Renga Days
Alec Finlay (2000)

Renga is linked-verse. Since 2000 Alec has been running the renga-platform project www.renga-platform.co.uk, which invites people to take part in renga days. A renga is a collaborative poetic form that anyone can take part in. At a renga day people compose a poem together, with the help of a master poet. Two collections of renga have been published, Verse Chain: Sharing Haiku and Renga, and Shared Verse: Renga Days.

Most of the renga are written in a short form of twenty verses, called a nijuuin renga. Alec has also organised hyakuin renga of one hundred verse, which were written by a group of poets working over twenty four hours.











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