Leena Prasad

Leena Prasad

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?

haiga book @amazon.com
haiga iPhone app



  • Janis  On July 2, 2013 at 12:44 pm

    Hi Leena Prasad
    and thank for creating HaikuHoopla.com which I just joined to get emails.
    I love your book you showed me at the HPNC meeting in April. I plan to come back in July and hope to see Gary, Claudia, Linda and more then. I like your haiku

    what is the size of
    the space between your dreams
    and your realities

    and now need to practice your name as the poet- Lee-na Pra-sad… got it.

    Janis, LaughterYogaAmerica.com leader ha, ha, haaa

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