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.