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Viral 7.2

Virals is a section in which one person chooses a haiku by another person and comments on that haiku. Then the author of that haiku is invited to select a haiku by someone else and comment on that poem, and…

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news (12.29.09)

Some reading and listening materials to take you into the year of the tiger. . . . Haiku Chronicles: Episode 9—The Definition (featuring Anita Virgil) Haiku Reality/Stvarnost which includes the essays: Haiku & Capitalism & Bashō's Sexual Life both by…

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Montage #43

Montage #43, presented by Allan Burns, is now up on The Haiku Foundation website. "Winter (II)", the forty-third and final gallery in the Montage series, features more winter-themed haiku—by Martin Shea, Jack Barry, and THF's founder, Jim Kacian. My thanks…

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Headsets (((introduction)))

Headsets addresses the psychological aspect of literary craft as it applies to haiku and senryu. Poetry elicits emotion and associations from readers by means of subjectively potent rhetorical devices. Classic psychotherapy questions will be asked: “What's happening here?” and “How…

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Headset (((one)))

Headset (((one))) By Paul Watsky A reader’s mood, “a conscious state of mind or emotion” (according to Webster’s on-line dictionary), derives from two principal factors: the poem’s tone—herein understood as the writer’s expressed attitude toward the material and/or reader—and the…

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Montage #42

Montage #42, presented by Allan Burns, is now up on The Haiku Foundation website. The first of two winter-themed galleries, Montage #42 features haiku by Scott Mason, Ruth Yarrow, and Lorin Ford. late December evening a fox tail tapers to…

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Calendar of Events

The Calendars of Events have been updated as of December 8. These tools are designed to help haiku poets keep track of journal submission and contest entry deadlines, They are available in either pdf or html versions. The main document…

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Montage #41

Montage #41, presented by Allan Burns, is now up on The Haiku Foundation website. "Halcyon Days," the latest Montage gallery, features haiku by three very active and well-known members of the English-language haiku "community": Randy Brooks, David Cobb, and Michael…

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Haiku Registry

The Haiku Foundation is gearing up to unveil its gallery of haiku poets in early January, and we hope your page will be included on opening day. This Haiku Registry is certain to become an important research tool for anyone…

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7th Sailing

. . . 7th Sailing . . . By Peter Yovu What Is Your Response to Gendai Haiku? This “Sailing” will take many of us (I include myself) out of our comfort zone and into exotic waters. The word gendai…

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Montage #40

Montage #40, presented by Allan Burns, is now up on The Haiku Foundation website. Montage hits 40 with "Now & Zen," featuring haiku in honor of Bodhi Day by members of the motley sangha: Karma Tenzing Wangchuk, vincent tripi, and…

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Viral 6.3

Viral 6.3 Nightgown & Cloud By Michael McClintock                                                      white cotton nightgown                                                      a cloud                                                      on the bedroom floor                                                                —Jean LeBlanc I am a lover of clouds, even this one made from a white cotton nightgown. Poems like this seldom get the…

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Periplum #6

Periplum #6: Casmiro de Brito By David G. Lanoue Casimiro de Brito is a prolific writer of essays, fiction and poetry who, from time to time, also writes haiku. He is the author of fifty books. His works have appeared…

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Montage #39

Montage #39, presented by Allan Burns, is now up on The Haiku Foundation website. "Confessions" (Montage #39) features ku by Nick Avis, Roberta Beary, and John Stevenson. she raises the hem of her new dress the day now longer —…

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news (11.25.09)

Some old and new news items, blogs, blogposts, sites, essays, book releases for your perusal. I hope to makes this news update a once a month thing. Hope something interests you . . . . Borges & Haiku Roberta Beary's…

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Montage #38

Montage #38, presented by Allan Burns, is now up on The Haiku Foundation website. Montage #38 ("Three Women") features haiku by Sandra Simpson, Virginia Brady Young, and Eve Luckring, in honor of International Day for the Elimination of Violence against…

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Fluences (introduction)

Fluences is a section of troutswirl devoted to studying haiku, and haiku-like work, by 20th and 21st century western poets. Each installment will take a closer look at a poem, or a group of poems, by a poet who has…

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Fluence (1): Part I

Fluence (1): Part I Ezra Pound and In a Station of the Metro BY Nick Avis When you arrive at an image intuitively, you don’t necessarily know exactly what it means. It emerges from your subconscious like a dream and…

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Montage #37

Montage #37, presented by Allan Burns, is now up on The Haiku Foundation website. Montage #37 ("THF") features haiku by three volunteers for The Haiku Foundation: webmaster Dave Russo, secretary Billie Wilson, and blog editor Scott Metz. watching the flowers…

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