Part III of the History of American Haiku series: This episode focuses on the more contemporary poets and poems from the Haiku Anthology with guest Cor van den Heuvel. This episode also features a readings by Nick Virgilio and Virginia Brady Young.
Donna Beaver and Alan Pizzarelli continue their discussion with guest Cor van den Heuvel on the history of American haiku highlighting the Beat Poets. This episode also features a reading and discussion of haiku poetry by Allen Ginsberg from his lectures at Naropa University.
In this episode Donna Beaver and Alan Pizzarelli discuss the distinction between the poetic forms of Haiku and Senryu, the origins of Senryu in Japan, and its rediscovery and recognition as a poetic form in English literature.
Haiku Chronicles takes us back to 16th century Japan when the first great Japanese master of haiku, Matsuo Basho wrote his breakthrough haiku, “Furu-Ike-Ya” (Old Pond). Donna Beaver and Alan Pizzarelli discuss the poem's interesting history and its influence on the poetic form of haiku.
FIRST EPISODE: To celebrate Poetry Month the Haiku Chronicles takes you back to March of 1979 where poets Al Pizzarelli, Cor van den Heuval, Anita Virgil, Bill Higginson, and Penny Harter recorded a reading of their poems at Studio 198 in Newark, NJ.