What do all Japanese poems have in common that might change how you view haiku? John Stevenson explores the answer…
Find out how Jack Kerouac brought Jim Kacian to haiku at the perfect time in his life. He would go on to be the founder of The Haiku Foundation.
Ready to travel into the world of form poetry? Join author Callie Feyen as she compares dreaming with writing poetry.
Through a time of grief, Michelle Ortega discovered the haibun, and its interplay with haiku and prose poem forms, offered a place of reflection and healing.
Walking (especially in the dark) is author Megan Willome’s path to poetry. Her steps begin in early morning moonlight and sometimes trace past a windmill.
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?
A collection of fun tax day haiku poems. Because, goodness knows, the day needs a little relief.
Celebrate International Haiku Day with Megan Willome and Sydell Rosenberg’s ‘H is for Haiku: A Treasury of Haiku from A to Z.’
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!
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.
Got an interest in haiku? The Essential Haiku is a great place to start. That, and the soup bowl.
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.
When we see good Twitter poems, we stop and take notice. Today we’re featuring ten of the best Twitter poems we’ve seen in the last few weeks:
Our first poet collection releases for Take Your Poet to Work Day: The Haiku Masters (Matsuo Basho, Yosa Buson, Kobayashi Issa)
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 chains, Haiku Brew, haiku reflections on a community street. Will Willingham has a haiku-ridden edition of our Top Ten Poetic Picks.
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.
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.
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.