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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.

France

Greece

International

Japan

New Zealand

Philippines

 Serbia

United Kingdom

USA

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.

This Post Has 6 Comments

  1. Hi Dan
    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.

  2. 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

  3. Hi Dick
    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

    MONKEY’S RAINCOAT
    https://thehaikufoundation.org/omeka/items/show/211

    THE MONKEY’S STRAW RAINCOAT
    https://thehaikufoundation.org/omeka/items/show/213

    MONKEY’S RAINCOAT: LINKED POETRY OF THE BASHO SCHOOL WITH HAIKU SELECTIONS
    https://thehaikufoundation.org/omeka/items/show/3295

    Thanks again for the recommendation,
    Dan

  4. 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
    & fluent).
    There are many other chapbooks, published & unpublished,
    mentioned in
    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
    over.night

    Dick P

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