Category: Poetry


The Whys and Wherefores of Writing Poetry

In the last issue, without any fanfare, I introduced Haiku Heaven. Now I’d like to explain why. First of all, why poetry? Hundreds of studies have shown that writing poetry improves our mental and physical...


The Haiku View

Haiku is a style of poetry, originating in Japan, which is structured on a metrical pattern of 17 units; in English most often seen as a three-line pattern of 5-7-5 syllables.  It generally involves elements...