Welcome to the Brooks Books Haiku web site. This web site is dedicated to writing, publishing and enjoying English-language haiku. It features the work of poets, editors, publishers and organizations who share in this commitment. For more information about Brooks Books see our about us page.
What is haiku? Please read our conception of the haiku genre.
Brooks Books has published a full-length video, HAIKU: The Art of the Short Poem by Tazuo Yamaguchi. This film features contemporary English-language haiku poets at the 2007 Haiku North America Conference. It is published as a book and DVD including an anthology of haiku read in the video. See more details.
You may purchase our publications online, using the "add to cart" buttons throughtout the web site, or by going to the Brooks Books Online Orders Catalog.
We are sorry that international shipping is so expensive. Please email us for more specific shipping cost guidelines for particular books or chapbooks. The cost ranges significantly from a chapbook to full book.
Randy & Shirley Brooks, Editors & Publishers
Brooks Books publishes free online collections of haiku (with photography or haiga paintings). For a complete listing with links, see our online collections.
Please visit our online collection of photography and haiku, Sky In My Teacup by Anne LB Davidson.
Long Walk Alone is an online collection of haiku by Lee Gurga & photographs by Gretchen Batz.
Brooks Books publishes clothbound, trade paperback, and small chapbook collections of English language haiku. (see books)
Our most recent trade books:
Lull Before Dark: Haiku by Caroline Gourlay 2006. (see the web flyer)
The Silence Between Us: Selected Haiku of Wally Swist 2005. (see the web flyer)
Deep Shade Flickering Sunlight: Selected Haiku of O Mabson Southard 2004. (see web flyer)
Brooks Books publishes Mayfly, a chapbook-sized magazine of English language haiku published twice a year.
Subscriptions are $10 per year. plus $3 postage (see our Mayfly page)
Mayfly pays $10 per haiku published and features an original haiga (haiku and sumi-e painting) by Lidia Rozmus on the front cover.
Submit up to 5 unpublished haiku by email or snail mail. Deadlines are May 15 for the summer issue and December 15 for the winter issue.
Brooks Books Haiku web site reviews current haiku books.
Shimizu, Kuniharu. See Haiku Here: Kuniharu Shimizu Haiga. SHH Press, 2015.
Shimizu, Kuniharu. See Haiku Here: Matsuo Basho + Kuniharu Shimizu. SHH Press, 2015.
Shimizu, Kuniharu. See Haiku Here: Yosa Buson + Kuniharu Shimizu. SHH Press, 2015.
One Hundred Poets on Mount Ogura, One Poem Each edited by Stephen Henry Gill & Okiharu Maeda available from Hailstone Publications, 2010.
Emiko Miyashita's New Pond: An English-language Haiku Anthology published by Hokumeisha Press in Tokyo is available from us.
Watch for the ADD TO CART buttons that for online credit card purchases.
Many of our titles are also available from Amazon.com if you prefer to purchase them there.
Our books are distributed to book stores in Japan by Shokai Tuttle.
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Brooks Books publishes dual-language editions featuring contemporary Japanese haiku poets:
Kiyoko's Sky: The Haiku of Kiyoko Tokutomi by Kiyoku Tokutomi, co-founder of the Yuki-Teikei Haiku Society in California. Translated by Patricia Machmiller and Fay Aoyagi
Einstein's Century: Akito Arima's Haiku translated by Emiko Miyashita and Lee Gurga
Love Haiku: Masajo Suzuki's Lifetime of Love translated by Emiko Miyashita and Lee Gurga