Cordite – Zombie Renku – Room for Fresh Blood!

The zombie-themed renku has just hit halfway (18 verses to go) and we’ve got room for fresh blood!

So if you’re interested in learning about the amazing renku process of collaborative linked verse, then stumble over and join in! You don’t need to know a lot about renku, and so long as you’re aware of the basics of haiku, you’ll pick this up – it’s all about link and shift!

Here’s the intro/guide to the feature

And here’s the renku as it progresses

Cordite, Zombies Launch! New Renku

With the launch of the new issue, Cordite is unleashing zombies across the land!

The issue, edited by Ivy Alvarez, features a wealth of material from a host of writers (I wonder if ‘host’ is the right collective noun for zombies?) and I’ve barely scratched the surface – and personally I’m pretty happy to announce the following 3 things: my poem man about town is featured, along with an article that I co-wrote with Graham Nunn The Death of Poetry in Australian Classrooms.

Lastly, I was lucky enough to be offered the role of ‘sabaki’ or leader by David Prater, for the new renku at Cordite, the Zombie Haikunaut Renga! If you like haiku and renga, please jump on over and submit, we’re open to all, and it’s going to be a really interesting, modern renku.

Here’s a link to some guidelines I set up, hope to see you there!

Zombie Renga Instructions

New Renku up at the Snail

Issa’s Snail, a space I put together for renku/renga (a form of collaborative verse) after participating in the Cordite ‘Haikunaut Island Renga‘ just finished it’s latest Triparshva renku, you can find it here, along with Junicho & the current, ongoing Kasen, led by Graham Nunn.

John Carley, a highly knowledgeable man, has greatly assisted me & the other writers at the Snail, it’s brilliant to have him and we’re looking forward to the next renku.

In our current Triparshva you will find verses by

Barbara A Taylor
Colin Stewart Jones
Genevieve Osborne
John Carley
Sandra Simpson
William Sorlien

and by many others elsewhere on the site!