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.
This week we focus on some of the haiku activity in the United Kingdom. We offer country reports on both England, penned by David Cobb, and Wales, written by Paul Chambers. In addition, we include short biographies of several key players in English and Welsh haiku over the past several years: Cobb and Chambers, of course, but also Colin Blundell, Caroline Skanne, Alan Summers, Karen Hoy, Stephen Toft, John Rowlands, Lynne Rees, Peter Finch, Philip Gross, and Lew Watts. This wealth of new material is complemented by the digitization of several British Haiku Society Member Anthologies in The Haiku Foundation Digital Library — just enter “British Haiku Society” as an exact match in the Search box and you’ll discover more than twenty anthologies of UK haiku to broaden your appreciation of the area’s haiku riches.
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!