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A Journal of Haibun & Tanka Prose

CHO Articles

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
Jonathan McKeown's "Neighborhood"
Bob Lucky, To All Haibun Readers
Glenn G. Coats' "A Nest Under the Eaves"
Terri French's "Sh@#!"
Peggy Turnbull's "Chihuahua Desert"
Jonathan Humphrey's "Calligraphy"

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
Paresh Tiwari
Diana Webb
Michael Rehling
Joan Zimmerman
Kala Ramesh

Commentaries on Haibun and Haiku by Our Editors:

• Bob Lucky, Commentary on My Haibun "Running with the Yaks"
• Ray Rasmussen, Commentary on My Haibun "Unsaddled"
• 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:

• Charles D. Tarlton, A Review of M. Kei's Stacking Stones: An Anthology of Short Tanka Sequences (from Atlas Poetica)
• Tish Davis, A Review of Charles D. Tarleton's "Touching Fire: New and Selected Ekphrastic Prosimetra (from Haibun Today).
• Bob Lucky, A Review of Kala Ramesh's Beyond the Horizon Beyond
• Ray Rasmussen, A Review of Harriot West's Shades of Absence
• Bob Lucky, A Review of Rich Youmans' Head-On: Haibun Stories
• Bob Lucky, A Review of Sonam Chhoki & Mike Montreuil, Mapping Absences
• Ray Rasmusssen, A Commentary on Bob Lucky's "My Thology: Not Always True, but Always Truth
• 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 Existenceß


• Charles D. Tarlton, Notes for a Theory of Tanka Prose (from Atlas Poetica)
• Bruce Ross, The Essence of Haiku
• Michael Dylan Welch, Missing the Moon: Haikuless Haibun
• Bruce Ross, Haibun: Narriatives of the Heart
• Jim Kacian, Innovation in Haiku
• Michael Dylan Welch, Haibun: Aims and Problems
• Ray Rasmussen, The Writer's Gaze: Sources of Inspiration
• Bob Lucky, The Haibun as Essay
• Ray Rasmussen, A Response to Bob Lucky's "The Haibun as Essay".• George Marsh, Haiku Lessons: Show Don't Tell
• Jim Kacian, A Haiku Primer
• Ken Jones' Corner: A Series on the "How to" of Haibun by a Haibun Master: #1   #2   #3   #4
• John Dumphy, Haibun: Union of Prose and Poetry
• Jim Kacian, Ken Jones & Bruce Ross: On How Editors Evaluate Haibun
• Bob Lucky: Current Guidelines for Contributors
• 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
In Memoriam: Angelee Deodhar