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Hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia* by Brad Bennett (May 2023)

Beyond Rejection in Haiku by Robert Epstein (April 2023)

Haiku and Human Flourishing by Scott Mason (March 2023)

Parkinson’s Toolbox: The Case for Haiku by Stella Pierides (Feb 2023)

Haiku & the Art of Forest Bathing by Michael Dylan Welch (Dec 2022-Jan 2023)

Magic-Mystery-Music: The Persistence of 5-7-5 in Haiku by Charles Trumbull (September 2022)

Presence, not Practice, in Haiku by Robert Epstein (August 2022)

Haiku Rhythm and the Arches of Makudo by Sean O’Connor (July 2022)

Advice for Those New to Haiku by Brad Bennett (May 2022)

Emotion in Haiku by Dee Evetts (March 2022)

Visiting Shiki’s House by Susumu Takiguchi (February 2022)

One Morning in Tokyo by Barbara Strang (December 2021)

Saying Less to Mean More by Lew Watts (October 2021)

In the Eye of the Beholder: Haiku interpretation by Michael Dylan Welch (September 2021)

Haiku for Recovery: An immersive Workshop by Owen Bullock (August 2021)

Cracks in the Pavement by Sandra Simpson (July 2021)

Link & Shift: The Leap in our Understanding by Kala Ramesh (June 2021)

The Transcendent Function of Haiku by Robert Epstein (May 2021)

Dissection of the Haiku Tradition: Flower & Plant Kigo by Fay Aoyagi (April 2021)

Kigo and Seasonal Reference: Cross-cultural issues in Anglo-American haiku by Richard Gilbert (March 2021)

Haiku uncut by Lynne Reese (Dec 2020-Jan 2021)

English Haiku: A Composite View by David Cobb (October 2020)

A Challenge to try Fixed-form Haiku by J Zimmerman (September 2020)

Haiku Toolbox: Dangling Participles (or Happy Participle Accidents) by Paul Miller (August 2020)

Wild Geese: A Cultural Exchange by Sandra Simpson (July 2020)

Haiku Technique by Jim Kacian (June 2020)

Haiku & Parkinson’s Disease: A practice by Tim Roberts (May 2020)

Basho Tells How to Make Haiku by Jeff Robbins (March 2020)

Haiku: The Art of Emptiness by Gabriel Rosenstock (Dec 2019-Jan 2020)

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

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

Learning Better Habits by Sandra Simpson (Jan 2019)

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

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

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

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

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

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

World Economy in Word Economy by Ruth Yarrow (Aug 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 (Feb 2017)

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

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

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

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

Snapshots: Haiku and the Great War by Sandra Simpson (Oct-Nov 2015)

Haiku Poetics: Objective, Subjective, Transactional & Literary Theories by Dr Randy Brooks (Aug 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 (Feb 2015; updated Sept 2019)

Whatever you Dream by Melissa Allen (Dec 2014)

A Haiku from Scratch by Ferris Gilli (Sept 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 (Dec 2013)

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

Cleaning up our Act by Sandra Simpson (Oct 2013)

Haiku North America 2013: a Personal View by Sandra Simpson (Sept 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 (Dec 2012)

Why Haiku Matters by Matt Morden (Oct 2012)

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

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

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

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

Beyond our Borders by Sandra Simpson (Oct 2011)

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

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

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

Western Death Haiku by George Swede (Nov 2010)

The Way of One by Jim Kacian (Oct 2010)

A Sampling of Cultural Haiku by Michael Dylan Welch (Sept 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 (Dec 2009)

Haiku and the Personal by Vanessa Proctor (Nov 2009)

Disordering Haiku by Peter Yovu (Oct 2009)

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

Feathering the Moment by Christopher Herold (Aug 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 (Feb 2009)

The Essence of Haiku by Bruce Ross (Dec 2008)

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

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

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

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

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

Sincerity and the Future of Haiku by Bruce Ross (Aug 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 (Dec 2006)

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

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

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

Writing Haiku In English by Lee Gurga (Sept 2006)

Becoming a Haiku Poet by Michael Dylan Welch (Aug 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 (Feb 2006)

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

Haiku Techniques by Jane Reichhold (Aug-Oct 2005, now in 1 document)

Haiku and Zen by Richard von Sturmer (July 2005)


Some Thoughts on Senryu (Nov 2020)

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

New Wine from Old by Anita Virgil (Oct 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 (Feb 2007)


Twenty-five Examples of Tanka Prose & an Editor’s Thoughts about Tanka Prose by Bob Lucky (Oct-Nov 2022)

Tanka Intrigue by Owen Bullock (June 2022)

The Segue in Tanka Prose by Jeffrey Woodward (Nov 2021)

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 (Aug 2014)

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

Irresistible Constructions: tanka prose by Patricia Prime (Nov 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 (Aug 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 (Jan 2009)

Reading Tanka by Owen Bullock (Nov 2008)

A Tanka Repair Kit by Jeanne Emrich (March 2007)

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

Introduction to Tanka by Patricia Prime (Nov 2005)


Rengay: A New Way to Write Linked Verse by Garry Gay (Feb 2021)

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

Do Metrics Matter? by John Carley (March 2014)

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

Supple Stanzas by John Carley (Aug 2012)

Introduction to Renku by John Carley (Feb 2010)


What are we Writers up to, Really? by Ray Rasmussen (April 2022)

Haibun: Aims and Problems by Michael Dylan Welch (April 2020)

What Haibun Poets Can Learn From Non-haikai Western Poetry Practices: The Valentine’s Day Skywriter Spells Out His Own Name by J Zimmerman (Feb 2020)

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

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

Characteristics of Contemporary English-language Haibun by Ray Rasmussen (Dec 2017/Jan 2018)

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

Language as Vehicle: Theme & Meaning in Haibun by Lynne Rees (Aug 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 (Nov 2014)

A Voyage into Haibun by Beverley George (Oct 2014)

Form in Haibun: An Outline by Jeffrey Woodward (Aug 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 (Oct 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 (Aug 2008)