I have been loving the leap and link of our Summer Renga, The Crow (w/ Ashley Martin and Cindy Keong), so was very excited when I cam across HENKŌ, the new project from Canadian poet, Sachiko Murakami.
HENKŌ extends the renga to its 21st Century possibilities, with the help of Starkaður Barkarson, by allowing participants to respond to any link in the poem. This branching out allows there to be as many stanzas as there are willing poets, so if you want to be part of something truly innovative, I encourage you to visit HENKŌ, A Powell St. ManyWay Renga and add a branch of your very own…
My branch was written in response to:
Dawn on Saturday:
Still park, empty diamond –
Light shifts – a shadow
(opening link from Henko)
reappearing beyond reach
the clouds of early summer
I’ve said it before… but, collaboration is the way!