Rough Writers of the Central Coast
What have you been writing?
Rough Writers' Rengas
The Rough Writers are novelists, poets, playwrights, short story writers, memoirists, and traveloguers. We decided that a new challenge would sharpen our skills in our respective genres, and set out to try our hand at a renga.
A renga is a form of Japanese linked-verse poetry in which multiple poets supply alternating sections of the poem. It’s a collaborative poem that, in effect, creates a dialogue among the renga’s writers. The RWs collaborated via e-mail this summer to create the two rengas that follow. We think that there are more rengas in our future!
What's a Renga?
What We Did
NPR Story About Rengas
Renga About the Renga