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Periplum #7

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 #7: Saša Važić BY David G. Lanoue…

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Viral 2.5

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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8th 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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Haiku Blogs

It's been a while since we've added any blogs to THF blogroll—and certainly not for the lack of wanting. Recently, however, William Sorlien brought to our attention his haiku blog, Haiku Bandit Society. While looking at the HBS's blogroll, I…

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Happy New Year of the Tiger!

A happy new year and also a happy year of the tiger to you! Being that it's the year of the tiger, I thought it might be interesting to present a haiku with one stalking in it:                                               わが湖あり日蔭真つ暗な虎があり                                               waga umi…

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Viral 7.2

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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news (12.29.09)

Some reading and listening materials to take you into the year of the tiger. . . . Haiku Chronicles: Episode 9—The Definition (featuring Anita Virgil) Haiku Reality/Stvarnost which includes the essays: Haiku & Capitalism & Bashō's Sexual Life both by…

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Headsets (((introduction)))

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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Headset (((one)))

Headset (((one))) By Paul Watsky A reader’s mood, “a conscious state of mind or emotion” (according to Webster’s on-line dictionary), derives from two principal factors: the poem’s tone—herein understood as the writer’s expressed attitude toward the material and/or reader—and the…

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Calendar of Events

The Calendars of Events have been updated as of December 8. These tools are designed to help haiku poets keep track of journal submission and contest entry deadlines, They are available in either pdf or html versions. The main document…

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Haiku Registry

The Haiku Foundation is gearing up to unveil its gallery of haiku poets in early January, and we hope your page will be included on opening day. This Haiku Registry is certain to become an important research tool for anyone…

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7th Sailing

. . . 7th Sailing . . . By Peter Yovu What Is Your Response to Gendai Haiku? This “Sailing” will take many of us (I include myself) out of our comfort zone and into exotic waters. The word gendai…

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Viral 6.3

Viral 6.3 Nightgown & Cloud By Michael McClintock                                                      white cotton nightgown                                                      a cloud                                                      on the bedroom floor                                                                —Jean LeBlanc I am a lover of clouds, even this one made from a white cotton nightgown. Poems like this seldom get the…

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Periplum #6

Periplum #6: Casmiro de Brito By David G. Lanoue Casimiro de Brito is a prolific writer of essays, fiction and poetry who, from time to time, also writes haiku. He is the author of fifty books. His works have appeared…

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news (11.25.09)

Some old and new news items, blogs, blogposts, sites, essays, book releases for your perusal. I hope to makes this news update a once a month thing. Hope something interests you . . . . Borges & Haiku Roberta Beary's…

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Fluences (introduction)

Fluences is a section of troutswirl devoted to studying haiku, and haiku-like work, by 20th and 21st century western poets. Each installment will take a closer look at a poem, or a group of poems, by a poet who has…

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Fluence (1): Part I

Fluence (1): Part I Ezra Pound and In a Station of the Metro BY Nick Avis When you arrive at an image intuitively, you don’t necessarily know exactly what it means. It emerges from your subconscious like a dream and…

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Viral 5.4

Viral 5.4 THE GARDEN By John Stevenson after the garden party    the garden — Ruth Yarrow When offered the chance to write about a haiku I admire, it seemed as if every haiku I’ve ever read vanished from my…

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