“Wing Strokes Haiku” is a collection of poems by Amy Losak and her mother, Sydell Rosenberg, and a tribute to Rosenberg.
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Poet Laura: Sideways on a Boat — on Snafus and Haiku
Tweetspeak’s Poet Laura, Dheepa R. Maturi, finds humor, solace and haiku in the wake of a sinking boat and tragedy avoided.
Poetry Prompt: Haiku for Stress
Haiku is best in times of stress. Callie Feyen teaches participants in an Advent workshop—and us—to write How to Wait haiku.
Poetry Prompt: Haiku for Dreaming, Wishing, and Becoming
If you can dream it, you can haiku it. Join author Callie Feyen as she shares how a new job is impacting her writing life.
Poetry Prompt: Be Your Own Professor — Haiku for Understanding
Something magical can happen when you read a challenging story and then become your own professor — with a summary and haiku.
Poetry Prompt: How-To Haiku
How many ways are there to listen? How many ways are there to learn math? Can you write the instructions in the form of a haiku?
Poetry Prompt: Haiku Picture Books
Pour a cup of tea and enjoy these haiku picture books (including a cat tale!) that will make you smile and get you writing.
Top “Tax Day” Haiku Poems
A collection of fun tax day haiku poems. Because, goodness knows, the day needs a little relief.
“H is for Haiku,” An Invitation to Small Joys
Celebrate International Haiku Day with Megan Willome and Sydell Rosenberg’s ‘H is for Haiku: A Treasury of Haiku from A to Z.’
Make Me Laugh Poetry Prompt: Funny Haiku
The simple structure of haiku lends itself to a lot of witty potential. Join us for our Hilarious Haiku poetry prompt, write a funny haiku and share it!
Top Ten Haiku Resources
We’ve collected ten great haiku resources, from right here at Tweetspeak and all around the web, to help you discover the history of the form, how to write it, how to read it, and how to love it.
The Essential Haiku: Versions of Basho, Buson, & Issa
Got an interest in haiku? The Essential Haiku is a great place to start. That, and the soup bowl.
Haiku in English: The First Hundred Years
One of the best resources for Haiku in English, this is a helpful book. Check out the wonderful sample haiku and maybe go haiku hunting in Emily Dickinson.
National Poetry Month: Win 2 With Haiku, at Library Hotel
Now you can win a two-night stay at the Library Hotel in NYC. With your original haiku! National Poetry Month contest winners announced May 5.
Take Your Poet to Work: The Haiku Masters
Our first poet collection releases for Take Your Poet to Work Day: The Haiku Masters (Matsuo Basho, Yosa Buson, Kobayashi Issa)
Boost Your Haiku High-Q: How to Write a Haiku Infographic
One expert says haiku is “not fun.” He’s never been to Tweetspeak. We have a fun new infographic to help you Boost Your Haiku High-Q.
Haiku: Pierced by Beauty
Haiku forbids excess. The poet has 17 syllables (or fewer) in which to say, not the un-sayable, but what can be said. There is no room for explanation, only impression. Angela O’Donnell on the way haiku gives the fleet glimpse instead of exposition, a quick picture in place of a thousand words.
Why Haiku: Not Just 5-7-5
The best known haiku attribute — the 17-syllable count and 5-7-5 rhythm — turns out to be its least valid attribute. Christopher Patchel explores Why Haiku.
To Our Family (A Haiku)
There’s no single right way, but for those of us who scratch words, poetry–even haiku–can provide an outlet for working through our collective grief.
Chris Yokel considers the haiku as a call out of the blur of modern life, and out of shallow thinking and living to a deep place in this reprint from The Curator.