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.


HaikuOz (Australia Haiku Society), includes details of regional groups.


A new national association formed at the end of 2015. The society (HSB) aims to celebrate and promote haiku in Bangladesh and foster ties with haiku poets across the globe. See the Facebook page of HSB.


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.

International Tanka Society, based in Japan.

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.

Japan International Poetry Society is based in Kyoto and deals with all English-language forms of poetry.

Modern Haiku Association


Swedish Haiku Society


Alaska Haiku Society

Boston Haiku Society has a basic site, but it does have contact details.

Central Valley Haiku Club is based in Sacremento, California.

Haiku Michigan

Haiku Northwest is based in Washington State.

Haiku Poets of Central Maryland no longer has a website. Use the Haiku Society of America link below to make contact.

Haiku Poets of Northern California

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.

New Orleans Haiku Society

North Carolina Haiku Society

River Song Haiku Society is based in Columbus, Georgia.

Southern California Haiku Study Group

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

Tanka Society of America