R W Watkins, Denver Butson, John Philip Drury con Eastern Structures No. 6
The world's premier publisher of Asian forms in English, Eastern Structures picks up where Contemporary Ghazals left off, publishing English-language examples of the Middle Eastern form, but now in addition to Korean sijo and Japanese forms such as haiku and tanka - rendered exclusively in the 5-7-5 and 5-7-5-7-7 syllabic structures. Issue 6 features the ghazals of Denver Butson, John Philip Drury, Steffen Horstmann, Norma Jenckes, William Dennis, Eric Torgersen, Daniel Hales, Mindy Watson, Eugene A Melino and newcomer Mace Hosseini; the sijo of Tamara K Walker, Chi Holder and Pat Geyer; the haiku of Mark Redfearn, Priscilla Lignori, James Lignori, Nancy Rullo, Ann Hills, Clark Strand and others; and the essay 'Instantiating Syllabics from Japanese to English' by Jim Wilson. Issue 7 is expected in early Autumn 2018, and submissions of traditionally structured Asian poetry and relevant non-fiction are welcome and encouraged.