Resources for Japanese-Style Short Form Poetry

This is my post on the Writer’s Digest Community site in the Japanese-Style Short Form Poetry group I started August 15, 2010. Here are some resources for additional information:
Haiku Society of America (HSA) website:
A key organization in the U.S.

Official definitions for each type of Japanese-style short form poetry.

HSA Journal: Frogpond A premier haiku journal.

Tanka Society of America (TSA) website: The key organization for tanka in the U.S.

TSA Journal: Ribbons A premier tanka journal.

Additional literary journals:

bottle rockets A journal for haiku, senryu, haibun; issues feature art, also.

Haibun Today A key online journal for haibun.

Selected publications:

The Narrow Road to the Deep North, by Basho (1644 – 1694). Basho is widely considered one of the haiku masters. This is his well known travel dairy with haiku.

In the Company of Crows: HAIKU and TANKA Between the Tides, by Carole MacRury (2008). Sumi-e (illustrations) by Ion Codrescu. A lovely collection of poetry.

Note: Carole MacRury and I are acquaintances. I purchased her book of haiku and tanka, and admire her work.

About Andrew Shattuck McBride

I am a writer, editor, writing coach, and consultant. I work in a variety of genres, including poetry, short stories, and creative non-fiction. I also have a couple of novels simmering on back burners. THANK YOU to Nan Macy of Village Books for taking this photo (June 2011).
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2 Responses to Resources for Japanese-Style Short Form Poetry

  1. Andy,
    Thanks for all of the links. I joined your Haiku group in the Writer’s Digest Community and I’m looking forward to reading some awesome poetry.
    All the best!

  2. Hi Carolyn, I saw that! Welcome to WDC. Very cool.

    Are you looking forward to writing some awesome poetry, too?!! I hope so!

    Blessings, Andy

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