Welcome to Juxtapositions, an online publication dedicated to haiku research and scholarship, founded in 2015. Juxtapositions is a peer-reviewed outlet for scholarship and research in topical areas of world haiku, related forms, and their context within the broader world of literary studies. We welcome international submissions from both the academic and haiku communities. Please review our Submission Guidelines before submitting.
If you are thinking of writing for Juxtapositions, we urge you to consider new or creative approaches to its scholarship. As haiku has gained a global audience of practitioners beyond Japan, its relation looking outward to world literatures, cultural studies, racial identities, linguistic characteristics, social issues and its historical context on a volatile planet has grown in proportion each decade. These sorts of scholarly explorations are of particular interest to the editors.
The preponderance of haiku research in English over the last thirty years, at least, has fixated on its Japanese roots. Juxtapositions hopes to broaden that dialogue to embrace haiku’s authoritative position within the engaged world of interdisciplinary research and comparative studies. For all potential authors, but in particular new faculty on tenure-track, for post-docs, and graduate students, Juxtapositions seeks to establish itself as the preeminent scholarly publication on haiku and related topics. We therefore welcome your inquiries. For scholars new to the form, to established haiku poets, on to those longstanding haikuists now editors and officers of haiku magazines and organizations, we hope Juxtapositions becomes the preferred destination for your deliberative prose on the form. Juxtapositions will be published under the imprint of The Haiku Foundation.
Editors include Stephen Addiss (University of Richmond), Randy Brooks (Millikin University), Bill Cooper (University of Richmond), Senior Editor Peter McDonald (California State University, Fresno), and Ce Rosenow (Lane Community College) along with Managing Editor Jim Kacian and Technical Manager Dave Russo of The Haiku Foundation, and Proofreader Shrikaanth Krishnamurthy. The inaugural issue is available without charge from The Haiku Foundation. JUXTA will be indexed in the appropriate citation databases, and platform-independent. Please contact Peter McDonald, Dean of Library Services, California State University, Fresno 5200 North Barton, Fresno CA 93740, with any inquiries. Phone 559-278-5793 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please review our Submission Guidelines before submitting.
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Back issues of JUXTA are available from the All Issues page. You can also purchase print versions of past issues:
JuxtaONE, ISBN 978-0-9826951-2-8, 6″ x 9″, 274 pages in full color (Winchester VA: The Haiku Foundation, 2016).
JuxtaTWO, ISBN 978-0-9826951-3-5, 6″ x 9″, 290 pages in full color (Winchester VA: The Haiku Foundation, 2016).
JuxtaTHREE, ISBN 978-0-9826951-4-2, 6″ x 9″, 190 pages in full color (Winchester VA: The Haiku Foundation, 2017).
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Juxtapositions is a project of The Haiku Foundation. Our mission is to preserve and archive the accomplishments of our first century of haiku in English, and to provide resources for its expansion in our next. All views expressed in Juxtapositions are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent or reflect the views of the journal, its editorial board or The Haiku Foundation.