One of the most celebrated African-American novelists of the twentieth century, Richard Wright discovered haiku during the last eighteen months of his life (he died of heart attack in 1960, aged 52). In such a short time he wrote 4000 poems, and his posthumous book “Haiku: This Other World“ is a collection with 817 of his own favorite haiku.
His daughter Julia once said that haiku for Wright were “self-developed antidotes against illness, and that breaking down words into syllables matched the shortness of his breath.”
Seven days to make music in response to the assigned haiku: to participate visit https://www.naviarrecords.com/about/naviar-haiku
Deadline: 31st October 2018
haiku by Richard Wright https://terebess.hu/english/haiku/wright.html
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