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2019 Haiku Year-in-Review

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The HYIR: It’s a review, it’s a collaborative grab-bag, it’s a panoply of voices and visions… it’s the annual Haiku Year-In-Review (henceforth referred to as HYIR).

The purpose: to celebrate, examine, and honor the past year in poetry and art. The editors of Broadsided Press have come together to offer, in the spirit of the Carrier’s Address, a brief overview of 2019—it is eclectic, non-comprehensive, and heart-led—just as the work of Broadsided Press itself is.

 

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“2015 Haiku Year-in-Review”

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Editor’s Note: On Electricity and the Contrapuntal Poem Waves, currents, the movement of time and actions. 2015 was charged with many moments that felt big. Here, those currents surge up into poems, assert their energy, spark memory. Looking at the submissions for this year’s haiku, the conversation among the stories and issues—from natural disasters to climate change talks to the refugee crisis to Black Lives Matter and broader questions of social justice and responsibility—began to …

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“2014 Haiku Year-in-Review”

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The annual Haiku Year-In-Review (HYIR) celebrates, examines, and honors the past year in poetry and art.

Meet the Poets: A group that spans the continent, a group that loves poetry and works as teachers, naturalists, and advocates. We asked them to tell us about themselves, and to also look back on 2014 and share their most memorable moment, be it personal or public.

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“War Rug”

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Collaborators’ Q&A What did you think an artist would pick up on from your poem? Poet Francesco Levato: I didn’t have any preconceived ideas about how the artist might interpret my work. What inspires you in this poem? Designer Elizabeth Bradfield: The overlapping voices and aesthetics of its various sections. Also, related to that, the poem’s fragmentation as a way of representing the chaos of war. I admire how it manages to engage with the realm of …

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