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The Culinary Saijiki

The Culinary Saijiki

By Allyson Whipple

The Culinary Saijiki is a project that celebrates haiku, the seasons, and food. Each episode features a conversation with a fellow haiku practitioner, in which they read their food-themed poems, and we discuss inspiration, the writing process, and haiku practice.
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Jerome Berglund: Wishbone's sharp crack
Jerome Berglund: Wishbone's sharp crack
In Gratitude Thanks to Peter Schmidt for buying me 5 coffees this month! I’m now 48% of the way to having my web hosting covered for the year. If you want to contribute financially, visit https://www.buymeacoffee.com/culinarysaijiki. Contributors get a bonus recipe every month! November Community Blog Post I’m putting together another community blog post (view the May community post here). Theme: Harvest Deadline: 11:59 p.m. CST on Wednesday, November 23rd Submission Form: https://forms.gle/TxZWqf3zbfi1i9uR8 Notes: Haiku  in languages other than English are welcome; please provide a  translation. Experimental haiku are also welcome. If sending previously  published haiku, remember to provide publication credit. More from Jerome Berglund Buy Jerome's haiku collection: https://www.amazon.com/Dog-Days-Jerome-William-Berglund/dp/B09P3WTCQY Haiku and senryu from Fevers of the Mind: https://feversofthemind.com/2022/08/11/a-few-haiku-and-senryu-style-from-jerome-berglund/ Four haiku in Dark Winter Literary Journal: https://www.darkwinterlit.com/post/4-haiku-by-jerome-berglund Three haiga from Ice Floe Press: https://icefloepress.net/three-haiga-jerome-berglund/ Three haiga in Lothlorein Poetry Journal: https://lothlorienpoetryjournal.blogspot.com/2022/04/three-haiga-poems-by-jerome-berglund.html Winter Updates To read about my 2022 reflections and plans for 2023, read the newest blog post: https://culinarysaijiki.com/2022/11/13/the-season-for-reflection-and-rest/ Theme Music “J’attendrai” by Django Reinhardt,  performing at Cleveland Music Hall, 1939. This recording is in  the public domain. Hear the whole song at https://clevelandhistorical.org/files/show/6045.
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November 15, 2022
Peter Schmidt: Cranberry Bites Back
Peter Schmidt: Cranberry Bites Back
In Gratitude Thank you to M.A. Dubbs, who  bought me  three coffees in August! I’m now 35% of the way  toward my goal of  covering website costs for the year. Those who want to  support the  podcast financially can do so at: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/culinarysaijiki/. November Community Blog Post I'm putting together another community blog post (view the May community post here). Theme: Harvest Deadline: 11:59 p.m. CST on Wednesday, November 23rd Submission Form: https://forms.gle/TxZWqf3zbfi1i9uR8 Notes: Haiku in languages other than English are welcome; please provide a translation. Experimental haiku are also welcome. If sending previously published haiku, remember to provide publication credit. More From Peter Schmidt Read Peter's haiku in the May community blog post: https://culinarysaijiki.com/2022/05/31/bonus-post-spring-and-summer-celebrations/ Hear Peter's haiku in the podcast community open mic: https://culinarysaijiki.com/2022/08/30/bonus-episode-community-open-mic-transitioning-from-summer-to-fall/ Read Peter’s contest-winning poem here: https://allysonwhipple.com/2021/02/27/february-poetry-contest-winner/ Verbing Weirds Language View the Calvin & Hobbes strip we referenced here: https://www.gocomics.com/calvinandhobbes/1993/01/25 Theme Music “J’attendrai” by Django Reinhardt, performing at Cleveland Music Hall, 1939. This recording is in the public domain. Hear the whole song at https://clevelandhistorical.org/files/show/6045.
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November 01, 2022
M.A. Dubbs: Pink Tamales
M.A. Dubbs: Pink Tamales
In Gratitude Thank you to Lorraine who  bought me three coffees in August! I’m now 28% of the way  toward my goal of covering website costs for the year. Those who want to  support the podcast financially can do so at: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/culinarysaijiki/. More from M.A. Dubbs View M.A.'s website here: https://melindadubbs.wordpress.com/ Hear M.A. read a haiku on the Culinary Saijiki community open mic episode: https://culinarysaijiki.com/2022/08/30/bonus-episode-community-open-mic-transitioning-from-summer-to-fall/ Buy M.A.'s chapbook, Aerodynamic Drag: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08TC8KXY3?ref_=k4w_oembed_cstB6EXe36biq6&tag=kpembed-20&linkCode=kpd Failed Haiku Food Issue You can find the May 2022 Failed Haiku issue themed around food here: https://failedhaiku.com/2022/05/ Theme Music “J’attendrai” by Django Reinhardt,   performing at Cleveland Music Hall, 1939. This recording is in   the public domain. Hear the whole song at https://clevelandhistorical.org/files/show/6045.
