In the next day or so, I will begin hosting the live composition of a ‘New Junicho‘ here at Another Lost Shark and I want you to be involved! The New Junicho is, as its name states, a very new form, developed by Ashley Capes. Here is how the poem will take shape…
Ashley will contribute the hokku and from there on in, anyone, and I mean anyone, will be able to post a comment on the post with a suggested link. To make things easy to follow, I ask that everyone begins each comment with, for example, link #2, before typing their suggested link. I will give people roughly 36 hours to contribute a link before making a selection and adding it to the poem. Once a link has been added, you can then begin posting suggestions for the next link.
Here is the form the poem will take:
Link #1 (3 lines) – hokku / shasei
Link #2 (2 lines) – waki / cultural (literature)
Link #3 (3 lines) – daisan / cultural (film)
Link #4 (2 lines) – verse / shasei
Link #5 (3 lines) – verse / shasei
Link #6 (2 lines) – verse / cultural (art)
Link #7 (3 lines) – verse / cultural (religion)
Link #8 (2 lines) – verse / gendai
Link #9 (3 lines) – verse / gendai
Link #10 (2 lines) – verse / cultural (politics)
Link #11 (3 lines) – verse / cultural (music)
Link #12 (2 lines) – ageku / shasei
* shasei – sketched from life – lived experience, observational, uncontrived.
* gendai – modernist – atypical structure, tone or content.
Ashley has written a wonderful introduction to the form that is highly recommended reading.
I am really excited about this and hope to have many of you stop by when we begin… and don’t be shy, leap into the poem and leave a suggested link… yours just may make it into the final poem!