An essay I wrote on the orgins of Renhai was published in the Summer (2009) issue of Frogpond (Volume 32, Number 2). The Frogpond journal, edited by George Swede and Anita Krumins, is an official serial publication of the Haiku Society of America. The essay has just been made available on-line here:
From "The Haiku Anthology" I became interested in Haiku and I have since written numerous haiku, senyru, and tanka. "Masago", my haiku pen-name, means "grain(s) of sand" in Japanese. I have recently started learning Esperanto and Japanese. A few years ago I developed a new eastern verse form which we now call 'Renhai'.