Haiku / Senryu / Tanka / Renku / Haibun / Other


Templates, Ticking Boxes and Factories have no Place in Haiku Writing by Susumu Takiguchi (November 2019)

Haiku Toolbox: Some Thoughts on Cutting by Paul Miller (August 2019)

William Maxwell Bickerton: A NZ Footnote to the History of Haiku in English by Sandra Simpson (July 2019)

New Directions in English-language Haiku: An overview and assessment by Philip Rowland (June 2019)

The Edo Years: From Tosei to Basho by Sandra Simpson (May 2019)

Haiku Diction: The use of words in haiku by Charles Trumbull (March 2019)

Copying to Create: The Role of Imitation and Emulation in Developing Haiku Craft by Michele Root-Bernstein (February 2019)

Learning Better Habits by Sandra Simpson (January 2019)

Verbless Haiku: A lesson by Ferris Gilli (December 2018)

Basho: The Poet as Journalist as Poet by Tom Sleigh (November 2018)

Thirteen Ways of Reading Haiku by Michael Dylan Welch (October 2018)

Haiku: The State of Wonder by Scott Mason (June-August 2018)

Scent Mapping by Laurence Fearnley (May 2018)

Blue Sharks by Scott Metz (April 2018)

Being Specific and Vague by Susumu Takiguchi (March 2018)

Lost in Translation by Danny Blackwell & Clayton Beach (February 2018)

Tracks in the Sand: Sand fleas (or sand crabs) by George Swede (November 2017)

The Reader as Second Verse by Alan Summers (September 2017)

World Economy in Word Economy by Ruth Yarrow (August 2017)

Masaoka Shiki: The Misunderstood Reformer, Critic and Poet by Carmen Sterba (June 2017)

2017: My mother and her hundred-year-old tree by Hilary Stace (March 2017)

The Slip-Realism Perception Challenge by Alan Summers (February 2017)

Understanding the Larger Pond: Raising awareness and spreading haiku literacy by Deborah P Kolodji (December 2016/January 2017)

Seasonality: English-language Haiku in Search of its Vertical by Charles Trumbull  (November 2016)

A Contrarian View on Basho’s Frog Haiku by Susumu Takiguchi (September 2016)

The Importance of a Sense of Humour in Haiku by Susumu Takiguchi (June-July 2016)

More than One Fold in the Paper: Kire, kigo and the meaning of vertical axis by Alan Summers (April 2016)

The Floating World of the Yoshiwara by Bruce Boynton (March 2016)

Haiku: A Poetry of Absence or an Absence of Poetry by Lynne Rees (February 2016)

Further Glimpses: Lafcadio Hearn in Matsue by Sandra Simpson (December 2015)

Snapshots: Haiku and the Great War by Sandra Simpson (October & November 2015)

Haiku Poetics: Objective, Subjective, Transactional & Literary Theories by Dr Randy Brooks (August 2015)

A Disarmingly Simple Challenge: The Buson One Hundred by J Zimmerman and Gregory Longenecker (June 2015)

Becoming a Practical Poet: Editing Your Haiku by Michael Dylan Welch (April 2015)

Beyond the Haiku Moment: Basho, Buson & Modern Haiku Myths by Haruo Shirane (March 2015)

History of Haiku in New Zealand (February 2015; updated September 2019)

Whatever you Dream by Melissa Allen (December 2014)

A Haiku from Scratch by Ferris Gilli (September 2014)

How Close is Too Close? (July 2014)

Clarity in the Unsaid by Aubrie Cox (July 2014)

A Bowl of Rice: An introduction to the haiku of Taneda Santoka by Stanford M Forrester (June 2014)

The Power of Juxtaposition by Ferris Gilli (May 2014)

How Form Deepens Meaning in English-language Haiku by Patricia Machmiller (April 2014)

The Secret of Writing Haiku by paul m (February 2014)

The Science of Haiku by Sandra Simpson & Sophia Frentz (December 2013)

A Spade’s a Spade: Plagiarism and Deja-ku by Michael Dylan Welch (November 2013)

Cleaning up our Act by Sandra Simpson (October 2013)

