It is my great delight and honor that I announce the results of the World Haiku Series 2022.
Thanks to the enthusiasm and support of haiku poets and haiku lovers around the world, we had congratulatory poems submitted in both Japanese and English.
We also had 130 submissions sent in Japanese, English, Russian, and Chinese.
Each writer’s haiku appear twice on the website.
First of all, the haiku are posted as they were.
Two days later, some comments appear along with Japanese translations of some haiku.
Congratulatory Haiku (3)
To our great delight, we had 27 congratulatory haiku presented from 5-year-old children at Aishin Preschool and Yotsuba Preschool in Shirataka Town, Yamagata Prefecture, Japan.
Furthermore, we had 7 congratulatory haiku and 3 congratulatory haiga presented by Zoe Grant, an 8-year-old haiku poet in New Zealand.
We also had 5 congratulatory haiku and 10 congratulatory chopstick paintings presented by Aino Shinyō, a KOTODAMA poetry artist in Akita City, Akita Prefecture, Japan.
We express our sincere gratitude to the authors who kindly and delightedly sent their fine works of haiku, photo haiku, or haiga, and photos.
We share their excellent works with our friends all over the world on the website.
We give a presentation of haiku by each poet and also introduce remarks.
We sincerely hope that their works of haiku are deeply, highly, and thoroughly appreciated through the presentation and the comments of haiku.
We also hope that haiku impress you and linger in your hearts.
Adjei Agyei-Baah, Alan Summers, Alenka Zorman, Alessandra Delle Fratte, Alex Malley,
Aljoša Vuković, Anita Bacha, Anna Kasenkova, Arvinder kaur, Ashok K. Bhargava,
Barbara Anna Gaiardoni, Barbara Olmtak, Ben Grafström, Bina Sarkar Ellias,
Carmela Marino, Charlotte Digregorio, Chen Xiaoou, Christina Chin,
Christiane Ranieri, Corine Timmer,
Daniela Misso, Danijela Grbelja, David McMurray, Debbie Strange,
Dmitry Shestakovsky, Doreia Ragheb Yaseen, Dragan J. Ristić, Dubravko Korbus,
Djurdja Vukelić Rožić,
Ed Bremson, Elena Asch, Eufemia Griffo,
Florin Golban, Franjo Ordanić, Frank J. Tassone,
Galimzyanov Ayrat, Geethanjali Rajan, GILLENA COX, Giuliana Ravaglia,
Gordana Vlašić, Goutam Dutta,
Harvey Jenkins, Helen Buckingham, Henryk Czempiel, Hidenori Hiruta, Hifsa Ashraf,
Jessica Allyson, Jim Force, Jim Kacian, Jorge Alberto Giallorenzi, Julia Guzmán,
Kala Ramesh, Karen O’Leary, Kimberly Olmtak Gomes, Koroleva Natalia,
Lakshmi Iyer, Lan Diep, Lavana Kray, Li Xiao, Liudmila Skrebneva, Ljiljana Dobra,
Lisa Fox, Lorelyn De la Cruz Arevalo, Lucia Cardillo, Luciana Moretto, Luminita Suse,
Manoj Sharma, Margherita Petriccione, Marina Cheremisova, Maria Concetta Conti,
Maria Teresa Piras, Marilyn Humbert, Mark Miller, Marta Chocilowska,
Michael O’Brien, Mihovila Čeperić-Biljan, Mike Gallagher, Milan Rajkumar,
Milan Rupčić, Mircea Moldovan, Mirela Brăilean, Mona Bedi, Mona Iordan,
Nadejda Kostadinova, Nadezhda Bezmenova, Nani Mariani, Natalia Kuznetsova,
Neena Singh, Nina Kovačić,
Philomene Kocher, Polina Pecherskaya, Pravat Kumar Padhy, Priscilla Lignori,
Ram Chandran, Ram Krishna Singh, Ravi Kiran, Refika Dedić, Reshida Coba,
Richa Sharma, Rika Inami, Rina Albert, Roberta Beach Jacobson, R. Suresh babu,
Sally Quon, Samo Kreutz, Sankara Jayanth Sudanagunta, Sanjuktaa Asopa, Shanmao,
Silva Trstenjak, Sherry Grant, Srinivasa Rao Sambangi, Susan Bonk Plumridge,
Susan Spooner, Štefanija Ludvig,
Teji Sethi, Tsugoshi Toshiaki,
Vandana Parashar, Vida jalili, Vilma Knežević, Vishnu Kapoor, Vitaly Svirin,
Vladimir Ludvig, Vladislav Hristov,
Zana Coven, Zdenka Mlinar, Željko Funda, Zhelyko Funda
Submissions were sent from the following 37 countries:
