Monthly Archives: August 2011

Haikuists Abound With Brilliant Thoughts

I thought I’d gotten pretty much off this topic, but haikuists keep posting such brilliantly-relevant thoughts, that I feel compelled to keep sharing them. You can check out the Haiku Society of America’s Facebook page to read more. As Don … Continue reading

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Why Don’t You Like to Write Haiku?

Through the years, I’ve belonged to various poetry groups. When I’ve mentioned haiku, some really good poets have said they have read it, but have never been inclined to write it. Some have said that they really don’t think haiku … Continue reading

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Part Two: Why Do You Write Haiku?

I received so many responses when I queried haikuists about why they write haiku, that I need to run a sequel. Maybe there will be even more! Please read these additional, beautiful comments: I read and write haiku because each … Continue reading

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Why Do You Write Haiku?

Why do you write haiku? I recently asked this question to longtime haikuists from throughout the U.S. They are members of the Haiku Society of America. If you read my blog regularly, you have read many examples of haiku, and … Continue reading

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Read Some Great Haiku Online

The Midwest Region of the Haiku Society of America always gets great media coverage for our regular meetings and special programs in the Chicago metro area. If you log onto the Winnetka-Glencoe Patch newspaper site, http://www.winnetka.patch.com/articles/photo-gallery-haiku-poems-on-patch#photo, you will see an … Continue reading

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What Makes a Good Feature Article?

Feature articles are called feature “stories.” However, they are not fictional. This is just like a news article that is called a news story. Story is synonymous with article in journalism language. I interpret the word story in journalism as … Continue reading

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