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  • "Exercises" to stretch into new techniques?

    I'm curious if anyone has suggestions of ways to explore new techniques in haiku?

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    Here’s a whole bunch of technique’s to read about. https://www.ahapoetry.com/haiartjr.htm

    You could also just read through a journal and pick out some different techniques or haiku you like and try to imitate the form.

    Could try one liners, two liners, three liners, maybe even four liners (can’t think of the poet’s name who always writes haiku in four lines).

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    • #3
      Thanks for the suggestions. Going to read Jane's piece this weekend!

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      • #4
        No problem! Hope it helps.

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        • #5
          Rich, I read the essay by Jane Reichhold and loved it. Practicing with recognizing and writing the techniques she describes. Thank you for sending this to me!

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          • #6
            You’re welcome. Besides reading articles you can always just read the type of haiku you like and try similar techniques. Figure out why you like them, dissect them, then write your own.

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            • #7
              I enjoyed the essay and have gone looking. I liked Rp Verlaine's "shy grasshoppers" as an example of double entendre... well, rather a kind of shy, reverse double entendre -

              shy grasshoppers
              hiding in tall grass
              while mating
              ~Rp Verlain
              (in Poetry Pea, Autumn 2020)

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