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 is launching a new annual HIGH/COO Chapbooks competition. Each year we invite submissions of chapbook manuscripts by April 1. Three of the best submissions will be published in our new subscription series of High/Coo Chapbooks.
Mayfly magazine considers snail mail or email submissions! Subscription price is $10 plus $3 postage per year. Back issues are $5 each. Save postage cost with a 2-year subscription.
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.
Here are our most recently published books:
Walking Uneven Ground: Selected Haiku of Bill Pauly - a clothbound edition. Winner of the Honorable Mention Award for a best haiku book published in 2021, Merit Book Awards, Haiku Society of America. Winner of Honorable Mention Touchstone Book Award for a best haiku book in 2021.
My Red: The Selected Haiku of John Stevenson - a clothbound edition. Winner of the First Place Award for best haiku book published in 2021, Merit Book Awards, Haiku Society of America. Winner of Distinguished Touchstone Book Award for best haiku book in 2021.
Another Trip Around the Sun: 365 Days of Haiku for Children Young and Old edited by Jessica Latham Malone.
Walking the Fence: Selected Tanka of Randy Brooks. Order your copy today.
The Art of Reading and Writing Haiku: A Reader Response Approach by Randy Brooks.
The Collected Haiku of Raymond Roseliep edited by Randy & Shirley Brooks. Winner of the First Place Award for best haiku book published in 2018, Merit Book Awards, Haiku Society of America.
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
Recently Published Books
My Red: The Selected Haiku
First Pace - Haiku Society of America
Winner of the 2021
Another Trip Around the Sun: 365 Days of Haiku for Children Young and Old
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 Nancy Wiley: Narrative Photo Haiku and Seasons of Water.
Long Walk Alone is an online collection of haiku by Lee Gurga & photographs by Gretchen Batz.
Recently Published Books
Walking Uneven Ground:
Honorable Mention - Haiku Society of America
Honorable Mention Winner of the 2021
The Art of Reading and Writing Haiku: A Reader Response Approach by Randy Brooks
Walking the Fence: Selected Tanka of Randy Brooks by Randy Brooks
The Collected Haiku of Raymond Roseliep, 2018. Edited by Randy & Shirley Brooks.
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)
Paul O. Williams. Outside Robins Sing: Selected Haiku © July 1999. Handsewn accordian fold, (4.5" X 5.5") 56 pages. (see web page flyer)
Brooks Books publishes Mayfly, a chapbook-sized magazine of English language haiku published twice a year. Each issue features an original haiku (haiku and artwork) by studio artist Jessica Sebok.
Subscriptions are $10 per year. plus $3 postage (see our Mayfly page)
Mayfly pays authors $20 credit for purchases from Brooks Books per haiku published.
Submit up to 5 unpublished haiku by email or snail mail. Deadlines are:
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 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
To help with the extreme postage costs, we distribute some books from overseas in the USA including books of haiku translations from other publishers. If you have a book you'd like us to distribute in the USA please contact us.