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October 18, 2022
A Tour of My Favorite Saijiki
A Tour of My Favorite Saijiki
Where to Find the Three Saijiki Haiku World: An International Poetry Almanac by William J. Higginson can be purchased at many used bookstores, including AbeBooks: https://www.abebooks.com/9784770020901/Haiku-World-International-Poetry-Almanac-4770020902/plp The Five Hundred Essential Japanese Season Words by Kenkichi Yamamoto is available at: https://thehaikufoundation.org/omeka/items/show/821 A Dictionary of Haiku Classified by Season Words with Traditional and Modern Methods by Jane Reichhold is available at: https://thehaikufoundation.org/omeka/items/show/1798 Join the Conversation I’m seeking guests for December! If you’d like to be on the podcast, visit https://culinarysaijiki.com/join-the-conversation/ and fill out the form. My life is a little hectic right now, so if I don’t follow up in a timely manner, send me a reminder. Support the Project You can make a one-time or recurring donation to the Culinary Saijiki at https://www.buymeacoffee.com/culinarysaijiki. You also can help by sharing this episode with people you think will love it! Theme Music “J’attendrai” by Django Reinhardt,  performing at Cleveland Music Hall, 1939. This recording is in  the public domain. Hear the whole song at https://clevelandhistorical.org/files/show/6045.
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October 04, 2022
Jennifer Hambrick: Saving the Crust for Last
Jennifer Hambrick: Saving the Crust for Last
More from Jennifer Hambrick You can order Jennifer's haibun collection, Joyride (Red Moon Press, 2021) and her newest collection, In the High Weeds (National Federation of State Poetry Societies, 2022) from her website: https://jenniferhambrick.com/order/ Watch Jennifer's interview with violinist Zina Schiff and conductor Avlana Eisenberg for WOSU Public Media: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cT-vMwvZQCI Read more of Jennifer's haiku in the Living Haiku Anthology: https://livinghaikuanthology.com/index-of-poets/374-h-poets/hambrick,-jennifer.html Three poems by Jennifer Hambrick in Sequestrum: https://www.sequestrum.org/three-poems-by-jennifer-hambrick O--H--I--O https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UbdXgAWuU_E Join the Conversation I’m seeking guests for October, November, and December! If you’d like to be on the podcast, visit https://culinarysaijiki.com/join-the-conversation/ and fill out the form. My life is a little hectic right now, so if I don’t follow up in a timely manner, send me a reminder. Support the Project You can make a one-time or recurring donation to the Culinary Saijiki at https://www.buymeacoffee.com/culinarysaijiki. You also can help by sharing this episode with people you think will love it! Theme Music “J’attendrai” by Django Reinhardt, performing at Cleveland Music Hall, 1939. This recording is in the public domain. Hear the whole song at https://clevelandhistorical.org/files/show/6045.
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September 20, 2022
Matt Defibaugh: On Sorghum Stilts
Matt Defibaugh: On Sorghum Stilts
In Gratitude Thank you to our anonymous donor who bought me a total of six coffees in August! I’m now 20% of the way toward my goal of covering website costs for the year. Those who want to support the podcast financially can do so at: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/culinarysaijiki/. Join the Conversation I'm seeking guests for October, November, and December! If you’d like to be on the podcast, visit https://culinarysaijiki.com/join-the-conversation/ and fill out the form. My life is a little hectic right now, so if I don’t follow up in a timely manner, send me a reminder. More from Matthew Defibaugh Daily Haiga, January 13, 2022: https://www.dailyhaiga.org/haiga-archives/3072/-autumn-moon-by-matthew-defibaugh-usa Daily Haiga, May 13, 2022: https://www.dailyhaiga.org/haiga-archives/3139/-old-station-wagon-by-matthew-defibaugh-usa Haiga in collaboration with Penney L. Mellen: https://thehaikufoundation.org/thf-galleries-haiga-of-penney-l-mellen-and-m-r-defibaugh/ Matthew's poetry collection, Hurricane Warning: https://www.amazon.com/Hurricane-Warning-Matthew-Ryan-Defibaugh/dp/1690788275 Audio edition of Hurricane Warning: https://imusic.co/books/9781690788270/matthew-ryan-defibaugh-2019-hurricane-warning-paperback-book More from Christina Chin Christina's blog: https://christinachin99blog.wordpress.com/ Christina's YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyt3h9T41ckjXuqqgvArXJQ/videos You can find Christina on Twitter at: https://twitter.com/Christina_haiku Christina's feature in the 2021 World Haiku Series: https://akitahaiku.com/2021/12/20/world-haiku-series-6-haiku-by-christina-chin/ Five haiku in Lothlorein Poetry Journal: https://lothlorienpoetryjournal.blogspot.com/2022/03/five-haiku-by-christina-chin.html More About Sorghum Information from the Oldways Whole Grain Council: https://wholegrainscouncil.org/whole-grains-101/grain-month-calendar/sorghum-june-grain-month Theme Music “J’attendrai” by Django Reinhardt,  performing at Cleveland Music Hall, 1939. This recording is in the  public domain. Hear the whole song at https://clevelandhistorical.org/files/show/6045.
