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Essence #6 Featuring Rod Willmot

Essences explores the roots of the "haiku movement" in North America .................................................................................................................................................................................... Carmen Sterba recently asked Rod Willmot, Canadian haiku poet and former publisher of Burnt Lake Press, about how he came to haiku, his influences, his evolution as a…

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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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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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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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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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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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Periplum #11: Umberto Senegal

Periplum is a section that is devoted to 20th and 21st century haiku from around the world Periplum #11: Umberto Senegal BY David G. Lanoue Umberto Senegal, founder and president of the Colombian Haiku Association, has been writing and publishing…

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4th POSITION

the blogspot for The Haiku Foundation's academic journal Juxtapositions: A Journal of Haiku Poetics & Culture (JUXTA) 4th POSITION ..................................................................................................................................................................................... ENCOUNTERS will be a section of JUXTAPOSITIONS that features the dialogue between contemporary poetry and haiku. We encourage you to…

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Peggy Willis Lyles

Peggy Willis Lyles September 17, 1939 - September 3, 2010 It is with great sadness to report that on Friday, September 3, 2010, Peggy Willis Lyles passed away. She was a former Woodrow Wilson Fellow and English teacher, and contributed…

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Touchstone Distinguished Book Awards for 2010

Call for Submissions to the Touchstone Distinguished Book Awards for 2010 The Award The Haiku Foundation announces the creation of the Touchstone Awards Series, beginning with the Touchstone Distinguished Book Awards for 2010. The Touchstone Awards Series is a family…

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Essence #3 (part 3)

Essences explores the roots of the "haiku movement" in North America .................................................................................................................................................................................... Essence #3 (part 3) By Carmen Sterba Carmen Sterba's Interview with Cor van den Heuvel 〜Part 3 of 3〜 Carmen Sterba: Does the fact that you read your…

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12th Sailing: one-line haiku

Sails is a section is devoted to presenting questions for discussion and debate on the nature and possibilities of haiku. . . . 12th Sailing . . . BY Peter Yovu ........................................................................................................................................................................ Can you make just one line dance? close…

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3rd POSITION

the blogspot for The Haiku Foundation's academic journal Juxtapositions: A Journal of Haiku Poetics & Culture (JUXTA) 3rd POSITION ............................................................................................................................................ Jane Reichhold has written a thoughtful and controversial piece on haiku education for JUXTA 1. Here is her position paper.…

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Viral 8.1

Virals: a domino game of haiku selections and commentaries .......................................................................................................................................... (Viral 8.1) 78% By Scott Metz & Paul Pfleuger, Jr. ..........................................................................................................................................                                                     under the nitrogen blue sky                                                     the white horse                                                     of my life                                                                  —Patrick Sweeney SM: For me, this ku is…

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Periplum #10

Periplum is a section that is devoted to 20th and 21st century haiku from around the world Periplum #10: Slavko Sedlar BY David G. Lanoue The word "suchness" evokes, in the lexicon of Zen Buddhism, a vivid perceiving of the…

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young leaf #2

haiku presented with commentary by the Yuki Teikei Society for discussion  young leaf #2 By Patricia Machmiller & Jerry Ball                                                                       Fourth of July—                                                                       a line of ants                                                                       along the parade route                                                                                             Michael Dylan Welch jb: A shasei haiku. There…

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