We’ve featured a new Per Diem on our home page every day since 2012. In 2017, we’re pleased to continue linking this popular feature to World of Haiku, featuring poems from a different country each month. We hope you enjoy seeing the variety and breadth of haiku as it is practiced around the world, and coming to know poets who share the same love of haiku as you do.
Japan, the country of haiku’s origin, will be the featured country from August through November 2017. In August we feature poems from its earliest appearances through Basho. For more information about haiku in this part of the world, see Notes Toward A Brief History of Haiku in Japan.