Groups: Haiku & Tanka

New Zealand

Christchurch: The Small White Teapot Haiku Group

Meets fourth Tuesday of the month, noon-2pm, Avebury House, Avonside (see a map here). Contact: Rosemary Scott, ph 03 385 5274 or Barbara Strang.

Picton: Picton Poets

Meets third Wednesday of the month, 10.30am, at Marina Cove Library, Waikawa Rd. Not a dedicated haiku group, but plenty of knowledge and a willingness to discuss the form. Contact: Julie Kennedy.

Australia

Australian Haiku Society, includes details of regional groups.

Britain

British Haiku Society

Canada

Haiku Canada

France

Association Francaise de Haiku (French Haiku Association)

Association pour le Promotion du Haiku (Association for the Promotion of Haiku)

Germany

German Haiku Society (link in English)

International

Haiku International Association, based in Japan.

The Haiku Foundation, based in the US.

World Haiku Association, based in Japan. See membership fees (includes an annual journal).

The World Haiku Review is the journal of the World Haiku Club, which doesn’t seem to exist in more than journal form.

United Haiku and Tanka Society

Ireland

Haiku Ireland

Irish Haiku Society

Japan

Association of Japanese Classical Haiku

Hailstone Haiku Circle is an English-language group in the Kansai area.

Modern Haiku Association

Writers in Kyoto is an English-language group.

Sweden

Swedish Haiku Society

USA

Haiku Society of America The Society is also now on Facebook. The website features a map showing each of the different regional groupings of HSA. Click on the region you’re interested in and find the details of the regional co-ordinator.

Yuki Teikei Haiku Society is based in San Jose, California.

Tanka Society of America