Category Archives: Vol 1-1 May 2001

Ancestral Voices: Masaoka Shiki’s Tanka

May 2001 WHC Celebrations: “Ancestral Voices” Centenary of the Death of Masaoka Shiki (1867-1902)  Ancestral Voices: Masaoka Shiki’s Tanka Pamela Ness Miller Masaoka Shiki, known for his reform of both the haiku and the tanka in early twentieth century Japan, lived … Continue reading

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Seeking a four Dimensional Haiku

WHC Japan May 2001 Seeking a Four-Dimensional Haiku Yasuomi Kogane WHC’s Japan Director, Yasuomi Koganei, gives a unique view on the structure of haiku in his paper “Seeking a Four-Dimensional Haiku” and claims that the four-dimensional haiku with a bipolar … Continue reading

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Editors Choice Haiku

  Editor’s Choice: Haiku May 2001 Select Poetry from the Members of the World Haiku Club The selections in our “Editor’s Choice” column represent the various genres and styles of poetry practised within the membership and mailing lists of the … Continue reading

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Editorial – Haiku: A Living Thing

Editorial, May 2001 Haiku: A Living Thing Haiku is a living thing. It is a flow, a journey and a life, vibrant, developing and free. Haiku is for everybody. It belongs to the world. As such, haiku should never be fettered to … Continue reading

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Editors choice Short Verse : Zip Haiku

Vol 1-2, May 2001 Editors Choice : Short Verse Select Poetry from the Members of the World Haiku Club The selections in our “Editor’s Choice” column represent the various genres and styles of poetry practised within the membership and mailing … Continue reading

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Zip: Form, Freedom and Phonics

Vol 1-1, May 2001 WHC Essay ZIP: Form, Freedom and Phonics An alternative approach to the Haiku in English John E. Carley Piloting their hired Czech sports car (a rocket-powered egg box called a ‘Tercet’) through the sign-free wilds of … Continue reading

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Confessions of a Translator, part 1

VOL 1, ISSUE 1 – MAY 2001 Confessions of a Translator, Part 1 David G. Lanou Introduction to David G. Lanoue David G. Lanoue is quickly becoming synonymous with Issa. His interactive website project, The Haiku of Kobayashi Issa, has … Continue reading

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Follow This! Renku Games

VOLUME 1: ISSUE 1 MAY 2001 WHC Haikuforum: Renku FOLLOW THIS ! Reader Participation With Renku Verses Paul MacNeil Let us play an updated way of a very old Japanese poetry game, “tan-renga” or “tanrenga” (short renga). This form of … Continue reading

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Debate on Is Western Haiku a Second Rate Art?

VOLUME 1: ISSUE 1 MAY 2001 WHC Academia Summary of the debate January-March 2001 Denis Garrison Maryland, US WHCacademia Debate Topic 1:   “Is Western Haiku A Second-rate Art?” There were over 300 postings to the WHCacademia list during January … Continue reading

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Is Western Haiku a Second Rate Art?

VOLUME 1: ISSUE 1 MAY 2001  WHC Academia Is Western Haiku a Second Rate Art? Susumu Takiguchi Oxford, UK Introduction to WHCacademia In Japan, work does not (or must not) start until “goyo-hajime” (official start of work) on 4 January. … Continue reading

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