Wednesday, 27 October 2010

24 October 2010

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 Thanks to Sandy and Willie McEwen of the West Manse for their very kind hospitality.

Thursday, 1 July 2010

27 June 2010

Sunday, 23 May 2010

23 May 2010

Thursday, 13 May 2010

Hoy Moor & Brae

Renga, music, writing, walking, bookbinding - a creative weekend at the Hoy Kirk, May 21-23. See for details.
(Drawing by Andrew Parkinson)

Monday, 4 January 2010

Thursday, 24 December 2009

A new publication from The Renku Group

Announcing 'The Renku Journal'

Following on the success of The Renku Group ( 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 to sign up for notices of our progress reports, calls for content, and other news about The Renku Journal.

Norman Darlington
Moira Richards

Tuesday, 8 December 2009

New Orker

Milk to Mercury
Three Orkney Winter Nij├╗in Renga

ISBN 978-1-907508-01-1

Brae Editions
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


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: 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 '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.'

29 November 09

8 November 09

31 January 2010

28 February 2010