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A Student's Introduction to Haiku: Home

This guide provides an overview of haiku with links to books and online resources, including illustrations, short video, and instructions for writing your own haiku.

Definition of Haiku by Sage Cohen. Writing the Life Poetic, Writer's Digest, 2009.

What is haiku?undefined

Haiku is an ancient form of Japanese poetry that typically explores the natural world, the human condition, and the relationship between the two, using plain language that does not rhyme.


Highlights of this Guide

Explore this form of Japanese poetry  ♦  Nurture the creative child within ♦  Practice writing haiku  ♦  Locate local and international haiku organizations  ♦  Books and More!