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triveni spotlight: 19th March 2023

triveni spotlight A FEATURE EVERY ALTERNATE DAY! hosts: Teji Sethi and Kala Ramesh GUEST EDITOR: John Stevenson



writing cursive

my unspoken fear

of dancing


Yu Chang

The Heron’s Nest, 15.2


John Stevenson (born October 9, 1948, Ithaca, New York), professional actor, especially in playback theater, and haiku poet and editor. He began college as a visual art major and finished with a degree in theater. Before retiring in 2015, he worked as a human resources administrator for the New York State Office of Mental Health. His first poetry publication occurred at age 8, and his interest in haiku dates from 1992. He is a founding member of the Route 9 Haiku Group and its journal Upstate Dim Sum, and has served as regional coordinator, president, second vice president, treasurer, associate editor, and editor of Frogpond for the Haiku Society of America. In 2013 he received the HSA Sora Award for service to haiku, and from 2018 to 2019 he was the honorary curator for the American Haiku Archives at the California State Library. Since 2008 he has served as managing editor of The Heron’s Nest. His haiku collections include: Something Unerasable (1996), Some of the Silence (1999, 2008), Quiet Enough (2004, 2008, 2016, 2018), Live Again (2009), d(ark) (2014), and emoji moon (2018). He has received over 200 awards for haiku and haiku-related poetry. Since 1985 he has resided in the Village of Nassau, New York. _()_ Thank you so much, John.

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lakshmi iyer
lakshmi iyer
20 mars 2023

Cursive writing was part of our curriculum. We were given a big book to copy the words, sentences as it was printed and I still remember pointing out to my daughter about the tails of ' f, g, j, p, q, z' and the heads of 'f, h, k, l, t,'. It is an art and it definitely brings out the caliber of that person.

Loved the line 'my unspoken fear' and isn't it true? It strengthens the mind and uplifts the body language of the person. The writing enhances the flow and modulates the person's character as well. The lift and the joint with the pen/pencil is an expression of 'dancing'. Beautiful!!

thank you.

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The relationship between the two parts is extraordinary. It's the first time I've seen this ku.

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Kala Ramesh
Kala Ramesh
18 mars 2023

writing cursive

my unspoken fear

of dancing


Yu Chang


One of my favourites of Yu. What a refreshingly outstanding jux. A killer!

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