deadline is 30 days away. We *should* be able to turn a Junicho around in 24 days. There are actually good reasons why working to this kind of time pressure is potentially a positive (see the guff about ‘fourth locus of change’ in the article Occurrence and Recurrence just posted to the Link, Shift and Variety sub menu on Renku Reckoner) – search strings could include ‘ba’, ‘za’, and ‘kaiseki’
So let’s just do it.
Call for hokku candidates. Your current season. Plus, if it isn’t already, an early autumn candidate as it could be wise to ease a new audience into the unfamiliar with a hokku that chimes with when they’re picking up the mag.
Best wishes, John