In the Moonlight a Worm
- A detailed guide for the teaching of haiku to primary and secondary pupils, plus a self teaching guide. Best such materials on the Web, by George Marsh.
Millikin University Haiku
- Millikin University Haiku web site hosts haiku projects, research and publications for students, faculty and the haiku community. This web site is a learning community forum for publishing haiku studies, for supporting haiku-related scholarship, and for expanding the haiku learning experiences beyond the physical limits of the residential campus. Webmaster Randy Brooks.
Aha! Poetry - The main entry page to Jane Reichhold's world of haiku, tanka, and linked poetry. One of the largest "haiku and related" sites on the WWW, with frequent new material.
anthologie du haïku - André Duhaime's extensive web site devoted to haiku in French, much of which is bilingual French/English, including some of the best information on the web for English-language haiku poets.
Basho Memorial Museum, Iga-Ueno, Japan - This is the English home-page of the Matsuo Basho Memorial Museum in his hometown, Ueno City, Mie Prefecture. Sponsors an annual English-language haiku contest with an August deadline, in connection with its Basho Festival in October each year.
California State Library - This is the welcome page of the California State Library, home of the American Haiku Archive. A simple search on the keyword "haiku" currently produces over 1600 items, mostly donated by Elizabeth Searle Lamb; undoubtedly the largest public collection in the US.
Chaba - An innovative site with haiku by several hands and music, brought to you by John Hudak. Back online after some hiatus.
Contemporary Haiku - "Contemporary Haiku: Origins and New Directions", an essay by A.C. Missias. Clear summary of the situation in English.
Daily Haiku on Mann Library Home Page - The Mann Library at Cornell University presents a fresh haiku by an outstanding American haiku poet each day. Click on the "daily haiku" link. Edited by Tom Clausen.
Dhugal J. Lindsay's Haiku Universe - A WWW classic haiku site with many fine pages of excellent information on haiku, now with some new material. (If a link seems gibberish, scroll down for English.)
Dogwood Blossoms - Legacy web site of the online haiku magazine edited by Gary Warner, last updated in 1998. Some good haiku reading.
First Australian Haiku Anthology - A fine haiku anthology built entirely online, and featuring quick loading, single-haiku presentation for contemplation, and brief biographical notes on authors. Clean, well thought out, and frequently updated with new work.
The Five Hundred Essential Japanese Season Words - Five hundred traditional Japanese season words with authoritative English translations, seasonally organized, for the benefit of haiku and linked poem poets and translators of traditional Japanese poetry. Selected by Kenkichi Yamamoto, translated by Kris Young Kondo and William J. Higginson.
Forms in English Haiku - A thorough and highly technical discussion of serious haiku form in English, by Keiko Imaoka, a Japanese-American poet who writes in both languages. Highly recommended for advanced poets.
Free Times / Temps Libres - An international haiku site in English and French, featuring haiku theory and practice, publication, rules, reading corner. Online submissions accepted. Includes "Aozora", a special sub-section devoted to the haiku scene in southeastern Europe, with a list of and links to the Web sites of some dozen or more print magazines--many highly international. Webmaster Serge Tome.
Haiku - Summary of a talk by Prof. Eleanor Kerkham, of the University of Maryland.
Haiku 2000 - Links to web pages that amplify information found in 'The Art of Haiku 2000', a book from Gerald England's New Hope International Press.
Haiku - A Fanpage - A very brief introduction to haiku with a few links to more extensive Haiku sites.
Haiku & Photography - Haiku combined with nature photography. One of the nicest haiku + photo treatments I've seen, and it loads in a snap. Kudos to R. V. Rasmussen.
Haiku Beach - A modest site dedicated to haiku poetry. The site contains haiku written by the site creator and encourages participation by other haiku poets. Managed by Colin Shaddick.
Haiku in English in North America - A succinct history of haiku in North America, with insights as to why haiku flourished there and how North American haiku have influenced the worldwide haiku community. By George Swede, a leading poet and critic in the genre.
Haiku Links - One of the most comprehensive collections of links to haiku and related materials on the WWW. Extremely well categorized, easy to use. Well maintained by Mark Alan Osterhaus.
Haiku Messages from Matsuyama - A collection of essays on the haiku form and its history, by Kametaro Yagi, from his book. Some of the information is dated.
Haiku North America - This is a biennial moveable feast of haiku involving Canadian, US, and Mexican poets and their theories. Previous conferences have taken place in New York, Boston, Evanston IL, Portland OR, Toronto, and its point of origination, the San Francisco Bay Area. North America's premiere haiku event. HNA 2005 will be at Centrum, in Port Townsend, WA.
Haiku of Kobayashi Issa - A collection of haiku by the Japanese poet Kobayashi Issa, in romanized Japanese and with fine translations by David Lanoue.
Haiku Poetry: Links, References and Resources - One of the most comprehensive collections of links to haiku resources on the Internet, assembled by Michael P. Garofalo. He is also a gardener, and his site, while very thorough on haiku, can take you to other corners as well.
Haiku Poet's Hut - Haiku by Soji, aka Gary Barnes, haiku by the masters, Basho, Buson, Issa, and by a number of contemporary practitioners of the art in English.
