Randy and Shirley Brooks PhotoWelcome 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.

Mayfly magazine considers snail mail or email submissions! Subscription price is $10 plus $3 postage per year. Back issues are $5 each.

Also note that we are now hosting the "Millikin Haiku" web site. This site features the ongoing work of students in haiku courses at Millikin University. This site also features the Decatur Haiku Collection bibliography and other research resoures.

Forthcoming August 15, 2019! The Art of Reading and Writing Haiku: A Reader Response Approach by Randy Brooks. We are taking pre-orders now before the celebration and book signing at the Millikin University Haiku Homecoming event, September 28, 2019.

Published March 1, 2018: The Collected Haiku of Raymond Roseliep. See details about our special web purchase discount on our web flyer page.

We began publishing in 1976 with High/Coo: A Quarterly of Short Verse. We now have PDF copies of all 24 of these issues available on CD or by email. See a free sample of issue 8, featuring cat haiku.

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.

Randy & Shirley Brooks, Editors & Publishers
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Online Collections

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.

Enjoy three online collections of photography and haiku by Gretchen Batz and Nanacy Wiley: Narrative Photo Haiku and Seasons of Water.

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)

Order our forthcoming new book:

August 15, 2019! The Art of Reading and Writing Haiku: A Reader Response Approachby Randy Brooks

Our most recent trade books:

The Collected Haiku of Raymond Roseliep, 2018. (see web flyer)

100 Haiku for 100 Years: A Celebration of Raymond Roseliep 2017. (see web flyer)

HAIKU: The Art of the Short Poem by Tazuo Yamaguchi, 2008. See more details.

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.


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Taylorville, IL 62568


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.


The Brooks Books Catalog or Orders Page makes it easy for you to purchase our books directly on the web with a secure credit card payment through Paypal.

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
6 Madera Court
Taylorville, IL 62568

Haiku Translations

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