The Haiku Foundation celebrates haiku in its many languages, cultures and countries. Over the following months and years you will find at this location histories of haiku in these various nations, in both native languages and English, as well as representative samplings of such haiku. Taken cumulatively, this constitutes a history of the genre since its diaspora from its origins in Japan. But this is not a static concept — we welcome your suggestions for additions and adjustments to any and all of these national reports. Please send your ideas via the Contact Form.
Each month, The Haiku Foundation will present a different haiku culture. Poems in our Per Diem Daily Haiku feature will come from the country of the month. And you will find the history and sample poems from each country by clicking on the country name below. The schedule of featured countries:
November: Bosnia / Estonia / Macedonia
June: New Zealand
December: One or Two of a Kind
February: Haiku of Africa
June: United States
August: Reprise: The World of Haiku