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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.
||CleanHC 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...||1/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
|2||CleanVideoHC 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...||10/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
|3||CleanVideoHC 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.” *** NOTE: The “potlatch” is a ceremonial...||8/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHC Episode 37: Not Exactly Haiku||Join us for a lighthearted fun episode in observance of “Bad Poetry Day.” Al and Donna discuss three books that fit the occasion. Spoiler Alert! Not ALL of the poems are bad.||8/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
|5||CleanVideoHC Episode 36: MINI KU with poet Carlos Colón||In memoriam of poet Carlos Colón (1958-2016) from our Haiku Chronicles “MINI KU” series, “Celebrating Poets on the Road.” Donna and Al share mini poems and mini poetry readings on the road with their Mini Cooper.||12/31/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
|6||CleanVideoHC Episode 35: Indigo||Don’t miss this powerful performance by tanka poet, Mariko Kitakubo reading from her book, “Indigo” at the Poets House in New York City, July 30, 2016.||9/5/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHC Episode 34: The Henderson Letter||Alan Pizzarelli shares a letter from Professor Harold G. Henderson written to him in 1971. From his talk at the 2014 Seabeck Haiku Getaway in Seabeck, Washington. Harold G. Henderson (1889-1974) was a Japanese scholar and author of The Bamboo Room...||7/3/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHC Episode 33: Dr. Arima Outtake||Sensei Akito Arima talks about haiku education in schools and retaining one’s originality in the art of haiku poetry. Outtake from Episode 25: Ginko - A Conversation with Dr. Akito Arima. Recorded on the Monterey Peninsula's "Refuge by the Sea" -...||5/21/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
|9||CleanVideoHC Episode 32: PART 2 - Haiga Painting and Western Artists||Part 2 of 2: An inspiring education on the art of haiga with Ion Codrescu, a Romanian-born poet, artist, essayist and educator.||2/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
|10||CleanVideoHC Episode 32: PART 1 - Haiga Painting and Western Artists||PART 1 of 2: An inspiring education on the art of haiga with Ion Codrescu, a Romanian-born poet, artist, essayist and educator.||2/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
|11||CleanVideoHC Episode 31: HaikuWALL India||Haiku Chronicles is proud to present a film produced by Kala RameshHaikuWALL India —an attempt to bring haiku into everyday spaces. Poet, Kala Ramesh has been instrumental in bringing school kids and undergrads to haiku in India. Her latest...||11/4/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
|12||CleanVideoHC Episode 30: Video Shorts - Poem in Your Pocket||To celebrate National Poetry Month and the 6th Anniversary of Haiku Chronicles, we invite you to enjoy our latest video short for Poem In Your Pocket Day.||4/26/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
|13||CleanVideoHC Episode 29: Video Shorts - Haiku Railroad Blues||Introducing our new series, “Haiku Chronicles Video Shorts.” In this episode, Alan Pizzarelli reads a few of his haiku poetry along the railroad tracks.||5/26/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHC Episode 28: Tea Talk - Danger on Peaks and Back on the Fire||Haiku Chronicles isback on the fire with a discussion and review of two books by Gary Snyder,“Danger on Peaks” and “Back on the Fire” with ..||4/7/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHC Episode 27: Parodies in Senryu||Al and Donna revisit the subject of parodies in senryu with guest poets Anita Virgil, Cor van den Heuvel , and a special cameo reading ...||5/19/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
|16||CleanVideoHC Episode 26: Ants on the Sidewalk||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 ...||2/25/2013||Free||View in iTunes|
|17||CleanVideoHC Episode 25: Ginko - A Conversation with Dr. Akito Arima||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, ...||9/24/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHC Episode 24: Sequences||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...||7/14/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHC Episode 23: Tea Talk - Haiku: A Way of Life||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 ..||3/18/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
|20||CleanVideoHC Episode 22: Haiga Gallery||Get on board for an exciting trip. Destination HAIGA. Donna, Al and Anita Virgil have packed classical and contemporary haiku, senryu and tanka with ...||1/4/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHC Episode 21: Halloween Extravaganza||A mad-cap romp at a wild Hallowe'en party with Al Donna that tucks some classic senryu and parodies into the mouths of icons of ...||10/16/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHC Episode 20: Tea Talk - A Second Cup||A reading of summer poems and brief discussion of season words (kigo).||9/10/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHC Episode 19: A Cool Assessment||In "A Cool Assessment" poet Anita Virgil offers new insights to the underlying role Shiki's tuberculosis plays in many of his poems.||7/4/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
