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Montage #15: Juneteenth

Montage #15, presented by Allan Burns, is now up here on The Haiku Foundation website. This week’s theme is “Juneteenth” (Freedom Day or Emancipation Day), commemorating the announcement of the abolition of slavery in the U.S. State of Texas in…

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Paul O. Williams

Paul O. Williams 1935 — June 2, 2009 - professor emeritus of English (Principia College) - Haiku, senryū, and tanka poet                                  - Award-winning author of nine science fiction books  - President of the Haiku Society of America (1999)          - Vice-President…

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Name the New Troutswirl Section

Name the New Troutswirl Section by Peter Yovu Was there ever an adventure, big or small, that did not begin with a question, and that was not fueled at every bend with further questions and ongoing curiosity and the longing…

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Montage #14

Montage #14, presented by Allan Burns, is now up here on The Haiku Foundation website. This week’s theme is “Water Works” and features the haiku of Yosa Buson (与謝蕪村), Christopher Herold and Kirsty Karkow.

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Notes From the Gean (Volume 1, Issue 1)

The first issue of Notes From the Gean: A Journal of Japanese Short Forms (Volume 1, Issue 1) is now up. Published by Gean Tree Press, this online journal features sections containing haiku, tanka, haiga, and other special features. The…

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Montage #13

        Montage #13, presented by Allan Burns, is now         up here on The Haiku Foundation website. This         week’s theme is “Forms” and features the haiku of         John Martone, Marlene Mountain and O Mabson         Southard.

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Poem Talk

For those interested in listening to poems read by their composers, as well as an analytical panel discussion on the poem, Poem Talk, hosted by Al Filreis, is an extremely engaging and educational blog to visit. There is already a…

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Silliman's Blog

Just a little info posting, but Ron Silliman, the judge of the 2008 William Carlos Williams Award who chose Roberta Beary's haiku collection, The Unworn Necklace, as a finalist, runs a diverse, and very popular, weblog devoted to links on…

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Montage #12

Montage #12, presented by Allan Burns, is now up here on The Haiku Foundation website. This week's theme is "Life & Death" and features the haiku of Nick Virgilio, George Swede and Chad Lee Robinson.

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NO/ON (7)

NO/ON: journal of the short poem No 7, formerly NOON, is now available. $10/£6/€8/¥1000 + $5/£2/€4/¥500 (postage) to Philip Rowland (Editor)           Minami Motomachi 4-49-506,                      Shinjuku-ku, Toyko 160-0012, Japan questions/inquiries: noonpress AT mac DOT com *Please note: there will be a…

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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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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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Welcome to The Haiku Foundation

Great Things in Small Beginnings Welcome to The Haiku Foundation. This project is the tangible evidence of three years’ thought and hundreds of conversations. The belief that haiku needed an organization such as this sprung up from a conversation with…

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