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Book of the Week: A Silver Tapestry: The Best of 25 Years of Critical Writing from the British Haiku Society

These 50 essays were selected from a large list of published material – features, critical essays, and papers on the technique or on the history of haiku. They represent a vast body of accumulated wisdoms and experience from a range of British Haiku Society members both past and present.

Below is a list of some of the essay titles and authors:

  • A Sense of the Language – William J. Higginson
  • Haiku in the Western World – Barry Atkinson
  • Why I don’t write Haiku – David Hart
  • Spooks, Spectres and the Haiku Spirit – Martin Lucas
  • Some Thoughts on Haiku, Poetry and Healing – A.A. Marcoff
  • Tomas Tranströmer in Japan – Kai Falkman
  • Awareness Gate: Towards Cultivating the State of Receptivity that allows Haiku to Happen – Susan Lee Kerr
  • Basho’s Narrow Road to Poetry – Mark Rutter
  • Haiku at the Crossroads? – Klaus-Dieter Wirth

You can read the entire book in the THF Digital Library.

Do you have a chapbook published in 2015 or earlier that you would like featured as a Book of the Week? Contact us for details. Haiku featured in the Book of the Week Archive are selected by THF Digital Librarian Dan Campbell and are used with permission.

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