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Viral 3.1

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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James Kirkup

James Kirkup April 23rd, 1918 - May 10th, 2009                             - Poet, Translator, Writer, Teacher                             - Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature                             - First President of the British Haiku Society                             - Poetry Advisor, Kō Haiku Magazine (Japan)  I switched off…

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haiku meets twitter in a station

Commuters arriving at London's King’s Cross station are being invited to submit haiku-style poems on the subject of the "British Summer" from their mobile phones, using Twitter, the free social blogging site. The competition will run between Monday, May 18th,…

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Viral 2.1

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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Montage #11

I am a few days late on this but there is a new installment of Montage up here on The Haiku Foundation website. It is #11, and the entire series is archived. Montage is a series presented by Allan Burns…

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Envoy 1 (part 2)

Envoys is a section that is devoted to looking at individual, non-English haiku from the 20th and 21st centuries. For an introduction to this section, see Envoys. • Envoy 1 (part I) .............................................................................................................................................................................. Envoy 1 (part 2) 銀行員ら朝より蛍光す烏賊のごとく ginkōin-ra asa…

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Periplum

   “periplum, not as land looks on a map     but as sea bord seen by men sailing.”    — Ezra Pound (Canto 59) Like Envoys, Periplum is a section that will be devoted to 20th and 21st century non-English haiku. This section, however,…

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Periplum #1

Like Envoys, Periplum is a section that is devoted to 20th and 21st century non-English haiku. Periplum, however, is overseen by David G. Lanoue. For an introduction to this section, see Periplum. .............................................................................................................................................................................. Periplum #1 by David G. Lanoue Keiji…

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Viral 1.1

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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Virals

Welcome to Virals. There are a few different aspects to this section. First, I will introduce a much loved and appreciated poem (haiku/senryu) and provide some commentary on it. Next, and here is where the section gets fun, I invite…

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Envoy 1 (part 1)

Envoys is a section that is devoted to looking at individual, non-English haiku from the 20th and 21st centuries. For an introduction to this section, see Envoys. .............................................................................................................................................................................. Envoy 1 (part 1) by Scott Metz When it came to my…

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Envoys

Envoys is a section that will be devoted to looking at individual, non-English haiku from the 20th and 21st century. With the help of others, and you the reader, I hope to shed light on these poems by presenting not…

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Welcome to troutswirl

Welcome to troutswirl, the official blog for The Haiku Foundation. Since this is my first posting for troutswirl, I would like to share a number of my own personal wishes and goals for the blog, as well as my reasons…

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