I've just started a new blog. It's called Deja-ku Diary, and discusses haiku that bring to mind other poems in various ways, such as allusion, parody, and plagiarism (among other types). Maybe YOU can make the very first comment, if you have something to say.
The Haiku and Senryu page now sports a collection of haiku for this season of cherry blossoms and new growth (at least here in the Northern Hemisphere). Check out “Sprigs of Spring” and see if you can find a favourite poem or two! And on the page for “A Sample Haiku Lesson Plan,” I’ve just added a link to an Italian translation. That feels spring-like, too.
New on the Essays page is “Politics and the English-Language Haiku: Learning from George Orwell,” one of my series of “learning from” essays, recently published in Schuylkill Valley Journal. It explores Orwell’s famous essay on writing, applying what it has to say to haiku. I’ve also added a photo to the Trifolds page, new links to the Links page, and various updates to the Appearances and Books pages.
It’s been a while since I added anything to my Reports page. Check out the 2016 Ferndale Cherry Blossom Festival Haiku Contest Winners, complete with my commentary. This was a small contest I judged in the spring of 2016. Congratulations to the winners.
In a few random moments lately, I’ve added the following:
A few miscellaneous updates to this website are the addition of a recently published poem on the Tinywords page (available through Haiku and Senryu), new details and events on the Links and Appearances pages, and the addition of a link on the Books page to my various book listings on the WorldCat website (a lot more there than I would have guessed). And for good measure, I’ve added “Haiku Degree” by Marlene Mountain to the Poems About Haiku page, where I’ve also added a link to Marlene’s “Haiku on Haiku.”