Those familiar with the history of haiku know that the style emerged from the longer, collaborative form called renga. Renga were typically written at social gatherings, which often involved tea or sake. In my podcast episode with Jennifer Hambrick, we spoke a bit about alcohol in the haiku tradition, and acknowledged the challenges of celebratingContinue reading “Boozeku”

Initial Observations Part 3: Seasonal Modifiers

In my May 10th post, I noted that I have observed three broad categories of food words in haiku: Food words that are a definite seasonal referent; Food words that are not a part of any specific season; Food words that become seasonal with an additional modifying word In the May 10th post, I alsoContinue reading “Initial Observations Part 3: Seasonal Modifiers”