Tuesday, June 17, 2008

ha-na-na-kewl

A second hay(na)ku anthology has hit the shops while I’ve been fluttering around the new job/new city thing. Edited by Jean Vengua and Mark Young, The Hay(na)ku Anthology Vol II is now available from Meritage Press. The volume is a joint production of Meritage Press (St. Helena & San Francisco) and xPress(ed) (Puhos, Finland).

As most of you probably know by now, the hay(na)ku form consist of a tercet comprised of one-, two- and three-word lines. As you’ll see in the book, and possibly even on this and other blogs, many poets have also created variations from the basic form. The anthology contains work from 51 poets, including one (ah-hem) newly based in Adelaide.

The form has got around the world and the National Autonomous University of Mexico/Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) is now preparing a full Spanish translation of The First Hay(na)ku Anthology for future release.

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