Haiku Chronicles is designed to provide a better understanding and appreciation of the art of Haiku and its related forms including senryu, renku, tanka, haibun and haiga. In these podcasts, poets Alan Pizzarelli and Donna Beaver will discuss the origins and poetic principles of these poetic forms in the English language, featuring poems by the most prominent poets of the genre.
Top 10 Haiku Chronicles Episodes
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HC Episode 2: Basho's Frog
06/03/09 • 10 min
This episode of 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.
10/19/09 • 17 min
This episode focuses on the more contemporary poets and poems from the Haiku Anthology with guest Cor van den Heuvel.
Special thanks to WHYY, Inc., Philadelphia for the 1975 audio segments of Nick Virgilio and Virginia Brady Young. WHYY, Philadelphia
HC Episode 5: History of American Haiku Part II, The Beat Poets
08/31/09 • 25 min
Part II, features a reading and discussion of haiku poetry by Allen Ginsberg; with guest Cor van den Heuvel.
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.
Special thanks to Bob Rosenthal, the Allen Ginsberg Project and Naropa University for the haiku segments from Allen Ginsberg’s poetry classes, “On Vividness and Close Observation in Writing” (1982) and “On Writing Poetry” (1984) at Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado.
Allen Ginsberg Project: http://www.allenginsberg.org/
Naropa University Archives: http://www.archive.org/details/naropa
HC Episode 3: Senryu, Son of Haiku
06/26/09 • 19 min
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.
Credit for choral arrangements of Alan Pizzarelli's Senryu:
"the fat lady" Performed by The Marietta Choir
"buzzZ" Commissioned by soprano Maria Knapik-Sztramko for the Guelph Spring Festival, May 19, 1993 Ontario, Canada
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HC Episode 1: The Lost Tapes
04/26/09 • 22 min
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.
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HC Episode 4: History of American Haiku Part I, Roots
08/02/09 • 10 min
Part I, Cor van den Heuvel joins hosts Donna Beaver and Alan Pizzarelli to discuss the history of American haiku.
HC Episode 7: Baseball Haiku
11/02/09 • 14 min
To celebrate Baseball and the World Series, Haiku Chronicles takes you "back to the ball game" with baseball haiku. Discussion and readings of baseball haiku and senryu by Cor van den Heuvel, Ed Markowski, Alan Pizzarelli, and Donna Beaver.
Special thanks to the W. W. Norton & Company publisher of Baseball Haiku edited by Cor van den Heuvel and Nanae Tamura and the Chautauqua Institution, New York for the 2008 audio segments of Ed Markowski. The Haydn Quartet with Harry MacDonough singing, Take me Out to the Ball Game (cir. 1908, Public Domain).
HC Episode 34: The Henderson Letter
07/03/16 • 8 min
Alan Pizzarelli shares a letter from Professor Harold G. Henderson written to him in 1971. From his talk at the 2014 Seabeck Haiku Getaway in Seabeck, Washington.
Harold G. Henderson (1889-1974) was a Japanese scholar and author of The Bamboo Room (1933) which became the revised version, An Introduction to Haiku (1958), the first notable works on modern English-language haiku. Henderson’s papers were given to the New York Public Library in 1974.
HC Episode 37: Not Exactly Haiku
08/18/17 • 15 min
Join us for a lighthearted fun episode in observance of “Bad Poetry Day.” Al and Donna discuss three books that fit the occasion. Spoiler Alert! Not ALL of the poems are bad.
HC Episode 44: Crawling with Insects
03/06/20 • 23 min
Listen in and bug out with poet, naturalist, and Educator, Jeff Hoagland, who shares his presentation “Crawling with Insects” at the Haiku North America Conference 2019 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Plus, a reading of favorite bug haiku.
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