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1 Day Left!

Only 1 day left to get your entries in to the HaikuNow! International Haiku Contest 2010. Traditional? Contemporary? Innovative? Get 'em in! Go HERE for all the details. Good luck!

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Essence #2

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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6 Days Left!

Only 6 days to get your entries in to the HaikuNow! International Haiku Contest 2010. Traditional? Contemporary? Innovative? Get 'em in! Go HERE for all the details. Good luck!

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Viral 6.6

Virals is a section in which one person choses 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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Viral 6.5

Virals is a section in which one person choses 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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Periplum #8

Periplum is a section that is devoted to 20th and 21st century haiku from around the world. Periplum is overseen by David G. Lanoue. For an introduction to this section, see Periplum. Periplum #8: Ami Tanaka BY David G. Lanoue…

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9th 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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Viral 6.4

Virals is a section in which one person choses 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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Essence #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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Essences (Introduction)

We're starting another section here on troutswirl. This one is entitled Essences and will be written by Carmen Sterba. See the Intro below: Essences began as a column written by Carmen Sterba in the North American Post in Seattle, WA,…

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Dunes—An Introduction

Dunes (An Introduction) BY Adelaide B. Shaw   Haiku, like dunes of sand, has shifted over time. The four great masters wrote as individuals with their own style and traditions. Buson’s approach differed from Bashō who came before him. Issa wrote in another…

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Viral 5.6

Virals is a section in which one person choses 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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Viral 5.5

Virals is a section in which one person choses 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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Headset (((two)))

Headsets addresses the psychological aspect of literary craft as it applies to haiku and senryu. Poetry elicits emotion and associations from readers by means of subjectively potent rhetorical devices. Classic psychotherapy questions will be asked: “What’s happening here?” and “How…

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J. D. Salinger (1919-2010)

Jerome David Salinger January 1, 1919 – January 27, 2010                                                                     The little girl on the plane                                                                     Who turned her doll’s head around                                                                     To look at me. The above poem was written by J.D. Salinger for his second-most-famous-character, Seymour Glass, who,…

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Viral 3.5

Virals is a section in which one person choses 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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