With the beginning of the year, Chen-ou Liu, the fine Chinese-Canadian poet, started a new web-based project, NeverEnding Story, the first English-Chinese haiku and tanka blog. Chen-ou has been posting regularly from the first of the year, sometimes twice a day. I would urge you to start with the first post, in the haibun form, so you get a feel for what Chen-ou is about.
In addition, to get a general idea about the various projects coming out of his new blog, you can't do any better than checking out this About page from the blog.
One aspect of the project is the posting of haiku and tanka which Chen-ou translates into Chinese. You will find a call for haiku submissions here and a call for tanka submissions here. There is also an associated anthology project comprising the best of the work published on the blog.
But really you need to be experiencing the blog for yourself. It is itself a unique, creative act by an important poet/critic of Eastern forms in English. I am honored, indeed, to have a poem featured there.
Photo by Sabrina
the child crawls, it flies
crawls, it flies...
translated by David G. Lanoue
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