Category Archives: Haiku

Magical Two Days in Hirado Island

WHR December 2003 WHF in Kyushu 2003 – The Report MAGICAL TWO DAYS IN HIRADO ISLAND – A Haiku Meeting Susumu Takiguchi Oxford, UK World Haiku Festival in Kyushu 2003 25-26 October 2003, Hirado, Nagasaki-ken, Japan The first Englishman who … Continue reading

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Of Machines and Men

WHR December 2003 Karakuchi-Ronso -Spicy Haiku Polemics Of machines and men and Haiku machines and haiku taboos a two-part onlist essay Robert Gibson Centralia, Washington USA It bothers me to see the American Haiku Machine that grinds out the standardized … Continue reading

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What Is a Syllable?

WHR December 2003 Kara-kuchi Ronso – Spicy Haiku Polemics   What Is a Syllable? Michael Dylan Welch Washington, USA The following poems have appeared in one of the two North American publications that promote the 5-7-5 syllable structure for haiku … Continue reading

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Requiem for a Poet

WHR March 2003 Requiem for a Poet – Suzuki Masajo (1906-2003)   Last Farewells to Masajo — A Life of Love and Haiku Susumu Takiguchi Oxford, England One of the most distinguished and best loved haiku poets, Suzuki Masajo (1906-2003), … Continue reading

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A Personal Haiku Selection

November 2001 A Personal Haiku Selection James W. Hackett The following haiku is singled out for its excruciating relevance and for the levels of consciousness suggested by its haiku moment: talk of war the comings and goings of  ‘dees at … Continue reading

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A Personal Haiku Selection

August 2001 James W. Hackett  Harold G. Henderson  James W. Hackett continues his distinct way of addressing the most important issue which faces the contemporary haiku community: make or break of this form as a viable and respectable literary genre … Continue reading

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A Personal Haiku Selection

May 2001 A Personal Haiku Selection James W. Hackett First, a salute to Mr. Takiguchi, our dynamic daimyo, for his ideals and dedication which have led to the establishment of the WHC and this Review. And I am grateful to … Continue reading

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Editors Choice Haiku

Jan 2007 EDITOR’S CHOICE A Selection of haiku with commentary by Ferris Gilli, Editor dawn— my breath rises with that of the cows Francis Masat, US A haiku’s resonance is created through a partnership between poet and reader. Francis Masat’s … Continue reading

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Nature in Haiku – What Nature?

May 2001 Nature in Haiku – What Nature? Susumu Takiguchi INTRODUCTION Nature has featured in any poetry of any tradition. Why is it, then, that Japanese poetry seems to have acquired a special attention paid to it in terms of … Continue reading

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The Quest for Hard Haiku

January 2007 The Quest for Hard Haiku INTRODUCTION Hard haiku is one of the projects pursued at WHCvanguard. It is an area where difficult subjects such as war, atrocities, death, tragedy or natural disasters are treated in haiku. These are … Continue reading

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