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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.
||HC Episode 28: Tea Talk – Danger on Peaks & Back on the Fire||Haiku Chronicles is back on the fire with a discussion and review of two books by Gary Snyder, “Danger on Peaks” and “Back on the Fire” with ..||4/7/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||HC 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 ...||5/19/13||Free||View In iTunes|
|3||VideoHC 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 ...||2/25/13||Free||View In iTunes|
|4||VideoHC 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, ...||9/24/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||HC 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 ...||7/14/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||HC 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 ..||3/18/12||Free||View In iTunes|
|7||VideoHC 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 ...||1/4/12||Free||View In iTunes|
||HC 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 ...||10/16/11||Free||View In iTunes|
||HC Episode 20: Tea Talk – A Second Cup||A reading of summer poems and brief discussion of season words (kigo).||9/10/11||Free||View In iTunes|
||HC 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.||7/4/11||Free||View In iTunes|
|11||VideoHC Episode 18: Blossom Storm||A celebration of poetry, dance, music and cherry blossoms. This video podcast features classic Japanese poetry, cultural demonstrations, and performances.||5/21/11||Free||View In iTunes|
||HC 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.||3/27/11||Free||View In iTunes|
||HC 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 ..||1/23/11||Free||View In iTunes|
||HC 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 ...||10/25/10||Free||View In iTunes|
||HC 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. ...||8/21/10||Free||View In iTunes|
||HC 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.||7/11/10||Free||View In iTunes|
||HC 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 ...||5/16/10||Free||View In iTunes|
||HC 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 ...||4/11/10||Free||View In iTunes|
||HC 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, ...||2/15/10||Free||View In iTunes|
||HC 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. ...||12/25/09||Free||View In iTunes|
||HC Episode 8: The Crafting of Haiku||Poet Anita Virgil's invaluable "Guide to Haiku" plus the crafting of one classic haiku.||11/22/09||Free||View In iTunes|
||HC 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 ...||11/1/09||Free||View In iTunes|
||HC 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., ...||10/18/09||Free||View In iTunes|
||HC 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 ...||8/30/09||Free||View In iTunes|
||HC 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.||8/2/09||Free||View In iTunes|
||HC Episode 3: Senryū, 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, ..||6/25/09||Free||View In iTunes|
||HC 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 ...||6/3/09||Free||View In iTunes|
||HC 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, ...||4/25/09||Free||View In iTunes|
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.
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.
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