Category Archives: Vol 1-2 August 2001

Narratives of the Heart, Haibun

August 2001 issue Narratives of the Heart Haibun Bruce Ross Alberta, CA   fleas, lice— a horse urinating next to my pillow! —Bashō     this world of dew is only a world of dew— and yet, and yet . … 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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How to Compose Haiku

August 2001 WHCschools –Traditional Japanese School Lesson 4: GUIDELINES: How to Compose Haiku Susumu Takiguchi, Instructor It was over four years ago that I wrote a list of “tips” for haiku composition under the title of Guidelines: How to Compose … Continue reading

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Tanka Selection

August 2001 WHCshortverses – Tanka Selections WHCshortverses Selections: Tanka Selected by Werner Reichhold gone to seed light-headed dandelions scattered by the four winds as I am today kirsty karkow Maine, USA How well the writer knows to combine a view … Continue reading

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Editorial : Escapist Literature vs Real Literature

Editorial “Tohi-bungaku”(escapist literature) versus “Shin-bungaku”(real literature) Haiku poetry has essentially been a type of what I call “tohi-bungaku” in Japan*. While not going so far as emigrating into Utopia or fairy land, haiku poets have cultivated a special world, slightly … Continue reading

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Photo Haiku 2

WHR August 2001 WHChaikumultimedia Photo-haiku In 1999 Mitty (Mitsugu) Abe developed the first interactive website for photographers and haiku poets to do something new and collaborate with their arts: “Overcoming Time and Distance”. Along with others around the world, WHC … Continue reading

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Dialogue with a Poet – Jane Reichhold

WHR August 2011 Dialogue With a PoetJane Reichhold with Susumu Takiguchi 1 A World Poet ST: As an American, you have been a true international author. From the perspective of this magazine, World Haiku Review, we call you a “world … Continue reading

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The Other Side of the Coin

WHR August 2001 The Other Side of the Coin: Haiku and the Harsh Realities Peter Brady For many of us, our introduction to haiku was through such masterpieces as Basho’s frog pond or Issa’s fly rubbing his forelegs and back … Continue reading

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Shiki’s Death Haiku

Vol 1-2 August 2001 Shiki’s Death Haiku The three death haiku poems by Shiki written by his own hand about 13 to 14 hours before his death which occurred around 1 a.m. 19 September 1902. The one in the centre … Continue reading

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The Moment When Shiki Breathed His Last

Vol 1-2 August 2001 The Moment When Shiki Breathed His Last Shiki haiku: ototoi no hechima WHC Translation Project of Masaoka Shiki Haiku Poems (2) Susumu Takiguchi ototoi no hechima no mizu mo torazari ki Masaoka Shiki since the day … Continue reading

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