Recommended Reading



The Haiku Anthology
Haiku And Senryu In English
edited by Cor Van Den Heuvel
 W.W. Norton, 2000

Baseball Haiku: The Best Haiku Ever Written about the Game
edited by Cor Van Den Heuvel and
Nanae Tamura
W.W. Norton, 2007


Light Verse from the Floating World:
An Anthology of Premodern Japanese Senryu
edited by Makoto Ueda
Columbia University Press, 1999

Modern Japanese Tanka
edited by Makoto Ueda
Columbia University Press, 1996


How To

The Haiku Handbook: How to Write, Teach, and Appreciate Haiku
by William J. Higginson, Penny Harter Kodansha, 2013 (25th Anniversary Ed.)

How to Haiku: A Writer's Guide to Haiku and Related Forms
by Bruce Ross
Tuttle Publishing, 2002

Haiku: A Poet's Guide
by Lee Gurga
with Charles Trumbull
Modern Haiku Press, 2003



Fair use & copyright



FROM: The Center for Media & Social Impact at American University

Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Poetry
This code of best practices helps poets understand when they and others have the right to excerpt, quote and use copyrighted material in poetry. To create this code, poets came together to articulate their common expectations. Facilitated by American University, The Poetry Foundation and University of California-Berkeley.

Documentary Filmmakers' Statement of Best Practices in Fair Use
This Statement  of Best Practices in Fair Use makes clear what documentary filmmakers currently regard as reasonable application of the copyright Fair Use doctrine. Fair use expresses the core value of free expression within copyright law. The statement clarifies this crucial legal doctrine, to help filmmakers  use it with confidence.

Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Visual Arts
Created with and for the visual arts community. Copyright protects artworks of all kinds, audiovisual materials, photographs, and texts (among other things) against unauthorized use by others, but it is subject to a number of exceptions designed to assure space for future creativity.


NOTE: Haiku Chronicles works directly with poets and artists featured in most of our episodes and on our website.  We also rely on works that are in Public Domain and the work of artists, poets and musicians, who have graciously share their works by way of Creative Commons.  However, there are many situations where we employ Fair Use.  The Information listed above are copyright and fair use resources for those of you working in poetry, multimedia, documentary, and the visual arts.

Know your rights!

Essays, Letters, and Poetry Featured in Our Podcasts

Letter from Professor Harold G. Henderson written to Alan Pizzarelli in 1971.
(PDF 4mb)

Episode 34: The Henderson Letter


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