Twitter Gogyohka Party July 1 & 2

June 25th, 2010

Remember the Twitter haiku party I had back in May? Well, I’m throwing another party. This one for everyone who enjoys gogyohka.

What is gogyohka?
According to the Gogyohka Society:

Gogyohka is a new form of Japanese short poetry, founded and pioneered by Japanese poet Enta Kusakabe. Gogyohka is pronounced go-gee-yoh-kuh (the “g”s are hard as in “good”), and literally translated means “five line poem.” Gogyohka is five lines of free verse on any subject matter. There is no set syllable pattern, however the poem should be short and succinct. The goal is to compellingly capture an idea, observation, feeling, memory, or experience in just a few words.

How to participate
This time, we’ll have two themes to inspire you: Summer and Spirit. When the party starts, tweet your poems on either of those themes and tag is #gogparty. If you’re not sure where to begin, just use one of the words for part of your poem.

Follow along. Retweet anything that catches your eye. Chat…or just lurk. This time, we’ll have two party hosts. I’ll be your host and guide on July 1 (@TinaNguyen), and Claire (@ThoseThr3Words) will lead you on July 2.

Need more inspiration? Check out Gogyohka Junction.


  • Thursday, July 1st 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. CDST (Minnesota, USA)
  • Friday, July 2nd 7 a.m. to ?? BST (England)

In UTC, that’s July 2nd at 2 a.m. and 6 a.m. Time zone conversions, what?! Try this: Or just ask me and I’ll help you figure it out.

Please join us! No pressure, just fun. See you there!

One Response to “Twitter Gogyohka Party July 1 & 2”

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