Haiku Bookshelf

Reading haiku is just as fulfilling as writing haiku. Whether you are a traditionalist or a modernist, these collections help track the artistic history of haiku and offer insightful analysis on the evolution of haiku.

Japanese Haiku

The Narrow Road to the Deep North and Other Travel Sketches – Matsuo Basho

The Classic Traditions of Haiku – Edited by Faubion Bowers

The Essential Haiku: Versions of Basho, Buson, & Issa – Edited by Robert Hass

English Language Haiku

The Haiku Anthology – Edited by Cor van den Heuvel

Haiku in English – Edited by Jim Kacian, Philip Rowland, and Allan Burns

Haiku Moment – Edited by Bruce Ross

Haiku: The Last Poems of an American Icon – Richard Wright

Seeds From a Birch Tree – Clark Strand

The Unswept Path – Edited by John Brandi and Dennis Maloney

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