The renga was written during a printmaking weekend at the West Manse in Westray, organised by Soulisquoy Printmakers, and led by Jennifer Strode of Circling the Square Press, Maine, USA (and Pierowall). See http://soulisquoyprintmakers.blogspot.com. Thanks to Sandy and Willie McEwen of the West Manse for their very kind hospitality.
Thursday, 13 May 2010
Monday, 4 January 2010
Thursday, 24 December 2009
Announcing 'The Renku Journal'
Following on the success of The Renku Group (http://renkugroup.proboards.com) and the resultant growth of interest in this centuries-old poetic genre, we are pleased to announce our intention to publish The Renku Journal.
This exciting new journal will be devoted to all aspects of renku. It will be published and edited by Norman Darlington and Moira Richards, and will launch during 2010. It will include scholarly articles, poems, discussions, contests, critiques and more.
Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up for notices of our progress reports, calls for content, and other news about The Renku Journal.
Posted by Alistair Peebles at 09:02
Tuesday, 8 December 2009
Milk to Mercury
Three Orkney Winter Nijûin Renga
edition of 300 copies @ £3.50
25 with an archival pigment print of the cover image (135mm sq) @ £25.00
Now available from
The Orcadian Bookshop, Kirkwall
The Pier Arts Centre, Stromness
Stromness Books and Prints
Waterfront Gallery, Stromness
Word Power Books, Edinburgh
Posted by Alistair Peebles at 16:51
Norman Darlington has been in touch from Bunclody in Ireland with news of two websites that have a renga connection:
Norman himself is the Renku Editor at Moonset Literary Newspaper: http://www.moonset.us. He'd be happy to consider submissions for inclusion in their twice-a-year print publication.
He also says that if anyone's interested in discussion and/or online composition of renga, they might like to take a look at The Renku Group, a forum created recently of which he is co-owner, at http://renkugroup.proboards.com. 'With over 70 members ranging from absolute beginners to those with several years' experience, we have 11 poems of varying formats currently being written, and plenty of lively discussion.'
Posted by Alistair Peebles at 16:30