May 2021: This is it! The month to polish up your best haiku and submit to the NZ Poetry Society International Haiku Contest. If you haven’t been writing much lately, why not visit our stash of Archived Articles and enjoy the accumulated wisdom there, including The Haiku Habit by Jeanne Emrich; Guidelines for Editing Haiku by Lee Gurga; Thoughts on Juxtaposition by Carmen Sterba; The Use of Language in Haiku by Jim Kacian; and Clarity in the Unsaid by Aubrie Cox. Our own Katherine Raine has composed a useful Haiku Checklist for anyone unsure of the difference between a haiku and a short poem, and a brilliant 47-page booklet on How To Write Haiku, useful for anyone but perhaps especially helpful for teachers.
If you feel like you’re running out of reading material or would like to spend some time with articles previously published here, please go to the index of Archived Articles; or try out the index for Websites & Resources, which includes links to Youtube videos.
If you’d like to recommend an article, offer to write something for these pages, or generally have something to say about haiku and its related forms, please feel free to get in touch with me. If you find any broken links within an article please let me know. Time passes and websites disappear but clicking on a broken link is always frustrating so I’d like to keep them up to date if I can.