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Far Beyond the Field Far Beyond the Field
by Makoto Ueda

Please read the Haiku Book Review of this book on our website!

Global Haiku: Twenty-Five Poets World-Wide Global Haiku: Twenty-Five Poets Worldwide
by George Swede, and Randy Brooks

Haiku World Haiku World: An International Poetry Almanac
by William J. Higginson

Haiku poets in Japan have used saijiki for hundreds of years. These lists of kigo, or "season words", are each accompanied with a haiku providing an inspirational example to other poets of the season word used properly. Season words have changed as haiku has spread around the world, and in this book, Higginson collects hundreds of poems to create the first International Saijiki. For an excellent treatment of this subject, please see the article The Importance of Season Words by Charles Trumbull on this website.

The Haiku Seasons The Haiku Seasons: Poetry of the Natural World
by William J. Higginson

Haiku: This Other World Haiku: This Other World
by Richard Wright

When you think of Richard Wright, you probably don't think of haiku. More famous for books like Black Boy and Native Son, Richard Wright came to haiku late in life. His poems may not be as influenced by the modern haiku movement as most of the poets you will find listed here, but they are beautiful for the raw awareness of the world they display. Trapped by the 5/7/5 definition of haiku, Wright still manages to deliver "true haiku" over and over in this collection of 817 haiku, selected from the 4,000 haiku Wright composed during the last eighteen months of his life.

A couple excerpts to whet your appetite:

Keep straight down this block,
Then turn right where you will find
A peach tree blooming.

A blue butterfly
Dips over a prison wall,
Then slowly returns


Writing and Enjoying Haiku Writing and Enjoying Haiku: A Hands-On Guide
by Jane Reichold

I'm not sure if I will ever finish this book! Divided into four sections -- "Four Things to Do Before Writing Haiku", "The Guide to Haiku Writing", "Enjoying Haiku with Others", and "Using Your Haiku Skills in Related Poetry Forms" -- the book can be read straight through, but proves itself far more valuable as a homework assignment. I'm currently experimenting in a chapter called "Twenty-Four Valuable Techniques". I hope each of you is able to enjoy this book as much as I am!


Haiku Landscapes Haiku Landscapes: In Sun, Wind, Rain, and Snow
by Stephen Addiss
Master haiku poet Matsuo Basho The Master Haiku Poet: Matsuo Basho
by Makoto Ueda
The Haiku Anthology The Haiku Anthology
by Cor Van Den Heuvel
Haiku Handbook Haiku Handbook: How to Write, Share, and Teach Haiku
by William J. Higginson
Chiyo-ni Chiyo-Ni: Woman Haiku Master
by Patricia Donegan (Translator), Yoshie Ishibashi (Translator)
Traces of Dreams Traces of Dreams: Landscape, Cultural Memory, and the Poetry of Basho
by Haruo Shirane
The Essential Haiku, Robert Hass, editor The Essential Haiku: Versions of Basho, Buson, and Issa (Essential Poets, Vol 20)
by Robert Hass (Editor)
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