“One Hundred Visions of War” by Julien Vocance uses the haiku form to deliver a powerful picture of war.
Poets and Poems: Sydell Rosenberg & Amy Losak and “Wing Strokes Haiku”
“Wing Strokes Haiku” is a collection of poems by Amy Losak and her mother, Sydell Rosenberg, and a tribute to Rosenberg.
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.
Poems to Listen By: Moonstruck 07—Moon Crossing Bridge
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Poet-a-Day: Meet Christopher Patchel
What purposes does the art form of haiku serve best? Christopher Patchel considers this question, with the perspective of a graphic designer.
Poet-a-Day: Meet Jim Kacian
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.
Poetry Prompt: Baiku Poems
We have all been thrust into a new season, and it hasn’t been easy (to say the least). Callie Feyen introduces us to baiku, a haiku about saying goodbye. So that we can say hello to the new.
Walking in the Dark: A Path Into Poetry
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.
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?
“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.’
Shakespeare (via Ian Doescher) Does Star Wars
Writer Ian Doescher has taken the stories of “Star Wars” and applied Shakespeare to them, as in “The Empire Striketh Back.”
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!
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.
Cat Poetry: Grumpy Cat Poems
Cat poems are sometimes grumpy cat poems. Write yours catalog style?
Cat Poetry: The Cat’s Meow Playlist & Prompt
Cat poetry has been around for a long time. And why not? Cats are just so intriguing!
Top 10 Poems with Make-or-Break Titles
Your poem title sets the tone. We show how changing a title can create an entirely different poem. Plus 9 poems with make-or-break titles!
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.