Here it is, a big book full of the best haiku from ten years of World Haiku Review. available as an ebook on Amazon, worldwide. A few links are below.
Putting this wonderful anthology of outstanding haiku has been a delight. I will blog later about what it was like and some pictures from the book release in Pune.
The title, Fuga No Makoto means “truth, sincerity and honesty which a haikai poet needs to aim at when writing poems.”
Traditionally, Japanese haiku had three lines with 5-7-5
syllables and 17 syllables altogether. However, in contemporary English haiku,
the 5-7-5 is no longer observed and any syllable count is acceptable so long as
it does not exceed 17. This anthology has a select collection with some of the
best of modern haiku.
The World Haiku Review is an online magazine which was a
pioneer in the field of haiku – one of the first and most prominent magazines
to take the Japanese poetic form and put it online for a wider audience. WHR
set the stage for the worldwide expansion of the three-line, highly imagistic verse form.
This is the Tenth Anniversary Anthology collecting only the
top ten haiku from twenty-five issues of the World Haiku Review from 2008 to
2017. Here are some of the best haiku by some of the biggest names in the
field, from countries all over the world. The poems are collected by subject,
such as Morning Frost, A Cloud’s Drift, the Flower Moon, the Dream of You and
so on. Also included are the Editor’s Choice haiku from each issue, complete
with the notes of the editor-in-chief, Susumu Takiguchi, explaining why that
verse was chosen.
A fascinating journey into a beautiful form of poetry with several hundred of the best international haiku for your reading delight.