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: 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.


Australian Haiku Society, includes details of regional groups.


British Haiku Society


Haiku Canada


Association Francaise de Haiku (French Haiku Association)

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


German Haiku Society (link in English)


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


Haiku Ireland

Irish Haiku Society


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.


Swedish Haiku Society


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