Haiku North America 2013: a Personal View by Sandra Simpson (September 2013)

Word Choice in English-Language Haiku by David Grayson (July 2013)

The Shape of Things to Come by Jim Kacian (June 2013) 

Should Senryu be part of English-language Haiku? by Jane Reichhold (May 2013)

Humour in Haiku by David Cobb (April 2013)

Writing Haiku by Dr Randy Brooks (December 2012)

Why Haiku Matters by Matt Morden (October 2012)

Going Organic: Line Break in Free-form Haiku by Lynne Rees (September 2012)

The Use of Language in Haiku by Jim Kacian (June 2012)

Kigo: A Poetic Device in English Too by Patricia J. Machmiller (March 2012)

Go tell it on the Mountain – the Personal in Haiku by Roberta Beary (February 2012)

Turning Over a New Leaf by Sandra Simpson (January 2012)

English-Language Death Awareness Haiku by Robert Epstein (December 2011)

Literary Devices in English Haiku by Megan Arkenberg (November 2011)

Beyond our Borders by Sandra Simpson (October 2011)

Running a Haiku Group: How Windrift Does it by Nola Borrell & Karen Peterson Butterworth (September 2011)

NZPS International Haiku Contest 2011 – Judge’s Report (August 2011)

Thoughts on Juxtaposition by Carmen Sterba (July 2011)

The Value of Iconic Place Names in Western Haiku by David Cobb (May 2011)

Continuity and Haiku by Owen Bullock (April 2011)

Basho and his Translators by John Carley (March 2011)

Haiku Silence by Angelee Deodhar (February 2011)

Moon in the Haiku Tradition by Fay Aoyagi (December 2010)

Western Death Haiku by George Swede (November 2010)

The Way of One by Jim Kacian (October 2010)

A Sampling of Cultural Haiku by Michael Dylan Welch (September 2010)

Understanding Modern English-Language Haiku by Tracy Koretsky (July 2010)

To Laugh or To Cry by Janice Bostok (June 2010)

Haiku Form by Jim Kacian (May 2010)

Haiku and Haiku by Martin Lucas (March 2010)

Haiku as Poetic Spell by Martin Lucas (December 2009)

Haiku and the Personal by Vanessa Proctor (November 2009)

Disordering Haiku by Peter Yovu (October 2009)

Back to the Future by John O’Connor (September 2009)

Feathering the Moment by Christopher Herold (August 2009)

Building an Excellent Birdcage by Jane Reichhold (June 2009)

How to Write Haiku by Jim Kacian (May 2009)

Do Something Different by Peter Yovu (March 2009)

Let Rhyme Be by Cyril Childs (February 2009)

The Essence of Haiku by Bruce Ross (December 2008)

Haiku & Western Poetic Devices by Karen Peterson Butterworth (September 2008)

Haiku and the Seasons by Beverley George (July 2008)

The State of Haiku in New Zealand by Cyril Childs (June 2008)

Haiku & Western Poetry by Peggy Willis Lyles (May 2008)

The Haiku Moment & Beyond by Ray Rasmussen (April 2008)

Seasoning your Haiku by Ferris Gilli (March 2008)

How to Now by Tracy Koretsky (February 2008)

NZPS International Haiku Contest Judge’s Report by Ernest J Berry (December 2007)

The Unsaid in Haiku and Senryu by Owen Bullock (November 2007)

Haiku and its Relationship to Space by Tracy Koretsky (October 2007)

Toward an Aesthetic for English-Language Haiku by Lee Gurga  (September 2007)

Sincerity and the Future of Haiku by Bruce Ross (August 2007)

Some Philosophy & Personal Notes on Haiku by Paul MacNeil (June 2007)

The Haiku Habit by Jeanne Emrich (May 2007)

A Haiku Way of Life by Tom Clausen (April 2007)

Haiku Content by Jim Kacian (December 2006)

To Haijin or Not to Haijin by William J Higginson (November 2006)

Let the Poetry Rule, Not the Rules by Bernard Gadd (November 2006)

