The Haiku Foundation welcomes you to Haikupedia! Each week for the next several months we will release a few new articles in our ever-expanding encyclopedia of haiku. These we hope will give you a sense of the potential scale of this enterprise, as well as entice you to become a part of the project.
On to sunny Iberia this week, with its very diverse haiku activities, of which we have become aware primarily through the diligent research of Danny Blackwell, a British scholar now based in Valencia, Spain, and author of Haiku from Iberia and Beyond. Danny reports on the haiku history and traditions in Catalonia, Galicia and the Basque country, while the article on Spain proper comes to us from Susana Benet and Elias Rovira Gil, in collaboration with the editors of Haikupedia, with a contribution from Paul Chambers. We also are introduced to several of the key players in this Iberian tradition: Félix Arce, Enrique Linares, Mercedes Pérez, María Victoria Porras, Frutos Soriano, José Luis Vicent, Vicente Haya, and Jesu Jimenez Maia.
We welcome your participation! If you would like to be a part of this important project, please contact the editors using our Contact Box below. We have a need for all levels of expertise, and will look forward to finding the right niche for you!