Mark Scott: Haiku, Food, and the Micro-Seasons

More about Mark ScottLearn more about the micro-seasons at Naturalist Weekly: Naturalist Weekly on Instagram at: Harvest TimeRead the most recent community blog post at: Join the ConversationSeason 2 will focus on food as it appears on classical haiku. If you would like to be on a Season 2 podcast episode,Continue reading “Mark Scott: Haiku, Food, and the Micro-Seasons”

Bonus Post: Community Harvest

Talk about a cornucopia of poetry! For this bonus post, people took me up on my offer of multiple forms. I received not only haiku, but also tanka and tan-renga, and submissions came from three different continents! It was a delight to put this post together over the course of a cold winter afternoon, drinkingContinue reading “Bonus Post: Community Harvest”

Rethinking the Seasons

Rather than do a typical haiku commentary post, this week, I wanted to reflect on the ways in which my commitment to haiku practice over the past few months has impacted my perception of the seasons as I experience them. It’s been seven months since I launched this project, and while my haiku practice andContinue reading “Rethinking the Seasons”

M.A. Dubbs: Pink Tamales

In GratitudeThank you to Lorraine who  bought me three coffees in August! I’m now 28% of the way  toward my goal of covering website costs for the year. Those who want to  support the podcast financially can do so at: More from M.A. Dubbs Failed Haiku Food IssueYou can find the May 2022 FailedContinue reading “M.A. Dubbs: Pink Tamales”

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: The Five Hundred Essential Japanese Season Words by Kenkichi Yamamoto is available at: 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”


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”

Food in Classical Haiku: First Thoughts

While saijiki generally focus on contemporary haiku, I also felt called to take a look at classical haiku to see how poets of the past incorporated food into their work. Since I have to rely on translation, and no two translations are the same, I plan to revisit this topic from time to time, exploringContinue reading “Food in Classical Haiku: First Thoughts”

Bonus Episode: Community Open Mic: Transitioning from Summer to Fall

In Gratitude Thank you to our anonymous donor who  bought me three coffees this month! I’m now 20% of the way toward my goal of covering website costs for the year. Those who want to support the podcast financially can do so at: Episode Contributors Christine Wenk-Harrison Listen to Christine’s previous Culinary Saijiki episode:Continue reading “Bonus Episode: Community Open Mic: Transitioning from Summer to Fall”