Richard Gilbert Interviewed On Contemporary Haiku

A Poets Cafe Fan Page (KPFK Radio - Los Angeles 90.7 fm) broadcast hosted by Lois P. Jones and produced by Marlena Bond on 27 January 2016.

Haiku scholar, educator, translator and poet Richard Gilbert takes us on light-speed trajectory of the history of contemporary haiku.

Perhaps the interview itself is a short form which can only hint at the depth of knowledge, experience (his friendships with Allen Ginsberg, Gregory Corso, Peter Orlovsky, Gary Snyder, et al.) and intensity of our fascinating guest.

Richard will share a few personal favorites - his and others and discuss some of the more provocative aspects of modern disjunctive haiku.

We'll explore some of the truths of haiku the average Westerner does not know. Co-host Deborah P. Kolodji, well known in Los Angeles circles for her long-running California Haiku Study Group and work with the Haiku Society in America as well as her many publications joins as co-host.


Tracks "Through the Leaves" and "Shin Kyorei" from the album  Silent Letters, Secret Pens by Jeff Cairns, Izumi Fujikawa are featured in the interview.