A haiku is a brief poem, based originally on the type of Japanese poem by that name, but now written in over 25 languages and more than 50 countries. Related forms include haikai no renga (also known as renku) or linked poetry, haibun (prose with haiku), and tanka ("short poems" a little longer than haiku and more openly emotional). See the FAQ for definitions. Web sites that actively request submissions for online or print journals are being moved into the "haiku publications" subcategory.
The main entry page to Jane Reichhold's world of haiku, tanka, and linked poetry.
Entry page of Butterfly Dreams: The Seasons through Haiku and Photographs. About thirty classic and modern Japanese haiku in translations by William J. Higginson, together with nature photographs by Michael Lustbader.
"Contemporary Haiku: Origins and New Directions", an essay by A.C. Missias. Clear summary of the situation in English.
Legacy web site of the online haiku magazine edited by Gary Warner, last updated in 1998. Some good haiku reading.
A haiku anthology built entirely online, and featuring quick loading, single-haiku presentation for contemplation, and brief biographical notes on authors.
An international haiku site in English and French, featuring haiku theory and practice, publication, rules, reading corner. Online submissions accepted. Includes "Aozora", a special sub-section devoted to the haiku scene in southeastern Europe, with a list of and links to the Web sites of some dozen or more print magazines--many highly international. Webmaster Serge Tome.
A site devoted to haiku and senryu firmly set in Australian landscape and culture. Managed by John Bird.
A lesson in Haiku appreciation and writing, conducted by Paul Brown.
A series of hikes through the London Olympic Development Site will take place with participants encouraged to share their feelings haiku-like or otherwise.
A biennial gathering of haiku poets. Includes background, details of the current year's event, and past conference information.
A collection of haiku by the Japanese poet Kobayashi Issa, in romanized Japanese and with fine translations by David Lanoue.
Haiku by Soji, aka Gary Barnes, haiku by the masters, Basho, Buson, Issa, and by a number of contemporary practitioners of the art in English.
One of the most comprehensive collections of links to haiku resources on the Internet, assembled by Michael P. Garofalo.
Links to the haiku world in English by Gerald England. In addition to the useful links to many different haiku web sites, there is a link to his "Art of Haiku" web pages, a useful compendium of haiku and related information, commentary.
Haikuworld is dedicated to bringining poets, publishers, and readers together. Information on books, magazines, and contests. Monthly haiku kukai. Webmaster Gary Warner.
Haiku by 10 classical and modern masters, with brief biographies
A detailed guide for the teaching of haiku to primary and secondary pupils, plus a self teaching guide.
Links to a series of brief pages with introductory material on haiku by professors associated with Columbia University: Donald Keene, and Haruo Shirane. Includes brief video and audio clips.
The Mann Library at Cornell University presents a haiku by an American poet each day.
Gateway to the English-language pages of the museum in Tokyo run by the Haiku Poets Association, Japan's largest haiku organization.
Legacy site of one of the more interesting Japanese haiku publication Web sites in English (and French and Japanese). Contains much information on haiku, tanka, and related subjects. Edited by Ryu Yotsuya and Niji Fuyuno.
Haiku, tanka, sijo, related genres and articles by internationally known as well as promising poets of these genres.
Photography and haiku, haibun, and haiga by Ray Rasmussen.
Also has a "Foreign" section, with material in English, French, and Japanese. Definition of Haiku.
Science-fiction haiku including poetry, explanations of scifaiku, and a mailing list.
Brazilian haiku site, largely in Portuguese, but with substantial information about haiku and representation in English of many International haiku poets.
A comparative selection of poems in both the traditional Japanese and Korean forms, respectively. Markets, links, definitions, supplied by Neca Stoller.
Articles, reviews, mailing list and links.
Five hundred traditional Japanese season words with authoritative English translations, seasonally organized, for the benefit of haiku and linked poem poets and translators of traditional Japanese poetry. Selected by Kenkichi Yamamoto, translated by Kris Young Kondo and William J. Higginson.
Homepage leading to discussions of sijo, haiku, renga and other forms, Asian and otherwise. Hosted by Larry Gross.
This weblog represents an attempt to build a comprehensive database of words and phrases that might serve as season words in global haiku. It includes sections for Alaska, Hawai'i, Romania, and Kenya, among other places, and the ongoing discussion of many participants. Managed by Gabi Greve.
Thanks to DMOZ, which built a great web directory for nearly two decades and freely shared it with the web. About us