The 2010 Asilomar Haiku Retreat: 35th Anniversary Retreat
[Notes by J. Zimmerman]

Also see the great 2011 anthology:

we use the spelling Ginkoo [ginkō] for "a walk for the purpose of writing haiku. The original Japanese name is two Japanese kanji:
  1. the first, pronounced GIN, means "singing, praising, making a poem";
  2. the second, pronounced KOO, means walking.
[After notes from haiku poet Bev Momoi, who is Kanji-literate.]

2010 Asilomar Haiku Retreat:
Day 1, Thursday September 16th

2010 Asilomar Haiku Retreat:
Day 2, Friday September 17th

2010 Asilomar Haiku Retreat:
Day 3, Saturday September 18th

2010 Asilomar Haiku Retreat:
Day 4, Sunday September 19th

Other Books on Haiku

Buy Essential Haiku The Essential Haiku: Versions of Basho, Buson, and Issa edited by Robert Hass. The past-poet laureate of the U.S.A has compiled this enthralling collection of his own essays in which he summarizes the lives of three masters and inventors of the haiku tradition in Japan, and presents the lives, the prose, and 300 of the poems of:
  • Matsuo Basho (1644-94), the ascetic and seeker,
  • Yosa Buson (1716-83), the artist, and
  • Kobayashi Issa (1763-1827), the humanist.
Buy Haiku Seasons The Haiku Seasons: Poetry of the Natural World by William J. Higginson.

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