The popularity of the short poetic form, haiku, has grown significantly in recent decades. Originating in Japan, haiku are now written in many languages around the world. As a result, haiku are available in a large number of print and online journals. Links to many of the English-language haiku journals are provided below. People are… Read More English-Language Haiku Journals
witness tree is the latest haiku collection by American poet, paul m. The book was edited by John Barlow and published by Snapshot Press in 2020. paul m. is the pen name of Paul Miller who, apart from being a widely published and anthologised poet, is also an editor and essayist. Since 2013, he has… Read More witness tree by paul m.
Established in 1969, Modern Haiku is one of the world’s longest running English-language haiku journals. The most recent issue of Modern Haiku, Volume 52.2 (Summer 2021), included a review of my collection, breaking my journey (Red Moon Press). In part, Modern Haiku reviewer, Michele Root-Bernstein, had this to say about breaking my journey: Gregory Piko… Read More Modern Haiku reviews ‘breaking my journey’
There’s been some interest in the poems I’ve published using the haiku shuffle format, so I thought I’d take the opportunity to explain my thinking about this format a little more clearly. I’ve written on this topic in two previous posts (see links below). The first of these explained how the idea grew out of… Read More How To Haiku Shuffle
In late 2017, the Canberra-based Haiku @ The Oaks writing group was discussing various ways to present haiku in a live situation. Inspired by the ideas from this meeting, I applied a variation of these thoughts to writing a haiku style poem – a form I now like to call the haiku shuffle. Back in 2017,… Read More The Haiku Shuffle
Simon Hanson from the Australian Haiku Society asked if I would like to write the back story to one of my haiku. I was happy to oblige and the AHS recently included the result in one of their postings. I have reproduced my haiku story here . . . In late 2016 I visited the… Read More The Story of a Haiku
Established in 1969, Modern Haiku is one of the world’s longest running, most well regarded, English-language haiku journals. Modern Haiku is produced in the USA, so the Summer edition (Volume 48.2) was released recently. It had this to say about Blowing Up Balloons by Vanessa Proctor and Gregory Piko: A collection of poems on parenthood by two… Read More Modern Haiku Reviews BUB