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Haiku in the new year

Don Wentworth is the editor of Lilliput Review and author of Issa's Untidy Hut. Responding to my question  "What are your hopes for American haiku over the next year?" Don offered this:   chatting on the porch, two sparrows flitting in autumn mist…

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What is the essence of modern American haiku?

It's mind boggling how much there really is to learn about haiku. The majority of haiku practitioners agree at this point that the 5/7/5 syllable count doesn't translate into English. Take that away and you could get haiku like this from Arizona Zipper:…

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