Books of the Week in 2021
This is the last Book of the Week feature for 2021 but we plan to resume again in January 2022. Our goal for 2022 is to feature haiku from cultures around the world and we welcome your donations of chapbooks, videos and other haiku resources to the Digital Library.
Below is a geographic listing of the 2021 Book of the Week articles so please let us know of your favorites and also check out the nine 2021 Librarian’s Cache articles which featured haiku journals, videos and other resources in 2021.
- Mon Poeme Favori/My Favorite Poem: A Book of French Language Haiku by Jean Antonini
- Waking Echoes – La nuit d’eau / The Water’s Night: A Book of French Haiku by Micheline Beaudry
- Book of the Week: A New Resonance – Emerging Voices in English Language Haiku
- On a Barn Ridgetile: A Collection of Haiku by Colin Blundell
- Ocean in the Drop: A Book of Haiku by Steven Carter
- A Raindrop, A Flowing River: Haiku and Photography by Ernest J. Berry and Graeme Matthews
- Waking Echoes – A Book of Haiku by Nola Borrell
- Through the Café Door by Caroline Gourlay
- Dover Beach and My Back Yard: A British Haiku Society Haibun Anthology
- A Silver Tapestry: The Best of 25 Years of Critical Writing from the British Haiku Society
- Barbed Wire Blossoms: The Museum of Haiku Literature Award Anthology, 1992-2011
- Senryu – Japanese Satirical Verses by R.H. Blyth
- Haiku: Volume 4, Autumn-Winter by R.H. Blyth
- Haiku, Volume 3: Summer and Autumn by R.H. Blyth
- A History of Haiku, Volume Two by R.H. Blyth
- A History of Haiku, Volume One by R.H. Blyth
- The Shape of Water: A Collection of Haiku by Robert Spiess
- Cranes Arise: A Collection of Haiku by Native American Poet Gerald Vizenor
- Pompeian Figures by John Martone
- The Cutter – A Book of Haiku by Joann Grisetti
- monk & i: a collection of haiku by vincent tripi
- Shorelines: Haibun, Haiku and Tanka by Kirsty Karkow
- The Hiker Sees His Shadow: A Broadsheet of Haiku by Richard Straw
- Three Haiku Chapbooks by James W. Hackett
- The Celesta Made of Water: A Book of Haiku by Mike Andrelczyk
- Arrested Ephemera: 45 Haiku Interpreted in Etching and Collage by Ellen Peckham
- Warm Under the Cat: A Book of Haiku and Senryu by Caroline Giles Banks
- The Sky Is All There – Haiku by Cathy Drinkwater Better
- Dark Leaves: A Book of Haiku by Carol Dagenhardt
- The Crow – A Book of Haiku by Chris Gordon
- Swamp Candles: Haiku by Jack Barry
- Between Two Waves by H.F. Noyes
- Haiku Offerings Along the Eight-Fold Path by Jerry Ball
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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Just a few words to say thank you for your efforts in maintaining this fabulous library. Sadly I don’t get the time I’d like to delve deeper. I do though read most that you put up.
All the best to you and the team at THF for the festive season. See you in what I hope will be a better 2022.
Many thanks Robert, best wishes to you for a fantastic new year
Just to say thanks, Dan. The THF library is a great resource, and I’m sure that your work turning it to our attention is much appreciated by others too. I have had hours of pleasure and enlightenment since discovering this column. Still reading the Blyth books, in particular, withal that things have since moved on (life is a renku…)
Season’s greetings to you and all
Hi Keith, I sure do appreciate the comment, many thanks!
I appreciate the recommendation.
Unfortunately, Renga from The Monkey’s Raincoat is not in the Digital Library’s collection. Let me know if you would like us to feature any of the other Monkey’s Raincoat books below that are in the Digital Library’s collection and I will be glad to do so.
RENGA FROM THE MONKEY’S RAINCOAT – Not in the Digital Library
THE MONKEY’S STRAW RAINCOAT
MONKEY’S RAINCOAT: LINKED POETRY OF THE BASHO SCHOOL WITH HAIKU SELECTIONS
Thanks again for the recommendation,
Dear Don Campbell
I recommend : Renga from The Monkey’s Raincoat –
Versions by Bill Wyatt pp 30, Hub Editions 1998.
(Hub Eds is Colin Blundell, UK)
These versions, although without note, are the best
INTRODUCTION to M’sStR (the most idiomatic, lively
There are many other chapbooks, published & unpublished,
Even Clouds are Geniuses – Bill Wyatt [1942-2016] – his Life & Work, 2020
by Phil Maillard . (containing many of his
haiku, haibun & sequences).
PM has a large collection of these chapbooks, mentioned or described in this book – reviewed favourably in Presence & Blithe Spirit by Fokkina MacDowell & me. respectively
the new year
turns the old year over
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