Haiku in English: The First Hundred Years

I received some incredibly exciting news this week, and that is that I have had a haiku selected for a major anthology, Haiku in English: The First Hundred Years.

The anthology, which will collect together almost 800 haiku from the early 20th century to the present will be published by W. W. Norton & Co. in May 2013 in time for the centennial of the first great haiku written in the English language, Ezra Pound’s ‘In a Station of the Metro‘.

The anthology has been 8 years in the making and the editors have read hundreds of thousands of poems to make their final selections, so I am feeling incredibly honoured to be among such distinguished company.

Here is the poem that will appear:

swinging the axe
sunlight splits
the firewood


[and now a new poem]

late fog
shivers up the spine
of the mountain



Filed under poetry, poetry & publishing

9 responses to “Haiku in English: The First Hundred Years

  1. only one? what’s the matter with these people?
    Congratulations, Graham.

  2. Josh

    Fantastic news and well deserved, Graham. Congratulations!

  3. Max

    Well done man, truly an honour. A wonderful haiku.

  4. Wow, awesome, that’s amazing, big congratulations!

  5. trudles

    Congratulations Graham, huge news. I imagine there was a well deserved happy dance or three.

  6. Congratulations on the inclusion! Great news! Great haiku too! It’s stuck with me for days.

  7. nice one, ol son. you know you’re getting somewhere when this stuff starts happening, huh? always a sweet thing to be recognised in such a big way. i’m smiling back at you. πŸ™‚

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