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Book-of-the-Week

Book-of-the-Week

Delve into the history of English-language haiku in the most direct way possible: by reading its poets. Each week a new digitized version of a book of haiku, recent or classic, is offered for your perusal, drawn from the Foundation’s extensive holdings. Host: Dan Campbell

Creative Blooms

Creative Blooms

There is a takeaway in the dance between world and poem. In this spirit Creative Blooms aims to offer novel enjoyments of insight brought to you by the poets considered. Host: Richard Gilbert.
EarthRise Rolling Haiku Collaboration

EarthRise Rolling Haiku Collaboration

The EarthRise Rolling Haiku Collaboration is the world’s largest annual collaborative poem. It's part of International Haiku Poetry Day (April 17), and plays out like an extended renku — the literary drinking game of feudal Japan. We look forward to your participation! HostJim Kacian. View the EarthRise Archive.
Education Resources

Education Resources

There’s so much to learn about haiku — and not just for students. Visit The Haiku Foundation’s Education Wall, where you’ll find lesson plans and educational tools for teachers and students alike. All age groups and experience levels will find something of interest to sharpen their approach to this surprisingly complex genre.
Haiga Galleries

Haiga Galleries

Each month The Haiku Foundation will add a new gallery of work devoted to haiga and related visual arts, and feature it on the THF site. You will find traditional approaches to haiga alongside more current trends like photo haiku. Host: Jim Kacian.
Haiku Dialogue

Haiku Dialogue

Haiku Dialogue offers a weekly prompt for practicing your haiku. Posts appear each Wednesday with the new theme, along with a selection of poems from the previous week. Comments are encouraged — join in the discussion! Host: kjmunro.
Haiku Music Challenge

Haiku Music Challenge

Haiku Music Challenge allows present-day composers from around the world to interpret haiku — from classical Japanese masters to contemporary poets of all levels — in their own idiosyncratic styles, often with surprising and beguiling results. Host: Naviar Records.
Haiku of the Day

Haiku of the Day

The Per Diem Haiku of the Day is one of our most popular offerings. Guest editors are invited to create thematic galleries of poems which are then prominently featured on the site, and gathered into the Per Diem Archives (which will be made available once again as soon as we can transfer them over). Host: Rob Scott.

Haiku Registry

Haiku Registry

The Haiku Registry offers brief curriculum vitae for haiku poets from around the world.  Host: Marta Chocilowska.

HaikuLife

HaikuLife

HaikuLife is The Haiku Foundation’s haiku film festival, the only event like it in the world — the Sundance of Haiku. Each year auteurs from around the world submit films, from brief video haiga to feature length treatments, all based on and around haiku. Host: Jim Kacian.
Juxtapositions

Juxtapositions

Juxtapositions, The Haiku Foundation’s journal of haiku research and scholarship, is the only vehicle of its kind dedicated to academic, peer-reviewed haiku research and criticism. MLA Standard. Indexed. Senior Editor: Ce Rosenow.
re:Virals

re:Virals

re:Virals is an interactive feature which offers commentary on selected haiku each week. The supplier of the “best commentary” each week gets to choose the next week’s poem. An updated version of Virals, an early interactive feature of THF. Host: Theresa Cancro.

Renku Sessions

Renku Sessions

The Renku Sessions was created to offer a participatory activity that honors historical traditions while actively engaging contemporary practice. Poets participate in 12, 20 and 36-link renku, moderated by the leading Western sabaki of our day. Host: John Stevenson. See our Archive of Completed Renku

Season by Season

Season by Season

Season by Season was an ambitious project intended to offer the 24 “mini-seasons” into which the Japanese calendar is broken. It featured poems that celebrated subtle moments within the overall structure of the four seasons, often with touching commentary on the lives of people who would be affected by these small distinction. Hosts: Alex and Kit. Guest commentary by Hiroaki Sato.
THF Monthly Kukai

THF Monthly Kukai

The THF Monthly Kukai invites poets from around the world to craft a poem to the month’s theme, and then to assess the roster of poems by others on that theme. Winners receive books of their choice from the THF Hard Copy Library extra copies catalog. Host: Tom Borkowski.
Touchstone Awards

Touchstone Awards

The Haiku Foundation created the Touchstone Awards Series — considered the highest awards in the field — to reward excellence and innovation in the haiku genre in 2012, and has awarded them to the best individual haiku, and the best haiku publications, every year since. Host: Bruce Feingold.
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