Librarian’s Cache: American Haiku – Journal of the Month, May 2021
American Haiku is featured in the journal collection of the THF Digital Library. The journal was founded in 1963 and continued publication through 1968. It was the first journal dedicated to haiku in English and a video by The Haiku Foundation, American Haiku, the First English-Language Haiku Journal, features a panel discussion on its founding and significance to the haiku world.
The meeting was held at The Cradle of American Haiku Conference III in Mineral Point, Wisconsin in July, 2012. It featured Don Eulert (co-founding editor), Gayle Bull (wife of late co-founding editor James Bull), haiku historian Charles Trumbull and was moderated by Jerome Cushman.
Haiku from a 1968 issue include:
on the evening sky
the smudge of the last buzzard
sliding into night
lean donkey grazing
at the edge of the cornfield –
tomorrow the load
flung out of its pot
a red geranium blooms
on the compost heap
Be sure to check out all 12 issues of American Haiku in the Digital Library.