"I will be screening a series of short videos based on the Junicho Renku form and also presenting a workshop, Video Renku: Link and Shift in Visual Language, which will discuss how the Russian film maker and theorist, Sergei Eisenstein, was inspired by Japanese poetry in the development of his "montage" methods of film editing. We will look at these techniques in relationship to the ideas of "link and shift" in renku, and participants will experiment with the "translation" of visual language into writing. It should be lots of fun!"
Wow, your experience of being a visual artist will make this workshop unique. Here is Ms. Luckring's bio...
Eve Luckring has exhibited internationally in both traditional gallery settings and site-specific public spaces. Her poetry has been published in many journals and several anthologies; most recently, in a spotlight feature of Modern Haiku, Summer 2010, and A New Resonance 6: Emerging Voices in English Language Haiku, Red Moon Press, 2009. She lives in Los Angeles, California. www.eveluckring.com
How long have you been involved in haiku poetry (or your special focus of haiku) and what got you started?
That's a long and winding river. I played a bit in the shallows in the early 80's. I found myself about knee deep somewhere in the mid-90's and by the turn of the 21rst century, I was swallowed whole.
Ah, I have to say, I am in the shallows myself. This is my first HNA, have you ever been to HNA before?
Yes, I went to Ottawa in 2009. It was a wonderful experience.
How about traveling to Seattle?
Yes, a couple times, but always for very brief visits.
The Henry Art Gallery (at the University of Washington) is terrific! I think they have a small exhibit up now about independent publishing as well as one about photography in the digital age.
Here is a link to the latest happenings at the Henry Art Gallery: exhibitions and information on how to visit. Thank you for offering a GREAT suggestion! What are you most looking forward to at this year's HNA?