Monthly Archives: January 2011

BAD BEGINNING, BAD ENDING

Not long ago I wrote this: “I began teaching hokku on the Internet in about 1996, after seeing how what replaced hokku — the modern ‘haiku’ — had distorted and perverted its aesthetics and standards.  I realized that something genuinely … Continue reading

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HOKKU AND TONGUE-CRAFT

Here is a repeat of something I wrote some four years ago: As readers have noticed, I like to teach using old hokku as examples — good old hokku for the most part, unless I am pointing out how not … Continue reading

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