Haiku Hoopla creator, Leena Prasad, talks about her experience with haiku:
1. Please share a haiku you have written.
what is the size of
the space between your dreams
and your realities
2. Why did you pick this one?
I think the theme will resonate with many people.
3. How many have you written? How often do you write? What inspires you?
I don’t know exactly, perhaps close to a 100. I’m inspired by random moments and thus write randomly.
4. Why do your write haiku? How did you get started?
I write it to journal my emotional and intellectual life.
The 140 character limit of twitter inspired me to start writing at @notexactlyhaiku.
5. Do you work with other forms related to haiku, like renga or senryu or haiga?
My “haiku” do not follow the traditional haiku or senryu forms but fall somewhere in-between. I wrote one-haiku/senryu-a-day for the April 2009 national poetry month. This led to a series of drawings inspired by the haiku which led to a collection of haiga, in my book not exactly haiku and iPhone app. I have tried some renga but not much. I plan to use Haiku Hoopla to provide a format for the creation of collaborative renga.
6. What advice would you give to aspiring haiku writers?
Just do it! It’s only 3 lines. Come to Haiku Hoopla for support and inspiration.
7. Where can people read your haikus?