the place to step
deeper into the flowing river
of haikai and tanka
unfolding the story within
the monthly journal from
Triveni Haikai India!
founder and managing editor:
haikuKATHA is the official monthly publication brought out by Triveni Haikai India. Its primary function is to publish the best in contemporary English-language haiku, senryu, tanka, haibun, tanka-prose and haiga/shahai. At present we are not looking at linked-verses.
Each month’s issue will be put together by a team of editors who will select poems from the previous month’s prompts posted on the Triveni Haikai India website. The magazine is copyrighted by Triveni Haikai India.
haikuKATHA goes live on the 22nd of each month.
Join in on the fun of sharing and see your poems go on to get published in haikuKATHA!
hosts: Srinivasa Rao Sambangi & Ravi Kiran
Poets, we are excited to have your profile featured in poetSOUNDTRACK!
Send us a write-up about your journey in the Japanese short-form poetry, not exceeding 150 words, with a high-resolution photograph. Along with these, do not forget to send six of your best poems: haiku, senryu, tanka or a combination of these, and we will select four and share them with the world.
Hosts: Gauri Dixit & Suraja Menon Roychowdhury
Haikai in conjunction with short movies, bringing to life the aesthetics associated with it is the next logical progression of this art form.
We invite you to submit short films that bring haikai or tanka to life. These could be films that you have created with your haiku or tanka, your artwork, your music, or any combination/collaboration of these with other artists. The film should not exceed more than ten minutes. It should be tightly edited and well presented.
The best will be showcased during the course of the year. Excite us with your creativity! This is a great opportunity to see your poetry come to life in 3-D, keeping the wonderful aesthetics of Japanese poetry in mind.
Please submit your film to the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Your credits should include the name of the poet, photographer, camera person and music.
Hosts: Kashinath Karmakar, Neena Singh
& Ravi Kiran
In January 2014, Vinay R and Kashinath Karmakar, decided to initiate indianKUKAI and open it out to the world. The KUKAI has been running successfully for the last seven years. Currently, it is held once every three months.
Our next KUKAI opens in October.
Watch out for the announcement!
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.