Presenting Rengay

Post date: Jul 28, 2018 6:16:53 PM

I’ve been a fan of the rengay form since Garry Gay and I wrote the very first one together in 1992, and have sought to promote and popularize this form of collaborative writing ever since. One challenge rengay writers face (and editors too) is how to present the rengay’s verses and attributions. New to the Rengay Essays page, and also available through the Essays page, is “How to Present a Rengay,” which explores these issues in practical detail. I hope these thoughts are helpful to rengay writers everywhere—and also to writers of renku, renga, and tan-renga, where similar issues apply.