Lishanu is an online haikai journal, presenting work across the haikai range – haiku and renku, haibun and haiga – with a significant difference: the journal is interlingual. This means that every item is published bilingually – in English and at least one other language. The goal of Lishanu is to promote haiku in a truly international way.
Languages represented in issue #2 include Afrikaans, Croatian, Esperanto, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Irish, Italian, Macedonian, Nepali, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovenian, Spanish, and Swedish.
First published online in 2005, Lishanu fell silent until now. Norman Darlington, founder and editor-in-chief, welcomes readers back with this brand new issue and a call for submissions to continue the publication. Issue #3 will be published by early 2012, but, Darlington notes, “depending on quality and quantity of submissions, we may bring this date substantially forward.”
In addition to Darlingon, the Lishanu editorial team consists of the following language editors:
Claire Chatelet (French)
Gerd Börner (German)
Jasminka Nadaškić-Djordjević (Serbian)
Tomislav Maretić (Croatian)
Maya Lyubenova (Bulgarian)
Valeria Simonova-Cecon (Russian)
Carlos Fleitas (Spanish)
Andrea Cecon (Italian)