From My Column "Tracks In The Sand" in Simply Haiku, 2005 to 2008
Online Essays, Interviews, Etc.
A Six-Hundred-Year-Old Tree, 2005, 3:2
Plagiarism—The Haiku Community Delivers Swift Justice!, 2005, 3:3 * Why Haiku?, 2005, 3:4
Why Do We Write? 2006, 4:1 * Who Really Wrote the First Western Haiku? 2006, 4:2 * Top-Down vs. Bottom-Up, 2006, 4:3Our Haiku/Tanks/Renga Niche, 2006, 4:4 * Sand Fleas (peeves about the haiku world) 2007, 5:1
Experiskinno Japanese Short Form Poetry, 2007, 5:2 * Haiku or Tanka? 2007, 5:3
Death Haiku, 2007, 5:4 * A Rising Tide, 2008, 6:1
This essay first appeared in the Haiku Canada Newsletter in 1997 and then was republished (with changes) in Global Haiku, an anthology edited by me and Randy Brooks with a Foreword by Makoto Ueda (Mosaic Press/Iron Press, 2000). It is currently available online at Under the Basho.
A History of the Haiku in North America