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CHO Resources

Guidelines on Writing Haibun by Our Editors
• Bob Lucky: Current Guidelines for Contributors
• Ken Jones' Corner: A Series on the "How to" of Haibun by a Haibun Master: #1   #2   #3   #4
• Jim Kacian, Ken Jones & Bruce Ross: On How Editors Evaluate Haibun.

Random Praise Series: Our editors comment on a single haibun or theme

Ken Jones' "The Ice Axe"
Bill Gottlieb's "Win-Loss"
Chris Bays' "Heartwood"
Patricia Prime's "A World Beyond the Sky"
Autumn Noelle Hall's "Chestnuts Roasting"
David J. Kelly's "Once upon a time"
Judson Evans' "Fava Bean Soup"
Harriot West's "A Cautionary Tale"
Peter Newton's "The Ascension"
Melissa Allen's "What I Read, What I Didn't"
Tim Gardiner's "Skeleton Wood"

Kathryn J. Stevens' "Things to Leave Out of the Obituary"
Claire Everett's "Grace"Bob Lucky, A Challenge to Our Readers
The Writing of Lew Watts and J. Zimmerman

Featured Writers Series: Comments by Writers on their own work and haibun composition

Roberta Beary
Margaret Dornaus
Jim Kacian
Harriot West
David Cobb
Peter Newton
Jeff Streeby
Doris Lynch
Peter Butler
Matthew Caretti
Glenn A Coats
Lynne Rees
Sonam Chhoki
Rich Youmans
Terri French
Melissa Allen
• Jeffrey Woodward (not posted yet)

Commentaries on Haibun by Our Editors:

• Bruce Ross on Christopher Patchel's First Love
• Ken Jones on Joshua Gage's Tragedy
• Jim Kacian on Guy Shaked's Fortieth Birthday
• Bruce Ross on Theresa Williams' Memorial Day
• Ken Jones on Lynn Edge's Trucker
• Ray Rasmussen on Susan Nelson Myers' A Pot of Beans
• Ken Jones on Theresa Williams' Once and For All & In Repair
• Jim Kacian on Peter Newton's Comments on haibun in general and on Peter Newton's Three Haibun
• Bruce Ross on Steven Carter's Sawtooth Range
• Ken Jones on Jeff Streeby‘s Voyageur
• Ray Rasmussen on Stylistic Inventiveness in Contemporary Haibun: Carol Pearce-Worthington& Patricia Rogers
• Jim Kacian on A Collaborative Haibun by Elaine Riddell & Cynthia Rowe
• Bruce Ross on Mark Smith's "Linger" & Ryan Jessup's "A Light"
• Ken Jones on Claire Everett’s Under the Sun
• Ray Rasmussen on Ekphrasis & Steven Carter’s “Velasquez’ Maids of Honor
• Jim Kacian on What Makes Us Fly
• Bruce Ross on Steve Andrews’ Expressing the Mysteries of Love and Death
• Ray Rasmussen on Jeffrey Woodward’s “Time with the Heron” & Poetic Techniques in Haibun Composition.
• Ken Jones on High Poetry & Traditional Mainstream Haibun: The work of Claire Everetts and Rich Yeomans
• Ray Rasmussen on “Witness, ”a Haibun by Glenn G. Coats
• Ray Rasmussen on Ed Higgins' Escaped Poems
• Bob Lucky, Titles in Haibun
• Ray Rasmussen on Larry Kimmel's "Evening Walk": Moving Beyond Standard Haibun
• Bob Lucky: A Review of Amanda Bell's Undercurrents.
• Ray Rasmussen: Bashō’s “Hiraizumi”: A passage from The Narrow Road to the Deep North (Ono no Hosomichi)

Book Reviews:

• John Daniel, A Review of Stanley Pelter's book About Time
• Naomi Beth Wakan, A Review of David Cobb's Marching with Tulips & What Happens in Haibun
John Daniel, Modernist Haibun: A Review of Haibun Notebook by Stanley Pelter
• Marian Olson, A Review of Marjorie Buettner's Some Measure of Existence


• John Dumphy, Haibun: Union of Prose and Poetry
• Ken Jones, Writing Reality: Fictional Haibun Stories
• Ray Rasmussen, Characteristics of English Language Haibun
• Bruce Ross, The Essence of Haiku
• Haruo Shirane, Beyond the Haiku Moment: Basho, Buson and Modern Haiku Myths
• Joan Zimmerman, What Haibun Poets Can Learn From Non-haikai Western Poetry Practices.
• Joan Zimmerman, What English-Language Haibun Poets Can Learn From Japanese Practices.
• Dimitar Anakiev, Faleminderit (thanks to) a Boxer Champion (An example of haibun as polemic or advocacy)
• Dimitar Anakiev, John Brown, We Swear to You (A second example of haibun as polemic or advocacy)


• Jeffrey Woodward, Terra Incognita: The World of Haibun and Tanka Prose, interviewed by Ray Rasmussen
• Bruce Ross, On Haibun, interviewed by Jeffrey Woodward

Tributes & Memoriams:

• A Tribute to Hortensia Anderson
• Melissa Allen's "Off-Road" In Memoriam for Martin Lucas