Reviews

The following reviews focus mainly on haiku and tanka books, and were first published from about 1990 onward. As a result, they include ordering details that may no longer be accurate. These are reviews I’ve written; for reviews of my books written by others, links are provided on the Books page, where available.
 
If you have any comments or questions, please contact Michael Dylan Welch.

Poetry Books

Archipelago by Arthur Sze
You Can’t Be Serious by Ronald Wallace

Haiku Anthologies

The Dover Haiku Anthology: A Review [previously unpublished]
Listening to the Rain [previously unpublished]

Individual Haiku and Senryu Collections

Alachua: North Florida Haiku by Kenneth C. Leibman
American Gothic by Steven Carter
At Bat by Cor van den Heuvel
Between Waves by Alexis Rotella
Chester Creek Ravine by Bart Sutter
Clocking Out by Carlos Colón [previously unpublished]
Dandelion Seeds by Arvinder Kaur
Desert Wind by Ferenc Bakos
The Essence of Modern Haiku by Seishi Yamaguchi
First Frost by Zhu Hao
Flamingo Shapes by John Barlow
From the Upper Room by anne mckay
Grandma’s Chip Bowl by David Jacobs
The Haiku Bag by Naomi Beth Wakan
Haiku Chiaroscuro by David Cobb
Happy Wake Up by Milenko D. Ćirović Ljutički
Hundreds of Wishes by Francine Porad
Joy in Me Still by George Swede
Monsoon by William Hart
Noddy by Robert Spiess
The Open Eye by Lenard D. Moore
A Path of Desire: Tan Renga by Peter Newton and Kathe L. Palka
Puerto Rico by Anita Virgil
The Regulars by Matthew Paul and Waiting for the Seventh Wave by John Barlow 
39 Haiku by Robert Kania
Voice of the Cicada by Raffael de Gruttola
Wall Street Park: A Concrete Renku by Raffael de Gruttola and Carlos Colón
Wanting the Mouth of a Lover by Charles Gramlich [previously unpublished]
Young Osprey by Bill Cooper

Books About Haiku

The Haiku Seasons by William J. Higginson

Books for Children or Young Adults

Birds on a Wire by J. Patrick Lewis and Paul B. Janeczko
Origami Pinwheels by Kay L. Tracy
Two Books for Children (Keisuke Nishimoto’s Haiku Picturebook for Children and Matthew Gollub’s Cool Melons—Turn to Frogs!) [previously unpublished]
Yuki and the One Thousand Carriers by Gloria Whelan [previously unpublished]

Novels Featuring Haiku

Dreaming Spies by Laurie R. King
The Haiku Murder by Fran Pickering
The Honest Truth by Dan Gemeinhart

Recordings

Tanka Anthologies

Modern Tanka in Japan [not strictly a review, but related]

Individual Tanka Collections

Short Songs: Tanka Poems by Amelia Fielden
This Hunger, Tissue-Thin by Larry Kimmel
A Sprig of Thyme by Reiko Nakagawa
Like Salt on Sun Spray by Pamela Miller Ness
The Cold Moon Watching by Helen Robinson
Tracing Your Ribs by Claudia Rosemary Coutu

Other Tanka Books