|24||CleanVideoHC Episode 18: Blossom Storm||A celebration of poetry, dance, music and cherry blossoms. This video podcast features classic Japanese poetry, cultural demonstrations, and performances at Branch Brook Park, New Jersey.||5/21/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHC Episode 17: Tea Talk - An Anthology of Premodern Japanese Senryu||A review and discussion of Makoto Ueda's book of senryu, "Light Verse from the Floating World" with hosts Donna Beaver and Alan Pizzarelli.||3/27/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHC Episode 16: The Four Pillars Part III - Issa: The Uses of Adversity||Kobayashi Issa, Japan's most beloved haiku poet is put under a microscope in order to distinguish and delineate three basic directions his poems take. Written ..||1/23/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHC Episode 15: Thunder Moon -- A Renku Party||An invaluable guide to renku composition with renku master, Kris Moon Kondo. Al and Donna join guest poets Henry Brann, Robin Palley, Penny Harter to write the collaborative poetic form Renku. Read the final Kasen Renku (36 stanzas) by poets and...||10/25/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHC Episode 14: The Four Pillars Part II - Buson’s Two Candles||Buson's Two Candles" is a very private interpretation/expansion of appreciation for this poet's breadth of subject matter and his variety of "styles" of writing. ...||8/21/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHC Episode 13: Tanka Part I - Tangled Hair||Special guests Hiroaki Sato, Yuko Otomo and Steve Dalachinsky join us in a round-table discussion of the Tanka poetry and modern Women Tanka Poets.||7/11/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHC Episode 12: The Four Pillars Part I - The Narrow Thread||Undoubtedly a controversial piece, these excerpts from "The Narrow Thread" by Anita Virgil trace an innermost theme in Basho's poetry. In 2004 Ray Bradbury ...||5/16/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHC Episode 11: Q&A||QA episode with the Global Haiku Students from Millikin University.Thanks to Professor Randy Brooks and the students from Millikin for their insightful questions. Special thanks ...||4/11/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHC Episode 10: Haibun - Haiku Prose||The Haiku related form HAIBUN is the focus of this episode, including readings of contemporary haibun by Cor van den Heuvel, Anita Virgil, Alan Pizzarelli, ...||2/15/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHC Episode 9: The Definition||If you thought haiku was just a 17 syllable nature poem, you have another think coming! Important insights and distinctions are discussed by Anita Virgil. ...||12/25/2009||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHC Episode 8: The Crafting of Haiku||Poet Anita Virgil's invaluable "Guide to Haiku" plus the crafting of one classic haiku.||11/22/2009||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHC Episode 7: Baseball Haiku||To celebrate Baseball and the World Series, Haiku Chronicles takes you "back to the ball game" with baseball haiku. Discussion and readings of baseball ...||11/1/2009||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHC Episode 6: History of American Haiku Part III, The Haiku Anthology||This episode focuses on the more contemporary poets and poems from the Haiku Anthology with guest Cor van den Heuvel.Credit Information:Special thanks to WHYY, Inc., ...||10/18/2009||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHC Episode 5: History of American Haiku Part II, The Beat Poets||Part II, features a reading and discussion of haiku poetry by Allen Ginsberg; with guest Cor van den Heuvel.Donna Beaver and Alan Pizzarelli continue their ...||8/30/2009||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHC Episode 4: History of American Haiku Part I, Roots||Part I, Cor van den Heuvel joins hosts Donna Beaver and Alan Pizzarelli to discuss the history of American haiku.||8/2/2009||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHC Episode 3: Senryu, Son of Haiku||In this episode Donna Beaver and Alan Pizzarelli discuss the distinction between the poetic forms of Haiku and Senryū, the origins of Senryū in Japan, ..||6/25/2009||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHC Episode 2: Basho's Frog||This episode of Haiku Chronicles takes us back to 16th century Japan when the first great Japanese master of haiku, Matsuo Basho wrote his breakthrough ...||6/3/2009||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHC Episode 1: The Lost Tapes||To celebrate Poetry Month the Haiku Chronicles takes you back to March of 1979 where poets Al Pizzarelli, Cor van den Heuval, ...||4/25/2009||Free||View in iTunes|
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.
A High Culture Goldmine!
Beautifully done. Thank you.
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.