National Poetry Writing Month
It should be our method that we create haiku which match the times. This is not a new idea and was prevalent in the old days; even Sanki Saito wrote about it before the association existed. Sanki believed:
"To the difficult question 'what is new?'
I will answer: the new means how the emotions of today's society and people are expressed to fit the times. The haiku must be innovative in any time.
So we should begin and continue to express the emotions of the people of this time and generation."
President, Modern Haiku Association