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A Quarterly Journal
Jeffrey Woodward, Founder & Owner
Ray Rasmussen, General Editor

Volume 13, Number 1, March 2019

Personal Commentaries

Personal Commentaries connect our haibun and tanka prose communities, making Haibun Today more of a collegial group of writers. In short, it's always nice to know that someone is reading our work and helpful to hear how they relate to it.

So please consider doing a personal commentary on one of this issue's collections. Doing one doesn't have to be onerous and very time consuming. A personal commentary has these elements:

  • How do you respond personally to the writer's theme with examples from your own life.
  • What passages strike you as particularly poetic or evocative or touching.

In short, to contribute, you need not do a thorough analysis of a writer's work – we aren't looking for criticism or suggestions, regardless of its constructive intent. Instead we are looking for expressions of identification with a writer's theme and appreciations for his/her prose and haiku.

I do hope you'll consider contributing your personal comments on one of the pieces you read in this issue. Look for pieces that move you or remind you of events in your own life experiences.

~ Ray Rasmussen, General Editor







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