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Librarian’s Cache: Additions to the Digital Library and Haiku in the News

In this post, we would like to feature recent additions to the Digital Library and highlight news on haiku events and resources. Two recent additions to the Digital Library include:

  • God Too Awaits Light. 2017. This is a collection of haiku and tanka by Indian poet Ram Krishna Singh.
  • Every Night I Send You Flowers. 2020. This collection of tanka by Gabriel Rosenstock includes amazing art by Odilon Redon. Gabriel Rosenstock is a bilingual poet, tankaist, novelist, haikuist, short story writer, playwright, essayist and translator.

Haiku in the News

2021 New Year’s Reflections Inspired by Four Haiku Poems. Psychology Today, January 2021. Let these poems and commentary give you hope for the new year.

Haiku Discoveries. Writers in Kyoto, January 2021. Reading The Haiku Apprentice by Abigail Friedman made me realize that writing haiku was for everybody, from average citizens to samurai to monks to the Emperor.

Author Natalie Goldberg hunts for haiku’s home. Bend Bulletin, January 2021. In ‘Three Simple Lines’ the famed writer recounts travels in Japan.

The Nicholas A. Virgilio Memorial Haiku and Senryu Competition for Grades 7-12. Haiku Society of America. Deadline: In hand by March 22, 2021. Entries received after that date will not be accepted. Eligibility: Any student in grades 7 through 12 enrolled in school as of September 2020 may enter.

Good Riddance to a Bad Year in Haiku Form. Ideasteam, January 2021. Here are (almost) all the haiku we received. They are in no particular order because…2020.

These haiku sum up our Covid-19 pandemic struggles perfectly. Timeout, January 2021. Been there, and still doing it: eloquently written Japanese poems about these unprecedented times.

Thanks for reading.

Dan Campbell

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