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haiku A Haibun in Memoriam for Hortensia Anderson

haiku Feature: Visual Innovation in Renku Poetry

Welcome to A Hundred Gourds. Our journal's name is taken from a haiku by Chiyo-ni (1703–1775), who is widely regarded as one of the greatest haiku poets of the Edo period:


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haikuHaiku Editor – Lorin Ford
haikuHaiga Editor – Melinda Hipple
haikuExpositions Editor – John McManus
haikuTanka Editor – Susan Constable
haikuHaibun Editor – Ray Rasmussen
haikuRenku Editor – William Sorlien
haikuWebmastersMelinda Hipple & Ray Rasmussen


The translation of Chiyo-ni's poem – hyakunari ya tsuru hitosuji no kokoro yori – is from Chiyo-ni - Woman Haiku Master, Patricia Donegan and Yoshie Ishbashi; Charles E. Tuttle Publishing Co., Inc. 1998.

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