Haiku Reality/Haiku stvarnost - Essays, criticisms, analyses..., haiku gallery, book reviews, selected haiku etc. Bilingual (Serbian/English). Webmaster Saša Važić. (From home, click on British flag for English.)
Haiku, Senryu, Tanka - Links pertaining to haiku, senryu, tanka and other short forms of poetry, selected and annotated.
Haiku Spirit: The Art of Haiku - Legacy web site of Haiku Spirit, a now defunct print journal of haiku, haibun, tanka renga and related forms with anthologies, articles and book reviews. Edited by Sean O'Connor and Jim Norton.
Haiku.com - A new haiku site conducted by Alexander Lawrence and associates. So far, mostly links--carefully chosen and categorized. Also invites submission of haiku for future publication on the site.
Haikumania - Portal to dozens of experiments with and extensions of haiku, managed by Paul T. Conneally.
Haikutalk Links Page - Links to the haiku world in English by Gerald England. In addition to the useful links to many different haiku web sites, there are links to reviews of dozens of haiku publications his New Hope International writers have commented on in recent years and months.
Haikuworld - Haikuworld is dedicated to bringining poets, publishers, and readers together. Information on books, magazines, and contests. Monthly haiku kukai. Webmaster Gary Warner.
History of Haiku - Haiku by 10 classical and modern masters, with brief biographies
Interactive Photo-Haiku - "Create haiku in response to the photos on our site, then send them us." Or send photos for others to respond to with haiku. Pretty, tame. Site is bilingual, English and Japanese.
Introduction: Haikai, Hokku, Haiku - Links to a series of brief pages with introductory material on haiku by professors associated with Columbia University: Donald Keene, and Haruo Shirane. Includes brief video and audio clips.
An Introduction to Haiku - "200 Best Haiku of Japanese Literature." An interesting selection, in variable translations. Just a touch sentimental here and there.
Issa's Haiku Home Page - A group of pages devoted to Issa and his haiku, prepared by Yoshi Mikami. In both Japanese and English.
Masaoka Shiki Haiku Awards Project - This site gives information on the substantial literary prizes given as a result of the Matsuyama Declaration of 1999. Watch here for award announcements. Maintained by the Ehime Culture Foundation, Ehime Prefecture, Japan.
Museum of Haiku Literature - Gateway to the English-language pages of the museum in Tokyo run by the Haiku Poets Association, Japan's largest haiku organization.
Mushimegane - Haiku, Tanka, And Contemporary Art - Legacy site of one of the more interesting Japanese haiku publication Web sites in English (and French and Japanese). Contains much information on haiku, tanka, and related subjects. Edited by Ryu Yotsuya and Niji Fuyuno.
paraverse press home page - Advertising books by Robin Gill, including two with the original Japanese, romanization, multiple translations and in-depth explanations of haiku on limited themes. E.g. 1000 haiku on sea cucumber (namako).
Poetry in the Light - Haiku, tanka, sijo, related genres and articles by internationally known as well as promising poets of these genres.
QuietSite - Haiku and poetry and liguistics. Among other things, contains samples of English-language haiku in a range of forms, plus essays on linguistics and haiku by site owner Richard Gilbert.
Russian Haiku - Also has a "Foreign" section, with material in English, French, and Japanese. Definition of Haiku.
SciFaiku.com - Science-fiction haiku including poetry, explanations of scifaiku, and a mailing list.
See Haiku Here - A siteful of "digital haiga" created in collaboration with many haiku poets from Japan and worldwide, by Kuniharu Shimizu.
Shiki Haikusphere - The Shiki Haikusphere is the new form of the Shiki Internet Haiku Salon web site, now hosted at Ehime University, Japan, and brought to us by the continued efforts of the Shiki Team in Matsuyama.
Sumauma Haiku - Brazilian haiku site, largely in Portuguese, but with substantial information about haiku and representation in English of many International haiku poets. Webmaster, Rosa Clemente.
Tanka-Sijo Cupboard - A comparative selection of poems in both the traditional Japanese and Korean forms, respectively. Markets, links, definitions, supplied by Neca Stoller.
Tour of Haiku Monuments (Haiku Country - Matsuyama) - "Haiku Monuments" are modest in scale, usually including simply the text of a well-loved poem and the name of the author. The city of Matsuyama and Ehime Prefecture, home to such poets as Shiki and Santoka, and visted by Saigyo and many others, boasts a large number of such "haiku stones", here presented with full texts in both Japanese and somewhat kinky English translations, along with photographs and background information, by Ehime University.
The Wordshop - Homepage leading to discussions of sijo, haiku, renga and other forms, Asian and otherwise. Hosted by Larry Gross.
World Children's Haiku - The entry page to the Japan Air Lines Foundation's world of children's haiku. For decades, JAL and the JAL Foundation have been encouraging children worldwide to write haiku. These pages give lots of information, examples (including children's art), and a fine Guide for Teaching Haiku.
Ziphome - John Carley's inventive response to the haiku, with examples by himself and several others. Plus translations, and much information on renku and related matters.