About this Blog

Welcome. My intent is to show examples and to discuss the whats and hows of contemporary composition of English-language haiku, haibun (a mix of title, prose & haiku) and haiga (a mix of image and haiku).

In doing so, I’ll be drawing from my 20 years or more of writing in these genres and editing journals that publish them.

I plan to provide examples and discussions of exemplars in these genres: contemporary writers and artists & Japanese masters like Basho and Issa. I plan to also welcome dialogue, our comments and questions, back and forth, should you care to contribute.

However, in general, this is not a place to submit your work for publication. But I am interested in carrying examples of already published writing and haiga art.

~ Ray Rasmussen