Review of two recent books on Haiku

by Janet Howie

Over the summer holidays I read two informative, inspirational and professional books on haiku that featured the work of a wide range of influential poets from Britain, America, Japan, Australia and New Zealand.

Haiku in English – The First Hundred Years, edited by Jim Kacian, Philip Rowland, and Allan Burns with an Introduction by Billy Collins. First edition printed in the USA, W.W. Norton & Company, Inc., 500 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10110 andWhere the River Goes – The Nature Tradition in English-Language Haiku
edited by Allan Burns. First edition published by Snapshot Press, Orchard House, High Lane, Ormskirk L40 7sl in great Britain in 2013.

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Bindii 7 June 2014

The Bindii Group met at the Box Factory: 59 Regent St South, Adelaide for our June meeting.

Karin Anderson presented a very well researched workshop on senryu, haiku and also touched on kyoka.

Kyoka stands in the same relation to tanka as senryu to haiku. We looked at examples of the forms and definitions and tried to work out which example fitted into which category, not always an easy task.
This was followed by general workshop of members’ work.

Lynette Arden