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Japanese Prints online!
« on: March 22, 2020, 01:20:52 PM »
The Bristol Museum & Art Gallery has made their selection of haiku and tanka for their online Japanese prints exhibition!


In autumn 2019, poets from around the world responded to a call for haiku, a form of short Japanese poetry, based on Japanese prints in the collection at Bristol Museum & Art Gallery. People sent in more than 800 beautiful, thought-provoking poems from thirty countries worldwide.

Many poems were inspired by woodblock prints in our popular 2018-2019 exhibition series, Masters of Japanese Prints.

The project was arranged by haiku poets Alan Summers and Karen Hoy of creative writing consultancy Call of the Page. The call for poems was linked with a haiku workshop delivered at the museum with Call of the Page and with writer and producer Bertel Martin of City Chameleon.

Huge thanks to Alan, Karen and Bertel as well as to all the poets who took part. You are bringing the world together through poetry.

Why not try writing a haiku or other poem based on Bristol’s collections?


Web link: https://exhibitions.bristolmuseums.org.uk/japanese-prints/haikus/


 

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Re: Japanese Prints online!
« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2020, 07:13:49 PM »
Alan,

Beautiful writings to accompany the beautiful prints.

I'm so excited that one of mine was chosen.

Which begs the question: is my haiku considered published? It's in the public.

Such a wonderful thing for you and Karen as well!

Lorraine

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Re: Japanese Prints online!
« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2020, 09:17:38 PM »
Beautiful exhibition, well worth spending some of your lockdown/self-isolation/quarantine time on!

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« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2020, 03:47:40 AM »
Congratulations Lorraine!

The museum selected the haiku out of 800 plus poems myself and Karen collated.

I'd say it's definitely been read by a lot of people as there was quite a Twitter storm yesterday in particular.  :)

Karen is going to start answering the emails we've received, and this question of publication has been raised. Karen will also be bringing out a second newsletter, which will touch on this, as well as a new exciting project in these strange self-isolation times.

It's quite a hefty publication credit in a great way, as this doesn't often happen. Kate Newnham, the Senior Curator, is a Japanese expert, and visited Japan in February this year. Phew, yes, no sign of the virus anywhere but in poor China at that time.

I have to say it's a great haikai verse!

The Bristol Museum & Art Gallery is a highly respected museum in the UK:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bristol_City_Museum_and_Art_Gallery

Famous for various things including Banksy exhibition, where the queues just got longer and longer, and was highly innovative. And also the shrouds put over the animals who are extinct or about to become extinct. I bet many animals are getting a breather now that humans cannot range as freely currently.

A working title for a publication credit might be:

Bristol Museum & Art Gallery Masters of Japanese Prints: Haiku
Online Exhibition (Launched on Unesco's World Poetry Day 2020)

or just:

Bristol Museum & Art Gallery Masters of Japanese Prints (2020)

Yes, it was great being commissioned by the museum, and an honor indeed!

warm regards,
Alan



Alan,

Beautiful writings to accompany the beautiful prints.

I'm so excited that one of mine was chosen.

Which begs the question: is my haiku considered published? It's in the public.

Such a wonderful thing for you and Karen as well!

Lorraine

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Re: Japanese Prints online!
« Reply #4 on: March 23, 2020, 03:48:17 AM »
Beautiful exhibition, well worth spending some of your lockdown/self-isolation/quarantine time on!

Thanks Sandra!  :)

warm regards,
Alan

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« Reply #5 on: March 23, 2020, 04:49:11 AM »
Congratulations Lorraine!

The museum selected the haiku out of 800 plus poems myself and Karen collated.

I'd say it's definitely been read by a lot of people as there was quite a Twitter storm yesterday in particular.  :)

Karen is going to start answering the emails we've received, and this question of publication has been raised. Karen will also be bringing out a second newsletter, which will touch on this, as well as a new exciting project in these strange self-isolation times.

It's quite a hefty publication credit in a great way, as this doesn't often happen. Kate Newnham, the Senior Curator, is a Japanese expert, and visited Japan in February this year. Phew, yes, no sign of the virus anywhere but in poor China at that time.

I have to say it's a great haikai verse!

The Bristol Museum & Art Gallery is a highly respected museum in the UK:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bristol_City_Museum_and_Art_Gallery

Famous for various things including Banksy exhibition, where the queues just got longer and longer, and was highly innovative. And also the shrouds put over the animals who are extinct or about to become extinct. I bet many animals are getting a breather now that humans cannot range as freely currently.

A working title for a publication credit might be:

Bristol Museum & Art Gallery Masters of Japanese Prints: Haiku
Online Exhibition (Launched on Unesco's World Poetry Day 2020)

or just:

Bristol Museum & Art Gallery Masters of Japanese Prints (2020)

Yes, it was great being commissioned by the museum, and an honor indeed!

warm regards,
Alan



Alan,

Beautiful writings to accompany the beautiful prints.

I'm so excited that one of mine was chosen.

Which begs the question: is my haiku considered published? It's in the public.

Such a wonderful thing for you and Karen as well!

Lorraine

Thank you Alan.

You and Karen stay well through these unique times.

Lorraine

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« Reply #6 on: March 23, 2020, 11:44:15 PM »
2020 will be a year no one will forget, between the storms and now this virus, but
having a verse published in this amazing exhibition amongst so may wonderful entries
will be the light that will take me through all this.
Positive thoughts everyone, and keep safe, there's some right twits out there.

Thank you, Karen and Alan and all the people who brought this to us.

 

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