Faculty of Letters, Kumamoto University, Japan http://gendaihaiku.com
William J. Higginson, author, The Haiku Handbook, The Haiku Seasons, Haiku World.
The Evolution of Modern Japanese Haiku and the Haiku Persecution Incidents
by Richard Gilbert, Japan (scroll down)
Richard Gilbert, Kumamoto University
SURREAL HAIKU? by Philip Rowland
A Review by Johnye Strickland
I've always felt the term rapeseed for a flower was disturbing, and reminds me that in some cultures both Western and otherwise, a raped woman is not allowed to have an abortion if she so chooses. That's a vile sentence to add upon the one of complete desecration. Sadly there is no age limit to a person being raped.
Alan Summers, Does Fish-God Know (YTBN Press 2012)
ume sai te niwajû ni aozame ga kite iru
More about Tohta Kaneko
This article is also in memory of Shimada Seihô (1882-1944) who died from his torture treatment.
More recent gendai or experimental haiku:
Information about my own book of gendai style haiku is available:
The Pig and the Boar: The Limits to Brevity and Simplicity in Haiku by