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Archived Monthly Articles:

Haiku:

A Bowl of Rice: An Introduction to the Haiku of Taneda Santoka by Stanford M Forrester (June 2014)

The Power of Juxtaposition by Ferris Gilli (May 2014)

How Form Deepens Meaning in English-language Haiku by Patricia Machmiller (April 2014)

The Secret of Writing Haiku by paul m (February 2014)

The Science of Haiku by Sandra Simpson & Sophia Frentz (December 2013)

A Spade's a Spade: Plagiarism and Deja-ku by Michael Dylan Welch (November 2013)

Cleaning up our Act by Sandra Simpson (October 2013)

Haiku North America 2013: a Personal View by Sandra Simpson (September 2013)

Word Choice in English-Language Haiku by David Grayson (July 2013)

The Shape of Things to Come by Jim Kacian (June 2013) 

Should Senryu be part of English-language Haiku? by Jane Reichhold (May 2013)

Humour in Haiku by David Cobb (April 2013)

Writing Haiku by Dr Randy Brooks (December 2012)

Why Haiku Matters by Matt Morden (October 2012)

Going Organic: Line Break in Free-form Haiku by Lynne Rees (September 2012)

The Use of Language in Haiku by Jim Kacian (June 2012)

Kigo: A Poetic Device in English Too by Patricia J. Machmiller (March 2012)

Go tell it on the Mountain - the Personal in Haiku by Roberta Beary (February 2012)

Turning Over a New Leaf by Sandra Simpson (January 2012)

English-Language Death Awareness Haiku by Robert Epstein (December 2011)

Literary Devices in English Haiku by Megan Arkenberg (November 2011)

Beyond our Borders by Sandra Simpson (October 2011)

Running a Haiku Group: How Windrift Does it by Nola Borrell & Karen Peterson Butterworth (September 2011)

NZPS International Haiku Contest 2011 - Judge's Report (August 2011)

Thoughts on Juxtaposition by Carmen Sterba (July 2011)

The Value of Iconic Place Names in Western Haiku by David Cobb (May 2011)

Haiku and Continuity by Owen Bullock (April 2011)

Basho and his Translators by John Carley (March 2011)

Haiku Silence by Angelee Deodhar (February 2011)

Moon in the Haiku Tradition by Fay Aoyagi (December 2010)

Western Death Haiku by George Swede (November 2010)

The Way of One by Jim Kacian (October 2010)

A Sampling of Cultural Haiku by Michael Dylan Welch (September 2010)

Understanding Modern English-Language Haiku by Tracy Koretsky (July 2010)

NZPS International Haiku Contest 2010 Judge's Report by Tony Beyer (July 2010)

To Laugh or To Cry by Janice Bostok (June 2010)

Haiku Form by Jim Kacian (May 2010)

Haiku and Haiku by Martin Lucas (March 2010)

Haiku as Poetic Spell by Martin Lucas (December 2009)

Haiku and the Personal by Vanessa Proctor (November 2009)

Disordering Haiku by Peter Yovu (October 2009)

Back to the Future by John O'Connor (September 2009)

Feathering the Moment by Christopher Herold (August 2009)

NZPS International Haiku Contest Judge's Report by Tony Chad (July 2009)

Building an Excellent Birdcage by Jane Reichhold (June 2009)

How to Write Haiku by Jim Kacian (May 2009)

Do Something Different by Peter Yovu (March 2009)

Let Rhyme Be by Cyril Childs (February 2009)

The Essence of Haiku by Bruce Ross (December 2008)

Haiku & Western Poetic Devices by Karen Peterson Butterworth (September 2008)

NZPS International Haiku Contest Judge's Report by Sandra Simpson (July 2008)

Haiku and the Seasons by Beverley George (July 2008)

The State of Haiku in New Zealand by Cyril Childs (June 2008)

Haiku & Western Poetry by Peggy Willis Lyles (May 2008)

The Haiku Moment & Beyond by Ray Rasmussen (April 2008)

Seasoning your Haiku by Ferris Gilli (March 2008)

How to Now by Tracy Koretsky (February 2008)

NZPS International Haiku Contest Judge's Report by Ernest J Berry (December 2007)

The Unsaid in Haiku and Senryu by Owen Bullock (November 2007)

Haiku and its Relationship to Space by Tracy Koretsky (October 2007)

Toward an Aesthetic for English-Language Haiku by Lee Gurga  (September 2007)

Sincerity and the Future of Haiku by Bruce Ross (August 2007)

Some Philosophy & Personal Notes on Haiku by Paul MacNeil (June 2007)

The Haiku Habit by Jeanne Emrich (May 2007)

A Haiku Way of Life by Tom Clausen (April 2007)

Haiku Content by Jim Kacian (December 2006)

To Haijin or Not to Haijin by William J Higginson (November 2006)

Let the Poetry Rule, Not the Rules by Bernard Gadd (November 2006)

NZPS International Haiku Competition Judge's Report by Cyril Childs (October 2006)

Writing Haiku In English by Lee Gurga (September 2006)

How to Become a Haiku Poet by Michael Dylan Welch (August 2006)

Fragment and Phrase Theory by Jane Reichhold (June 2006)

Guidelines for Editing Haiku by Lee Gurga (May 2006)

Has New Zealand Haiku Come of Age? by Karen Peterson Butterworth (March 2006)

Rhythm in Haiku by Elizabeth St Jacques (February 2006)

Hands Up Who Likes One Liners? by Janice M Bostok (December 2005)

Haiku Techniques by Jane Reichhold (August-October, 2005, now in 1 document)

Haiku, an Introduction by Sandra Simpson (July 2005)

Haiku and Zen by Richard von Sturmer (July 2005)

Senryu:

Should Senryu be part of English-language Haiku? by Jane Reichhold (May 2013)

Modern Senryu by Al Pizzarelli (February 2007)

Tanka:

The Seed of the Human Heart: Writing Tanka by Michael Dylan Welch (February 2013)

Irresistible Constructions: tanka prose by Patricia Prime (November 2012)

Sensing Tanka: Perceiving Life Beyond the Ordinary by David Terelinck (April 2012)

Simile and Metaphor in Tanka by Patricia Prime (June 2011)

Teika's Ten Tanka Techniques by Jane Reichhold (August 2010)

A Definition of the Ideal Form of Traditional Tanka Written in English by Amelia Fielden, Denis Garrison & Robert D Wilson (July 2009)

Tanka as a Diary by Amelia Fielden (January 2009)

Reading Tanka by Owen Bullock (November 2008)

A Tanka Repair Kit by Jeanne Emrich (March 2007)

Tanka: The myriad leaves of words by Beverley George (November 2006)

Introduction to Tanka by Patricia Prime (November 2005)

Renku:

Do Metrics Matter? by John Carley (March 2014)

Renku: A Snippet of Snails by John Carley (March 2013)

Supple Stanzas by John Carley (August 2012)

Introduction to Renku by John Carley (February 2010)

Haibun:

Form in Haibun: An Outline by Jeffrey Woodward (August 2013)

Some Personal Ideas on Writing Haibun by David Cobb (May 2012)

Writing Reality: Fictional Haibun Stories by Ken Jones (April 2010)

Must Haibun Contain Haiku? by Janice Bostok (April 2009)

Haibun: A Personal Journey by Joanna Preston (October 2008)

A Haibun Editor Suggests by Ken Jones (July 2007)

Haibun - an Epiphany by Catherine Mair (April 2006)

Other:

A Guide to Creating Your Own Blog by Joanna Preston (August 2008)

New Zealand Kigo - to use or not to use? by Vanessa Proctor (July 2006)