Writing Haibun

February 25, 2012
Splabman

Writing Haibun

Marriage. A Sentence

I first became aware of the haibun literary form through Anne Waldman’s Marriage: A Sentence and through Sam Hamill’s translation of Basho’s Narrow Road to the Interior,perhaps the quintessential translation.

Basho via Sam Hamill

Now I am in the middle of writing a series of 99 of them (Haibun de la Serna) using these texts as models, as well as some Haibun Tips I got from Sam and Andrew Schelling and turned into a workshop handout here:

https://paulenelson.com/workshops/haibun_exercise/

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