Albania (1), Argentina (2), Australia (4), Belarus (1), Bosnia and Herzegovina (1), Bulgaria (2), Canada (12), China (1), Croatia (18), England (2), France (1), Germany (1), Ghana (1), India (21), Iran (1), Ireland (1), Italy (12), Japan (4), Malaysia (1), Mauritius (1), Nepal (1), Netherlands (1), New Zealand (1), Pakistan (1), Philippines (1), Poland (2), Portugal (1), Romania (5), Russia (11), Scotland (1), Serbia (1), Slovenia (2), Suriname (1), Syria (1), Trinidad and Tobago (1), Ukraine (2), USA (10)
Presentations (December 24, 2022 – February 10, 2024)
Dec. 24 World Haiku Series 2022 Congratulations! Children in Japan
Dec. 25 World Haiku Series 2022 Congratulations! Zoe Grant in New Zealand
Dec. 26 World Haiku Series 2022 Congratulations! 愛乃心葉 in Japan
Dec. 27 World Haiku Series 2022, Congratulations! Pravat Kumar Padhy and Aditri Mishra
Jan. 1 World Haiku Series 2022 (1) Haiku by Adjei Agyei-Baah (Ghana)
Jan. 3 World Haiku Series 2022 Haiku by Adjei Agyei-Baah
Jan. 1 World Haiku Series 2022 (118) Haiku by Vandana Parashar (India)
Jan. 3 World Haiku Series 2022 Haiku by Vandana Parashar
Feb. 8 World Haiku Series 2022 (130) Haiku by Zhelyko Funda (Croatia)
Feb. 10 World Haiku Series 2022 Haiku by Zhelyko Funda
Closing Haiku of World Haiku Series 2022
Feb. 11 World Haiku Series 2022 (131)
Haiku by Paul Callus (Malta)
Feb. 13 World Haiku Series 2022
Haiku by Paul Callus
Feb. 14 World Haiku Series 2022 (132)
Haiku by Dinko Sule (Croatia)
Feb. 16 World Haiku Series 2022
Haiku by Dinko Sule
Feb. 18 World Haiku Series 2022 (133)
Haiku by Angiola Inglese-Rapallo (Italy)
Feb. 20 World Haiku Series 2022
Haiku by Angiola Inglese-Rapallo
Feb. 21 World Haiku Series 2022 (134)
Haiku by Anna Maria Domburg-Sancristoforo (Netherlands)
Feb. 23 World Haiku Series 2022
Haiku by Anna Maria Domburg-Sancristoforo
Feb. 24 World Haiku Series 2022 (135)
Haiku by Alexandra Ivoylova (Bulgaria)
Feb. 26 World Haiku Series 2022
Haiku by Alexandra Ivoylova
E-book “World Haiku Series 2022 EARTH”
We are going to publish the E-book “World Haiku Series 2022 EARTH” in April, 2024.
We will think about the contents after the presentations of the series are over in February, 2024.
Global Haiku Contest 2024
We are planning to host the Global Haiku Contest 2024 from August 1 through October 31, 2024.
The contest has 5 categories: Japanese, English, Russian, Chinese, and Hindi.
We sincerely hope that you will willingly submit your haiku to this contest, if realized.
The Akita International Haiku Network
15 thoughts on “Results of the World Haiku Series 2022”
Most honored, Hiruta-san. Thank you very much. Can’t wait to see artwork, photos, and poetry in the 2022 Series.
Thank you! Happy Holidays ☃️🌲💗
Distanze e confini, non sono nulla, al cospetto della Bellezza, ed al valore Assoluto Universale Animico della Poesia!
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Thank you so much, always a thrill and an honour to be included.
Very best wishes,
Great news! Honoured and delighted! Thank you very much, Hidenori-san!
Look forward to enjoying haiku friends’ work.
Happy New Year!
What a wonderful result for haiku from around the world dear Mr Hiruta, thank you so much for putting this series together and for including my contribution too 🙏
Congratulations Hidenora Hiruta and all participants on the results. It is a great honour and pleasure that I could join in.
Kimberly Olmtak Gomes
I’m proud of having taken part in this project.
Thank you so much, Hidenori Hiruta.
Happy New Year and good health everybody!
Barbara Anna Gaiardoni
I am honored and pleased that my haiku works have found their place. Sincere congratulations to everyone!
Hidenori, happy and successful 2023!
All the best!
I look forward to it, dear Mr. Hidenori… Thank you very much and all the best!
What a wonderful project, Hidenori! Thank you so much for all your time and efforts!
Thank you so much for including me in this wonderful selection of work by poets from around the world. Your dedication to this project is inspiring, and I’m grateful for all the hard work you do!