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 November we feature poems from the post-war period to the present. For more information about haiku in this part of the world, see Notes Toward A Brief History of Haiku in Japan.
P.S. We Want YOU! to be an editor of Per Diem: Daily Haiku in 2018.
Since 2012, Per Diem: Daily Haiku has featured a poem a day on the Foundation website. The first three years’ guest-edited thematic collections (2012 – 2014) are now displayed in our archives, providing a valuable resource to poets, educators, haiku lovers around the world. The last three (2015 – 2017), run in tandem with our feature World of Haiku, are also on display in our Per Diem Archives. For 2018, our seventh year, we are planning to return to thematic collections.
What we have in mind is a series of monthly collections, each with a theme.
We’ll be considering themes from anyone who wishes to participate. What you need to do is:
1) choose a theme
2) provide some idea of how the theme would work
We’ll help you choose a month that’s not spoken for, and can help you get raw materials for your selections. We can also discuss your theme in more detail as you are developing it for airing on the Per Diem site. And we’ll work toward a deadline so your work is received in a timely fashion.
We hope you’re excited by the possibilities of sharing some favorite poems and a theme that is important to you with other haiku poets and readers during 2018 and beyond.
If you’d like to become an editor for Per Diem, please use the Contact page to send your theme and explication, and even a sample poem or two. We look forward to your ideas for our daily poems!