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.
See our complete Bibliography of Brooks Books publications by Randy & Shirley Brooks.
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.
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:
Red Leaves: Selected Haiku of Peggy Lyles - a clothbound second edition of selected haiku including a reprint of To Hear the Rain plus additional haiku not previously collected. The title comes from one of Peggy’s last haiku published before her death in 2010.
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.
Randy & Shirley Brooks, Editors & Publishers
2024 HIGH/COO Chapbook
(Includes the complete contents of
First Pace - Haiku Society of America
Winner of the 2021
Another Trip Around the Sun: 365 Days of Haiku for Children Young and Old
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
Learning to See by Edward J. Rielly
Walking Away from the Sunset by Julie Schwerin
One Note Moon by Ben Gaa
Walking the Fence: Selected Tanka of Randy Brooks by Randy Brooks
The Collected Haiku of Raymond Roseliep,
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 $4.00 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 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.
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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
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.