How to Haiku: A Writer's Guide to Haiku and Related Forms

How to Haiku: A Writer's Guide to Haiku and Related Forms

by Bruce Ross

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Overview

This haiku book provides an invaluable guide to developing your own haiku-writing skills, with clear explanations, brilliant examples, and innovative writing exercises.

It also offers an introduction to related Japanese poetic forms including:
  • Senryu—commentaries on human nature that are often humorous or ironic
  • Haibun—short, autobiographical narratives accompanied by a haiku
  • Tanka—imaginative poems full of highly personal, emotional expressions
  • Haiga—drawings accompanied by commentary in haiku form
  • Renga—a collaborative form featuring linked sequences of poetry
How to Haiku is a wonderful resource for anyone who wants to try their hand at this precise and poetic form of expression.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781462916757
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
Publication date: 03/15/2002
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 184
File size: 1 MB

Table of Contents

Introduction1
Looking at Nature: Haiku11
Telling a Joke: Senryu35
Telling a Story: Haibun55
Expressing Your Feeling: Tanka77
Drawing a Picture: Haiga93
Creating with Others: Renga111
Appendix AFurther Notes on Haiku Form137
Appendix BTaking a Walk: Ginko141
Appendix CFurther Notes on Haiku Aesthetics143
Appendix DFurther Reading151
Permissions159

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