Graceguts focuses mostly on my own writing, chiefly about haiku and other poetry. However, this page promotes writing by others, reproduced on this site by permission of their authors, where possible, or linked to on other sites. I particularly recommend the following content for anyone interested in the fundamentals of haiku poetry. And if you haven’t already read my introductory essay on writing haiku in English, please visit Becoming a Haiku Poet, and don’t miss Notes on Forms (definitions of haiku, senryu, haibun, haiga, rengay, renku, and tanka), “Why ‘No 5-7-5,’” “Getting Started with Haiku,” “What Is a Syllable?” and my Haiku Checklist.
See also Recommended Books on Haiku and A Survey of English-Language Haiku Activity. For those new to haiku, also consider reading Jane Reichhold’s Bare Bones School of Haiku for step-by-step lessons that will give you a good introduction to various challenges in writing haiku (be aware that some of the links in its resources section are out of date). For an overview of haiku from a British perspective (but still relevant worldwide), please visit Haiku: Another Kind of Poetry. For children and teachers, I also recommend visiting Johnette Downing’s Two Dragonfiles site. And for more advanced haiku writers, I recommend Haruo Shirane’s Beyond the Haiku Moment: Bashō, Buson, and Modern Haiku Myths, Martin Lucas’s Haiku as Poetic Spell, or try exploring additional essays on my Essays page.
If you have any comments or questions, please contact Michael Dylan Welch.