THE SECOND COMING...BY POPULAR DEMAND!
Yay. So we at Meritage Press and xPress(ed) are near to finalizing THE HAY(NA)KU ANTHOLOGY, NO. 2. Decisions on acceptances will be sent out soon. Meanwhile:
I LOVE JUKKA PEKKA KERVINEN'S MIND.
Beautiful mind. Jukka is designing the cover to the anthology. And what does he do? He wrote a program that generates hay(na)ku where words are shuffled at random to make new string combinations. From that program, he wrote another that generates images based on the shuffled words hay(na)ku and superimposed with some of his photos. Got that? So, something like
irebt ludo cthi
satrd eevnr macom
trede niocc spoli
nthe ergpi eesr
continuing on for a total of 100 hay(na)ku has been generated which, in turn, becomes the fertile field from which blossoms a multiplicity of evocative imageries (that also shows Jukka to be a brilliant colorist). A picture may be worth a thousand words, but poetry makes such calculating calculations irrelevant with untranslateabilities.
I love working with Jukka. He is a pro. Quintessentially so. I much appreciate Jukka's samurai sword flashed ability always to get bottom line to the bone. A pro.
For the pro,