Wales Haiku Journal

 

The Wales Haiku Journal is an online journal of contemporary haiku poetry. The journal regularly publishes a wide range of haiku poetry and special features related to the haiku form. Featuring selections of work by internationally acclaimed and emerging haiku poets alike, it is the first English-language haiku journal to be released in partnership with a national arts publication. The Wales Haiku Journal is edited by the award-winning haiku poet, Paul Chambers, and is published in partnership with the Wales Arts Review.  

 

Wales Arts Review

 

Wales Arts Review is a home for high quality critical writing and arts coverage – a place where passionate and informed arts critics, from Wales and beyond, can find expression. Founded in March 2012, Wales Arts Review is a new media platform where a new generation of critics and arts lovers can meet to engage in a robust and inclusive discussion about books, theatre, film, music, the visual arts, politics, and the media.

 

What is Haiku?


Haiku is a short form of poetry, originating in Japan, which typically employs common language and simple, uncomplicated images, to convey emotion. A haiku poem is the sharing of a moment of sensory illumination, which carries a subtle, yet often profound, emotional resonance. The form allows the reader to ‘feel themselves into’ a shared experience, without the obstruction of lyrical ornamentation on the part of the poet. A good haiku implies emotion through objective presentation, and appeals to a reader’s intuition, rather than their intellect. The ‘suchness’ of the present moment, and a sense of the extraordinary in the ordinary things around us, are key elements of the haiku spirit.

Wales Haiku Journal

 

The Wales Haiku Journal is an online journal of contemporary haiku poetry. The journal regularly publishes a wide range of haiku poetry and special features related to the haiku form. Featuring selections of work by internationally acclaimed and emerging haiku poets alike, it is the first English-language haiku journal to be released in partnership with a national arts publication. The Wales Haiku Journal is edited by the award-winning haiku poet, Paul Chambers, and is published in partnership with the Wales Arts Review.  

 

Wales Arts Review

 

Wales Arts Review is a home for high quality critical writing and arts coverage – a place where passionate and informed arts critics, from Wales and beyond, can find expression. Founded in March 2012, Wales Arts Review is a new media platform where a new generation of critics and arts lovers can meet to engage in a robust and inclusive discussion about books, theatre, film, music, the visual arts, politics, and the media.

 

What is Haiku?


Haiku is a short form of poetry, originating in Japan, which typically employs common language and simple, uncomplicated images, to convey emotion. A haiku poem is the sharing of a moment of sensory illumination, which carries a subtle, yet often profound, emotional resonance. The form allows the reader to ‘feel themselves into’ a shared experience, without the obstruction of lyrical ornamentation on the part of the poet. A good haiku implies emotion through objective presentation, and appeals to a reader’s intuition, rather than their intellect. The ‘suchness’ of the present moment, and a sense of the extraordinary in the ordinary things around us, are key elements of the haiku spirit.

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Wales Haiku Journal

 

The Wales Haiku Journal is an online journal of contemporary haiku poetry. The journal publishes a wide range of haiku poetry and special features related to the haiku form.  Featuring selections of work by internationally acclaimed and emerging haiku poets alike, it is the first English-language haiku journal to be released in partnership with a national arts publication. The Wales Haiku Journal is edited by the award-winning haiku poet, Paul Chambers, and is published in partnership with the Wales Arts Review.  

 

Wales Arts Review

 

Wales Arts Review is a home for high quality critical writing and arts coverage – a place where passionate and informed arts critics, from Wales and beyond, can find expression. Founded in March 2012, Wales Arts Review is a new media platform where a new generation of critics and arts lovers can meet to engage in a robust and inclusive discussion about books, theatre, film, music, the visual arts, politics, and the media.

 

What is Haiku?


Haiku is a short form of poetry, originating in Japan, which typically employs common language and simple, uncomplicated images, to convey emotion. A haiku poem is the sharing of a moment of sensory illumination, which carries a subtle, yet often profound, emotional resonance. The form allows the reader to ‘feel themselves into’ a shared experience, without the obstruction of lyrical ornamentation on the part of the poet. A good haiku implies emotion through objective presentation, and appeals to a reader’s intuition, rather than their intellect. The ‘suchness’ of the present moment, and a sense of the extraordinary in the ordinary things around us, are key elements of the haiku spirit.

 

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