Woodnotes #15 was the largest ever, both in terms of the number of pages (36) and the greatest number of haiku and senryu (102), plus five tanka, four of which placed in HPNC’s annual contest, in a new tanka category initiated by contest coordinator Dave Sutter. Elizabeth St Jacques’ essay, “The Importance of Rhythm in Haiku,” spoke about the lyrical possibilities of haiku and how we might pay attention to rhythm as an antidote to “skeletal” haiku. Francine Porad served as the judge for HPNC’s annual contest, offering insightful commentary, including for the new tanka category.
Editors: Christopher Herold and Michael Dylan Welch
Typesetting and layout: Michael Dylan Welch
Cover and interior art: clipart
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