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Becoming a Haiku Poet
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Press Here
Publication date September 13, 2015
Pages 28
Binding Paperback
ISBN-13 9781878798367
ISBN-10 1878798367
Dimensions 0.08 by 6 by 9 in.
Weight 0.13 lbs.
Original list price $9.00
Summaries and Reviews description: Product Description: Learn the key techniques and strategies for writing haiku in English from acclaimed haiku poet, teacher, and translator Michael Dylan Welch. This book emphasizes the most effective targets for haiku poetry, ones that are usually not taught in schools. There's more to haiku, and less, than you might think. This concise book provides just the information you need to learn the art of haiku and to start becoming a haiku poet.

About the Author
Michael Dylan Welch has published his essays, reviews, translations, haiku, and other poetry in hundreds of journals and anthologies, and has won numerous awards for his work. He has served for many years as vice president of the Haiku Society of America, and served two terms as poet laureate of Redmond, Washington, where he also curates two poetry reading series. Michael also cofounded the Haiku North America conference (1991) and the American Haiku Archives (1996), founded the Tanka Society of America (2000), and started National Haiku Writing Month in 2010 ( and on Facebook). Visit his personal website, devoted mostly to haiku, at

“The real secret to becoming a haiku poet is to start writing haiku.”
From the foreword by Aubrie Cox

“For many years Michael Dylan Welch’s essays on haiku have guided newcomers and seasoned poets alike. With characteristic authority and humor, Becoming a Haiku Poet is yet another of his important contributions to the study and understanding of haiku poetry.”
Charles Trumbull, editor emeritus of Modern Haiku

“Michael Dylan Welch’s knowledge and experience with haiku is recognized internationally. He always has time to assist new poets starting out on the haiku path, to engage in a conversation about poetics, or to recommend a current essay or book. He never tires of answering the question: What is a haiku, anyway? Becoming a Haiku Poet is Michael’s concise and informative answer.” Terry Ann Carter, president of Haiku Canada

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