This unusual work is “a one-time anthology,” a collection of butterfly poems from nearly all the top haiku poets of its day, the early 1980s . . .
Raymond Roseliep’s was an early, poetic voice that helped stretch the boundaries to allow our non-Japanese ethos to enter the form . . .
Rod Willmot’s hand-lettered early poems have stood the test of time, and you’ll find some of his best-known poems here . . .
Geert Verbeke has plied his idiosyncratic notions of haiku and tanka in dozens of books, but nowhere better than when he takes on the theme of music, as here . . .
The trope of life in a small town as a subject for haiku dates to feudal Japan, and includes Hoyt, Spiess and now tripi among its adopters . . .
Season is the author of several attractive chapbooks of haiku, this one being exemplary . . .
Jack de Vidas’s sole collection makes the argument on both sides of the globalization issue . . .
These idiosyncratic layouts belie a staunch traditionalist sensibility that might be found in all of Spiess’s work . . .
And then there’s the Western (United States, that is) sensibility in haiku, intriguingly captured in the sole book by this author . . .
Lewis Sanders was one of the mainstays of haiku publishing in the 1980s, bringing an Eastern sensibility to his Western life . . .
One of a very few books of haiku that are expressly political in expression, this interesting work doesn’t take sides . . .
One of the Radish series of miniatures published by Wim Lovfers, Hans Reddingius’s work seems perfectly at home in such a setting . . .
This is one of the most unusual books of haiku you will ever read . . .
John Ower was attracted to haiku by its sensibility, its (seemingly unironic) acceptance of the world as it is, its association with austerity and beauty . . .
Ann Newell published this sumptuous book to celebrate the memory of her friend, the artist Joyce Jo Bashein, on her way to haiku . . .
There are only a handful of examples of books created by the collaboration of two haiku poets, and this is one of the most beautiful . . .
This is what happens when a serious Western artist takes an Eastern poetic form seriously in the time before the birth of the Haiku Community . . .
One of a series of small chapbooks from the current editor of Modern Haiku . . .
In a world that thinks it needs textu, discover Carrow de Vries’ invention from the 1960s: the humorous tanka.
These early poems by one of English-language haiku’s most beloved figures show the potential of the voice she was to later master . . .