Episode 8: A Tour of My Favorite Saijiki

Where to Find the Three SaijikiHaiku World: An International Poetry Almanac by William J. Higginson can be purchased at many used bookstores, including AbeBooks: https://www.abebooks.com/9784770020901/Haiku-World-International-Poetry-Almanac-4770020902/plp The Five Hundred Essential Japanese Season Words by Kenkichi Yamamoto is available at: https://thehaikufoundation.org/omeka/items/show/821 A Dictionary of Haiku Classified by Season Words with Traditional and Modern Methods by Jane ReichholdContinue reading “Episode 8: A Tour of My Favorite Saijiki”

Observations Part 2: All-Year Food

Before diving in, I’d like to thank Geoff M. Pope for being the first supporter of this new project. I’m now officially making progress on my goal of covering website costs for the year. If you would like to support the Culinary Saijiki project, you can visit the Buy Me a Coffee page here: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/culinarysaijiki.Continue reading “Observations Part 2: All-Year Food”

Initial Observations Part 1: Food Kigo

I’m about seven weeks into my yearlong study of saijiki. While my personal writing practice isn’t centered around food, working with Higginson’s Haiku World, as well as the companion volume The Haiku Seasons, have been invaluable as I also explore the ways in which food and the seasons work in haiku. As of this writing,Continue reading “Initial Observations Part 1: Food Kigo”

Groundwork Part 2: Seasonal Inspiration

In my April 12th post, I talked about how I came to saijiki study, and how I incorporate both the Gregorian seasons and the lunar seasons into my haiku practice. Through my decision to work with a saijiki for a year, I got inspired to think about how we approach food in haiku. Like manyContinue reading “Groundwork Part 2: Seasonal Inspiration”