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Montage #36

Montage #36, presented by Allan Burns, is now up on The Haiku Foundation website. Montage #36 ("With a Smile") features haiku by Yu Chang, George Swede, and Jörgen Johansson. stepping out with my holey socks summer stars — Yu Chang…

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Viral 5.4

Viral 5.4 THE GARDEN By John Stevenson after the garden party    the garden — Ruth Yarrow When offered the chance to write about a haiku I admire, it seemed as if every haiku I’ve ever read vanished from my…

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Montage #35

Montage #35, presented by Allan Burns, is now up on The Haiku Foundation website. Montage #35 ("The Europeans") features haiku by Max Verhart, Dietmar Tauchner, and Dimitar Anakiev. red light district a sparrow collects nest material — Max Verhart just…

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Viral 4.4

4.4                                                           end of summer                                                           the rust on my scissors                                                           smells of marigolds                                                                                   — Margaret Chula Penny Harter's write-up below on Margaret Chula's haiku (above) is extracted from a review she wrote for Chula's collection, The Smell of Rust, in Kyoto…

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Montage #34

Montage #34, presented by Allan Burns, is now up on The Haiku Foundation website. "Halloween Masque" (Montage #34) features haiku by Clement Hoyt, Tomas Tranströmer, and Ann K. Schwader. A Hallowe'en mask, floating face up in the ditch, slowly shakes…

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6th Sailing

. . . 6th Sailing . . . presented by Peter Yovu How do we write about Nature? This Sailing honors Robert Spiess, featured in Montage #32. To be thorough about this, I should say it also honors Henry David…

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Montage #33

  Montage #33, presented by Allan Burns, is now up on The Haiku Foundation website.     Montage #33 ("Three Poets of the UK") features haiku by John Crook, Caroline Gourlay, and John Barlow. ancient stone circle the flow of…

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2nd Annual Basho Haiku Challenge

Who's ready for a haiku challenge? Don Wentworth, editor of The Lilliput Review, and blogger of Issa's Untidy Hut, has announced his 2nd Annual Bashō Haiku Challenge. To quote Don, "here's the full dope": 1. Until October 31st, send up…

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Montage #32

Montage #32, presented by Allan Burns, is now up on The Haiku Foundation website. #32’s theme is “Looking with the Universe” and features the work of Lee Gurga, Robert Spiess, and Charles Trumbull.                                                                         exploring the cave . . .                                                                         my…

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Montage #31

Montage #31, presented by Allan Burns, is now up on The Haiku Foundation website. #31’s theme is “The Little Truths” and features the work of Issa, Cherie Hunter Day and Ferris Gilli.    The pheasant cries as if it just noticed…

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Viral 3.4

Viral 3.4 snow & sun By Stanford M. Forrester                                                      deep snow                                                      the amusement park lit                                                      by a single bulb                                                                                    — Cor van den Heuvel This haiku is one of the most memorable I've read in the past ten to fifteen…

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Periplum #5

Periplum #5: Jean-Pierre Colleu by David G. Lanoue Jean-Pierre Colleu is a young French poet who lives in the city of Rennes. His two books to-date, Une manière d'extase ("A Way of Ecstasy" - 2006) and Le passage intérieur ("The…

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Montage #30

Montage #30, presented by Allan Burns, is now up on The Haiku Foundation website. #30’s theme is "New England Sketches," featuring the work of three New England haiku poets: Peter Yovu, Bruce Ross & paul m. unemployed the uneven edge…

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Viral 2.4

Longing   by Kevin Brophy strong young bodies stripped to the waist two moonlit snails — Sue Stanford This is a haiku connecting with a number of important haiku traditions; it is attentive to the present moment; it is taking place…

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Montage #29

Montage #29, presented by Allan Burns, is now up on The Haiku Foundation website. #29’s theme is “Autumn Colors” and features the work of Natsume Sōseki, Carolyn Hall and vincent tripi. Bay in autumn: The sounds of a stake Driven…

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1939: A Special Montage

Allan Burns' Montage series appears each Sunday on The Haiku Foundation website. This week, however, Allan has created a special edition for readers highlighting some work by five female haiku poets all, interestingly enough, born in the same year. In…

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Montage #28

Montage #28, presented by Allan Burns, is now up HERE on The Haiku Foundation website. #28’s theme is “Fall Migration” and features the work of Allan Burns, Martin Lucas and Carole MacRury. this paper crane . . . a death…

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5th Sailing

Sails is a section of troutswirl that is devoted to presenting questions for discussion and debate on the nature and possibilities of haiku. Sails will be overseen by Peter Yovu. For an introduction to this section, see Sails. 1st Sailing…

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Montage #26 & #27

Montage #26 & #27, presented by Allan Burns, are now up here (#26) and here (#27) on The Haiku Foundation website. #26’s theme is “One-liners” and features the work of Matsuo Allard, Stuart Quine & Jeff Stillman. What would be…

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