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Book Announcement: The Haiku of Basho

The Haiku of Basho, by John White and Kemmyo Taira Sato The Buddhist Society, London: 2019 See: https://www.thebuddhistsociety.org/page/5-7-5-the-haiku-of-basho-1 Matsuo Basho (1644-1694) is widely acknowledged as the greatest of all the Japanese haiku poets. In the original Japanese, the two defining features of … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Penguin Book of Haiku

The first Penguin anthology of Japanese haiku, in vivid new translations by Adam L. Kern. Now a global poetry, the haiku was originally a Japanese verse form that flourished from the sixteenth to nineteenth centuries. Although renowned for its brevity, … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Haiku Contest!

A quickie fun link for those haiku (and tea!) lovers out there. The well-known tea company Oi Ocha is hosting a “new haiku” contest that is open from now through February 28. All ages and nationalities are welcome to submit … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Send Your Haiku to Mars!

Check out this announcement from NASA, released at the beginning of May. Ever stop and think, ‘Man, would I love to send a haiku to Mars!’ Yeah, me too, every day. We all do, amirite? Sadly the deadline to submit … Continue reading

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Kinokuniya Haiku Contest 2013

Deadline: postmarked by May 31, 2013 Cost to enter: free Text details after the image. Compose an English-form haiku (5-7-5 syllable format) on one of the following topics: nature, work, or baseball. Submit to Kikokuniya Haiku Contest 1073 Avenue of … Continue reading

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