Results of the 10th Annual Akita International Haiku Contest

It is with great excitement that I announce the winners of the 10th Annual Akita International Haiku Contest. The poets listed below along with some articles about haiku and haiku poets, photo haiku & modern haiga, and book reviews from around the world will be featured in Serow, Volume 5, which is due to come … Continue reading Results of the 10th Annual Akita International Haiku Contest

Update: 10th Annual Akita International Haiku Contest (2021)

On behalf of the Akita International Haiku Network, THANK YOU to all the poets who submitted haiku to our 2021 haiku contest. There were nearly 500 submissions from over a dozen countries. The contest judges are now reading your haiku carefully. We hope to notify you of the results by the end of December. Please … Continue reading Update: 10th Annual Akita International Haiku Contest (2021)

CLOSED: 2021 Akita International Haiku Contest

Thank you for your support! The 2021 Akita International Haiku Contest is now CLOSED to new submissions. 535 poets from all over the world submitted haiku to this year's contest. We, the Akita International Haiku Association, are truly honored to receive their haiku and are grateful that the poets shared them with us. Timeline of … Continue reading CLOSED: 2021 Akita International Haiku Contest

10th Annual Akita International Haiku Contest—Call for Haiku!

2021年度秋田国際俳句コンテスト応募要項 Please read carefully: The Akita International Haiku Network welcomes submissions to its 10th annual HAIKU contest! The organizers hope that this contest will serve as an opportunity to deepen mutual understanding among people from all over the world, and promote Japan's traditional poetic form of HAIKU. We also hope that this contest will continue … Continue reading 10th Annual Akita International Haiku Contest—Call for Haiku!

Book Announcement! “Haiku Lake Tazawa” by Hidenori Hiruta

Hidenori Hiruta of the Akita International Haiku Network has published a new collection of haiku titled Haiku Lake Tazawa. Here are a few pages from the collection: CONTENTS  Preface                           3 The Lake of Mystery                     4 The Legend of Tatsuko-hime                 14 Gozanoishi-jinja Shrine                   21 Hyakusui Hirafuku’s Dream                 29 The Extinction of Kunimasu                  33 The Lakeside Now                      … Continue reading Book Announcement! “Haiku Lake Tazawa” by Hidenori Hiruta