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HaikuNow! Contest for 2014

It's time to take your best poems out of the drawer, folks. The HaikuNow! Haiku Contest for 2014 is up and running. You may enter one poem in each of our three categories: traditional, contemporary, and innovative. You may enter…

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HaikuNow! Contest Opens Today

We are pleased to announce the start of our third annual HaikuNow! contest today! Prizes will be awarded for English-language haiku in three categories: traditional, contemporary and innovative. Please see the main HaikuNow! page for deadlines and other requirements. Our…

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Hope You Like Our New Design

Welcome to the spiffed-up web site of The Haiku Foundation! Our main goal for the new design was make it easier for you to find our content--especially our haiku collections and discussion areas. We reorganized the main menu and added…

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THF Haiku: Our New iPhone App

We’re happy to announce THF Haiku, The Haiku Foundation’s app for the Apple iPhone! THF Haiku brings contemporary haiku to your mobile device with a shake of your hand—literally. Shake your phone or other mobile device and a new poem…

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The Haiku Foundation Contest Archive

I'm posting this on behalf of Paul Miller, who created the Contest Archive. Paul writes: "English-language haiku has grown substantially over the last forty years, both in the number of poets, as well as in the number of haiku organizations.…

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HaikuNow! Contest for 2011

We are pleased to announce the start of our second annual HaikuNow! contest today! Prizes will be awarded for English-language haiku in three categories: traditional, contemporary and innovative. Anyone is free to enter one unpublished haiku per category. Please see…

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Forum Update: Mystery

David Grayson has started a discussion about mystery in the Religio section of our forum. The topic begins: "Religion tells us that the world is grounded in mystery—and cannot be wholly understood rationally or empirically. The Muslim scholar Muhammad Asad…

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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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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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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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