NZPS International Haiku Competition Judge’s Report by Cyril Childs (October 2006)

Writing Haiku In English by Lee Gurga (September 2006)

Becoming a Haiku Poet by Michael Dylan Welch (August 2006)

Fragment and Phrase Theory by Jane Reichhold (June 2006)

Guidelines for Editing Haiku by Lee Gurga (May 2006)

Has New Zealand Haiku Come of Age? by Karen Peterson Butterworth (March 2006)

Rhythm in Haiku by Elizabeth St Jacques (February 2006)

Hands Up Who Likes One Liners? by Janice M Bostok (December 2005)

Haiku Techniques by Jane Reichhold (August-October, 2005, now in 1 document)

Haiku and Zen by Richard von Sturmer (July 2005)


Women’s Voice: Senryu has its Place by Susan Galletti Campion (September 2019)

New Wine from Old by Anita Virgil (October 2017)

I am only Responsible for what I Say, not for what you Understand: A Brief Historical, if not Somewhat Hysterical, View of Senryu by Anita Virgil (April-May 2017)

Should Senryu be part of English-language Haiku? by Jane Reichhold (May 2013)

Modern Senryu by Al Pizzarelli (February 2007)


Notes on Form, Techniques and Subject Matter in Modern English Tanka by Michael McClintock (July 2017)

The Road Ahead for Tanka in English by Jeffrey Woodward (July 2015)

The Structure of Tanka by Beverley George (August 2014)

The Seed of the Human Heart: Writing Tanka by Michael Dylan Welch (February 2013)

Irresistible Constructions: tanka prose by Patricia Prime (November 2012)

Sensing Tanka: Perceiving Life Beyond the Ordinary by David Terelinck (April 2012)

Simile and Metaphor in Tanka by Patricia Prime (June 2011)

Teika’s Ten Tanka Techniques by Jane Reichhold (August 2010)

A Definition of the Ideal Form of Traditional Tanka Written in English by Amelia Fielden, Denis Garrison & Robert D Wilson (July 2009)

Tanka as a Diary by Amelia Fielden (January 2009)

Reading Tanka by Owen Bullock (November 2008)

A Tanka Repair Kit by Jeanne Emrich (March 2007)

Tanka: The myriad leaves of words by Beverley George (November 2006)

Introduction to Tanka by Patricia Prime (November 2005)


A Beginner’s Solo Renku by Karen Cesar (September 2015)

Do Metrics Matter? by John Carley (March 2014)

Renku: A Snippet of Snails by John Carley (March 2013)

Supple Stanzas by John Carley (August 2012)

Introduction to Renku by John Carley (February 2010)


Seven Ways of Looking at Haibun by Melissa Allen (October 2019)

A Title is a Title is a Title, or is it? The Unexplored Role in Haibun by Ray Rasmussen (September 2018)

Characteristics of Contemporary English-language Haibun by Ray Rasmussen (December 2017/January 2018)

Narratives of the Heart: Haibun by Bruce Ross (October 2016)

Language as Vehicle: Theme & Meaning in Haibun by Lynne Rees (August 2016)

What English-Language Haibun Poets Can Learn From Japanese Practices: the Mysteries of an Almost-Heard Birdsong First Autumn Abroad by Joan Zimmerman (May 2016)

Issa’s Humanity and Humour: A Haibun Passage from his Travel Journal Oraga Haru by Ray Rasmussen (May 2015)

The Jazz of Pilgrimage by Jeffrey Harpeng (November 2014)

A Voyage into Haibun by Beverley George (October 2014)

Form in Haibun: An Outline by Jeffrey Woodward (August 2013)

Some Personal Ideas on Writing Haibun by David Cobb (May 2012)

Writing Reality: Fictional Haibun Stories by Ken Jones (April 2010)

Must Haibun Contain Haiku? by Janice Bostok (April 2009)

Haibun: A Personal Journey by Joanna Preston (October 2008)

A Haibun Editor Suggests by Ken Jones (July 2007)

Haibun – an Epiphany by Catherine Mair (April 2006)


A Guide to Creating a Blog by Joanna Preston (August 2008)