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Update on The Haiku Foundation Forum

Over 200 people have registered with The Haiku Foundation forum since we launched it two weeks ago. The discussions are going well, and many people are having their say about haiku. Here are some highlights from this week: Mentoring —You'll…

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Haiku Registry Updated

Here is an update regarding additions to the Haiku Registry since last report. Each poet’s page is accessible by last name: simply click on that initial in the search index on the opening page. To submit your own information, click the…

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Viral 8.3

Virals: a domino game of haiku selections and commentaries .......................................................................................................................................... (Viral 8.3) The Search By Rich Youmans .................................................................................................................................................................................                                                         stars                                                         roof aerials facing                                                         different directions                                                                  Gonzalo Melchor I first saw this haiku in Acorn No. 17 (Fall 2006). I loved the…

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New Forum Board: Religio

Today we launch Religio, David Grayson's new board on our forum. David writes: "Religio is devoted to the intersection of haiku and religious tradition. It will focus on multiple religious traditions, and present a different topic each month for discussion.…

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Periplum Has Moved to the Forum

Our regular readers will be familiar with Periplum, a series of blog posts by David Lanoue that explore twenty-first -century haiku from around the planet. David says of the series: "My aim is to present recent haiku from different places,…

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New Forum Boards: New to Haiku

Today, we are launching four new boards on our forum, all under the category of New to Haiku. Here is how the lead moderator, Laura Sherman, describes these boards: "New to Haiku is a set of boards designed to encourage…

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Essence #5

Essences explores the roots of the "haiku movement" in North America .................................................................................................................................................................................... Essence #5 Different Approaches to Haiku: Virgil & Spiess By Carmen Sterba Then as now, poets found their voices in haiku through divergent styles in the first decades…

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13th Sailing: What’s Your Edge?

Sails is a section is devoted to presenting questions for discussion and debate on the nature and possibilities of haiku.     . . . 13th Sailing . . .   BY Peter Yovu ........................................................................................................................................................................ *** Readers: I initially, mistakenly,…

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Call for Submissions

The Haiku Foundation announces the Touchstone Awards for Individual Poems 2010. The Touchstone Awards are designed to recognize and reward excellence in the field of haiku. Please see the page for the Touchstone Awards for Individual Poems for details about…

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Periplum #12: Tito Andres Ramos

Periplum is a section that is devoted to 20th and 21st century haiku from around the world Periplum #12: Meet Tito Andres Ramos BY Tom Painting I first met Tito Andres Ramos during the 2005-2006 school year when he was…

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Haiku Registry Updated

There have been several additions to the Haiku Registry since last report. Each poet’s page is accessible by last name: simply click on that initial in the search index on the opening page. To submit your own information, click the appropriate…

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Events Calendars Updated

Our Event Calendars have been updated (as time allows, calendars are also updated between announcements). These calendars are intended as tools to help haiku poets keep track of journal submission and contest entries.  They are available in pdf and html. The…

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Viral 8.2

Virals: a domino game of haiku selections and commentaries .......................................................................................................................................... (Viral 8.2) No Horizon By Patrick Sweeney .................................................................................................................................................................................                                                         burial at sea—                                                              the horizon                                                         so much nearer                                                                  Rich Youmans I read this haiku in Without Halos, a New Jersey literary…

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Essence #4

Essences explores the roots of the "haiku movement" in North America .................................................................................................................................................................................... Essence #4 The Explosion of Haiku Journals and Beginning of The Haiku Society of America By Carmen Sterba Numerous haiku journals came out one after another in the…

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Events Calendars Updated

Our Event Calendars have been updated with several new items—and some deadlines have recently been extended. These calendars are intended as tools to help haiku poets keep track of journal submission and contest entry deadlines, They are available in either pdf…

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young leaf #3

haiku presented with commentary by the Yuki Teikei Society for discussion  young leaf #3 By Patricia Machmiller & Jerry Ball                                                             incessant crickets . . .                                                             on the mosque’s marble wash basin                                                             ancient Greek letters                                                                      —Zinovy Vayman pjm: There are…

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