When I was a young poet in my twenties, it was difficult for me to explain to my parents what a haiku was since I wast just discovering it myself.
Fortunately, a teacher knew what haiku was. After he commented that the short poems I was writing were like haiku, he ordered a haiku book, loaned it to me, and that was the start of my haiku adventure.
When and how did you discover haiku?
This comic is inspired by the deer population roaming the University of Victoria campus during the SHARP 2017 conference.
I’m currently attending the SHARP conference. The Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing is turning 25, so I thought I should pay them a tribute.
This Old Pond comic is inspired by a SHARP 2017 talk by Lisa Gitelman, New York University: “Emoji Dick, Prequels and Sequels”.
Did you know Amazon produced a translation of Moby Dick using emoji? The book is called Emoji Dick. It could have been a fun project. Unfortunately the book is gibberish, as most translations were produced randomly. Here are some pictures:
Lisa Gilteman presents Emoji Dick at SHARP 2017 conference.
This Old Pond comic was inspired by a talk at SHARP 2017 by Silke Jandl, University of Graz: “Which YouTuber Book Are You?”: Social Media, Materiality, and YouTubers’ Bestsellers.”
This Old Pond comic was inspired by a presentation by Corey Davis (University of Victoria) “A Website on the Shelf: Libraries and the Challenges of Digital Preservation” at SHARP 2017 conference.
This Old Pond Comic is inspired by a presentation “Serious Fun: Gaming the Book Festival” at SHARP 2017 by Beth Driscoll (University of Melbourne) and Claire Squires (University of Stirling) about the creation of a Book Festival board game.
Book Festival-opoly board game by Beth Driscoll and Claire Squires
This comic is inspired by Maxianne Berger’s book Winnows (Imago Press) featuring haiku found in Herman Melville’s Moby Dick.