For readers unfamiliar with haibun (phonetically pronounced “hi-boon”), it’s a form of poetry that pairs prose and haiku created by the famous Japanese poet Matsuo Bashō over 300 years ago. Terry Ann Carter’s well-informed history of writing and teaching various Japanese forms of poetry is evident in On the Road to Naropa; it is beautifully written and balanced within the constraints of haibun but also very accessible.
Arc Poetry Magazine is proud to present—drumroll—the 2011 Lampman shortlist! The Archibald Lampman Award is presented annually to an outstanding collection of English-language poetry by an author living in the National Capital Region. Nina Berkhout, Arrivals and Departures, BuschekBooks Terry Ann Carter, A Crazy Man Thinks He’s Ernest in Paris, Black Moss Press Paul […]