Tag Archives: Haiku

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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Journey To Oiso

December 2003 James W. Hackett – Japan 2002 Journey To Oiso and the home of R. H. Blyth James W. Hackett and Patricia Hackett The World Haiku Festival 2002 afforded James an opportunity to visit the home of his mentor, … 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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James W Hackett

July 2002 James W. Hackett (1929 –  ) By Debra Woolard Bender  Wind gives way to calm, and the stream smoothes, revealing its treasures of leaves… Nothing speaks more of the haiku poet’s way of life, philosophies and beliefs than … Continue reading

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R H Blyth and W H Hackett

November 2002 R. H. Blyth and J. W. Hackett James W. Hackett Hawaii, US The World Haiku Festival 2002 Yuwa-town, Akita 20-22 September I am very pleased to be here to celebrate and honor the life and works of R.H. … Continue reading

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Reflections

March 2002 Reflections James W. Hackett In the 1950s and 60s it hardly seemed possible that haiku poetry would enjoy its current worldwide popularity. Those of us who pioneered the writing of haiku poetry in English were dedicated to acquiring … Continue reading

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The Great Cloud of Witnesses

November 2001 THE GREAT CLOUD OF WITNESSES  R. H. Blyth Writes To James W. Hackett by Susumu Takiguchi, Oxford, UK  James W Hackett When R. H. Blyth died on 28 October 1964, at the age of 65 years and eleven … Continue reading

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A Personal Conclusion

May 2001 “A Personal Conclusion”  from “That Art Thou: A Way of Haiku” by James W. Hackett The first question one might well ask an aspiring poet is “Why do you want to write haiku poetry?” Some may not have … Continue reading

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James W. Hackett

May 2001 James W Hackett by Susumu Takiguchi Anyone can read R. H. Blyth. However, how many of them could meet the great man? Still more rarely, how many could become his disciple, and in a manner similar to the … Continue reading

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