Welcome to The Haiku Foundation Video Archive. We are producing six different kinds of films:
Click the links above to see videos in that category.
The Video Archive was one of the first ideas we identified when we created the Foundation, feeling that we would like to offer not only a poet’s words to future generations, but his or her voice and presence as well. The project was expedited in 2012 via a highly successful IndieGoGo crowdsourcing campaign that allowed us to purchase video equipment, editing software, and travel opportunities to meet with poets in a variety of setting. Read more about each series of videos below.
Shot in a variety of locations, our aim here is to have as complete a set of video interviews for active haiku practitioners in English as possible. Our first goal, however, is to capture the first generation of English-language haiku poets, those whose careers began from the late 1950s through the 1970s, on film.
Outstanding presentations from conferences and gatherings around the country and around the world. Some will be presented uncut, and some will be cut into smaller “specialty” outtakes.
This category will include outtakes from prominent poets on specific topics, as well as recollections on deceased poets whose lives and careers have made an impact on contemporary poets.
Corresponding with the interview series, the reading series seeks eventual completeness, but will focus initially on haiku poets from the first generation of English-language haiku poets.
The Haiku Foundation Reports is a kind of video news from the Foundation and others. We urge you to film your events and submit the video to us for consideration. Group readings, presentations and events are especially of interest.
Contemporary creative work in this brand-new genre.
Call for Submissions: Use our Contact page to submit a link to your video haiga. We’ll consider it for The Haiku Foundation Video Archive.
Thanks to the generosity of our donors, our IndieGoGo campaign raised almost $7000.00 for the Video Archive. We’d like to thank the following donors, among others.
Thomas R. Borkowski
Henry J. Coffey
Terri L. French
Cor Van Den Heuvel
Marilyn Appl Walker
Harriet Terry West
Ted van Zutphen
Two donors wish to remain anonymous.