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IxmaelRG

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Where to absorb more Haiku
« on: February 12, 2021, 02:11:47 AM »
Hi everybody, I'm Ismael, a newcomer here.

I'm originally from Spain but I've been living long enough far from Spain to have a disjointed relationship between my feelings and Spanish somehow English feels more natural to me now.

Haiku somehow speaks to me and since I love how the form expresses with so little.

I tried some stuff but I want to absorb some Haiku referents to be better and improve.

However I am a little bit overwhelmed with all the information.  There is too much and everywhere.

Can any of you guys give me some recommendations of classics Haiku compilations that are must reads, to learn the basics of the form and how it started, and then some modern work to see how the form has evolved and is used in the current era and the new trends.

I hope it makes sense
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Re: Where to absorb more Haiku
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2021, 05:21:24 AM »
Hi Ismael,

Joining a well established forum is daunting at first, as I know.

Here are a couple of places you can check out:

Digital books library:
https://thehaikufoundation.org/omeka/

New to Haiku:
https://thehaikufoundation.org/new-to-haiku-advice-for-beginners-crystal-simone-smith-part-1/


Haiku is a new genre which came about as recently as 1896 and took off as a very separate genre during and after WWII, in Japan, and later in the West, although French poets had been writing haiku even longer.

Here's haiku:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haiku

Here's its predecessor:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hokku

Here's Blo͞o Outlier Journal:
https://bloooutlierjournal.blogspot.com/2020/12/the-bloo-outlier-journal-winter-issue.html

For other contemporary haiku, here's a journal I helped co-found:
https://bonesjournal.com

That's plenty to go on with, for now!

A lot of experts have a particular way of telling you how to write haiku. I would rather not do that myself, but allow people to discover their own way of creating haiku.

warm regards,
Alan


Hi everybody, I'm Ismael, a newcomer here.

I'm originally from Spain but I've been living long enough far from Spain to have a disjointed relationship between my feelings and Spanish somehow English feels more natural to me now.

Haiku somehow speaks to me and since I love how the form expresses with so little.

I tried some stuff but I want to absorb some Haiku referents to be better and improve.

However I am a little bit overwhelmed with all the information.  There is too much and everywhere.

Can any of you guys give me some recommendations of classics Haiku compilations that are must reads, to learn the basics of the form and how it started, and then some modern work to see how the form has evolved and is used in the current era and the new trends.

I hope it makes sense
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Ismael Ricarte González

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Re: Where to absorb more Haiku
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2021, 05:32:48 AM »


Hi and welcome.

I especially like the digital library on this site that Alan linked to above in his post. I particularly like the chapbooks; I have an iMac and can save the ones I like to my desktop for rereading later. At least I could before they updated the software here. 🤓

Lots of information on the internet and not all of it good. You can trust Alan’s links.

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Re: Where to absorb more Haiku
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2021, 10:30:57 AM »
Al right!
Thanks for all the links!

I'll check it and get all booked up!

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Re: Where to absorb more Haiku
« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2021, 07:43:51 PM »
I find the essays and included ku' on Graceguts pretty interesting. Good jumping off point when kicking around ideas.

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Re: Where to absorb more Haiku
« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2021, 09:38:50 AM »
You are very welcome to the forum, Ismael.

I find online haiku journals to be a great resource because you can see what sort of haiku is currently being published, and also look at the back issues of each journal. There are often insightful essays and articles which are also very informative. If you go to the Journal Announcements section of the forums bayou can click on links to journals (I am trying to keep this updated on a regular basis) that are calling for submissions and have a read at the latest issues.

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