47:36
September 06, 2022
Bonus Episode: Community Open Mic: Transitioning from Summer to Fall
Bonus Episode: Community Open Mic: Transitioning from Summer to Fall
In Gratitude Thank you to our anonymous donor who  bought me three coffees this month! I’m now 20% of the way toward my goal of covering website costs for the year. Those who want to support the podcast financially can do so at: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/culinarysaijiki/. Episode Contributors Christine Wenk-Harrison Listen to Christine's previous Culinary Saijiki episode: https://anchor.fm/culinarysaijiki/episodes/Episode-4-Christine-Wenk-Harrison-One-Jam-Harvest-e1m0e2a Agnes Eva Savich Listen to Agnes' previous Culinary Saijiki episode: https://culinarysaijiki.com/2022/06/21/episode-1-agnes-eva-savich-the-redemption-of-the-pear/ M.A. Dubbs View M.A.'s webiste here: https://melindadubbs.wordpress.com/ Peter Schmidt Read Peter's contest-winning poem here: https://allysonwhipple.com/2021/02/27/february-poetry-contest-winner/ Mark Scott Hear Mark's appearance as community judge on the Poetry Pea podcast: https://poetrypea.com/s5e8-original-haiku-senryu-with-punctuation/ Join the Conversation If you’d like to be on the podcast, visit https://culinarysaijiki.com/join-the-conversation/ and fill out the form. My life is a little hectic right now, so if I don’t follow up in a timely manner, send me a reminder. On the Blog Visit https://culinarysaijiki.com/2022/08/23/meat-in-haiku/ for the latest post, about meat in haiku. Theme Music “J’attendrai” by Django Reinhardt,  performing at Cleveland Music Hall, 1939. This recording is in the  public domain. Hear the whole song at https://clevelandhistorical.org/files/show/6045.
06:55
August 30, 2022
Episode 5: Lorraine Padden: Sweating Onions
Episode 5: Lorraine Padden: Sweating Onions
In Gratitude Thank you to our anonymous donor who bought me three coffees this month! I'm now 13% of the way toward my goal of covering website costs for the year. Those who want to support the podcast financially can do so at: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/culinarysaijiki/.  August Open Mic Bonus Episode To participate in the August 30th open mic bonus episode, click this link: https://anchor.fm/culinarysaijiki/message. Recordings must be received by Friday, August 28th at 11:59 pm CST. Guidelines: Each poet is limited to two haiku Before reading your haiku, please say your name or pen name and, if comfortable, where you're writing from Please read each haiku twice Haiku should mention food, and connect to the transitional aspect of seasons, with an emphasis on autumn Submissions that do not follow these guidelines will be disqualified More from Lorraine Padden Get updates about Lorraine's haiku and other projects at https://www.lorrainepadden.com/.  Listen to Lorraine talk about and read from her forthcoming collection, Upwelling, at https://zenpeacemakers.org/zpi-publishing/upwelling/.  Join the Conversation If you'd like to be on the podcast, visit https://culinarysaijiki.com/join-the-conversation/ and fill out the form. My life is a little hectic right now, so if I don't follow up in a timely manner, send me a reminder.  On the Blog Visit https://culinarysaijiki.com/2022/08/09/seasonal-foods-of-the-american-southwest/ for the most recent post on food kigo of the American Southwest. Theme Music "J'attendrai" by Django Reinhardt, performing at Cleveland Music Hall, 1939. This recording is in the public domain. Hear the whole song at https://clevelandhistorical.org/files/show/6045.
