Concrete Haiku

Barbara KaufmannBarbara Kaufmann
Beth Mcfarland
Beth Mcfarland
Debbie Strange
Debbie Strange
   

Jesus Chameleon  Pablo San Blaz
Jesus Chameleon
Pablo San Blaz

I've tended to select our Haiga Challenge themes from the seasons and topic categories of the saijiki, though occasionally the theme has related to the process or form of the haiga: collaborating with a family member, color restriction to black and white. This time, the specifications were more experimental.

Concrete haiku in a haiga journal Why not? Though they're not haiga, what they share is a visual setting of interplay between imagery and meaning. Click here for more about concrete haiku, or 'eye-ku' as they're sometimes called, or click on the thumbnails to enjoy the ways our participants approached this issue's Challenge. They range from classic, purely typographical through a variety of hybrid forms that blend haiga images with shaped text.

Joann Grisetti
Joann Grisetti

Julie Warther
Julie Warther
Linda Papanicolaou
Linda Papanicolaou
Robert Epstein
Robert Epstein
Shloka Shankar
Shloka Shankar
 
 
Enjoy browsing the submissions. Then, click here for an article on concrete poetry and concrete haiku, featuring work by Carlos Colon and Anita Virgil.

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