Episode 27: Parodies in Senryu

Al and Donna revisit the subject of parodies in senryu with guest poets Anita Virgil, Cor van den Heuvel , and a special cameo reading by Nick Virgilio. This episode includes Anita reading from her essay, “New Wine from Old” followed by collaborative reading of modern English language senryu parodies and a discussion of creating parodies today.


Intro Poems:

Lily: out of the water . . . out of itself.
— original haiku by Nicholas A. Virgilio
Lily: out of the water . . . out of her suit.
— senryu parody by Alan Pizzarelli


Music: “Dance of Hours” composed by Amilcare Ponchielli and performed by Violinist João Pedro Cunha. “Ah Sweet Mystery of Life” lyrics by Rida Johnson Young and music by Victor Herbert, performed by Lila Deis.

Banner illustration, "WaterLillies with Kermit" by Rabittooth

Campbell Soup graphic is Parody of Andy Warhol’s Campbell Soup Pop Art
Design by Alan Pizzarelli and Donna Beaver.