How Do You Haiku?: A Step-by-Step Guide with Templates

How Do you Haiku?
by Danna Smith
published by Plumbago Press

  • Ages 8 & up
  • Paperback ISBN: 979-8-9887378-10
  • Hardcover ISBN: 979-8-9887378-03
  • E-book ASIN: B0CF65LDHT

An excellent resource for at home or in the classroom

From the author of Peek-A-Boo Haiku (Simon & Schuster) comes a haiku how-to handbook. Haiku is a Japanese poetry form, but it’s more than just a short, three-line poem. It’s an opportunity to slow down, go outside, and experience the world in a new way. Haiku is a “snapshot” of a moment in nature (if you blink, you might miss it!), and it’s a powerful way to show compassion for all living things.

This book will help you understand haiku so you can create poems with powerful words and images. Each chapter contains examples from Japanese haiku masters and current poets. The included activities and templates will guide you through fun ways to “haiku,” including painting poem stones for your garden (Kuhi), creating haiku comic strips, and writing group poems with your friends (Renga). How Do You Haiku? This handbook will show you how— step-by-step.

Includes haiku by contributing poets Kate Coombs, Nancy Etchemendy, Matt Forrest Esenwine, Raven Howell, Linda Hoffman Kimball, Amy Losak, Bobi Martin, Angie Quantrell, Sydell Rosenberg, Lee Wardlaw, and Linda Whalen.

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“… Smith’s structured approach to haiku will surely inspire children to express themselves and their emotions through poetry. Five Stars!”—Director, Rate Your Story / Reviewer, Peek-a-boo Reviews  Read Full Review Here

“This guide showcases Haiku’s meditative aspects and highlights its ability to explore the dramatic and the amusing. Thus, Danna Smith leads us through the fundamentals of Haiku efficiently and engagingly, providing instructions, examples, and tips.”—Literary Titan

When is a poetry anthology more than just a poetry anthology? When it’s literally a complete how-to book featuring tips, guides, creative ideas, and writing prompts – and of course, plenty of poems from myriad writers!—Radio, Rhythm, and Rhyme

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