|Modern Haiku. The Heron's Nest. Roadrunner e-magazine.|
|Yuki Teikei Haiku Society: Join. GEPPO magazine. Annual anthologies.|
Toward an Aesthetic for English-Language Haiku by Lee Gurga.
2004 Pescadero Haiku Weekend Workshop (including exercises) with Christopher Herold.
|Highlights of Poetry. Index of poetry. How to Write Poetry. Books read.|
How to write specific forms:
Ballade. Concrete. Ghazal. Lai. Pantoum. Prose poem. Rondeau. Rubáiyát.
Sestina. Skaldic verse. Sonnet. Terza rima. Triolet. Tritina. Villanelle.
Clark Strand (haiku and essays).
J. Zimmerman. J. Zimmerman (haiku). J. Zimmerman (tanka).
Jane Hirshfield. Kay Ryan. Kay Ryan's style. Kay Ryan The Best Of It: New and Selected Poems.
Marianna Monaco. Ouzel (James Arnold). Patricia J. Machmiller. Shiki.
|month 1. month 2.|
For the first month, all you have to do is:
Read Clark Strand's Seeds from a Birch Tree: writing haiku and the spiritual journey (1997). That book is the strongest proponent of use of the "traditional 5-7-5" format with English syllables:
Seeds from a Birch Tree: writing haiku and the spiritual journey (1997)
by Clark Strand, teaches by example
about writing haiku through being present and not being effortful.
In the end you will have about 30 haiku in a "traditional 5-7-5" format
See month 2 for what comes next!
Jump-start your poetry with ideas from our writing exercises.
Other exercises: "Alien". Haiku. Spell casting. Write a poem like Billy Collins.
Books of Poetry Form.
Highlights of Poetry.
Index of poetry.
How to Write Your Poetry.
How to Listen to Poetry. Recommended books on Reading Poetry.
|Log of books read.|
Poetry exercises with poetry forms:
Forms of skaldic verse.
Haibun. Haiku. Hay(na)ku. Rengay. Tanka.
Concrete. Ghazal. Lai. Pantoum. Rondeau. Rubáiyát. Sestina. Sonnet. Terza rima. Triolet. Tritina. Villanelle.
Billy Collins and exercise. Franz Wright. J. Zimmerman. J. Zimmerman (haiku). J. Zimmerman (tanka).
Jack Gilbert. Jorie Graham. Karen Braucher. Len Anderson.
Li-Young Lee. Linda Pastan. Nordic Skalds. Richard Hugo's Triggering Town. W.S. Merwin. Adam Zagajewski.
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