Welcome to HaikuLife 2020
The Haiku Foundation welcomes you to its sixth annual HaikuLife Haiku Film Festival. You will find a wide range of treatments of film treatments, all with haiku serving a central role in their inspiration and production. We offer these films in several formats: HaikuLife format, free format, feature format, and video haiga. This introductory film tells you about the origins of HaikuLife, and how to create your own video in this format. We look forward to sharing your work in the next HaikuLife Haiku Film Festival!
Title: Welcome to HaikuLife
Artist: Jim Kacian
Jim Kacian offers a treatment of the third section of his 2017 book of the same title in what we might call “extended haikulife style.”
Corine Timmer presents several poems in HaikuLife format in her new film cooing pigeons.
Many of the participants of Haiku North America 2019 read from their recent books. This lengthy film presents nearly all of them.
Haiku North America 2019 featured a New Resonance Haiku Community Reading, in honor of the release of the 11th volume in a series that began in 1999. All 185 New Resonance poets to date were represented, and those in attendance read their own work.
Elizabeth Crocket performs a reading from her 2016 chapbook not like Fred and Ginger.
Radu Serban performs a reading in Bucharest from his 2019 book Teme si Cryzanteme.
Professor Richard Gilbert gives an analysis of trends in contemporary haiku based on his most recent book, Poetry as Consciousness, at Haiku North American 2019.
Lee Gurga and Jim Kacian engage in a dialogue concerning where we go next as haiku poets once we have established ourselves within the genre. Filmed at Haiku North American 2019.
Scott Mason explores the life and haiku career of one of the great haiku poets of our time, Peggy Willis Lyles. Filmed at Haiku North American 2019.