Category Archives: Japanese-style poetry

Haibun by Ignatius Fay

Food for Thought My two young daughters and I are at the grocery checkout. Ahead is a homeless woman of indeterminate age, a fixture in the neighborhood for years. Stooped, hair in disarray, teeth in need of more than a … Continue reading

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Haibun by Mary Jo Balistreri

Day of Remembrance   This Memorial Day is different. My father places a small carton of artefacts before me on the kitchen table—things I never knew he had. In seventy years, he never once talked about it, deflecting all questions … Continue reading

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Calling All Haiku Poets Who’ve Published

The Living Haiku and Senryu Anthologies are invaluable resources for all haikuists to appear In.   Please read this important interview with Don Baird about the Living Haiku Anthology and The Living Senryu Anthology that you should participate in, so … Continue reading

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Improve Your Haiku This New Year!

Thank you to everyone who has written fabulous comments about my book, Haiku and Senryu: A Simple Guide for All. Further, thank you to the more than 75 reviewers and editors for their outstanding reviews! Whenever authors publish how-to writing guides, they … Continue reading

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Daily Haiku: Oct. 14, 2019

fallow fields a light dusting of snow geese by Debbie Strange (Canada) Shortlisted for the Touchstone Award, 2018

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A Classic Collection of Loss and Resilience: Deflection by Roberta Beary

I have about 5,000 books in my personal library, so it’s rare for me to take the time to re-read any of them. However, I keep coming back to “Deflection” by Roberta Beary, published in 2015. Back then, my curiosity … Continue reading

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Daily Haiku: Sept. 25, 2019

tasting the well in the water– summer stars   by Marjorie Buettner (USA) Honorable Mention Harold Henderson Memorial Haiku Contest, 2011

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