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2nd POSITION

the blogspot for The Haiku Foundation's academic journal Juxtapositions: A Journal of Haiku Poetics & Culture (JUXTA) 2nd POSITION .................................................................................................................................................................................. Here’s an opening salvo for one of the lead pieces in the first issue. It should inspire debate over just…

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young leaf #1

haiku presented with commentary by the Yuki Teikei Society for discussion  young leaf #1 By Patricia Machmiller & Jerry Ball                                                                          untouched by words                                                                          the spring moon pauses                                                                          between pines                                                                                             Carolyn Thomas jb: In this haiku we have a moment…

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Events Calendars Updated

Our Event Calendars have been updated as of May 30—and some deadlines are fast approaching. These calendars are designed to help haiku poets keep track of journal submission and contest entry deadlines, They are available in either pdf or html versions.…

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Quicksilver Hg1: New to Haiku

For centuries now, Japanese haiku poets have been seeking out teachers to help them with their haiku composition. Since before Bashō’s time, groups have been founded around one poet/personality and their particular style of writing. Disciples and followers were created,…

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Introducing Quicksilver

Introducing Quicksilver Quicksilver is a column on troutswirl, the blog for The Haiku Foundation, devoted to showcasing the questions, ideas, and evolution of a beginner to the art of haiku, Laura Sherman. Each installment will feature some of Laura’s new…

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1st POSITION

the blogspot for The Haiku Foundation's academic journal Juxtapositions: A Journal of Haiku Poetics & Culture (JUXTA) 1st POSITION The Problem by Philip Rowland The problem: “haiku writing is a practice that’s easy to take up, but very difficult to…

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introducing POSITIONS

POSITIONS is a section of the blog for The Haiku Foundation’s haiku academic journal Juxtapositions: A Journal of Haiku Poetics & Culture (JUXTA), edited by Tom D’Evelyn. The space will be used for updates and topics related to the journal.…

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Headset (((3)))

addressing the psychological aspect of literary craft as it applies to haiku and senryu Headset (((three))) Even More Mood: Wabi, Sabi, Empty BY Paul Watsky                                     an empty elevator                                     opens                                     closes                                          —Jack Cain                                     (The Haiku Anthology, p. 21. All poems quoted…

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11th 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 is overseen by Peter Yovu. For an introduction to this section, see Sails. . . .…

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Essence #3 (part 1)

Essences began as a column written by Carmen Sterba in the North American Post in Seattle, WA, a bilingual newspaper in Japanese and English. Its purpose is to go back to the roots of the "haiku movement" in North America:…

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Viral 7.3

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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HaikuNow! 2010 Winners

The Haiku Foundation is pleased to announce the winners of the HaikuNow! International Haiku Contest 2010. 1st Prize (Traditional) war memorial the shine on a bronze soldier from so many hands         —Cherie Hunter Day                    — 1st Prize (Contemporary) distant…

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