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August 16, 2022
Episode 4: Christine Wenk Harrison: One-Jam Harvest
Episode 4: Christine Wenk Harrison: One-Jam Harvest
August 31 Open Mic To participate in the August 31st open mic bonus episode, click this link: https://anchor.fm/culinarysaijiki/message Guidelines: Each poet is limited to two haiku Before reading your haiku, please say your name or pen name and, if comfortable, where you're writing from Please read each haiku twice Haiku should mention food, and connect to the transitional aspect of seasons, with an emphasis on autumn Submissions that do not follow these guidelines will be disqualified In Gratitude Thanks to the anonymous doner who bought me three coffees this weekend! They donated after I sent the podcast to be mixed and edited, so I couldn't thank them at the top of the episode, but I will for the next one! I forgot to mention in the intro, but this month, project supporters will get a recipe for Christine's Mango Trio Pie.  You can support the project at https://www.buymeacoffee.com/culinarysaijiki More work by Christine Wenk-Harrison Three haiku at Miriam's Well: https://miriamswell.wordpress.com/2020/11/29/3-haiku-by-christine-wenk-harrison-from-100-thousand-poets-for-change-reading/ Christine's "Hill Country Tastes" column from November 18, 2011: https://northshorebeacon.com/hill-country-tastes-by-christine-wenkharrison-p272-135.htm Christine's "Hill Country Tastes" column from October 10, 2012: https://northshorebeacon.com/celebrating-german-day-the-old-way-p936-135.htm On the blog Visit https://culinarysaijiki.com/ for long-form essays and commentary on food haiku. The most recent post is about debatable food season words. Please join the conversation and offer your insight! Join the conversation I'm excited about the requests coming in to join the podcast! If you want to record a conversation, go to the form on the website: https://culinarysaijiki.com/join-the-conversation/
35:10
August 02, 2022
Episode 3: Claire Vogel Camargo: My Best Burger
Episode 3: Claire Vogel Camargo: My Best Burger
In my penultimate Austin recording, I sat down with Claire Vogel Camargo at her home in Austin, Texas. We met after my final meeting with the Austin Haiku Study group. Claire and I talked at length about how food connects us to family, and her haiku brought up memories that led to fund stories and digressions. I hope you enjoy our rambling, free-form conversation.  More of Claire's work You can find information about Claire's book, Iris Opening, here: https://g.co/kgs/QYXzc6 Claire's haiku featured in the International Women's Haiku Festival: https://jenniferhambrick.com/2018/03/09/international-womens-haiku-festival-two-haiku-by-claire-vogel-camargo/ One of Claire's haiku, translated into Chinese, for NeverEnding Story: https://neverendingstoryhaikutanka.blogspot.com/2019/08/butterfly-dream-soft-brush-haiku-by.html Support the podcast I need help with sound editing for episode 4! If you know of any sound editors who have room in their schedules, please send them my way! I would like a dedicated theme song and transition sound for the podcast. If you know of anyone who would like to compose, please let me know. Or, if you know how to navigate the overwhelming amount of public domain content and want to help, reach out! Help me pay for sound editing and music through Buy Me a Coffee at: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/culinarysaijiki Join the conversation To be part of the Culinary Saijiki podcast, head over to the website and fill out the form here: https://culinarysaijiki.com/join-the-conversation/ Read the saijiki For long-form essays about food, the seasons, and haiku, visit https://culinarysaijiki.com/
48:07
July 19, 2022
Episode 2: Christa Pandey: Eggplant Abundance
Episode 2: Christa Pandey: Eggplant Abundance
Note: The theme music and transitions have changed because the ones I was using from my hosting service are suddenly no longer available. I discovered this at the proverbial 11th hour, so had to make do with new stock sounds. Hopefully that didn't cause too much confusion. If you know of anyone who enjoys writing music and cues for podcasts, please let me know!  Christa's winning poem in the 2022 Tanka Society of America Fleeting Words Tanka Contest more than fifty years we wandered side by side in seeming bliss who sees the cracks and flaws we patched with liquid gold Christa's free-verse chapbooks Southern Seasons Maya: Glimpses of the Mahabharata Hummingbird Wings: Karma Meditations Who am I? Who are We? To support the project Buy me a coffee at https://www.buymeacoffee.com/culinarysaijiki Essays and commentary Visit the blog at https://culinarysaijiki.com/ Be on the podcast Fill out the form at https://culinarysaijiki.com/join-the-conversation/
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July 05, 2022
Episode 1: Agnes Eva Savich: The Redemption of the Pear
Episode 1: Agnes Eva Savich: The Redemption of the Pear
Welcome to the first episode of The Culinary Saijiki podcast! I talk with Agnes Eva Savich, leader of the Austin Haiku Study Group (among other things) about eight of her haiku. Along the way, we discuss holidays, motherhood, fruit, and the fun of Haiku North America conferences.  Agnes' blog: https://agnesevasavich.wordpress.com/ For long-form essays and haiku commentary, visit the blog at https://culinarysaijiki.com/.  If you would like to be part of the podcast, visit this URL for details: https://culinarysaijiki.com/join-the-conversation/ To support this project, buy me a coffee! Link: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/culinarysaijiki 
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June 21, 2022