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’s new releases focus on two far-flung places on the globe. First, we have the amazing story of the rebirth of haibun, all but forgotten in its native land but being resuscitated in English by collaborators Stephen Henry Gill and Nobuyuki Yuasa through their Genjuan Haibun Contest. And then, halfway around the world, we consider another amazing development: the emergence of haiku from the African continent, spurred in no small measure by the indefatiguable work of Ghanaian Adjei Agyei-Baah and his Africa Haiku Network. This week we consider the haiku of West Africa, and shall meet several of its key poets: Nana Fredua-Agyeman, Emmanuel Abdalmasih Samson, Emmanuel Jessie Kalusian, Kwaku Feni Adow, Jerry Adesewo, Celestine Nudanu, Blessmond Alebna Ayinbire, Justice Joseph Prah, Precious Oboh, and Turkson Adu Darkwa.
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!