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In-Depth Haiku: Free Discussion Area / Re: Any book recommendations?
« on: July 19, 2019, 01:09:46 PM »
Thanks for the reply!
 It was a typo I meant to write preferably (my apologize).
 I started looking through the the haiku foundations library, thanks for the lead.
 As for David G. Lanoue I've read some of his work, The way he phrases his thoughts on the pieces make for an easy and pleasurable read!

Thanks for the help
 - Justin 

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In-Depth Haiku: Free Discussion Area / Any book recommendations?
« on: July 16, 2019, 09:44:45 PM »
Any recommendations for haiku collections or other poetry or fiction books with a more concrete image styling.
Preferable from the modern era post ww2 - present

I have copy of narrow road to the interior and spring of my life (issa), and I've read a decent bit on the form itself, just need to absorb more material.



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Howdy;

Whenever I start preparing to write haiku I tend to read essays on the form; Grace cuts is a good site for this (http://www.graceguts.com/haiku-and-senryu)

Also try reading some stuff surrounding the mindset that helped arrive at haiku, such as books on zen or Japanese aesthetics and history.

Article on Japanese aesthetics:
https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/japanese-aesthetics/

A interesting short read is in praise of shadows, (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/In_Praise_of_Shadows)
I have a copy of the ebook if you'd like me to send it to you

This book is also interesting its an intro to zen Buddhism
(https://antilogicalism.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/introduction-to-zen.pdf)

Alternatively engage in activities that get the creative juices flowing in a haiku like direction:
meditating, driving about in silence, walks, etc...

Some western poets you might want to check out are Frank O'Hara and William Carlos Williams both of these writers pen many good pieces from a more object orientated stand point.

Thanks for your time!
- Justin


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New to Haiku: Free Discussion Area / Re: Haiku Journals
« on: July 06, 2018, 01:21:54 PM »

The first haiku I wrote was published on a small blog called "Haiku Abound", Though looking back on it now, I don't consider the poem I wrote a haiku, the experience helped encourage me to continue my study of the form.

Perhaps start with smaller presses or blogs just to get accustomed to the submissions process.
It will also help you learn to 'vet' your haiku.

Also, when submitting try to take the time to check out any free reading material they may have.
It will help you determine what the market is looking for.

I've yet to have success with modern haiku, but i'll keep trying! (but not to much)

One publishing house I've had consistent success with is Prolific Press (https://prolificpress.com/)
Their a smaller market, but their magazines pay a little ($1.50).

Consider investing in a duotrope account?

Keep on writing!
-Justin


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