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 RENKU: collaborative linked verses

Sabaki (lead poet) - Linda Papanicolaou

Welcome to RENKU – Collaborative Linked Verses. 


Renku (linked verses), or haikai no renga (comic linked verse), is a Japanese form of popular collaborative linked verse poetry. At renku gatherings participating poets take turns alternating between long and short verses. The lead poet is called a sabaki.


Whether you already know and love collaborative linked verse, or are wondering what it’s all about, I hope you’ll join in and have fun.

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