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

Call for Submissions: Haiku Book Reviews

俳句の書評募集中 The Akita International Haiku Network is now accepting reviews of collections of haiku. The reviews will be published in Serow, Volume 4 (which will be published in early 2021). Mixed collections of poetry similar to haiku (e.g., tanka, senryū) are also accepted. Please note the following: ・the author of the review can NOT have … Continue reading Call for Submissions: Haiku Book Reviews

Call for Submissions: HAIGA, PHOTO HAIKU **NEW DEADLINE**

[日本語は下です] The editors of Serow: Journal of the Akita International Haiku Network are asking for HAIGA submissions to be included in our next edition, Serow Vol. 3 due out in early summer 2020. HAIGA may be attributed to multiple people (for example poet, artist, and/or calligrapher). Please include FULL NAMES, hometowns, and email contact info for … Continue reading Call for Submissions: HAIGA, PHOTO HAIKU **NEW DEADLINE**

第8回秋田国際俳句コンテスト結果(日本語部門) The Results of 8th Akita International Haiku Contest (Japanese Section)

第8回秋田国際俳句コンテスト結果(日本語部門) The Results of 8th Akita International Haiku Contest (Japanese Section) The Akita International Haiku Network is happy to announce the results of the 8th Akita International Haiku Contest (previously, the Japan-Russia Haiku Contest). 日本語部門 (Japanese Section) Haiku in Japanese were submitted by poets from all around the world, namely from Croatia, India, Japan, Nigeria, … Continue reading 第8回秋田国際俳句コンテスト結果(日本語部門) The Results of 8th Akita International Haiku Contest (Japanese Section)

Haiku by Narayanan Raghunathan in India (1)

  On May 20, 2010, I received a comment on our website from Narayanan Raghunathan. He says in his comment as follows: Dear Hiruta-San: I humbly request you to visit our site http://www.wonderhaikuworlds.com/ Please translate Haiku which you like into Japanese. Please post your Haiku and translation on our site: It will surely get translated … Continue reading Haiku by Narayanan Raghunathan in India (1)

Haiku by Alexander Dolin and his Students (PART 1)

    Professor Alexander Dolin teaches Japanese Literature and Civilization Studies at Akita International University(AIU). He also writes haiku. We would like to post haiku by Professor Alexander Dolin and his students, Mr. Brent Sanders and Ms. Lim Shi Qi.   Haiku by Alexander Dolin   侘びしさや雨か雪かと霜月夜  wabisisa ya  ame ka yuki ka to  simodukiyo … Continue reading Haiku by Alexander Dolin and his Students (PART 1)